Maison Bearnaise is what you imagine when you think of the perfect B&B. The rooms and the home are lovely. There is a comfortable living room setup to enjoy. And the grounds and gardens are absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention great home-cooked breakfasts.
But the owner Chris is what sets apart Maison Bearnaise. She couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Her tips on local attractions were right on the money, and she always volunteered to call and make any necessary arrangements. We experienced some problems with our rent car while we were there, and she was incredibly valuable in helping us get this resolved, even though she was busy and she needn't have gone to the extra trouble.
I can't recommend this B&B highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maison Bearnaise bed & breakfast offers a warm invitation to share their charming oasis of ever changing gardens. Both large guest rooms are privately appointed with en-suite bathrooms, Email access is available in the guest lounge. Relax in the sunny courtyard and savor delicious breakfast choices including homemade and local produce. Napier city is ten minutes walk away and a two minute drive to historic Ahuriri will provide many fine restaurant choices. ... more less