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The Landing
Ranked #15 of 41 Napier B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Jill and Allan's service was way beyond any B&B we have stayed at before. They completely immerse themselves in making sure that their guests are comfortable and have everything they need. Watching America's Cup race with them while being served breakfast was outstanding! Their home is warm, clean and comfortable with spectacular views of Napier Bay.

Greg and Nancy

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Hello folks
Thank you so much for the review -and just after you had stayed! We are glad you enjoyed the house, and your stay here.
The Americas Cup was a bonus -and fun for us to have two American couples watching with us. We like the way our guests can have their own space, or mix and mingle -and I am sure that all those travel tips and photos that were being shared came in handy. We saw some places we would like to visit too.
Do enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.
Warm regards, Jill and Allan

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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

This was our second stay with Jill and Alan at The Landing and it couldn't have been more fabulous! We, again, loved the beautiful views from our fantastic, spacious suite and enjoyed our hosts wonderful hospitality - breakfast at The Landing is always a highlight! Please see our earlier review for a full description of The Landing's many virtues :) but it is safe to say that we will endeavour to return here to enjoy Jill and Allan's company in the near future. Thank you again for our wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Hello Jonny and Jo,
Thanks for another glowing review. We really enjoyed seeing you again, and are glad you enjoyed the Bayview Suite. It is hard to beat that view, and looking over the water was a good introduction to your next move. Breakfasts were simple -a good old bacon sandwich is hard to get wrong -and of course we had Brown Sauce! Hope all is going well for you in Wellington, and we see you again soon. Cheers Jill and Allan

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at The Landing.The weather in Napier was cold and wet but our great stay with Jill and Allan definitely made up for that! Thank you both so much for making us so welcome into your home.
We highly recommend the Landing B&B . Our room was spacious and yet cosy as the weather was wintry that weekend. We were welcomed warmly by Jill and Allan who were the most gracious and fun loving hosts. They went the extra mile to make us feel welcome.
We had a lovely welcome; a bottle of superior wine to start our stay which was complimented throughout our stay by Jill's delicious home made biscuits and even chocolates one night.
The room was very comfortable indeed and the bathroom was the most luxurious ever! The views fantastic over the Bay, we felt totally spoilt.
Jill is a pure sweet heart, she drove us out in the evenings to our various eating places and we got a taxi home, average $12. Allan is great fun and joined in for a chat at breakfast if around, he also drove us into Napier one evening when Jill was busy.
Staying at the Landing was perfect for us. Total luxury and yet that home away from home.
Jill and Allan were always there if we needed help or wanted to chat, and yet we felt our room was very private and quiet.
Jill does an amazing breakfast, we were usually too full from dinner the night before to eat too much. But her delicious home made muesli and preserves are a must not matter how full you are.
Thanks again Jill and Allan, hope to see you again! You made our stay very special indeed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Hello folks,
well -thank you for that! We thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay -and are glad that you enjoyed it too. Thank you for the mention of the things you appreciated about your stay -the chocolates are always popular.
Let's hope we can turn on "sunny Hawkes Bay" for you if you can come back again. Will you be kyacking...? We have been passing on your dining recommendations to guests -and had a couple dine at Three Doors Up last night -and loved it.
Next visit perhaps you will get to see the fun when everyone comes down for breakfast at the same time. Looking forward to it.
Best Regards, Jill and Allan

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Jill and Allan were amazing hosts. They were very friendly and offered to drive us to dinner, and gave us suggestions for exploring the area. The room is fantastic, and has to have one of the best views I've had in a B&B. Floor to ceiling windows with walk out balcony and a luxorious bath with another great view of the hill. Also, much care was taken for amenities from cookies to nibble on to a chilled bottle of wine and fluffy robes. Breakfast in the morning was delicious, including fresh herbs from the back and the morning paper. We'll be back again the next time we're in Napier.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hello Matt,
Thank you for taking time to write the review. We enjoyed meeting you both, and were glad we could say "welcome to sunny Hawkes Bay". Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Bayview Suite -and found everything comfortable. We'll look forward to seeing you again when you come up this way again. regards Jill and Allan

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were in the Bayview Suite, which is the highest room. So, we had this amazing, wonderful view of the harbor, town, and surrounding area. Great host and hostess. Very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Room had ensuite bathroom, robes, and refrigerator. Room is spacious and clean. Wonderful location. Definitely recommend, and will stay again next time we are in Napier.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Hello folks -thanks so much for the review. We enjoyed having you to stay at the Landing -and were glad you found the Bayview Suite warm and comfortable. Great to chat about the view of the sea -and the mountains -I'm sure there was plenty of snow in the South Island by the time you got there. The mountains across the bay are covered in snow this morning -it's very cold -but our good old Hawkes Bay sunshine is keeping it bright. We'll look forward to you coming for a longer stay on your next trip. Best regards
Jill and Allan

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have stayed at The Landing Napier on several occasions, in each of the three great rooms. On this visit I booked the Bayview room for the wonderful view looking out over the port and Napier harbour. The sun coming in the windows during the day, and the beautiful sunsets and lights at night make it a perfect place to destress and relax.

This room has its own bathroom (as do all the rooms). This room also has a huge walk-in wardrobe, complete with mini kitchen and beautiful silk robes, that add to the luxurious feel which this B&B emanates.

The hosts, Allan and Jill, were wonderful. They were happy to pass on their extensive knowledge about the area (restaurants, wineries and things to do, and the breakfast was amazing.

This will be my only place to stay on future visits to Napier.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Hello Krista
Thank you for your review. we enjoyed meeting you, and are glad that enjoyed the wonderful view from the Bayview Suite. We are lucky here in Hawkes Bay that we have so many great restaurants and cafes to recommend to guests. Perhaps next time you'll get to do a cycling tour of the wineries -this is always a popular option. Looking forward to seeing you again. Regards Jill and Allan

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Jill and Alan are great hosts, being friendly and proactive with recommendations and kind offers to ferry you to restaurants. Their home is stylish and stunning. Our room had every convenience you could want and nice touches to make it feel more special. The view, over the bay and container port is a mixture of wow and interesting!

Jill was supremely accommodating about our last minute change of plans for how long we would stay. Hospitality at its best.

It was the most expensive of the bed and breakfasts we stayed in during our holiday but probably a just example of 'you get what you pay for'. Be aware that it is located up a fairly steep hill so unless you like walking you may want to get a taxi back from the centre of town. The container port can be a bit noisy if its working at night.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Hello Pip, Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Landing -"sunny Hawkes Bay" lived up to it's name as well. Yes the hill is steep -but we are always happy to run guests around, or a taxi is an inexpensive alternative to the walk back up after a great meal out. Hope to see you again on some future travels. regards Jill and Allan

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Address: 142 Thompson Street, Napier, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Hotel Class:4 star — The Landing 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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