We had the good fortune to stumble on this fabulous accommodation in New Plymouth on a recent trip there. The Aviator is an absolute gem and we'll definitely be returning in future. It's in a quiet lane with a beautiful rural outlook and stunning view of Mount Taranaki which was snow-topped during our stay. Although Aviator is located conveniently close to the airport (less than a five minute drive) it's really quiet & feels nicely secluded. It was still only a 10-15 minute drive into the city.
We felt totally spoilt here - the fittings and furnishings are top of the line and super comfortable. There was plenty of room for the two of us, without feeling overwhelmed. Everything we needed for a self-catering stay was provided. The kitchen was really well-equipped, and I particularly loved the bathroom and very nice toiletries which were supplied. Everything was spotlessly clean too.
The hosts were really friendly & helpful, able to answer our questions about local attractions & seemed to have great local knowledge. They are obviously well-travelled themselves and have thought of everything we could have needed. They were welcoming without being at all intrusive.
Aviator was perfect for us - a mid-north-island stopover to see a part of NZ we hadn't spent much time in - but I think it would really appeal to corporate travellers who are sick of soulless hotels & motels. It just felt warm, welcoming, luxurious and private. Very glad we found this and will definitely be back!