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Tivoli Homestay
Ranked #2 of 25 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed the weekend the All Blacks played France at the end of June 2013. We stayed for two nights in the Asia-themed room. The bed was a knock out! After a two-week tour of the North Island we were a little tired after sleeping on so many beds that were more bouncy-castle than sleep-conducive. It was wonderfully firm and relaxing and we slept the sleep of the just. There was good storage and wardrobe space as well as a welcome bar-fridge and a TV. Because we are of the age where we need the bathroom during the night, we were a little concerned at not having an en-suite but this ended up not being a problem as the luxuriously appointed (separate) toilet and bathroom were just across the corridor - the bathroom was a temple of comfort with heated floor tiles, a large bath and double shower-heads and large fluffy towels kept inviting on a heated towel rail. The home stay is situated in a house designed by one of NZ's outstanding and iconic architects and around every corner are large windows maximising the astonishing views. The house has a little magic in its design which is intriguing yet peaceful. And the garden is a beautiful haven adorned by the hosts' wonderfully exotic birds - on a very small scale, the set-up has echoes of the palaces of indulgent Indian princes who make it their business to combine beauty and peace. While the physical aspects of the property are utterly delightful they pale in comparison to the outstanding attention to detail and guest comfort provided by the hosts. Andre and Jan are unstinting in their dedication to lavishing guests with generous, extensive and hearty breakfasts as well as thoughtful conversation and help. Very many home stays can be ruined by hosts who are a tad mean. Andre and Jan are the polar opposite. They are extremely generous and open-hearted - they are wonderful. They are, without doubt, the most kind-hearted and thoughtful hosts we have encountered and we are now wracking our brains for excuses to return. It was a truly wonderful experience and only a fool would disagree.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

It was only a pleasure to have you as our guests and provide you with some comfort while on holiday. So good to hear you enjoyed the sleeping experience, the bathroom facilities, the property design and us as hosts; always welcome!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our stay at Tivoli tho short was a very memorable one, next time we will stay for much longer. Andre and Jan are gracious hosts and very welcoming. Their place is beautifully decorated in a south african theme with magnificent views of New Plymouth all around the house. The rooms have themes like africa or garden and are nice and cozy. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway this is it. You will just want to stay in and have cups of tea :)

Ali and Uvini

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

It was our pleasure to make you feel at home and relaxed. We are very glad you enjoyed the stay, hospitality, rooms and tea

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed with Jan and Andre in June 2013. We were made welcome the moment we came in the door. The views from all parts of the house are spectacular and include a view of Mount Taranaki, when visible. We stayed in the African Room. It was tastefully appointed and very comfortable. We were provided with a menu to select delicious breakfast foods. Internet was made available to us without charge. The hosts are helpful, and very friendly. I would highly recommend Tivoli Homestay to anyone visiting New Plymouth.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

So good to hear you felt welcome and apprciated the views, room and food! Always welcome!

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Absolutely fabulous. Jan and Andre are fantastic hosts, they made us feel very welcome, The home is spectacular, the food was amazing, they went out of their way to accommodate us both and the room they gave us suited us to a T.
Highly recommend to all a very pleasurable stay. Thank you so much for having us come and stay. Robin and Joy Perkins

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

It was our pleasure to share our 'slice of heaven' with you, and you appreciated and enjoyed the room, food and house.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was able to forget everything and just relax, the service I received was magnificent. After a long day's work I could relax with a glass of wine, chatting with the hosts while they are preparing the best meals I've ever had. I felt refresh to start my next day, the bathroom is immaculate, the views from all parts inside the house are awesome!
I will not forget the treats in my room if I wish to have a coffee or tea and the chocolate surprise at bedtime.
I wish I could have stayed longer.
I will definitely recommend Jan and Andre's homestay to any visitor, friend, family passing through New Plymouth.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

We are very happy that you relaxed after each day's 'hard work' and could provide the necessary to refresh you for the next day!

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed here with other friends for 2 nights in March. I stayed in a very nice and cozy room which was very clean and beautifully decorated. The bed was very comfortable !
The hosts were always friendly , very pleasant and with a happy smile.
Oh.. there was a very friendly small and awesome dog and he was soooo cute .
The breakfast was fabulous. we were spoiled by the variety and quality of food!!!
Arts everywhere and beautiful garden !
Actually I can continue writing more and more...how I enjoyed staying here.
I can highly recommend this B&B !!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

We are happy and glad, hence the smiles, when our guests appear happy and satisfied. Glad the room, bed, food, art, garden and little dog, Tokkelos, carried your appreciation!

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend stay at Tivoli home stay. Nothing was too much. This is a very interesting home and a real credit to both Andre and Jan. The attention to detail is amazing, from very comfortable bedrooms and very nice bathroom, to various seating areas to enjoy some magnificent views. These guys are very warm and friendly hosts, we really enjoyed the time spent with them, whether enjoying a drink on the deck or having a quiet chat.

Oh, amazing food too!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andre F, Owner at Tivoli Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Great to hear you enjoyed the spaces, comfort, views, hospitality and food. We try to make our valuable guests feel spoilt!

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Address: 22 Scott Street | Moturoa, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Price Range: $139 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tivoli Homestay 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique 5-level house, designed by Roger Walker to achieve maximum views of the surrounding areas, was built in 1973. A spa-pool overlooking the garden is available - perfect for relaxation after a day’s activities. Enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking the port and the city of New Plymouth, or relax in the turret with a beautiful 360° view of the area. ... more   less 
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