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“Perfect place for our weekend away”
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Hosking House
Ranked #2 of 24 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Perfect place for our weekend away”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I decided on a weekend out of Wellington to celebrate hubbies birthday and Hosking House was the perfect venue for our weekend away. You could tell this was going to be a wonderful place to stay from the moment that Rachel made contact and asked if she could help with suggestions and recommendations. This level of service was continued throughout our stay. Rachel and Rodney were lovely hosts, nothing was too much of a problem. Loved the suggestions that they made for lunch and dinner. Hosking House is gorgeously decorated throughout. We stayed in the London Suite & when we arrived the room was heated for our arrival (these are the small touches that make a guest happy). My only regret was not getting to soak in the bath, which looked so inviting (I ran out of time). Loved the breakfasts, and oh my if you can try the winter porridge it is divine! The cooked breakfasts are hearty & filling and meant we would have a late lunch as we were still full from breakfast. Loved that the food was locally sourced from the fresh herbs from the garden to the locally sourced eggs. We loved our stay at Hosking House and will share this gem with friends and family needing a place to stay in New Plymouth.

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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback. Our true pleasure to host you and so very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Cheers, Rachel & Rodney
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Decided on a new location for a special birthday treat. Found Hosking House through web. Looked great on web page and lived up to site on arrival. Mine hosts are new to the business all though you would see them as seasoned professionals. From first meeting this felt and delivered like a friends home. We had the New York Room which for a couple was more than adequate with a well appointed feel to it. The special touches that go with Hosking House were really noted and appreciated, chocolates by your bed, complimentary port for after dinner and lets not forget the breakfasts. Home made bread, family produced eggs and herbs from the garden where you can watch Rachel accompanied by Weston, picking them from the breakfast room. Rodney says he is only the caretaker but these two enjoy the team work of making you feel special with nothing being missed to ensure you know all about Taranaki and what it has to offer. Would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your kind words. It was truly our pleasure to host you as guests and as 'newbies' at this your kindness means a lot. We hope to get the chance again in the future! Cheers, Rachel & Rodney
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Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed in the Taranaki suite for a couple of days while working in New Plymouth. Such a pity it was not for a romantic weekend away because it would have been perfect. Hosts were wonderful and the rooms were impeccably decorated. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
We are so glad we were able to host you during a work trip. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Very appreciated! Rachel & Rondey
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We got an excellent reception and Rodney and Rachel could not have been more helpful. They forwarded us very useful information on New Plymouth and offered to organise transport for us to the rugby. The room was well appointed and very comfortable and breakfast, in a private lounge, was either cooked or continental and of excellent standard. They made us feel most welcome and we would recommend this to anyone looking for superior quality.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Hosking House. We truly appreciate the support and reviews like this mean the world to us. Cheers! Rachel & Rodney
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at Hosking House with friends on a child-free weekend to celebrate one of us hitting the big four-O and it was amazing. Absolutely stunning rooms in a beautiful setting with lots of attention to the small details which go above and beyond expectations. Rachel and Rodney were the perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome and very indulged. Delicious breakfast, luxurious toiletries, beautiful bed linen, funky bathrooms, nice coffee, quiet location, the list goes on! Wish we could have stayed longer and definitely hope to be back. It would have been great to spend more time there and try the woodfired pizza which sounded delicious. Plus some really cool stuff to see and do in New Plymouth, all made for a fantastic time away.

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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write and review your stay with us! It is so wonderful to hear that Hosking House ticked all the boxes for your weekend away. We were truly delighted to welcome you and play just a small part in your celebration! Cheers and thanks again - Rachel & Rodney
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Wow... What a fabulous boutique B & B. the hosts were very obliging in every way to make a long weekend perfect for us... Nothing was to much trouble for the hosts and made us very welcome with plenty of local knowledge of what to do for a relaxing weekend! Breakfast perfect! I would highly recommend Hosking House. My husband had been working hideous hours as needed a bit of time out and R & R, this was defiantly the place to do it!! Highly recommend Hosking House ....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Hosking House. As a small business, feedback is so very important to us. Many, many thanks! Rachel & Rodney
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Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a highly recommended luxury accommodation , within easy access to the CBD and has personal service from the owners. The décor is first class with top of the range products. Breakfast was great, served by the ever pleasing, smiling hosts. Was my better half`s birthday and it was every bit the memorable, special occasion the weekend was intended to be. We have stayed in many motels/hotels all over the north island...this one is second to none!
Congratulations for a successful vision!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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RachelChurch, Owner at Hosking House, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. Hearing that our guests are happy is what it is all about for us! So glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to be able to welcome you again to New Plymouth and Hosking House. Cheers, Rachel & Rodney
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Property: Hosking House
Address: 1 Victoria Road, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hosking House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its period architecture, luxuriously appointed suites, extensive gardens, warm hospitality, and locally sourced food and wine, guests of Hosking House will immediately feel the benefits of being pampered in this unique boutique setting. Located in the Central Business District, (CBD) of New Plymouth, Hosking House benefits from all this dynamic city has to offer. ... more   less 
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