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“Faultless Wonderful Accommodation and Hosts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast

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Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 24 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Faultless Wonderful Accommodation and Hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is the BEST b&b we have ever stayed at.The welcome and hospitality from John and Rosemary was A+ from the moment we stepped into their beautiful, tastefully decorated villa, until we headed home. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The Rimu panelling and ceilings are amazing and gave a beautiful restful ambience to our stay. Their garden should be in the top 40 to view for the festival. Rosemary even serves Devonshire teas for the garden visitors with scones to die for!!The bed was divine comfort. Little touches such as home made cake and
replenished drinks fridge all inclusive set this above all others.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helensville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Warm and friendly hosts, we were made to feel welcome from the first moment. Stunning house, great view of the mountain and fantastic garden to relax in. John and Rosemary are brilliant hosts, making sure your stay is a relaxing and enjoyable one. Great breakfasts and we really appreciated the extra little touches (home baked cakes!). The room we stayed in was beautiful, and had one of the most comfortable beds we had ever slept in. Would definitely recommend - thank you for a very memorable experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Isobel S
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We really enjoyed the fantastic clear mountain morning (and afternoon) view of the snow-capped Mt Taranaki from our 'Mt Egmont' room in mid September. The beautifully restored and extended Victorian home is a delight and well maintained by hosts John and Rosemary. We were greeted with coffee and home-made cake on our arrival and provided with complimentary minibar facilities (replenished daily). The full breakfasts were as good as any we have had in top quality hotels in Europe. John, Rosemary and Daisy, the labrador made our two night stay quite memorable and we hope to rekindle the friendship sometime.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were warmly welcomed by the owners, John and Rosemary and their labrador Daisy and immediately felt at home.
Villa Heights is a pretty Victorian house with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a few minutes drive of New Plymouth.
We stayed for 4 nights in April in the Valley Room, which was very private with beautiful views. It was extremely comfortable and spacious with a separate dressing room and a lovely ensuite shower room. Home baked biscuits were provided daily along with tea and coffee making facilities.
There is a lovely sitting room and a conservatory for the guests' use. Rosemary was always happy to provide cups of tea and delicious cake.
We were asked the previous evening what we would like for breakfast the following morning and this was cooked by John and Rosemary. There were also cereals and fruit etc., which we ate with the other guests. Nothing was too much trouble for this delightful couple.
We had a lovely home cooked dinner one evening and we appreciated not having to drive into New Plymouth to a restaurant.
We would certainly stay here again and look forward to seeing John and Rosemary on our next holiday in New Zealand.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Patsy221
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Victor Harbor SA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Who could possibly wish for more than this B&B provided? We were first attracted by glowing comments from others and the beautiful garden setting with Mt Taranaki rising majestically in the background. We weren’t disappointed! We arrived to the warmest of receptions from John and Rosemary and quickly came to appreciate their caring attitude, attention to detail, local knowledge and gregarious and generous nature – and that was just the beginning of a wonderful experience. The B&B itself was faultless and we marvelled at the beautifully and tastefully restored home, the clever additions and lovingly presented décor, fittings, Manchester and substantial - but carefully manicured - well developed gardens. The premises was immaculately clean. Then there were the breakfasts – generous and fastidiously offered with the same love as we had witnessed in every other aspect of the B&B. We have visited many fine B&Bs, but Villa Heights is a true gem exceeding our expectations and probably that of the most discerning of travellers. If you are in New Zealand, then it is a must as part of your itinerary - go out of your way as this is a guaranteed highlight.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank scenicencounter
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Thank you John and Rosemary for your wonderful hospitality. Beautifully restored villa, warm and clean and the bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful. Highly recommended to any visitors to this part of the world and we will be back.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank NZMichael_S
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you Peter and Brenda for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. We enjoyed hearing all about your part of country and what there is to see. Hopefully we will get over your way next year and visit you.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The accommodations and hosts at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast were adorable. John and Rosemary were so friendly and delightful. Our room was beautifully furnished and decorated. The cookies they baked and provided in our room were SO good! :) Breakfast each morning was fresh and delicious. The gardens out back are extensive and beautiful. Very lovely for a brief walk.
Would love to stay at Villa Heights again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amy R
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Property: Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast
Address: 333 Upland Road, New Plymouth 4372, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience luxery Bed and Breakfast at it's best.Set in peaceful garden setting, only 15 minutes drive to new Plymouth Qualmark 4+ star. Stunning views of mount Taranaki. Warm hospitality.Free Wireless Internet. Full breakfast. Dinner by arrangment ... more   less 
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