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“Not up to B&B Standards”
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A Great View
Ranked #18 of 45 Wellington B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not up to B&B Standards”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We recently stayed at a Great View outside Wellington and whilst the location was elevated with a good vista the location was a little too far from the city centre. The rooms including the bathroom were comfortable but contained clothing and belongings of the owners. There was also a strong odour of cigarette smoke throughout the house and the owners quarters were not separated from our rooms - certainly not in the spirit of the B&B concept. The tariffs were far too high for the standard of the accommodation.

Room Tip: Rooms were too close to the owners quarters
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that our Homestay/B&B did not meet all your expectations. Most NZ B&B's are located in people's homes. We try to make this clear on our website, calling us Homestay/B&B. Our location is clearly indicated on our website.
There were empty draws in the bedrooms and hanging wardrobes with clothes hangers over the door. If guests book for longer than one night the wardrobes are empty. You decided to stay another night the morning after your arrival, for which you received a discount.
The odour of smoke was from an overcooked meal and toast in the morning for which we apologize. We tried to battle the odour with incent sticks.
We hope the rest of your trip to NZ went well and are truly sorry that we did not meet all your expectations.
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USA
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Hosts Bettina and Neville Jefferys were helpful and charming every way. They picked me up (twice) when it turned out that there was no bus service to their home because Wellington shuts down for two days on New Year's Day. When I arrived that first evening, they had my luggage stowed upstairs and introduced themselves, answered my questions about Wellington and made me feel very much at home. Bettina provided helpful directions about the nearby shuttle bus which did indeed run the next day. Their home is high in the hills, comfortable and quiet (the only thing you will hear is the wind) and cools down nicely at night. Of course, they have a lovely garden and birds. Bathroom was down the hall, but I loved it, especially the heater. My husband and daughter arrived the next afternoon and they gave us the dining room for supper and a lovely fresh fruit salad the following morning.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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sydney
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2012

I took lots of photos from my bedroom window as it was different at different times of day and you can't get a better picture of Wellington!
Bettina and Neville are fantastic hosts! Nothing is too much for them. I really enjoyed myself. It's great when travelling alone to meet people like Bettina and Neville. Lots of laughs.

Room Tip: There is a direct bus to town if you don't have a car. All rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Thank you Bettina and Neville, for making our stay so comfortable, your hospitality was wonderful along with a fabulous breakfast and spotless accomodation.And of course what a wonderful view you have. We will certainly recommend staying with you to family and friends.

Room Tip: All the rooms look very comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed for a week as a family at Bettina and Neville's B&B, and we had a lovely time there. The views were stunning and the service was warm and friendly. The hospitality was excellent and the rooms were spotless. The city of Wellington has so much to offer and kept us entertained. Bettina's breakfast was very good. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank channyluvsya
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dorf
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

In March 2010 we stayed for several days with A GREAT VIEW and enjoyed it very much. The views are magic and Bettina and Neville are wonderful hosts. The food was delicious and the rooms are very cosy and comfortable. When we come back to New Zealand we will definitely stay again at A GREAT VIEW in Wellington. Carola and Manfred, Leipzig /Germany

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank blumenkohl
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Auckland
2 reviews
Reviewed November 19, 2009

we stayed for just 2 nights but would have liked to stay longer as the hosts are fantastic
people and are very accomodating the view is magnificent and we enjoyed great food.
we will stay again when in wellington

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank nat506
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Property: A Great View
Address: 36 Jaunpur Crescent | Broadmeadows, Wellington 6035, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — A Great View 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bettina and Neville's B&B/Homestay offers you spectacular views from Seaview, Eastbourne to Wellington Harbour incl. Somes Island. Enjoy the views from our deck or relax in our sunny garden. Having travelled the world, Bettina and Neville enjoy the company of all nationalities, so come make yourself at home at "A Great View." 10 min drive to CBD, ferry, 20 min to airport. ... more   less 
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