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“More than just a view”
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A Great View
Ranked #21 of 46 Wellington B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Bettina and Neville are now fixed in the firmament of our friends. From the first moment of our arrival we were entranced by their warmth and conviviality. Neville's fish dinner was matched by our duck ragu and it was such a pleasure to feel that we could cook our food in their wonderful kitchen. We will be staying there for the third time in the near future and are looking forward to the experience. If you like the culture of Europe then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Ken and David, thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company very much and you would be more than welcome to stay again in our B&B. We hope to see you soon!.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Thxs a lot Bettina & Nev for the wonderful stay at your nice place.
We had beautiful weather and the service was excellent!
Wellington is an amazing city and the B&B a great place to stay.
My husband and I we stayed three nights in Wellington and had a wonderful time.
The accommodation is beautiful and Bettina and Neville are wonderful hosts.
We want to come back!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Sabine and Matthias, we have had a wonderful time with you. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in August with Neville and Bettina very very much. Picked up from the airport, superb home dining, very interesting conversation with our world traveled hosts. Nothing was a problem for them, much information about things to see and do around Wellington. Absolutely fabulous location with sea views extraordinaire. Would recommend to others for certain, and would envisage staying there again. Was just like being with family. Thank you for your hospitality.
Pete and Vanessa

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My family and I stayed with Neville and Bettina in July 2012 and enjoyed our stay in their home.

Right at the outset they made us feel very welcome and made it very clear their home is our home. Everything was lovely and clean.

Our stay in Wellington was for 2 nights and it was a wonderful way to end our 3 week holiday in their home.

I have no hesitation in staying here again if we return to NZ for a 5th time.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

In June we spent 3 days at "A Great View" and had just an amazing time. Bettia and Neville are wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much for them, they are helpful in every way. We love the cosy ambience of the house, every room is beutiful decorated with a mix of modern and antique furniture. The excellent breakfast buffet provided lots of variety to choose from. The views are spectular, we have sunshine and fresh Wellington air all day long. When we arrived Neville and Bettina shared with us a welcome drink and interesting conversation. One evening Neville cooked us a supreme sea food dinner and we spent a nice evening together.
We are truly sorry to leave this beautiful B&B to travel to our next destination. When we come back to Wellington we will definitely stay again at "A Great View".

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

In May 2012 we stayed for 3 days at A Great View BnB which indeed provides the most amazing views of Wellington from nearly all rooms. The room we stayed in was inviting very clean and cosy with a mix of antique and moden. The beds were very comfortable the bathroom is spacious. Bettina And Nev are wonderful Hosts they prepared a fantastic breakfast which we were able to choose a variety of food.The area of the location is very quiet and we had a great sleep.Bettina and Nev are very helpful with recommending good restaurants.
when we arrived we had a drink with them and enjoyed an interesting conversation. When we come back to wellington we would love to stay again with them in this charming BnB.
Thanks Nev and Bettina for making our stay one to remember and please keep intouch
John and Sue

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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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.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 #21 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range: $84 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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