Wow. My husband and I are NOT B&B type people but this place may have changed my mind. We arrived here super late due to my inability to calculate distance and drive time. I felt terrible being so late but Jan and Mike were gracious hosts. The road around the peninsula is very windy and there was actually an accident that night so be cautious around the turns. I also used the visual of the Pudding Island to find the B&B since it was right around a corner and you can easily miss it. But once you find it you will not want to leave. We had the Starry Suite which I highly recommend. It is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. Glass windows surround the room and even has a giant moving wall that is all glass. Your view from the bed is of the Pudding Island. Stunning. The bed is so comfortable you will not want to wake up! You also have a huge sitting area with a glass ceiling so you can view the stars on a clear night. The bathroom was well equipped and had a big bathtub and good shower. We had breakfast in the tower which was offered great views, a newspaper and a choice of sweet or savory breakfast…you can’t go wrong. Everything was wonderful. Fresh baked breads and an amazing kiwi jam! They also had the best Berman cats. I want one now. We only stayed 2 nights but I could have stayed much longer. It is a great location on the peninsula and you cannot beat the view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked into a lovely little bay just above the enchanting “Pudding Island” and before you reach Portobello itself is one of the Peninsula’s original treasures. The 'Yellow House,' as it is known to the locals, dates back to the 1890s and is now a unique sanctuary, offering a variety of luxury accommodation to both the discerning and weary traveller alike. The 'Starry Suite' is situated in a separate wing off the main house. The large bedroom and private relaxation areas offer breathtaking views of the harbour and nearby Pudding Island. A large glass ceiling over the sitting area means guests can gaze up at the star-filled Southern skies on clear nights. A two-person spa bath features in the large en-suite bathroom. Television in own private sitting area. The 'Bedroom' is set in the original house and offers delightful views of both the harbour and garden. So close to the water, guests can listen to the calming sounds of the harbour whilst lying in the beautiful queen-sized bed. A separate entrance and ensuite allow guests the privacy to enjoy the comfort and serenity provided by The Bedroom. ... more less