My wife and I stayed at Brantome Villa over Xmas and it was one of our most memorable. We stayed in the suite overlooking the beautiful lake. Sunsets are really lovely as the sun goes down over the lake and you can watch them from your room or veranda.
The standard and cleanliness of the rooms was the best we've ever experienced. A designer bathroom, with a generous bedroom with queen size bed, a full size living room with large leather sofa and widescreen tv, a really useful sink/mini kitchen area and a large entrance hall. Unlike many 5 star places, everything in our room was gratis. The comfortable beds and the standard of linen gave us very high quality sleep over the 4 days we were there.
Roger and Valerie were amazing hosts. From the drive up to the villa to us leaving, their service and friendliness was excellent. Breakfast was a very nice experience in itself, with a choice of cereal, fruit, juice, etc - before a cooked breakfast of your choice, followed by a freshly cooked muffin or danish. If you need anything else, you just had to ask and they would provide it.
The villa is set in immaculately kept gardens surrounding a beautiful lake. There's also your own outside area to eat or relax, and a nice gazebo at the side of the lake - a lovely place to go and have a drink or eat your lunch. The location of the villa was ideal for either traveling to Whangerei (10 mins) or for traveling to the countryside or coast (20 mins to Tutukaka coves and beaches). The villa is in a very quiet area, which made it very easy to relax.
Undoubtedly one of the best places we've stayed at and we will return the next time we need to de-stress and properly unwind. Top class!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two very comfortable Suites, each consisting of: a bedroom; with super-king beds, option in King Lakeview Suite to have another bedroom with Queen bed & shower room, this is ideal for 2 couples traveling or couples who like their own space. Both suites have their own private lounge. Complimentary Full Breakfast & Wi-Fi. The King Lakeview Suite overlooks the garden & lake. The King Garden Suite overlooks a peaceful garden. The property is set in an one & a half acres of park-like gardens, bordering a lake. There is seating around the garden for you to enjoy the peace & quiet, listen to the ducks & tui's amongst other birds, quietly watch rabbits & Pukekos going about their day Here at Brantome Villa we pride ourselves on giving you a 5 star service. If your looking for luxury accommodation in the Whangarei area this is it! Roger & I look forward to meeting you very soon. ... more less