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“Upmarket, comfy and reasonably priced.”
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Pilgrim Planet
Ranked #21 of 29 Whangarei B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is a great place to stay. There are 4 really lovely rooms, all en suite, which open out on to a very large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room all for communal use. The lounge is the best equipped we've seen - it has every mod con - big TV, DVD and Sky; big comfy sofas, games, selection of movies to watch. A really up market establishment. It's modern with some stylish and quirky decorative features. Everything one needs for breakfast is in the kitchen which is completely fitted out for independence, with cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. The hosts have tried to think of everything travellers need and pretty much succeeded. There are books to read, free wi-fi and a lovely patio on which to take tea. We loved it. If we were forced to find a minor criticism, light sleepers should probably not book the front bedroom, but even there the owners have provided ear plugs.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2009

This place is a little gem. Stunningly decorated, the bedrooms are situated off the guest living room which has all the facilities, the guest kitchen is fully equipped and the decking area is just lovely.

A really relaxed feeling, help yourself to breakfast in the kitchen at your leisure.

10 min walk to the town. The bedrooms are immaculate as is the whole place.

A real gem

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Bash69Midlands
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

This place was fantastic.. Not only are the premises clean but extremely well maintained and this place is a fantastic concept... Shared lounge, kitchen and office but your own room with ensuite and a "just help yourself breakfast"... The owners were fantastic and were more than happy to suggest restaurants and places to visit for our first trip to Northland.. Would definitely go back there again and would recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KandJInvercargill
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Reviewed April 24, 2009

This is a puprose built house with a separate level for guests. On the guest level there is a guest kitchen. Fully equipped and a pleasure to cook in.

Staff here are very pleasant and very helpful.

Will def stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank kittylee
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

We chanced upon this wonderful, designer accommodation as we followed the river towards Whangarei Basin and the city viaduct cafes. This new, three level, concrete building features historic Northland artifacts while providing quality guest facilities. The ground level has two self contained studios with queen beds and en suites (one with disabled shower). The friendly, helpful owner occupies the middle level and the top level offers 3 queen en suite rooms and one en suite room with single beds. All rooms open onto a spacious,shared lounge with wide-screen TV & free internet. Guests have their own fully equipped, modern kitchen stocked with provisions to make their own breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank letgo
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Reviewed October 11, 2008

I have had to travel to Whangarei for business several times over the past six months. I was very disappointed in the offerings in lodging. I found the offerings to be dated/expensive for just OK accommodations. Pilgrim Planet completely changed my outlook on having to lodge/work in Whangarei. It is very nice and reasonably priced. Not a typical B&B, as you make your own meals if you so desire (breakfast foods provided), but in my book it is a set-up that meets my needs/likes better than a B&B - it is more of a nice "guest house". The whole facility is less than two years old, and is set up to accommodate a business or holiday traveler, or a large group as well. There are six separate rooms, all with nice bathrooms en-suite. Two rooms have their own private exterior entrance. The living areas and lounge are large, welcoming, and relaxing. Big LCD TV with lots of channels, free wi-fi, etc. There is a large, nicely appointed kitchen and eating area that is separate from the owners/host living/kitchen. Lots of nice touches throughout. The owners/host's, Mike and Karen Ruskin are terrific and friendly, but also willing to give you as much space as you need. They live on a separate, all inclusive level. I have to travel for biz to Whangarei for business for the foreseeable future and will definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank travelisfunseattle
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Additional Information about Pilgrim Planet

Address: 63 Hatea Drive, Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Hotel Class:3 star — Pilgrim Planet 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a B&B guesthouse in central Whangarei offering modern accommodation. Full kitchen available plus we are only a few minutes' walk to Whangarei shops, restaurants and the Town Basin. Easy access to the north for day activities. ... more   less 

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