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“The perfect honeymoon: heaven on earth!”

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Breakfast on the Beach Lodge
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Waiheke Island
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Berkeley, CA
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“The perfect honeymoon: heaven on earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

Our honeymoon in New Zealand was magnificent. Every single moment of it was nothing but perfect. The strange part is that it was not planned at all except accommodations and the flight tickets. Luckily, my research on great places to stay paid off. Our experience in Waihike was flawless thanks to the hospitality of Keith and Marilyn from Breakfast on the Beach. This heavenly bed and breakfast/boutique hotel made our honeymoon unbelievable. The place is spectacular; both Keith and Marilyn have delicately selected everything with such an attention to detail that it makes the place look like an art sculpture. Our hosts pretty much planned our whole trip in Waihike, and recommended the most delicious restaurants that never failed to impress us. We also had a private wine tour of a few vineyards on the island. One day, we took the kayak out to a secluded beach and had a picnic, prepared for us by Keith and Marilyn. Honestly, I could not have planned such a perfect and relaxing honeymoon. Keith and Marilyn prepared us gourmet breakfasts every morning with fresh fruit and yogurt...it was to die for! Also, every afternoon before dinner we would join Keith and Marilyn for wine and canapés where we would take the opportunity to get to know one another.
The only reason we traveled to New Zealand was to stay in this place and I am so happy we did. I have never experienced such amazing hospitality. You will fall in love with Breakfast on the Beach and with Keith and Marilyn!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2009

My husband and I ended up staying at Breakfast on the Beach in Jan after we arrived in New Zealand a little earlier than expected due to Fiji being flooded! We had to get some accommodation sorted in a very short amount of time and stumbled across this amazing property. The purpose-built accommodation has state-of-the-art amenities, and the decor is modern and fresh. Keith and Marilyn are amazing hosts - nothing was ever too much trouble and it was lovely to join them and other guests each evening to nibble on canapes and drink some of the local wines/beers. The little touches in the room such as the carafe of port and handmade chocolates at the nightly turn down service, and a bottle of fizz in the fridge upon arrival made this an altogether superb experience. We especially liked the hot tub which had an enclosure around it to make it very private. My husband plugged the ipod into the docking station and we lazed in the hot tub in the afternoons! Just a short walk from the shops/bars, Breakfast on the Beach is a must for anyone going to Waiheke. We absolutely loved it and wish to return at some point in the near future.
Sarah and Mark

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

Breakfast on the Beach was the perfect accommodation for the special day I proposed to my girlfriend. The hosts, Keith & Marilyn, are wonderful and genuinly enjoyed making our stay as memorable as possible. Everything about the stay was perfect and truly deserving of it's five star rating. It is evident that they are proud Waiheke residents and showcase some of the best from the island that there is on offer.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

We stayed at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge for the last two nights of our honeymoon, after spending time in Fiji and Auckland. We thought two nights would be enough, but we were so captivated by the serenity and crisp beauty of the island, and by Keith and Marilyn's excellent hosting and expert cooking, that we ended up wishing we had sacrificed part of our earlier trip to spend more time there.
We told Keith it was our honeymoon when he picked us up from the ferry in his white convertible (a fun welcome!), and by the time we checked into our room, Marilyn had outfitted it with a bottle of champagne and afternoon snacks. We loved sampling wines and chatting with them in the evenings, and appreciated how they found the perfect balance between being attentive hosts and allowing us plenty of privacy. We also enjoyed the port and chocolates left in our room during the evening turn-down. We left our dinner reservations and winery recommendations in Keith's hands, and did not regret it. Don't miss Mudbrick Vineyard for dinner!
The house itself is lovely -- the architecture, design and garden landscaping are stunning, and matched only by the unobstructed views of the harbor from the picture windows in the bedrooms. A wonderful place!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2009

From the moment we arrived on Waiheke Island the lovely owners
at Breakfast on The Beach took care of us. The location, setting, rooms, breakfasts,
dinner recommendations were perfect. That was the end of our trip and
it was a perfect ending - we were very sad to leave! We would love to go back!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2009

We stayed here for one night, and it was fantastic. Keith and Marilyn, the owners, were fantastic hosts, offering lifts (in Keith's convertible Chrysler!), complimentary drinks and nibbles in the evening, and anything else we required in their beautiful house. The facilities are second to none, including tv/dvd, internet, lovely garden & petanque court, and a great hot tub with a built-in ipod docking station!
We ate in a nice local restaurant, recommended to us by our hosts, and the next morning had the most amazing breakfast cooked for us by Marilyn. I'd nearly go back there just for the breakfast, it was better than any hotel breakfast I've ever had, and I've stayed in some nice hotels!!
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a luxurious 5 star stay but without the stuffiness of a 5 star hotel, Keith & Marilyn make their guests feel right at home.

Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2009

Having traveled the world and have stayed in in primarily 4-5 star properties in Canada-USA-Europe-Asia-Dubai and without a doubt I would recommend at least a few nights at the BB Lodge. The breakfasts were remarkable and sharing an early evening glass of wine with our hosts was truly a treat. Discussions about aviation, boating and politics flowed freely. Have them make you all your restaurant reservations. Have them arrange for some scooters and explore all the great beaches and most importantly the views and vineyards. I have never felt so at home in a hotel, nothing has come close in 20 years of travel that made me feel this way. Its an experience to be shared. I have never rated hotels before, but this is truly a place worthy of special mention. Its not to be missed and I will be go back.

As for my girl friend, she was the one making sure I posted our comments as it was as equally romantic. We were there two nights and I had to leave, but certainly didn't want to.

Try out the jacuzzi and relax.

Breathe the fresh air and take it all in.

Mitch and Lucy

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Breakfast on the Beach Lodge
Address: 34 The Esplanade | Waiheke Island - Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakfast on the Beach Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breakfast on the Beach is a luxury waterfront boutique lodge on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand - Auckland's Paradise in the Hauraki Gulf. What makes this waterfront lodge unique is its quiet setting on the bay yet close proximity to ferries, shops, restaurants, cafes and wineries. Four luxury guest rooms with large en-suites, open lounge and atrium area that look out over expansive sea views. Each room is meticulously set to cater for your every need. ... more   less 
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