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Kenlea Cottage
Ranked #1 of 1 Petone B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, and made to feel like home - a beautiful and relaxing version of home. Great attention to detail, furnished with taste, stocked with everything one needs, including a generous and varied continental breakfast, and food and toiletries are daily replenished by the hosts, who live next door. The hosts are helpful and accommodating (walked back from a restaurant just to hand us the keys when we arrived), cheerful and great to deal with. We commend them for setting up this great little stay. Also, fantastic value for money.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Thank you so much for your awesome review ! and we wish you all the very best in your travels, and do come visit us again kindest regards Shelley and Clive

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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at Kenlea Cottage. Great hospitality - Shelley was very welcoming. The room was very clean and we even got free wifi. The bed was a king size and it was very comfortable and so were the pillows. Kenlea Cottage is in a great location - 15 minute drive from Wellington CBD and a 2 minute walk to lots of lovely cafés and restaurants on the main Street of Petone. You could even spend half a day looking in all the lovely gift shops down the main Street of Petone. I highly recommend it.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely response it means a lot to us :) kindest regards Shelley and Clive

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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I've never stayed in a B&B type place before and Shelley has set the bench mark very high for any future B&Bs I may stay at! The house is immaculate, there is attention to detail in every aspect including the soft apple scented towels, the little throw blankets next to the bed, the guide book for the local attractions is super handy and written by Shelley and Clive. The free WI FI is so generous, for obvious reasons they ask that you do not stream anything which is fair enough. We thought there would be a very basic selection of cereals for the continental brekkie but they exceeded these expectations too. As well as the continental brekkie they also had the tastiest free range eggs (I assume from their own chooks) on offer. It is a fair way out from the city but if you have a car it's no bother (except for the ridiculous parking prices in Wellington CBD - $6 per half hour, what a joke). There is Jackson St though, which has quite a few restaurants/cafes/bars. Also the lighthouse theatre is a 5 min walk away which I loved. All in all Kenlea far exceeded out expectations and I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely words, its so nice to get such lovely feedback. We'd love you to stay again sometime Kindest Regards Shelley and Clive

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

What else can i say. It has all been said. Another great stay and a great Wellington establishment. Friendly welcome from Shelley and the high presentation. Just begs s to stay longer. Dont throw your water bottles away, refill them from the water fountain a few meters away

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Thanks so much ! .. we love having you stay :) best regards Shelley and Clive

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Warm and inviting accomodation, was extremely convenient to my place of work.
- excellent "home away from home" beds and pillows
- best coffee i have EVER had at any place of stay (except home of course)
- Everything u need to have a pleasant, convenient and pleasant stay
- Oh yeah, the towels, man.... soft and fluffy, and smelt absolutely divine.
All in all, certainly one of my best places to stay and contact saved to my iphone!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Thanks so much for your glowing review and please do come back and stay again, best wishes with your travels cheers Shelley & Clive

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Can't say too much about this B & B as we arrived quite late in the day having been stuck in traffic and leaving quite early to catch a ferry. We chose this B & B for it's location close to the ferry terminal and it more than adequately served it's purpose.

We received a very pleasant welcome from Shelley who pointed out the information on places to eat that night and how to to help ourselves to breakfast the next morning.

The room was quite large, clean and bright. The bed was very comfortable and huge! There was also a comfortable, communal lounge area with an enormous DVD library which had been meticulously catalogued!

A good functional B & B.

Many Thanks, Carol & Phil Rickhuss, UK

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2013

Thanks for your review, we love hering all the feedback its a shame you couldnt have stayed longer as Petone is a great location to chill and relax but also close enough to Wellington for plenty of sighteseeing.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Despite a mix up with my booking caused by Agoda (straight back to Booking.com for me) Shelley quickly sorted me out a room with the least possible hassle.
Kenlea is immaculate, clean and above all welcoming and accommodating of guests needs.
Great help yourself breakfast; don't miss the eggs. Oh, and it has a lovely garden, sheltered from the inevitable Wellington wind.
Very close to numerous restaurants in Petone and close to the motorway into Wellington city, extremely convenient if you don't need to be walking distance from the city.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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ShelleyEastwood, Owner at Kenlea Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Thanks very much for your lovely feedback and yes please do come again ! best regards Shelley & Clive

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Additional Information about Kenlea Cottage

Address: 27 Buick Street | Lower Hutt, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Lower Hutt > Petone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Petone
Price Range: $102 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kenlea Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kenlea Cottage is a delightful fully modernised, warm and cosy cottage situated in the heart of historic Petone.Kenlea Cottage offers all the warmth and hospitality of a bed and breakfast along with the privacy and facilities of a motel, it is the very best of both worlds. ... more   less 
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