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“Fabulous stay on arriving in NZ” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pipi Dune B&B
Ranked #3 of 40 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous stay on arriving in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

This was our first port of call in NZ and we could not have been made more welcome by Joan and Verne. A lovely B&B with a very comfortable guest lounge and fabulous breakfast. Lots of local knowledge, and they even supplied us with a bucket and spade and swimming towels for our trip to the Hot Water Beach! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

We had a fantastic time staying at Pipi Dune B&B! Vern and Joan are amazing; they made us feel so at home. If we are ever fortunate enough to return to Whitianga, we will absolutely stay here again. We would recommend Pipi Dune to our closest family and friends. Breakfasts were tasty too!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

We spent three days in Whitianga in early 2012 and had a marvellous time. We had our four-month-old with us, and it was never a problem; Vern and Joan were amazingly accommodating and made sure that everything was very easy for us. We were made to feel right at home the whole time we were there.

The breakfasts were great, and there was always a stocked fridge and pantry for the rest of day.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

I made a mistake in booking and we arrived a day early much to Joan's surprise. Unfortunately they were fully booked but they accommodated is in a lovely room upstairs with them and we were basically welcomed as if we were family.

Joan and Vern are a wonderful couple and fantastic hosts, we couldn't have felt more at home unless we were actually at home - but that wouldn't have been nearly as fun. If we're ever fortunate enough to be in the area again, no questions asked, this is the first place we'll check for availability.

The B&B itself is welcoming, comfortable and clean and tidy - and Whitianga is quite well situated for what we wanted to see, Coromandel town, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach but best of all, New Chums Beach - a must do for anyone coming to the area (look it up if you haven't heard of it, as indeed we hadn't before arriving here).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Joan and Vern are very welcoming and kind hosts. They served a very tasty hot breakfast. We stayed two nights. The rooms are quite small with little room for luggage. The walls must be rather thin as other guests can hear conversations in the lounge area when in their rooms. It was close to the beach but a bit of a walk to town to eat. The lounge area is very comfortable and since is was raining lots during our stay we spent time there. They had free Internet and that was nice.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

Just outside of the town center, Pipi Dune is a lovely B&B. We stayed there for a couple of days as part of our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. The owners (Joan and Vern) are wonderfully warm, friendly and welcoming. They went out of there way to ensure our stay was special. The rooms are warm, cozy and impeccably maintained and the common areas are a great place to unwind after a long day. We highly recommend the Pipi Dune B&B. You'll arrive as strangers, but leave as friends.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed for a long weekend, and enjoyed our time here very much. We had a lovely welcome and were served excellent breakfasts to set us up for the day. A great set up here with a communal living and eating area for the guests to use and chat. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pipi Dune B&B

Property: Pipi Dune B&B
Address: 5 Pipi Dune, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pipi Dune B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pipi Dune is a purpose built Bed & Breakfast with separate guest accommodation. Located in a quiet cul de sac and within easy walking distance of pictureque Buffalo Beach, guests can walk along the sand on their way to the town centre with its trendy restaurants and cafes.We have a guest lounge, kitchenette & satellite T.V. Also free of charge is wifi, a BBQ area and off street parking.A cooked breakfast from our menu is served at a time that suits our guests, is inclusive and part of our service. There is a self serve option.We are very happy to offer advice on where to go and what to see in our very scenic part of New Zealand.We provide picnic equipment & spades for Hot Water Beach. ... more   less 
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