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Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star
Ranked #1 of 42 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed for one night at Bayview on a 'Thelma and Louise' trip around the North Island with my 82 yrs young mum. This was a special trip for many reasons which I'd hoped to pack with memories for a lifetime and bring a few smiles to a beautiful person who misses my Dad dreadfully.

Having read the reviews, and booked on that basis, I had seriously high expectations and was very circumspect - business means I stay in too many places too often and can count on one hand those that live upto the hype over the last 25 years.

David and Dimitri were just faultless on every level. The beauty of the location, quality of the rooms and genuine hospitality have all been said before. But these guys have something beyond that, something much harder to define and which goes way beyond running a great business. They are genuinely beautiful in spirit.

The only downside? We stayed here first and everywhere else paled by comparison. I've never bothered to review anywhere before because hand on heart, I would not want someone to go on my word. But this is just different!

David/ Dimitri - thank you sincerely for getting your business so right.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Dear Angela,
It was a delight and pleasure for us to meet you both and to see that you and Mum enjoyed your stay with us. At the age of 82 it was so lovely to see a graceful lady you have in Mum who was so full of joy, please send our regards to Joan. We thank you for you kind words and look forward to the day we may see you again. Our Best Wishes for the future. David and Dmitri

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

It is definitively the best homestay we did during our trip in NZ. Location is great with an incredible view over the bay. The room is impeccable: large, modern, with all the facilifites you need, confortable bed and beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was splendid with a lot of choices and all fresh food. But what make this place exceptional is the hosts David & Dmitri. They were so warm, friendly and helpful. You feel like home. They recommended us several restaurants for diner and booked it for us. And they plan everything the tomorrow day for us: we had the perfect day following their program to visit the Coromandels. Thanks a lot for the stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear Jonathan
Thank you for staying with us at Bayview 91 and we were delighted you enjoyed your stay, the comfort and view along with our breakfast each morning. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit New Zealand and wish you both well. Our Kind Regards David and Dmitri

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

WE stayed 2 nights with David and Dmitri at their beautfully appointed property in Whitianga.
To say the experience was beyond our expectations would be an understatement as the service and hospitality provided was so attentive and professional, from evening drinks to a beautiful breakfast, all overlooking the spectacular harbour.
Bayview at 91 would have to be our best B&B experience by far and we will be recommending it to all of our friends.
Ross and Kay

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear Ross and Kay,
Thank you for choosing to stay at Bayview at 91 in Whitianga and for the wonderful Review you have posted today. It was a joy to meet you both and wish wish you all the best moving forward, thank you for sharing so many wonderful and happy stories over evening drinks. You Arrived as Clients but depart as Friends and we look forward to seeing you again when you fancy a weekend of being pampered Bayview at 91 Style. Our thanks David and Dmitri

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I had always wanted to return to the Coromandel, having married in the Bay of Islands in 2004 and briefly driving through on our honeymoon. My husband and I returned to Whitianga on 26th April to celebrate my birthday and came across Bayview 91 on Tripadvisor and just had to visit after reading the awesome reviews. Let me say, when pulling up outside in our hire car, it looked like any other residential home . . . until you step inside!! From the cute blackboard sign next to the doorbell "Welcome Greg & Colleen to Bayview at 91" to the amazing views over Mercury Bay, the stunning antique pieces encapturing every corner of David & Dimitri's beautiful home and the amazing attention to detail - it took my breath away. Never before have I seen the sheet of toilet paper folded into an origami type bow!! Even 5 star hotels will only fold it into a point. The setting, the look of the suites - all of this just made life come to a stand still. It has this magical feeling of both privacy and serenity and just when we thought life could not get much better than this - David & Dimitri invited us to stay on an additional night as their guests and share an evening meal with them. They were not only celebrating a very good season, but wanted me to wake up in Paradise on my birthday. After experiencing the excellent service from David & Dimitri and witnessing their hands on approach - they have the ability to predict what it is that you may need or want before you do, and still are not intrusive. We cannot wait to return!!! Thank you Tripadvisor for leading us to this amazing place!

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing, however the Kupe Suite is the pick!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear Colleen and Greg
We hope that you had a safe journey back to Brisbane and thank you for the Kind Review of your stay at Bayview 91. It was our joy that you chose to spend your Birthday Weekend at Bayview 91 and a pleasure to make your Birthday that little more special. As for the Origami Bows on our Toilet Rolls, I first saw this aboard Thai Airways First Class when flying to London and inside the First Class Toilet along with flowers where these beautifully tied bows on the toilet rolls. Of course I asked for training on how to do these and as with the Thai Crew being so gracious to show me. we now share with our guests a little piece of graciousness from Asia. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit New Zealand. Our thanks David and Dmitri

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

As we made our way into Coromandel late and in the rain, we called our hosts for a dinner recommendation. This is the point where the magic of Bayview at 91 began for my son and me. David and Dmitri’s attention to detail made us feel completely spoiled and enveloped in warmth and kindness. Our suite was impeccable in every aspect from the most comfortable bedding to the outstanding bathroom where a long soak in the over sized tub was simply perfect after a long journey. From comfort and cleanliness to the aroma of freshly baked bread that greeted us each morning, we felt so fortunate to have stayed at this property. David and Dmitri provide not only a superb place to stay, but go above and beyond with whatever details one might require, ensuring an effortless stay. Do not miss the opportunity to be surrounded by perfection with Bayview at 91 while in the Coromandel. David and Dmitri will make you feel like the most treasured of guests.

Room Tip: Any room would be pure perfection!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Dear Heather and Derek, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are delighted that you found the comforts of our Kupe Suite the perfect place to relax and that you enjoyed a luxury soak in the bath after your long journey. It was our pleasure to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience and that you felt so treasured. You arrived as guests but left as friends till we meet again. Our best wishes to you both David and Dmitri

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

To call this a B&B does not do it justice, the accomodations, view, hosts, and helpfulness, make this a cross between staying with good friends, five star hotel and your own home.
the main suite is like a full condo on a mountaintop with a lake view through glass walls.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Dear Thomas and Karen, thank you for taking time to do a review of your stay with us in the Kupe Suite, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and we feel you certainly departed as new friends that we hope to see again one day. Thank you it was our pleasure. David and Dmitri

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

There are not enough superlatives to describe Bayview 91 and its owners, David and Dmitri, where we experienced the epitome of hospitality, and outstanding accommodations, friendliness, helpfulness and beauty. The smell of fresh-baked bread led us to the breakfast table each morning and was just the introduction of what was to come. Drinks and appetizers on the patio overlooking the most gorgeous scenery imaginable along with the sociability of David and Dimitri was the perfect way to wind down after a day viewing one glorious scene after another hiking and touring on the peninsula and Mercury Bay. As our travel agent, David created a perfect 3-week itinerary for us - our enjoyment enhanced by employing a variety of transportation methods (car, plane ferry, train) that afforded us the best vantage point of the scenery along the way. From booking us in wonderful B&Bs (each of them different but equally 5-star) to immersion in Maori culture, "Eco-adventure hiking, jet boating/canoeing, sheep shearing, bungee jumping (watching!) and just plain enjoying the scenery along the way, David gave us a taste of an extraordinary New Zealand. His attention to detail was unparalleled, both in Bayview 91 and in his trip planning as was his and Dimitri's helpfulness and graciousness. (Dimitri even programmed our GPS so we wouldn't get lost.) They - and Bayview 91 - are very special; we only wish we were close enough to repeat our visit often.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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DavidinNZ, Owner at Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Ruth and Warren, Dmitri and I wish to thank you both for such a glowing review of your stay at Bayview 91, it was our pleasure to make you both comfortable and relaxing during your stay, it's what Bayview at 91 has always been about with the attention to detail, but also allowing our guests the space and privacy to enjoy a fine mix of the sanctuary of their Suites to the interaction we have during Breakfast and Evening Drinks. We so enjoyed your time here with your friends Barbara and Keith, made for a most enjoyable few days. We wish you and your family well and ask you send our regards to Barbara and Keith when you next see them. Kind Regards David and Dmitri along with our thoughts and prayers for all in Boston at this time.

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Address: 91 Centennial Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range: $187 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bayview at 91 Boutique & Lodge 5 Star 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bayview at 91 Boutique Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Whitianga overlooks the Historic and stunning: Mercury Bay, offering a choice of three stylish and well appointed suites, each spacious and contemporary in their design and individual in their character. Our emphasis is on your comfort and relaxation with the personal touch that truly makes the difference and ensures a memorable stay. We look forward to Welcoming you to Bayview at 91. ... more   less 
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