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Stargazers Bed & Breakfast
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband surprised me for our wedding anniversary in the weekend and we stayed in the Miners Cottage, it was amazing! So charming and relaxing, Harriet and Alistair really have made a beautiful B&B. It was perfect! They are both such great hosts and we cant wait to go back! The miners cottage would be perfect for families as well as couples with its 3 rooms and is so homely and done up so well.

Alistair took us star watching and it was amazing, his passion and knowledge is something spectacular and he really explains everything making sure you understand.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Hi T & E,

Many thanks for taking the time to do reviews for us...glad you enjoyed the Miners Cottage and astronomy tour. The Cottage is a great little oasis and you certainly had a good night for stargazing...hope to see you here again some day.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed with Harriet and Alistair for 3 lovely calm nights, the breakfast are wholesome and they are wonderful hosts. Alistair's astronomy was a highlight. The accommodation is perfect, the area beautiful. All in all quite holistic, would thoroughly recommend

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We booked a star gazing session with Alistair by chance meeting him in Coromandel town for the same night. Blessed with a cloudless sky we made our way to his beautifully situated and originally designed house (we still would like the floor plans). Walking up the starred stairway we were impressed by the dimensions of this private observatory.
The next three hours I will never forget and looking at the stars now I still have all the knowledge imparted that evening. Alistair is more than engaging, he fascinates with his knowledge, his ease at imparting that knowledge, stories of his own eventful and interesting life and his way to make us forget time as he imparts his information in an interactive, playful and at times challenging manner.
We did not stay over night but can only recommend to spend as much time with Alistair and his lovely hospitable wife as possible.
An extraordinary experience and we wouldn't have want to miss it.

Leon & Patricia

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Hi Leon and Patricia,

Many thanks for the kind review. You were here on a lovely clear night and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience...it was nice to meet you. Hope you're making good use of the green laser pointer you bought from us...they are very useful as you know, especially when trying to outline constellation shapes to your friends.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

best decision made, wanted to stargaze and found this warm and cosy place with wonderful warm hosts. Alastair and Harriette makes you feel so welcome and they shared so much.....You feel so at home that 1 night is definitely not enough..... I would definitely go again

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

visited in october 2013. had a wonderful time. Alistair and harriet made us feel very welcome and the lodgings were immaculate. they were so accommodating and willing to change the booking last minute because of poor weather (not once but twice!). the evening stargazing was very interesting and Alistairs enthusiasm and interest in astronomy rubbed off on us! my personal highlight was the homemade muesli and marmalade! thank you both. looking forward to coming back again!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alastair B, Manager at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Hi Rhys,
Many thanks for your comments and taking the time to do a review for us...we did enjoy meeting you both. Sorry it took a little while to arrange good stargazing weather for you! However, I'm sure you'll agree it was worth the wait to see a brilliant first quarter Venus and Alpha Centauri and the other southern sky delights and even a few satellites. We'll look forward to seeing you again one day.
Cheers,
Alastair

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

What an awesome location and what fantastic hosts! Alastair and Harriett are lovely.
Harriett couldn't have taken care of us any better with her hospitality and breakfast was the best!
We loved the star gazing tour a very enjoyable experience. Alastair was so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm contagious.
The house and B&B is stunning and the Miners Cottage where we stayed was very well set up. The bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom are great right down to quality of the toiletries. Every detail was thought of.
We wished I would have stayed longer and look forward to going back to stay in the future.
We look forward to seeing you again soon, we are already in planning mode for our next stay :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Alastair B, Manager at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Hi Nikki,
Many thanks for your kind words. We’re glad you enjoyed the Miners Cottage…it has a special charm and guests do love it. Maybe next time you come we will have time to give you the tour of our old underground gold mine behind the cottage that we talked about.
Cheers,
Alastair

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The start of our month in New Zealand couldn't have been bettered. Lovely accommodation, beautiful surroundings near to spectacular, deserted beaches( with dotterel and chick!), delicious breakfasts. We did the stargazing with Alastair and it was amazing, his enthusiasm was infectious. He and Harriet were such charming hosts, three nights was not long enough. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 392 State Hwy 25 | R.D.2 Kuaotunu, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Ranked #11 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 3

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