Mussel Bed was recommended by our travel agent as a good base location for exploring the Coromandel. We were six experienced American travelers with high expectations. To a person, we were blown away by our 3-night stay with Chris and Paul. The rooms were very comfortable with excellent beds and a cozy porch for for sipping morning coffee or relaxing with a book. We had a great sea kayak tour of nearby Cooks Bay and Cathederal Cove. But the most impressive things about our stay at Mussel Bed were 1) the fantastic breakfast featuring fresh fruits from their beautiful garden and 2) the amazing hosts Chris and Paul. They enthusiastically welcomed us, introduced us to other guests, made excellent recommendations on local restuarants and activities, and in general made our stay the most enjoyable on our New Zealand trip. We highly recommend Mussel Bed for a great B&B experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chris & Paul welcome you to the "Mussel Bed" - nestled amidst native bush, tropical gardens & streams & yet, so close to beautiful Cooks Beach. A perfect base to explore Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach which is only a 10 mins drive. Our self-contained cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. Our guest wing has 3 luxurious suites, tiled en suites & french doors opening onto private decks with all those special touches our guests love! We bring breakfast to you on a tray to enjoy in our lovely garden. Kayak the stream from our jetty and enjoy the natural bird habitat, exploring caves and walking on gorgeous Lonely Bay! We look forward to making your stay a special one. ... more less