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“MusselBed Supreme”

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Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Ranked #7 of 42 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“MusselBed Supreme”
Reviewed January 18, 2008

The Mussel Bed was our first taste of rural NZ after Auckland.
It was really welcoming. We arrived early, but there was note on the door telling us to make ourselves at home and where our room was. Tea and coffee all available, even fresh milk in the fridge and fruit on the table.
The accommodation is purpose built in lovely gardens.
Paul and Chris are very friendly, as we found most NZ's.
There is a superb breakfast served in your room, or on the balcony or even on the communial tables in the gardens. Great for meeting your fellow travellers and planning your day.
Breakfast is pre-ordered and comes with fresh home cooked bread, buns, muffins,muesli etc. Cooked is to your choice. WOW!
The beach is a couple of hundred yards away, with a shop on the way.
Restaurants are nearby with 'The Eggcentic' especially recommended. Takeaways are available.
The ferry to Whitianga centre is a mile away, beware it stops for the driver to have his lunch and tea.
The town has much to offer, internet cafe, although the Mussel Bed let us use theres. Trips are many, Cathedral Cove and the Bay tours are essential. You are in the middle of a marine conservation area, so beauty is everywhere.
Without doubt, our favourite spot on earth.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2008

Fabulous hosts Paul and Chris have time to spend with their guests and made us feel right at home. They are obviously putting a lot of hard work in having used the experience from 5 seasons and have more plans and lots of enthusiasm.

We stayed in the well designed and stylish Beachhut Suite which is away from the main house in a row of three. Breakfast was served on the private deck just outside the room which overlooked the gardens.

Don't worry about the accommodation not fronting the beach, it is good to be sheltered from the coast. If Cooks Beach is for you, this is a great place to stay.

Loved it.

  • Liked — Its Quality and the hosts
  • Disliked — If I am being picky the matress and pillows., but I am getting to the age where we have good ones at home.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2005

Truly gorgeous luxurious B&B/Lodge in the best beach town in the North Island of New Zealand. This is where the New Zealanders go for holidays in the summer!

Newly built and stylish. Very private and romantic. Lots of lovely little touches thanks to the very nice owners, Chris and Paul. Also a very nice breakfast tray delivered to own private balcony in the morning. Home-made muffins!

Cooks Beach is so beautiful, you have to see it to believe it. You will probably need to hire a car to get there - but a very nice scenic easy drive from Auckland.

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Property: Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Address: 892 Purangi Road | Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mussel Bed Boutique B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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