I stayed at Cliff Edge whilst travelling with a friend at fairly much the same times as the previous reviewer, Marie G, whose company with husband Don we enjoyed, and verify all Marie set out in her review. The accommodation was quite stunning but is also a very comfortable home, which Peter encouraged his guests to enjoy with plenty of books and music on hand if you wished to break away from the views.
As Marie stated, also highly recommended - an absolute "must" I would say - is to have Peter cook dinner. He is a superb cook and a very generous host. If you can get him to agree to join you at the dinner table after the meal with glass of wine in hand you will also begin to find out what a interesting person Peter is, with that wonderfully rather wicked and dry sense of humor.
The evening before we were due to arrive at Cliff Edge, Peter phoned to confirm arrangements and check all was okay. Whilst we were staying he worked out that we wanted to do a boat tour of the bay of Islands, and put arrangements in place so we did not have to use the car to get to or from the town. Very thoughtful and helpful.
We were so impressed by our initial stay that we changed our schedule to return to Cliff Edge before we left the area, and very glad we did so to round off our trip to New Zealand.
This was a rather brief stop over in New Zealand on the way back to the UK from the Polynesian Islands. The stay at Cliff Edge certainly made the trip to the Bay of Islands an even more enriching experience. My intention is to return to the area for a longer stay and would certainly be looking to stay at Cliff Edge.
Peter made our stay at his home and at the Bay of Islands very comfortable and exceptional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cliff Edge, by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in NZs stunning Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.The Lodge has 3 guest bedrooms and a one bedroom studio apartment.The bedrooms [approx. 4X4 mtrs]are tastefully appointed, decorated in warm neutral colors,luxurious carpets, floor to ceiling windows and silk block out silk curtains.All rooms have their own suite bathrooms with walk in showers. In addition the Waitangi room has a large jacuzzi Breakfast is included in the tariff, dinners are a relaxed 3-4 course affairs catering only for in house guests. they are optional but highly recommended.Your host Peter Meier is an accomplished chef, who in his restaurant days "Casuarina Restaurant & Country Inn" in Australias Hunter Valley wine country won many culinary awards ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cliff Edge By The Sea Bay Of Islands/Opua, New Zealand