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Mount St. Paul Estate
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Even better than the first trip to Mt St Paul. The trip got delayed by 24hours due to inclement weather. When you think Great Barrier Island you know there's the possibility of some travel delay - it's what makes getting there so rewarding, so we stayed a day later too. I would advise flexibility with dates so you can change at short notice if necessary, or reschedule, don't be put off going there. Everyone and everything over there, it would appear, works with the 'minor' inconvenience caused by weather conditions, including Hilary and Peter. It just isn't a problem to reschedule. I highly recommend going to Gt Barrier Island, and experiencing Mt St Paul Estate. Friendly, hospitable, helpful, comfortable, peaceful, relaxing ~I'm going to run out of room, but I certainly could go on and on. go on - give them a call, it's brilliant :-)

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Hi Julia and Robin,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So pleased you found it just as good the
second time around and look forward to your third time. All the very best to you both.

Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Big Thanks to Hilary and Peter. We had a really lovely weekend there.
The accommodation was excellent, lovely bed room and views just like paradise.
There is no better place than staying in this place.
We highly recommend anyone to stay in this place to have a beautiful trip and peaceful night.
PS their breakfast was amazing delicious, love that~
Ruby and Sherry from Auckland.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Hi Ruby and Sherry,

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and maybe you will be able to visit us again sometime.

Best wishes
Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We wanted to have a hassel free weekend, and Hilary and Peter did this for us by organising our flights, rental cars and recomending the dinning places etc. The room has magnificant seaview and my husband and I adore this country style building.

The breakfast is one of the nicest meal we had in the island, thanks for looking after us.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Hi,

Thanks for the great review. We need you to come back and catch some more fish!!!!

Kind regards
Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hilary and Peter were excellent hosts. Our accommodation was first class - everything we could possibly have wanted was provided. Hilary organising flights and the rental car made it so streamlined for us. We would highly recommend anyone looking for a peaceful, luxury stay on Barrier to stay here.
Sally and Nigel

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Hi,

Thank you very much for your kind words. Very much appreciated. If there is anything you think we could of improved on please let us know.

Regards
Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had a fantastic weekend staying with Hilary, Peter and of course... Ben the dog. They were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.

Hilary was very helpful getting all of our travel and rental car hire sorted so that everything was very easy. She also provided some great recommendations for restaurants and made all the bookings for those as well.

Breakfast at the Estate was so good and we ate so much that we had to climb a mountain to work it off.

Our room was excellent with the most enormous bed we have ever seen! We had a lovely views from each of our two private balconies.

We highly recommend not only Mount St. Paul Estate but also the whole Great Barrier Island experience. Great Barrier Island is a slice of paradise and Mount St Paul Estate provides the perfect base to enjoy it from.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Hi,

Hope all is good for you. Thanks for your great review, we appreciate it very much.
We are so pleased you enjoyed the island and your stay at Mount St Paul Estate.
Spread the word for us in Wellington.

Kind regards
Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My youngest of 3 sons and I had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand in Nov of 2012. It was to be the highlight of the year. Mount St Paul Estate was booked for us through Boulder Travel Agency (of Boulder Colorado U.S.A.) when I said we wanted to visit GBI as a part of our nearly 3 week stay in New Zealand. After missing the car ferry from Auckland, we made the choice to fly, and a wonderful choice it was! I called Peter Cole from the airport in Auckland and let him know we would be arriving at the airport rather than the ferry dock. He was there to meet us! He got us a great deal on a local rental car and then hosted an absolutely fabulous 3 day stay at Mt St. Paul. He and Hillary were both very accommodating! My son has a medical condition and his medication must be kept cool. No problems, and no questions asked!. After a wonderful breakfast the first morning, Hillary filled us in on all the best spots for hiking, fishing, sightseeing, even a round of golf! We soon realized, we were already in the best place to stay while on GBI. The room itself was ample, with it's own bath and shower, with windows looking out over the the most spectacular beach front and tropical hillside jungle. Very, very comfortable! Peter and Hillary were available at all times to answer any questions for us, and even to call ahead and make reservations for us at a couple of the best local restaurants. We had to have a picture of Peter and Hillary, and of course their dog Ben, for our photo album! The whole experience of Mount St Paul Estate on Great Barrier Island was one we'll never forget, and that we would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly enjoyed having you both.
Maybe you will have a return trip sometime. Thanks again for the very nice things that you said and also about Ben, he is getting quite famous now!!!

All the very best.
Hilary, Peter and Ben

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I spent a wonderful three days at Mount St. Paul Estate and GBI and are writing to highly recommend both. We generally stay at 5-star and luxury resorts around the world, definitely not back-packing types. Mount St. Paul is the best place to stay on the island. The rooms with separate entrances from the main house are large, private and well appointed; ours had a king bed, and included a beautiful ensuite. The best part for us was the twin balconies that allowed us views from anywhere in our room. One balcony we think had the best view of a beach on the island – comparable to many of the lookout points that dot GBI. Hillary and Peter were well-informed hosts who stayed out of our way when we wanted and were very helpful when asked. Hilary made a terrific breakfast for us in the mornings. They are a resource on the best walking trails and restaurants – so ask for recommendations. We do not surf, and walking on the deserted beaches topped off our three days. We took the ferry back and forth, an easy four and a half hour trip from Auckland. It allowed us to bring our car, watch the fantastic views in both directions, catch the sunrise going out and the sunset returning. We even spotted a whale! I should not forget to mention the owners’ dog Ben, gentle sweet giant, who will bring you his latest toys if asked. The long and winding road to the establishment had wildlife including birds, which made our stay more enjoyable. We came to rest and relax in an upscale environment and we found it at Mount St Paul Estate.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Hi,

Thanks very much for your very kind words. Ben appreciated them too!!! Seriously we
really do appreciate your review, it means a great deal to us.

Kind regards
Hilary, Peter and of course Ben

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Additional Information about Mount St. Paul Estate

Address: 29 Kaitoke Lane, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Great Barrier Island
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrier Island
Price Range: $235 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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