The owners are lovely and bent over backwards to provide us with information. Can't speak highly enough of them - so helpful and friendly, salt of the earth. The room was super clean and comfortable - also nice to have access to the deck and hot tub. It proved an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area - the bays, beaches and little settlements. It's definitely worth a weekend, to explore that part further north of the Bay of Island often missed.
The location is quiet but not amazing. There is no swimming pool or fitness centre - this is a small, friendly B&B! But who needs a pool when you have the Pacific a stone's throw away.
On the B&B point, this is comfortable accommodation, family run, and has a lot going for it. Like a lot of B&Bs, it's not hugely private - part of a house but self-sealed etc etc. If you are after a weekend purely of romance this is probably not the place for you ;) .
Owain and Nela
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax and unwind come sit on the Blue Chair! Have your own private entrance - SKY movie channels, Spa pool and double hammock. Set in a relaxed sea-side community with cafes, restaurants and arts and crafts. A boat-ramp, vineyards and golf courses are in close proximity. A great all season base for exploring the beautiful Far North. Enjoy a day trip to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach , visit historic sites and the ancient Kauri kingdom; charter a boat or fish from the beach, wharf or rocks. Gather shellfish from the beach at low tide, watch the dolphins, stroll along the 2km long beach. It has a "get-away from it all feel" and both national and international visitors have enjoyed their holidays at this coastal paradise. There are two airports within 45mins drive which link to Auckland International Airport. ... more less