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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I felt truly welcome and at home in the Big Blue House. I stayed in the Seaview Room that has an ensuite. Big, comfortable bed and the room was also very big. Felt pampered. (Appreciated the mini-fridge in the room, too.) Kate and Lynne are warm, friendly and helpful. It's easy to get downtown by the...

Thank lisasquared
Old Bar, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had stayed in a B & B in the Bay of Islands for same price at the start of our trip and we were very disappointed when we stayed here at the end of our holiday. No comparison in service and quality of the rooms. Bad communication from owners that they were not going to be there during our...

Thank Jacqui P
Kate P, Owner at Big Blue House, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We work hard to make our guests comfortable and look after them. I was away when you came but had left the house in good hands. We usually let guests know we will be away but it must have slipped my mind this time what with Christmas and...

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I always stay here on my trips to Auckland. Kate and Lynne provide a wonderful personal service without being too obtrusive...And it's great value! Heartily recommended! There's a great little coffee shop down the road too..

Thank James B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We have stayed here on more than one occasion and loved it ! The rooms were clean and comfortable and it is very much what it says on the tin !! A "homestay" but with the VERY best hospitality ever! The other facilities are just the icing on the cake to what was a lovely place to stay which is...

Thank AnnBish
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I travelled with 2 children from the UK to NZ and stayed here for just over 2 weeks... the ladies were very accomodating and friendly, always asking if we had everything we needed and suggesting things to do for the kids. We had the big room upstairs, with views over Grey Lynn and down to the ocean, beautiful! There is...

3Thank Cerveza-y-sol
Hartmannsdorf, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2012

The ladies of the Big Blue House went out of their way to make me feel welcome in their house and in Auckland - I couldn't have had a better start there! They were very helpful and friendly. I liked the room very much, it was spacious and clean. And the towels there were the thickest and softest I ever...

Thank CuddleKatl
Reviewed 30 May 2011

After seeing this house on the Internet for a while I was quite excited to stay here and when we pulled up the location wasn't exactly what I imagined but it was fine. We saw a group of young people on sofas in the garage next door and wondered whether they would be noisy during our stay but there weren't....

2Thank ABCTauranga
Colchester, UK
Reviewed 12 March 2010

We stayed at the Big Blue House for 2 nights with our young son, fresh off the plane from the UK (i.e. exhausted!). We let ourselves in easily, as per their instructions, and made ourselves at home in our lovely, huge, sunny room. We had a great few days there and couldn't recommend it enough - it's brilliant run by...

1Thank Moihi
Reviewed 27 February 2010

I stayed my last two nights in NZ at the Big Blue House and it was a good choice. It's about a ten minute walk to Grey Lynn which has restaurants, bars, post shops and grocery stores as well as being on the bus route in to town. The owners, Kate and Lynne, were gently friendly without being intrusive and...

Thank Elle31_9
Reviewed 28 December 2008

Our family stayed at the Big Blue House for 3 nights - our hosts were very welcoming and the large room we stayed in has excellent views over the bay. Breakfast was lovely and we were made to feel really at home.

Thank BarryRNotts

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kate and Lynne warmly invite you to make yourself at home during your New Zealand travel, in our spacious and comfortable Auckland bed and breakfast. 10 minutes from Auckland central city, Ponsonby Rd, Parnell and close to other attractions. At The Big Blue House we provide a welcoming & safe haven for travellers. We are women friendly, family, and children friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Blue House

Address: 103 Garnet Road | Westmere, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Big Blue House Auckland, New Zealand
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“Seaview room for luxury and ensuite with view to the west.”
 of 5 bubbles lisasquared, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“The large Ensuite room on the front corner is great for either just a couple or it is easily big enough to be a family room.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnBish, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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