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siem reap
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Staying with Hilton and Melva we experienced authentic kiwi hospitality. Their place is just great, really spacious, immaculate, with the perfect balance between privacy and sociableness. It was winter when we passed through so we particularly enjoyed the heated bathroom light and heated blanket! We opted for the home stay option which included meals with the couple (cooked by Melva,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

If you like charming, nature loving hosts with a wealth of knowledge, very clean and comfortable accommodation and delicious meals (home grown vegetables, fruits and preserves), look no further. Hilton and Melva are the perfect hosts. The area has wonderful walks, amazing scenery and great bird life. So much to see, do and learn and so little time.. Thanks for...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed at Hilton and Melva's place on Christmas Day as we were diving at Poor Knights the day after. We arrived tired and hungry and after showing us our room, letting us get a nap and cleaned up we were invited to hang out upstairs. We had such a great visit learning about the local culture and "swapping lies"...

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Lymm, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Melva and Hilton were fantastic hosts - the perfect start to our holiday in NZ. Sadly we only stayed 2 nights but could have spent a week here. There is loads to do in the area. Hilton kindly took us out to see the gloworms at Abbey Caves after a day's Scuba Diving at Dike Tutukaka (5 minute drive). The...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I stayed with them as a te araroa section walker. They are lovely people who help maintain the local trail. They were really helpful with pick up and drop off and really care about their guests. The meal was lovely.

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Theriverbank, Owner at The Riverbank Homestay and B & B, responded to this review

Traveling is not always easy.It is our pleasure to look after travellers whether you arrive by car, bike or foot.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2015

From the monarch butterflies hatching from pupae on a stem of milkweed in the lounge to Melva's fine dinner to Hilton's tales, we greatly enjoyed our stay. We chose Riverbank on the basis of the good reviews, the budget price and because we liked the idea of a home cooked meal and finding out more about the area. The room...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Excellent stay with wonderful hosts. Try the bush walk too. Thank you for a lovely and interesting stay. We had an evening meal which was really good and breakfast was tasty too. If there is any Ginger Beer going, try it!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Immediately on arrival we were made to feel welcome. A lovely room with mosquito screens ( the little critters love me) all very comfortable with cookies and nice little touches. Beautiful area with great hosts who obviously enjoy your company over dinner and a glass of wine on the balcony. Fruit and veg from the garden, what more could one...

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2015

For lovers of nature this place is superb. Our hosts Melva and Hilton were marvelous hosts and were great company. They cooked us evening meal with wine which was exceptionally good value. The accommodation was excellent and spotlessly clean. There are some good walks in the extensive grounds and lots of wildlife to see.

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay with Hilton & Melva. Their hospitality made our stay so enjoyable and there knowledge of the Tutukaka coast was valuable to us (as time poor travellers') Their home is very clean and well appointed, I only wish we could have stayed longer and got to see around their garden and surrounding...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travelbug Awarded The Riverbank Homestay and B&B - Best Reviews for a B&B 2011 and 100% Reviews for 2013. Melva and Hilton welcome you to The Riverbank in a peaceful bush environment very near to Ngunguru and 5 Km from Tutukaka in Northland, New Zealand. B and B = Breakfast included in the price. Homestay = All meals at The Riverbank included in the price. (Homestay means stay with us for that real New Zealand "Kiwi" experience. For example - picnics, guided walks, Guided bird watching and more. The Riverbank is your Holiday destination and your Retreat.) One large room with Queen bed, single and ensuite. Private access. No Smoking in rooms. Parking for you and your boat. Secure garage parking for motorbikes. Campervans welcome to stay and plug in for a small charge. Loads of activities near include diving, fishing, beaches, bush and coastal walks, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, glow worm caves. Ornithologists welcome. See our Fantails, Gray warblers, Fern Bird, Tomtit, Tui, Waxeye, Pukeko, Bittern, Hawk and more. You may even wish to relax on the deck and watch the fantails and warblers while reading your book. If something wakes you in the night and it is not Ruru it may be a Kiwi you are hearing. It is known that you have not been to New Zealand until you have stayed in Northland and you have not been to Northland until you have stayed on the Tutukaka Coast. The Riverbank is special. Our unique coast. In 2010 the prestigious National Geographic Traveller selected the Tutukaka Coast as one of the top three coastlines in the world, Second equal to the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. Enjoy it with us as we do not have TV. Say what you would like to do and we will find a way to accommodate your wish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riverbank Homestay and B & B

Address: 12 Old Mill Lane, Ngunguru 0173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Ngunguru
Price Range: £66 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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