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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were greeted on the drive when we arrived, it was clear that Within The Bays was somewhere special. Annemarie and Hans were superb hosts, friendly, attentive and helpful. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to chat with them over a glass of wine, Hans's excellent home-brewed beer and Annemarie's canapés. We learnt a lot about... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Bighead, it was our pleasure to have you as our guests! Thank you so much for this review; very kind of you! It is nice to know that you liked our advice regarding restaurants and things to do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday in New Zealand with lots of great B&Bs and pleasant weather! Kindest regards, Annemarie... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I had an extremely pleasant stay at Within The Bays and would gladly recommend here to everyone. The B&B is wonderfully turned out, views magnificent and breakfast delicious. I also appreciated the vast trove of local info about what to do and where to dine, as well as detailed travel directions both getting there and getting to my next destination.... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for this review Rainer! As you wrote: it is great to have few days in the Coromandel to enjoy everything it has to offer. We are truly lucky to live in such a great place and are happy to share it with our guests. Kind regards, Annemarie More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Within The Bays for 3 nights and it was an amazing experience...esp. because Annemarie & Hans are such lovely people and go the extra mile for their guests (sharing a glass of wine and stories, recommending restaurants and tours and even booking them for you, etc.). During our stay we felt more like family than guests and... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Connie, It was our pleasure to look after you, your mum and beautiful 5 week old baby daughter! She gave us the chance to try "The Calming Hold" on a crying baby. So amazing that works! A big Thank You to Dr. Robert Hamilton who discovered it! We hope to meet you all again next time you visit New... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Myself and Priya were fortunate to stumble on a review about within the bays and it did not disappoint. Annemarie and Hans have a lovely house overlooking Whitianga and mercury bay. they were extremely welcoming and even sent us emails to help us with our road trip and tips on some lovely spots to stop. Their hospitality was excellent and... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review icuris! You both deserved a weekend away from your busy and demanding jobs; if you want to repeat it, you know you are always welcome! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

After a long drive down from Russell, we were so happy to be welcomed by Annemarie and Hans at their lovely home on top of hill with such wonderful views of the town and bay! But even before we arrived, Annemarie made sure we had dinner reservations as we arrived on Valentine's Day! We received great advice for places to... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you very much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you'll have fond memories of Within the Bays for a long time:>) Best regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Hans and Anne-Marie were the best hosts anyone could expect. We arrived not knowing them at all but left feeling like they were long time friends. Fantastic accommodations, great breakfasts and unbelievable views. It was more than a B and B with great advice about the area and restaurants, as well as pre- and after dinner... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much Don and Dolores! It was great meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We might meet in Canada? Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

New Meadows, Idaho
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved the hospitality of Hanz and Anna Marie. They made our stay very memorable and went way out of their way too make us feel welcome and explain some local attractions. We would Highly recommend booking here if you are lucky enough to get an opening. Wonderfull views from your very comfortable guest... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear firescobb, Thank you very much for your review! We love to chat with our guests about all the local attractions here: there is so much to do in and around Whitianga. Lovely to read that you enjoyed several of them. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

Seeshaupt, Germany
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We spend six days with Annemarie and Hans and had a perfect experience. They are fantastic hosts, giving excellent advice and recommendations on what to do, where to dine and treated us so we felt home away from home at truly every moment. The location is superb with perfect views to the bay, located very quietly up the hill in... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Lustsee, thank you so much! We truly enjoyed your company too and are glad you had such a nice time here with us. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

Zushi, Japan
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The best part of our 2 week trip was meeting Hans and AnneMarie. They are exceptional hosts, their home is beautiful and they were so warm and welcoming that we felt like honored guests. The beautiful views of Mercury Bay are breathtaking from the balcony, and waking up to the view and AnneMarie's fresh baked croissants (with Hans' homemade jams)... More 

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Jeni B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are very happy that we could contribute to a great NZ vacation experience and are looking forward to a photo of your daughter's needle felting art. We are always happy to advice our guests about the great restaurants here in Whitianga plus all the... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Annemarie and Hans go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. They are engaging, thoughtful and willingly provide help and guidance to make their guest's stay enjoyable and memorable. Beautiful location offering peace and tranquility.

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you very much DSNVD. It is so nice to read you had a good time at Within the Bays! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans More 

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Within the Bays is a luxury B&B where we welcome you our home: advice on local restaurants, best beaches, great art galleries, etc. While enjoying a glass of wine, beer or something else. Breakfast of your choice every morning. Children are very welcome and we have a lot of toys for them to play with. No pets except guide dogs. We speak English and Nederlands, ein wenig Deutch et un petit peux de Francais. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Within The Bays

Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £152 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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