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Auckland
Reviewed 17 April 2012

'AOA' was a perfect bed & breakfast retreat. It made the easter weekend just been one to remember. The owners Kaye & Henry made us feel very welcome as soon as we arrived at the door. The House is very modern and nicely furnished. With a superbly made bathroom made of lots of granite. Breakfast the next morning was casual...

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seattle, usa
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Excellent room, very spacious, with many windows letting in lots of light and views of the waterways/yatchs. The bathroom was amazing, it had double sinks and the shower was giant newly completed tile with two separate shower heads. The breakfast was one of the best I've had for a self-serve in NZ: fresh fruit, cheese, tomato, toast, coffee, cereal, and...

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London
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We loved staying at this boutique style B&B located in the whitianga waterways - great views from the room and deck - check out the sunsets! It was just a short stroll to the town.and the hosts were really friendly yet discreet. Treated ourselves to one of the theraputic massages available - such a shame we couldnt stay longer -...

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Just a scenic 25 minute flight from Auckland International Airport, or a leisurely 2 1/2 hour drive from New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, through the beautiful Coromandel peninsular is the beach side town of Whitianga. I have been lucky enough to enjoy the incredible hospitality of Kaye and Henry at their 5 star bed and breakfast on many an occasion...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We have stayed at Ambience a couple of times now with our two small children. Kaye and Henry are always welcoming and provide a relaxed family friendly atmosphere with superb food. The kids loved jumping off the boat jetty. They also still talk about the trip out to the Mercury Islands with Kaye and Henry, where we saw stingrays, dolphins...

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Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Our early December trip to the Coromandel was punctuated by a most charming surprise - an upmarket B & B situated right on the inland waterway with great views, excellent food and the best hospitality from innkeepers Kaye and Henry. After a relaxing cocktail with tapas and great conversation, our hosts goaded us into unloading our Stand Up Paddle Boards...

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AquilaAmbience, Owner at Ambience on Aquila, responded to this review

thankyou so much for your awesome comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2012

The stay at the Ambience was excellent, hospitality was great and the view of the house located was absolutely amazing! It has a beautiful scenery of the mountains and lake. Henry and Kaye were very friendly and made sure we were comfortable throughout the stay. We strongly recommend everyone to stay if you are looking for a nice and relaxing...

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Wilsonville, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 29 February 2012

we were able to go last year with my father whom is 70 years old and had never been out of the country. we all grew up in southern california so we all share the love for the beach, the sun and the ocean. the house sits on the most peaceful waterways, the kids swam and we walked all over....

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Excellent Hospitality.Awesome water views.Beautiful house.What more can you ask for!!! Great to get away and relax from the hustle of the states.

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Auckland
Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you want a break away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life in town, then can I recommend you to our hosts, Kaye and Henry Whalen, and their beautiful home on the Whitianga Waterways. You are welcomed as friends, rather than guests and can either join the family for meals or be secluded in your own luxury...

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AquilaAmbience, Owner at Ambience on Aquila, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your great reference. We, at Ambience-on-Aquila, very much appreciate you taking the time to do this.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A memorable experience awaits you at Ambience-on-Aquila in the new Whitianga Waterways. Relax & unwind upstairs in the Captain's Quarters with stunning views over the water and the Coromandel landscape, or enjoy the quiet solitude of our downstairs 'Midships' double room alongside the tropical courtyard and natural mineral spa pool. A continental breakfast is served in the dining area or on the decks beside the canal. During your stay you can explore and enjoy the beaches of the wider Mercury Bay, or maybe pamper yourself with one of Kaye's natural therapy treatments. Close walking distance to shops, cafes & bars. Sailing, diving & fishing trips by arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambience on Aquila

Address: 17 Aquila Dr, Whitianga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £101 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had the upstairs giant room and it was VERY nice.”
 of 5 bubbles nxtadventure88, 15 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Go for the upstairs captains cabin suite - very private”
 of 5 bubbles AndySarahR, 7 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Upstairs is a little piece of heaven.”
 of 5 bubbles Davethenurse, 6 Mar 2012 | Read review
“upstairs had a wonderful view- full of light spacious and a spa like bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles KristyB985, 29 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Upstairs has amazing views of the whole waterways!”
 of 5 bubbles CraigM408, 29 Feb 2012 | Read review
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