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Bellbird Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Kaiteriteri B&B and Inns
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Milton Keynes
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“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed at 14 B&Bs during our recent tour of New Zealand and Bellbird Lodge was simply the best! Brian and Anthea are warm and generous hosts, their home is beautiful with lovely views towards the coast and the added extras made it a wonderful two day stay in Abel Tasman area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We couldn't fault Anthea and Brian on their hospitality, thoughfulness and warmth of welcome to their home. Every detail had been considered - even flowers and chocolates on the bed at bedtime. The breakfasts are delicious and everything seems to be homemade to a very high standard. Evening drinks and tasty nibbles are provided about 6 o'clock which gives all their guests the opportunity of meeting one another. Nothing is too much trouble. They even chauffeured us to and from a local restaurant so that we could have a glass of wine with our meal. We wanted to walk in the Abel Tasman National Park and the Lodge is a perfect place from which to start. There are some lovely beaches close by too. So whether one is looking for an active or a leisurely break, we would certainly recommend Bellbird Lodge.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

My friend Karen and myself were lucky enough to stay 2 nights at the wonderful Bellbird Lodge at the end of March 2012. The accomodation is truely beautiful and the attention to detail made our stay very special. Anthea and Brian are the most incredible hosts and wonderful people to spend time with. We particularly enjoyed the afternoon teas, complete with homemade cakes, and the pre-dinner drinks, again with delicious homemade savoury treats. Needless to say, the breakfasts were outstanding and will be missed! Both Brian and Andrea did a great job ferrying us to and from restaurants and water taxis, and made sure our stay was as relaxing as it could get! They were a mine of information and helped us make the most of this incredible location. I would recommend this first-class retreat to anyone.

Room Tip: The Magnolia Suite has wonderful sea-views and incredible sunrises.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at Bellbird Lodge for 4 nights in February 2012, where we met Martin & Sue. Everything Martin wrote about the place and about Anthea and Brian is true. The Bellbird Lodge was the best place we stayed in NZ. Anthea and Brian did everything to make it a perfect time for us. Of course we liked the excellent breakfasts, the afternoon tea, the home made cakes and the time before dinner with wine and nibbles. Our room, the Rosewood suite, was spacious, very clean and very quite. We felt like in paradise there.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed at Bellbird Lodge for 5 nights in February 2012. Anthea and Brian could not have done more to make us feel at home. The Magnolia Suite has magnificent sea views with a patio area. The standard of the rooms and lounge was exceptional with attention to detail, we had fresh flowers and fruit in the room on arrival and we were greeted with tea and home made cakes. The breakfasts were wonderful with a wide choice of delicious home cooked healthy dishes we especially liked the poached fruit and the innovative hot breakfasts.
Our hosts were keen to take care of us giving good advice on local trips and after days out we looked forward to coming home to afternoon tea and Anthea's delicious home made cakes and biscuits. The early evening chats with nibbles and a glass of local wine were really enjoyable.
This was the best accommodation that we stayed in during our 7 weeks in New Zealand and we would highly recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to stay in the Abel Tasman area.

Martin & Sue Sheffield UK

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hoevenen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Me and my husband Frank stayed 2 nights at the Bellbird Lodge. Even before we saw the place we knew that it would be marvelous. They even gave us tips before we arrived. Anthea is a warm and the perfect hostess who makes you feel very special as a guest at their house. Brian is the perfect gentleman and has a lot of knowledgde about the closeby Abel Tasman national Park.
Everytihing untill the smallest detail was perfect.
We would recommend this place to everyone. We will surtenly come back when we visit NZ again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

WE spent 3 nights in the Bellbird Lodge and we had a lovely time. Anthea and Brian made us feel very much at home and their hospitality is 110%. They do all what is needed to make your holiday a great succes, like giving you good advise for trips etc. taking care of you and above all......spoil you with 5star cooking! Antheas cakes and nibbles are delicious!
We had nice talks too and we came as guests but left as friends.
We wish them all the best for the future because they deserve it!

Room Tip: both rooms are very nice. One room has seaview but the other room has a bubblebath and a private sit...
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Property: Bellbird Lodge
Address: Kaiteriteri--Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri, | RD2, Motueka, 7197, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kaiteriteri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bellbird Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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