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“Absolutely heartwarming stay in Cable Bay”

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Carneval Ocean View
Ranked #1 of 1 Cable Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Absolutely heartwarming stay in Cable Bay”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

With our two daughters (9 and 7) we stayed 3 nights with Martha and Roly and we had a great time! It was Christmas and we had a fabulous Christmas dinner. The hosts are very friendly and helpfull. They really know what it takes to have a great B&B. Small extra's such as a personalised menu in the evening, perfect cooking, extra attention and care for the children. For instance, our youngest doesn't like sweets or desserts, so without any problem they arranged a beautiful cheese platter for her after dinner. She couldn't be happier. Breakfast was amazing with literally everything you could think of, including cooked breakfast and several fresh breads. The rooms were very spacious and clean and the view is amazing. In the end we were only disappointed that we didn't book more nights! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Both rooms are beautiful.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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romada, Inhaber at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us at Carneval. We just can give back our gratefulness for the musical entertainments, this has been so wonderful to us and also our other guests loved the singing of you and your daughters on Christmas. We would be very happy so see you again sometimes. Kind regards Martha & Roly
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at Carneval Ocean View for 3 nights early January. The place is up on a hill and it’s got an amazing view of Doubtless Bay. Lovely room with all you need for a nice and comfortable stay. Bathroom has a back door leading to a quite private outdoor area with a table and chairs to sit back and relax while enjoying the view.

Breakfast was beautiful with heaps of choices. They make a yummy muesli, and we absolutely loved their homemade bread and jams!!

The hosts, Martha and Roly are a lovely couple and they will make you feel at home at all times. They are very nice and helpful and they give you lots of information about the area and recommendations on activities, beaches, restaurants, etc.

We had an enjoyable and relaxing break at Carneval. We would love to come back and we definitely recommend this Bed & Breakfast to anyone planning on visiting the area.

Room Tip: We stayed in the ocean view room and it was just wonderful to wake up to so much beauty. Room was sp...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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romada, Inhaber at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to revue us on Tripadvisor and are glad, you had a good time with us at Carneval Ocean View. It would be great to see you again soon in Cable Bay. Kind regards from Martha & Roly
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We wanted to spend several days in the Doubtless Bay/Cape Reinga area and selected Carneval Ocean View as our base for exploring the area. It is located on a hilltop immediately behind the beach at Cable Bay and has stunning views along the coast line.

We were warmly welcomed by Martha and Roly, who were ever ready to share their extensive local knowledge of the region. We took up several of their recommendations during our stay and found their advice very reliable. Martha also has very good relationships with the operators of local attractions and tours, so were able to greatly assist us with bookings.

While breakfast times were flexible, we found it convenient to eat at the same time as the other guests, so we enjoyed some great conversations about the area and travelling in general. The breakfast offered was wonderful, with a very good selection of items which varied from day to day. Marta makes wonderful conserves, and her ‘Quince Jelly’ is simply superb!

Our room was very comfortable and well equipped - we slept very well. WiFi was provided and work very well, while there is also good Mobile Broadband coverage in the vicinity. There was plenty of local wildlife on show, and we particularly enjoyed the antics of the families of quails that we regularly encountered on the access road.

We had a wonderful time in the area and really appreciated Carneval Ocean View.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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romada, Inhaber at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thank you so much, for staying with us at Carneval Ocean View. We are happy you have a good time in our place. It was pure pleasure for us as well, having you two with us. It would be nice to see you back again sometimes. Take care and kind regards Martha & Roly
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This was our second stay after a gap of eight years - wish we had made it back sooner! We enjoyed it even more second time around, if that's possible. Our room was just as we remembered it, so spacious and comfortable with everything we could possibly need. The views over Doubtless Bay are amazing and we really enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and dinners. Thanks Martha & Roly for your wonderful hospitality , it was great to see you again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carneval_8, Inhaber at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 23 November 2013
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us a report on Tripadvisor. We are happy you did enjoy your stay again and we hope you had a very great time at your Birthday. It would be nice to see you again sometimes. Take care. Martha & Roly
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Lovely room, very comfortable bed, great views. Peaceful and quiet.
Amazing breakfast!! Roli and Martha made us very welcome with a wine by the fire. Thanks so much for your great hospitality. Beautiful part of NZ.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carneval_8, Owner at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Thank you so much, that you took the time to give us a report on Tripadvisor. We had a great evening with you and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Martha & Roly
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

my family was recently fortunate to have booked a couple of night lodging with roly and martha at their lovely bed and breakfast. the setting was spectacular, the rooms spacious and comfortable, and the breakfasts wonderful. if you happen to be in touring northland, do yourself a favor and book a night or two in cable bay at carneval. it is worth it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carneval_8, Owner at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
Thank you so much for your view on Carneval Ocean View. We really appreciate this and hope to see you again sometime soon. I am sure, then we also would be able to cook you Dinner.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

I'm still alive and gone to Heaven was my reaction when we saw the magnificent scenery. Roli and Martha were superb hosts and thoroughly spoilt us. We should have stayed 3 days.Thank you both so much.
Kindest Regards
Alwyn and Helen

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Carneval_8, Manager at Carneval Ocean View, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Hallo you two, we really had a special time together! It was great having you with us and hope to see you again sometimes. Take care! Martha & Roly
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Property: Carneval Ocean View
Address: 360 State Highway 10 | Cable Bay, Cable Bay, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Cable Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cable Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Carneval Ocean View 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation with panoramic views overlooking picturesque Doubtless Bay. Designed to Mediterranean style in spacious landscaped gardens, Carneval offers European-style B&B accommodation with two king size ensuite bedrooms. Heated with Finnish Tulikivi wall heating, a Tulikivi fire warms the lounge in winter.A short stroll to the safe swimming beach of Cable Bay, where guests enjoy relaxing in the sun, swimmming or fishing. Your hosts, Martha ad Roly, speak Swiss, German and French. ... more   less 
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