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Carneval Ocean View
Ranked #1 of 1 Cable Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Loved it all !”
Reviewed 11 January 2009

It was our first time in New-Zealand, coming a long way from France with two stopovers in Singapore and Sydney. Our aim was to discover part of NZ while staying in B&B's since we own a B&B too.
While in Australia I already knew that Carneval was the right place to start our trip. We had reserved with the help of our light small laptop and Roly & Martha wrote us as to what we would like to eat for dinner when arriving. We chose "green lip mussels" and fish !
We drove straight from Auckland airport to Doubtless Bay and arrived just before dinner time. Warm welcome from Martha & Roly. They had built a beautiful house overlooking the whole Bay, lovely bedroom and bathroom. Spotless, wide windows, well decorated with good taste with NZ quality furniture, gorgeous view, well landscaped lovely garden, ...
Roly is a very experienced professional "chef" and we enjoyed an excellent dinner. There are not so many places in NZ, France, England and other parts of the world where you can enjoy a good B&B coupled with good food on the spot ! We also enjoyed very much their delicious breakfasts with home made "muesli" and jams. The two days we remained there were most enjoyable. Martha & Roly are such excellent and experienced hosts, they deserved many more guests. Doubtless Bay is far away North. However, this place is worth the driving effort !

  • Liked — The hosts, the house, bedroom, dinner, view, quietness, ...
  • Stayed December 2008
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Reviewed 5 January 2009

This place deserves to be mentioned in a positive light.
Booked our family stay on wotif.com and we were both very impressed.
Originally we booked two nights, but my wife and I liked the place so we asked if we could stay one more night.
Very clean rooms, private garden area, fantastic view.
The King size beds are very comfortable.
Breakfast is real gourmet breakfast at its best, not "el cheapo" continental breakfast here, you are looking at a very nice Swiss breakfast.

The owners were very helpful, and were ready to share their local knowledge to help us see the best locations and attractions within a few days.

I stayed at several five star Hotels in the past, but I am happy to recommend this place to my friends and will return when I visit this paradise again.

In a summary genuine nice people and this accommodation is excellent value.

  • Liked — Free Internet access, Fabtastic breakfast, very clean, superb view
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

My Partner and I (along with his mum and Dad) stayed with Martha and Roly at the Carneval Ocean View to celebrate a 70th birthday. They are very warm, friendly and generous hosts.

Straight away, we were amazed by the location. Elevated beach front, both bedrooms with wonderful views. The bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms are spacious and very comfortable.

The breakfast is one you have to see to believe. I have travelled quite a bit, and I have never had such a lovely breakfast. Everything you want, and more! Great conversation and stories to be shared too. We had Roly (a very competent chef) cook our celebratory dinner, then we let off fireworks! If they offer to make you a Linzer Torte, you should accept!

Simply superb. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — the views and the hosts
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed February 2008
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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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