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 !
- 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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