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“A fabulous B&B just across the water from Auckland downtown”

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The Captain's Landing
Ranked #4 of 8 Devonport B&B and Inns
North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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“A fabulous B&B just across the water from Auckland downtown”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We enjoyed three fabulous days during our stay at The Captain's Landing. This bed
and breakfast is located on the beautiful North Shore area of Auckland, called
Devonport, just a short 10 minute ferry ride from downtown, and then a five minute
walk to the B&B.

The Captain's Landing overlooks the water, and so you get a great view of all the
activity, as well as the walkway on the water's edge.

The accommodation is really comfortable and elegant with a well appointed bedroom, a
spare room available to store your luggage, and a separate sitting room overlooking
the deck, and then out to the water. Breakfasts were served upstairs in the main
house diningroom which had an exquisite view of Auckland city and the surrounding
beach areas. The best part however was the lovely breakfasts prepared by the
gracious host, Margaret Ekman. Making use of organic local products where possible,
the breakfast was just exquisitely prepared and served with Margaret providing us
interesting stories and suggestions about Auckland, and how the B&B had evolved.

The Captain's Landing is a higher end B&B which offers excellent value, a great
hostess, and a good location with easy access to downtown. We would glad recommend
this B&B, and next time we are in Auckland, would
definitely stay there again.

Keith T, North Vancouver, Canada

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We knew as soon as we arrived on our 2 night stay at The Captains Landing it was going to be special as Margaret greeted us like one of the family. Margaret and Bo's B&B is situated on the ground floor level of their immaculate and stylish home and is actually a suite of rooms. We loved the second bedroom to enable us to use as a dressing room so as not to clutter the main bedroom with suitcases. The living room has a good sized fridge and small ice compartment ( disguised as a cabinet) where a chilled bottle of wine awaited us ( how we appreciated that after our journey) We sat outside on the decking with the warm evening sea breeze and relaxed immediately! Wow!
We can't think of a single item which isn't supplied at Captains Landing, the attention to detail delighted us. There are DVDs, books, magazines, refreshments, fresh milk, chilled water, excellent toiletries, wonderful pieces of furniture, fine bedding and a very comfortable bed. We were asked what time we wanted breakfast ( Margaret is such an accommodating hostess so if you have a very early start the same breakfast is served regardless of time) We enjoyed the best continental breakfast we have ever had ( also available scrambled eggs and smoked salmon) whilst looking out at the most fantastic views of the sea overlooking Auckland city through the floor to ceiling windows. We enjoyed the homemade muesli, seasonal fruits, croissants, pastries, toast and marmalade. Coffee and tea served in silver pots and crisp linen napkins and tablecloth. Beautiful And stylish presentation is something Margaret obviously excels at and it is something we miss so much when staying at larger hotels, which can be so impersonal and clinical. Don't want to write too much about all the little finishing touches as would possibly spoil the lovely surprise for future
guests. Great location - easy five to ten minute walk to catch the Ferry to the city and back and Devonport shopping also an easy stroll. Lots of smaller shops ( many close at 4pm though) and many places to eat. We were lucky to have a hire car so on our second evening we drove around the nearby area and across to the beach on the other side of town. We were so glad we decided to spend our few days in Devonport and not in Auckland CBD area for our two night stay. This B&B should certainly be number one in the ratings and isn't probably only because it's a small business ( one couple per stay) so the trip advisers reviews aren't as frequent. Can't recommend it highly enough and so look forward to returning again. Many thanks Margaret for a truly wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Small business with one suite of rooms so ensure to book early so as not to be disappointed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dresden, Germany
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Hi Margaret and Bo, warm greetings from Monika and Reinald.
We are now safely arrived back after 7 weeks at home. You were our first property in New Zealand, thank you for the wonderful time with you. Your warmth, the lovely furnished room and your support, we will be glad to remember. We wish you all the best for Christmas, stay healthy and maybe we'll meet once again.
Very nice Greetings from Monika and Reinald from the snowy Germany

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed at the Captain's Landing for the first two nights of our honeymoon. After over 30 hours of travelling from the UK, we arrived to find that Margaret and Bo had made a special effort to ensure that our room was ready early so that we could relax as soon as we got there. The accommodation was beautiful and Margaret and Bo were perfect hosts - always there to help but giving us the privacy that was so important. Margaret's breakfasts are honestly out of this world - amazing homemade muesli and cinnamon bread and delicious cooked mains, all served in Margaret and Bo's beautiful living room upstairs with views of the boats sailing by. The accommodation was ideally situation - only 5 mins walk from the Devonport Ferry terminal (the ferry itself only takes 10 mins to reach central Auckland). It was the perfect way to start our honeymoon, relax and get over our jetlag! We really cannot recommend the Captain's Landing highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Luxemburg
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Staying at this b&b was the best possible finish before leaving NZ after 6 weeks. The location is excellent. Devonport is very nice with excellent views on the city and the ferry connection are very good. Margaret prepares an awesome breakfast!!! Plenty of rooms with everything you can possibly need.Dip and crackers were a nice touch. Margaret and Bo are very nice and charming hosts. I think if you are looking for a b&b in that area 'The Captain's Landing' is the place to be. Thanks Margaret and Bo

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

When evaluating Auckland for a 4 day stay in January, it was apparent that you wanted to be near a ferry terminal. Since we like to stay in B & B's, our search led us to The Captain's Landing. Without question, this was the finest experience we've had in a B & B. The accomodations were pristine and so very comfortable. Our hostess, Margaret (Bo was out of town), was just amzing. She went out of her way to meet any of our needs. Margaret also puts on a dynamite breakfast spread with fresh fruits, breads, cereals and delicious main courses. I can honestly say you haven't gotten the most out of Auckland, if you haven't stayed at The Captain's Landing.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Taunusstein, Hessen, Germany
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Feels as cosy as home, you are looked after in the best possible way, hospitality brought to nothing but perfection. Hosts Margaret and Bo are very warm and friendly, helpful in any situation and you should certainly not miss staying there when being in the Auckland region. Extremely delicious and healthy breakfast gives you just the right start for your day.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Captain's Landing
Address: 22 King Edward Parade, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Devonport
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Devonport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterfront bed & breakfast, elegant private suite of rooms, consisting of one double, one queensize with TV, private bathroom, sitting room with TV, fridge and refreshment facilities, complimentary surprises, own entry and private deck. Short flat walk along the waterfront to village, naval base, shops, restaurants and ferry to downtown Auckland, off street parking. ... more   less 
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