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The Ambers Luxury B&B
Ranked #2 of 3 Silverdale B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Ambers is an amazing tranquil location with beautiful maple trees that line the driveway. Our weekend away from the city was everything we had hoped for and more. Gerard and Diane were wonderfully friendly hosts and their B&B is stunning. Thanks for the great stay and delicious breakfast.
Casey & Gary

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2013

Many thanks Casey and Gary! Diane and I very much enjoyed meeting you two. We very much appreciate that you took time out to submit a lovely review and hope to see you again some time soon! You're welcome any time!

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

The Ambers is a most magnificent and unique wedding venue. Gerard and Diane were wonderful hosts making the day really special for everyone. They have an extraordinary eye for the small details which elevated the whole experience into a superb occasion. We cannot thank them enough for making us feel truly blessed to have been part of their spectacular home for a day and leaving us with such happy memories. We extend our appreciation to you both, Kind regards from Wayne and Lynette Nuttall.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Many thanks Wayne and Lynette for your heart felt words of appreciation. Yes, it was a great and enjoyable occasion and Diane and I were very happy that all went well, despite the weather. The lounge with the open fire looked very cosy and throughout the evening everyone was enjoying themselves. Thomas and Natasha looked absolutely beautiful and happy - they make a lovely couple and are very much in love. I trust you will have realised that you have not lost your son but gained a beautiful and exotic daughter!

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed overnight at the Ambers en route north and wished our itinerary had allowed us to stay longer. This was without doubt among the best accommodation we experienced in during our 4 week tour of New Zealand. We were in the gite which would have been perfect for a longer visit. Gerard showed us the other rooms and all were immaculate as well as tastefully and thoughtfully appointed to ensure guests had everything they could have wished for in a 5 star hotel.
Drinks on the terrace and a first class delicious breakfast were both beautifully served. Everything about the Ambers demonstrates attention to detail and concern for guests' comfort and well being. Think English country Georgian house with a touch of French "manoir". I can thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Many many thanks for your lovely words, Jim and Christine! They are greatly appreciated. We really enjoyed your company and hope that the remainder of your trip went well. We're going into winter now as you are heading into a warm summer. We'd love to come to Europe and enjoy the sunshine but we can't come this year. So all we can say is: "Warm regards from a cold Silverdale!!"

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Gerard and Diane were the consummate B&B hosts, so accommodating and wonderful. Throughout our 3 day stay, they both really made a concerted effort to make us feel at home and comfortable. The place was immaculate. It's a very convenient location, close to the motorway onramp (just don't try to get to downtown Auckland during the morning rush hour!). Breakfast was delicious and filling. The grounds were beautiful and well-kept. They were flexible with our departure time, which was much appreciated. I've been to many B&Bs over the years, and I even founded a B&B directory. This place really stands out.
If you're looking for a quiet retreat on your trip to Auckland, The Ambers is the perfect place for you.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

What wonderful words from you two, Stephan and Orion!! It was great meeting you both and we thoroughly enjoyed your company. You are very knowledgeable and capable and Orion is one of the warmest people we've ever met. You are a lovely couple and we wish you much happiness together. We trust you had an uneventful trip back to the USA and are slowly settling back into life as you left it. Many thanks for your advice regarding our website; I'll have to speak to my son when he comes back from India and make some changes!! Safe travels!! Gerard and Diane.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

It was elegant, majestic and everything the website promised! We stayed three nights at the Ambers B&B where Gerard and Diane provided generous and perceptive hospitality in the most delightful of settings. We could not have asked for better. The home itself was very special - modelled on the stately English manor – and appropriately decorated and fitted with fine furnishings, period art, accoutrements and antique curiosity pieces. The guest lounge, conservatory, grand staircase and upper picture windows set off the grand home, as did the expansive gardens and entrance driveway through a corridor of beautiful ambers.
Breakfasts were to order – beautifully and lovingly presented and in keeping with the property ambience. Creative fruit dishes, home made muesli, wide food choices and generous provisions made this a special time each morning.

Gerard and Diane were the perfect hosts. We were greeted each evening with wine and cheeses and we enjoyed our interaction with them. It was helpful to receive sound advice to assist our daily site-seeing and dinner needs and we hope to share their presence again in the future.

Discerning guests can confidently book The Ambers B&B, which is easy to locate, handy to Auckland and an ideal gateway to the northern sector of the North Island.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thanks very much Peter and Brenda! This is a wonderful review and we're thrilled to bits that you have really enjoyed staying with us. We hope we'll meet again one day but in the meantime, enjoy your holiday away. Safe travels!!! Gerard and Diane

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Gerard and Diane were lovely hosts. Their bed and breakfast is conveniently 20 minutes north of Auckland. The home is a English style country home on 14 acres and is absolutely beautiful. The rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious and getting to know Gerard and Diane is worth stopping in for at least one night. This B&B does it right. Breakfast, a complimentary drink and free wi-fi are available. The gardens are beautiful and the family dog Wolf will welcome you.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thank you very much Nicole and Antonie!! Your lovely words remind us of the wonderful experience of having you stay at our place. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and hope to meet you again some day. Good luck with your project to help unfortunate women in places far away. You are doing a lovely thing for them. Travel safely!! Gerard and Diane

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We had a very pleasant, quiet stay at The Amber's. We were greeted by Wolf, a very well behaved member of the family, on our arrival. The hosts,Diane and Gerard, were very welcoming and made our stay a pleasure. Their home is beautiful and is located in a truly peaceful valley. We would thoroughly recommend The Amber's.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2013

Many thanks for your positive comments; they are greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to your next visit! Safe travels! Gerard

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Additional Information about The Ambers Luxury B&B

Address: 146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale, Auckland 0992, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Silverdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Silverdale
Price Range: £96 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambers Luxury B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Ambers" is a charming old-style European country house set in 14 park-like acres with formal rose gardens, fountains, mature trees and olive grove. It is situated on the main road north, just 20 minutes north of Auckland. We have 4 double bedrooms, 3 with their own ensuites.In the garden we have a self contained unit which we call the "gite". This gite has a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee and tea making facilities, a dining table, a sofa and tv as well as its own, modern ensuite. In all our rooms and in the gite we have free of charge fast broadband internet access. We look forward to welcoming you in our home. Wij spreken ook Nederlands. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. Nous parlons francais. Solemente pocito Espanol. Sedikit Bahasa Indonesia ... more   less 
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