We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A beautiful house, comfortable, luxury and great hospitality.”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Ambers Luxury B&B
Ranked #2 of 3 Silverdale B&B and Inns
Steenwijk, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A beautiful house, comfortable, luxury and great hospitality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed on “The Ambers” for only one night. When we had known that is was such a beautiful house, with a marvellous garden, we should have stayed longer. Dianne and Gerard are very good hosts. The breakfast was excellent. We regret it that we had to leave.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank EricatL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear Erica and Wouter. Thank you for your lovely words of appreciation. You know, there is a saying some people in the B&B business use: "You arrive as guests, you leave as friends". Never has that been more true than in our case. We really, really appreciated meeting you both, talking and sharing our traveling (and writing!) experiences, and are very certain that one day we'll meet again, probably when, as you asked, we come and visit you in your beautiful house and environment. Many thanks also to Wouter for his generosity in giving us a copy of his novel; that is greatly appreciated!! Travel safely friends, keep well and continue to enjoy this wonderful life. We will do our best to do the same so we may meet again. Until then, we remain - in Auckland!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    83
    6
    0
    0
    1
See reviews for
8
68
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We needed a break, somewhere to unwind and relax with style and comfort. We chose the Ambers in Silverdale: a choice that proved to be well founded. Our hosts greeted us and from the outset made us feel totally at home. The shared lounge area was tastefully furnished and decorated and the welcoming drinks and nibbles were greatly appreciated. Our room certainly did justice to our preconceptions from the website and we were just delighted with the associated ambience. Being a few kilometers out-of-town, we were more than happy to be advised on local restaurants for dinner: again we were delighted with the lovely well patronized restaurant. After an excellent and comfortable nights sleep, breakfast was served in the dining room which opened up onto a classically stylish garden. A tasty fresh fruit salad and associated yogurts and cereals was followed by a beautifully prepared full English breakfast. We enjoyed the company of our hosts and colleague guests before departing late morning. We have no hesitation in recommending the property and can only speak highly of its style, ambience and the hospitality and generosity of our hosts. We will definitely return to this property when the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Andrew W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you very much Andy and Jill for your wonderful, detailed and erudite review of our services!! Although your visit surprised us as we had received no notification of your booking, (apparently WOTIF sent it to the wrong email address - which has now been rectified) our surprise quickly turned to delight at the opportunity to converse with such amiable and well-traveled guests! We shared many a story and thoroughly enjoyed your company. We loved hearing about your adventure through China, Mongolia and Russia and received some good ideas on how to make a world cruise a little more financially viable. Do come back some time, there are a few more stories to share!! All the very best to you both. Safe travels!! Gerard and Diane
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

We visited "The Ambers" on our second night stay of our New Zealand vacation. After a 40 hours journey coming from The Netherlands, we recovered there. We had a drink and a nice casual conversation with the host Gerard in their beautiful garden. Gerard gave us some good tips of where we could have a nice walk in the area and after we had a good night sleep a nice breakfast in the morning we really started our vacation

Room Tip: Some rooms at "The Ambers" have a longer bed which can be pleasant for taller persons as m...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Marc O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Google Translation
Hartelijke dank voor jullie fijne woorden! We hebben van jullie gezelschap genoten! Misschien zien we elkaar weer eens in de provincie Zeeland! Hartelijke groeten uit Nieuw Zeeland!! Gerard en Diane
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

The Ambers was such a perfect venue for my friends wedding this past weekend, a beautiful house and gardens run by a lovely, welcoming couple.
I would recommend the Ambers for anyone wanting a luxury, relaxing break from city life.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank NandC1982
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Many thanks for your positive feedback - your comments are greatly appreciated!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Our mid week stay at The Ambers was absolutely perfect. Lovely hosts Gerard & Dianne, both confirmed Francophiles which was an agreeable point of discussion for us. An excellent breakfast with ample selection of jams preserves etc. plus home cooked breakfast a'la Gerard of bacon & eggs, the works.
Our room was at the head of the stairs L'etoille, with adjacent en-suite. The room itself was beautiful, well appointed, King size bed, dressing table, small collection of books in a bookshelf. Overall very spacious. En-suite was recently renovated, very well appointed with LARGE claw foot bath.
The total experience was lovely. Would happily stay again, but this time for longer.

Room Tip: Would choose our room again, private at top of house.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank peterandheike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Many thanks Peter and Heike for your positive words in your review! They are greatly appreciated!! We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon in the not too distant future! Warm regards, Gerard & Diane
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Eddy and I arrived at The Ambers to have a break away from home. Immediately we felt relaxed and welcome.
Dianne,Gerard (and wolf the dog) are as entertaining and as warm as the delightful Ambers.
I highly recommend The Ambers for the time we all need to relax away from home in luxurious comfort and country charm.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 11020
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Hi Tania. I think I have already thanked you for the beautiful review you and Eddie left on our review page but just wanted to make sure you know we really appreciated your company. Looking forward to seeing you two again someday soon. Warm regards
Gerard & Diane
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed at The Ambers for two nights and had the most amazing time there.

We stayed in The Regency room, which was amazing; the whole house and the surrounds are absolutely beautiful in fact. I just wish we could have stayed longer!

What really made the stay was the incredibly warm hospitality from the hosts, Gerard and Diane. Such a lovely couple! And they make a wonderful breakfast!

We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Reece R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Many thanks Reece and Sox for your wonderful words! They are greatly appreciated. And also thank you for transferring the outstanding amount - it arrived safely. Wishing you a wonderful year together and we look forward to seeing you in a year's time!! Enjoy life to the full. Warm regards Gerard and Diane
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Silverdale
3.7 mi away
Waves Motel
Waves Motel
#3 of 8 in Orewa
4.0 of 5 bubbles 165 reviews
15.6 mi away
Warkworth Lodge
Warkworth Lodge
#1 of 2 in Warkworth
3.5 of 5 bubbles 72 reviews
13.4 mi away
The Spencer on Byron Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.1 mi away
Whangaparaoa Lodge
Whangaparaoa Lodge
#1 of 2 in Whangaparaoa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 307 reviews
14.1 mi away
Nancy's Garden
Nancy's Garden
#1 of 19 in Warkworth
4.5 of 5 bubbles 52 reviews
2.1 mi away
Silverdale Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Ambers Luxury B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ambers Luxury B&B

Property: The Ambers Luxury B&B
Address: 146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Ambers Luxury B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ambers Luxury B&B Silverdale, New Zealand - Auckland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing