both the b&b and the hosts, Donald and Kathy, are charming and delightful. We stayed two nights and will definitely return whenever we are able to go back to Auckland. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable, the baths spotless and fully equipped. The breakfast, served in a lovely dining room, was generous and varied, fresh homemade muffins, croissants, fruit, juice, yogurt, cappuccino are just a sample of the goodies they offer. Donald and Kathy sent us on our explorations with leftover muffins for a snack. Both have great advice on what to see in the time we had available, local restaurants, bus routes and tips about Auckland.
We arrived in Auckland at the end of a cruise and Donald and Kathy welcomed us early, right after our disembarkation so that we didn't have to wait until a normal check-in time. That courtesy meant we could go on our way for the day without worrying about being there at a certain time. Very much appreciated, as was the early breakfast on our day of departure.
A big thank you to both, we enjoyed meeting you and Ben, the dog!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunderland House is located in an historic inner city area noted for its grand Victorian villas, award winning restaurants, charming beaches, fashionable shopping and trendy Ponsonby. Designed in the period of Herne Bay's villas, Sunderland House has been purposely built as a Boutique Bed & Breakfast, and cleverly combines Victorian style and charm with the luxury of contemporary facilities including free wireless internet. The three suites are sumptuous, light and peaceful and feature lofty cathedral ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, elegant antiques, a warm soothing colour palette, comfortable beds pressed crisp linen and includes complimentary port, delicious home baking, tea and coffee. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay with us is perfect by accommodating your every need whilst maintaining your privacy and serenity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunderland House Hotel Auckland Central
- Sunderland House Auckland, New Zealand