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“Lovely apartment, and fantastic hosts”
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Main Bedroom and Living Room
Dining Area
Garden with Pool and Spa
Single Bedroom
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Modern brand new fully equipped kitchen
Kitchen and dinning area
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Auckland Central, North Island

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PatnJohnC
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
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Spotless, comfortable apartment with lovely pool and spa in a quiet suburb of Auckland. Cross the road for an invigorating climb up Mount Wellington to see the whole of Auckland below you, or walk 5 minutes to the station for a 15 min ride into downtown.
But the real stars are the hosts Jack and Helen, who couldn't be more hospitable and thoughtful. I was laid low with a recurrence of a virus a day after arriving, but was cheered enormously by Helen dropping by with tasty snacks to keep me going. Jack was very helpful with lots of information about transport, museum entry and hop on hop off buses. Generous supplies of food when we arrived jet lagged from England, including Helen's homemade fruit cake. All in all a wonderful introduction to New Zealand.

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Management Response
23 Jan 2017
We had the pleasure of hosting Pat and John. Excellent guests, very quiet, appreciative and interesting to talk to as they are well travelled. They left the apartment in an immaculate condition and would welcome them back. Helen and Jack Auckland
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Natalia C
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 7 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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We had a wonderful stay with Helen and Jack. They are such warm and welcoming hosts! A truly wonderful experience.
The apartment is located near the "Panmure" train station, a short 5 min walk. It's about 20 min to downtown Auckland. Helen and Jack can even provide you with the HOP Cards to make your travels by train easier and inexpensive.
The location is quiet - we never heard any traffic. Mt Wellington is right across.
Free Wi-Fi. AC in the apartment.
The apartment itself is just lovely: 2 beds, a couch, seating area, a fully equipped kitchen... Guests leave stuff behind such as oatmeal, cereal, spices, candy, etc., which is super-helpful when it comes to shopping because the basics are already there. There are also shopping bags, too, so be sure to grab some before you head out to the store! (The best grocery store is "Pak'n'Save", just 1 train stop away.) There is also a mini-bar, too.
The bathroom is nice and clean, and the water pressure is fabulous. The bed mattresses are nice and firm. There are extra pillows and blankets.
There's an outdoor patio, as well as the pool and a hot tub. We didn't use either but we hope to next time! :)
There is a full-size fridge in the kitchen, as well as the dishwasher. Helen and Jack have also graciously allowed us to use their washer and dryer which is always a tremendous help when you're traveling a week at a time or more.
Helen makes this fantastic fruit cake - there was a "treasure box" of it in the cupboard. We ate every crumb. She also makes delicious mini-scones with dates - we had the luxury of having those twice during our stay.
Helen and Jack are super-helpful and they are happy to answer any questions you have. There are plenty of brochures and flyers about the city, the transportation, etc., too. Again, people leave stuff behind. (We left 2 roundtrip ferry tickets to Waiheke Beach (through Devonport) which are valid till March 2017, so we hope someone will get another use out of them.)
Our communication with Helen and Jack prior to our arrival has been excellent.
On our last day, Jack graciously volunteered to give us a ride to the airport for a small fee which helped us loads.
We cannot recommend this place enough. We will be back for sure!!

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BrightonG...
Brighton, Canada
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“IT REALLY IS AN OASIS”
Reviewed 23 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Stayed here 3 nights because we desperately needed to refresh and repack after a 4 week road trip in NZ (before that a week in Tahiti and 7 weeks in Oz). This oasis proved to be just that, allowing us to get reorganized in a comfortable and luxurious setting, including evenings in the hot tub spa! The photos of the apartment and outdoors don't do justice to this wonderful venue. Hosts Helen and Jack have thought of absolutely everything, with high-end décor and appliances, and a well-stocked fridge and pantry so you don't have to worry about doing a grocery shop (there's even an honour bar!). They were very helpful and gracious getting us oriented to the neighbourhood and Auckland, even, though not mentioned on their site, giving us access to their washer and dryer, which is conveniently located in a separate room you can enter without having to go into the house. We ended our stay by having dinner with Helen and Jack at a local restaurant they recommended, and thoroughly enjoyed their company. If you are passing through Auckland we highly recommend this oasis!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
We had the pleasure of hosting Gregg And Bonnie. They are a very nice couple, interesting to talk to and very good company.
They left the apartment in an immaculate condition and we highly recommend them as guests . Helen and Jack. Auckland
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