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The Landing
Ranked #14 of 41 Napier B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 June 2014

From the minute I rung to make a book Jill made my experience special by giving us a deal on the room. I felt like I was coming home as Jill opened the door and let us check in early. The room was everything we wanted, relaxing with a sight of beautiful views from every angle and the feel of being in a bedroom rather than a hotel room. To follow our night away we had breakfast in the dining room looking out to sea and Jill and Allen (the hosts) made it so special by asking us what we wanted and making us waffles served with little delicacies from there own collection of homemade and gifted jams and sauces. This is a place that will make your weekend magical, now that I have been here I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

Room Tip: The bayview room
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rebecca G
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Hi Rebecca
Thanks very much for the glowing review.
Glad we were able to manage an early check-in -and glad that you enjoyed the Bayview Suite. It is a wonderful view -and a great space for that special time away.
Breakfast is always fun -I like to make all the preserves, and cook the breakfasts to order. We haven't been over your way yet to the restaurant -We'll look forward to you coming again -call any time.
Regards
Jill and Allan

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Jill and Allan were great hosts, we enjoyed our stay with them so much, their recommendations about Napier and the rest of New Zealand were great, there house is beautiful, the view is amazing, the level of service we got was outstanding. Definitely was the best place where we stayed in New Zealand.

Room Tip: Choose the bigger room, it has the most amazing view, it is so worth it.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Hello folks
Thanks so much for the review. It was exciting for us to have guests from Mexico -especially those also in the B and B business! Glad you enjoyed your short visit here with us in sunny Hawkes Bay, and also your time in New Zealand.
Hope to be able to visit you in Mexico. sometime. Regards Jill and Allan, the Landing Napier

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Beautiful location with views of the bay and surrounding countryside . Lovely warm welcome with fresh cookies on arrival . Great recommendations for dinner and organised a wine tour . Our room was amazing , large comfortable and everything you would wanted , supported by a fabulous breakfast . Jill and Alan sorry it has taken us since July 2010 to write this review but glad to see you are still bringing great pleasure to your guests

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Ian C
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Hello Ian,
Good to hear from you -thanks for the review.
I remember you enjoyed your stay -and the wine tours are always popular. We are still busy -hosting guests from all over the world -and thoroughly enjoying it. Our location, and the wonderful views make it easy for us to show guests a wonderful part of NZ -and all the fresh produce, and of course the wine make dining a great experience. In the last couple of years a load of new restaurants and cafes have opened up all over Hawkes Bay -perhaps it's time for a return visit!
Best regards,
Jill and Allan, the Landing Napier

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were glad we had a satnav to guide us here as it is in a rabbit warren of roads on the hill overlooking the town. However, it is a very quiet location.
We were surprised to see such a modern house (despite seeing the pictures on tripadvisor before booking!!). Jill and Alan were so kind and welcoming it would be worth booking in here just to meet them. They certainly understand travellers' needs and have equipped their rooms accordingly. The breakfast they gave us sustained us all day, which was good as we didn't need to stop for lunch on our long onward journey. When we visited the house was up for sale, so plan to travel to Napier soon if you want to experience their hospitality.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Hello Suzy,
Thanks so much for the glowing review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Landing, and that you appreciated the way we have set the rooms up so guests have everything they need for their time here.
Good to hear too that breakfast kept you going -doing breakfasts "to order" seems to work well.
The house/business is on the market -but we are planning to sell to another keen host -or may even be here ourselves for the next summer season. Perhaps you can come again on your next visit to New Zealand.
Regards
Jill and Allan, the Landing Napier

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Up on the hill in Napier so you are promised great views. Note you are just above the container port so look out not down! Rooms are lovely, breakfast very nice and the hosts offer to take you to town/restaurants and then can back. There is parking but it's a tiny little street. Top level is best.

Room Tip: The room with the balcony on the top floor is far superior. A lovely modern home.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Hello
Thanks so much for writing the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Landing, and enjoyed the spectacular view. Thompson Road is a narrow road, but as we are at the end of the cul-de-sac there is no passing traffic, and we have secure garage parking for all guest cars. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Regards Jill and Allan, the Landing Napier

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We wished we could have stayed more than 2 nights! Jill and Alan were incredibly hospitable and helpful. Their recommendations were perfect for meals and they will even drop you off at dinner if you don't feel like driving. Downtown Napier is only a few min drive and the view from the Landing is worth being up on the hill! We stayed in the largest suite and it was great. Very comfortable with modern decor and a nice bathroom. Breakfast was delicious both mornings and Jill made sure I had gluten free options. Cape Kidnappers golf was a great and a 20 min drive down the coast. We loved the Landing!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

hello folks
Thanks very much for the review.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Landing, Napier - and we knew that the golf at Cape Kidnappers was a highlight.
Gluten free options for breakfast are no problem -and lots of choice too for dining options closeby. Thanks for showing me the sketch from the top floor -so clever. The view changes all the time with the colours on the sea and sky.
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.
Regards
Jill and Allan

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We loved The Landing. It is an ultra modern house on Bluff Hill with a view over the bay. Our large front room was spacious, light, and with careful attention to every detail. Jill and Allan are brilliant hosts - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We followed all their advice and had a brilliant time - wine-tasting, tractor-trailing to Cape Kidnappers and walking round Napier. If we can, we will come back like a shot.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheLanding, Owner at The Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Hello Pegotty
Thank you for the review. It was lovely to meet you both -and that you were able to stay on for an extra night. It is always nice for us when guests appreciate the house, and relax and make the most of it -especially with the fine sunny weather we were enjoying.
Glad you enjoyed all the activities -and managed to get some work done as well. We will be awaiting developments...
We would enjoy it very much if you get the chance to come back.
Best regards
Jill and Allan

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Additional Information about The Landing

Address: 142 Thompson Street, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
Hotel Class:4 star — The Landing 4*
Number of rooms: 3

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