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“This has to be one of the best B&Bs in which you will ever stay!”
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Airlie House
Ranked #4 of 24 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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173 reviews
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“This has to be one of the best B&Bs in which you will ever stay!”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

There appear to be several good places to stay in when visiting New Plymouth. But I'd be surprised if any were half as good as this.
So, if you are going anywhere in Taranaki, I'd try to arrange your trip to include at least one night in Airlie House.
Other reviews have referred to the excellent, historic house, the friendly and first class service, the wonderful breakfast.
I just want to add that it is one of the best B&Bs I've ever stayed in!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

There really isn't anything else to say about Airlie House and Gabrielle that hasn't already been said by previous reviewers that have stayed there. Everything about this B&B has quality written all over it. This really is a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Garden Room for 3 nights recently. We had originally booked the Studio Apartment, but agreed to switch to the Garden Room after Gabrielle notified us of a slight mix-up in bookings. For our "trouble" we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of bubbly, cheese and crackers - and got to stay in a lovely room overlooking the front garden with a huge private bathroom and more than the comforts of home. Gabrielle is a model for all B&B hosts - attentive and welcoming (and in our case, provider of empathy and various excellent suggestions for my very sore back) but invisible when not needed. Breakfasts were excellent - fresh fruit, cereals, fresh made muffins, toast, up to and including eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, if wanted. The whole house was immaculate and included all the small touches that make a house a home away from home. We would highly recommend Airlie House! Thank you, Gabrielle.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

A good location, gracious host. good rooms and facilities, superb breakfast. We were looked after very well and late checkout fortunatley was not a problem as we left during the week. Highly recommended and We will stay there again. Say no more,

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Had a wonderful stay here - great location, easy walk in to town or the walkway. I stayed in the spacious garden room which had a lovely outlook and a separate bathroom. Pure Fiji toiletries in the bathroom and I was very tempted to have a long soak in the claw footed bath but unfortunately time did not permit. Gaye was a fabulous host and I enjoyed the cooked breakfasts and chatting to her while I ate.
Will definitely be staying here next time I go to New Plymouth - think it is hard to beat for location, ambience and comfort.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Waihi
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

My parents, niece and I had a wonderful 4 night stay here - it was just fantastic. The bed and breakfast was just immaculate, clean and tidy, comfortable beds, heaps of space to relax and a wonderful host in Gabrielle. Great breakfasts, convenient location close to the centre of town and the waterfront - just a 5 minute stroll. Loved all New Plymouth had to offer - had a really great relaxing time!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Warwickshire, England
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We were in the Garden Room which is spacious and comfortable. There's tea / coffee making facilities (plus super biscuits) but no fridge - you have to use the shared one in the guest lounge. The bathroom is huge, with bath, great shower and underfloor heating (really nice). From what we could see the whole house has been beautifully restored. Add the top quality breakfast, expert hosting and convenient central location with good off-street parking and it's easy to see how Airlie House gets its #1 ranking.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Airlie House
Address: 161 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
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Number of rooms: 3
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