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“Wonderful place to stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast

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Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 24 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Rosemary and John are exceptional hosts and have created a fabulous home and place to stay. Our room had a great view of Mount Taranaki, with a supremely comfortable bed and luxurious shower room with quality bathroom products. We were greeted with delicious home made cake and tea on arrival and more home made cake appeared on our return from our day out the following day. Their breakfasts are a real treat! Our hosts advised us about eating out and places to visit and sorted out a hire car problem for us. Their garden is a delight and the family dog gave is a great guided tour around it while chasing the rabbits! We stayed with Rosemary and John for two days and would have liked to have stayed longer. We can't recommend them highly enough - if you're going to Taranaki, do book in at Villa Heights! Thank you Rosemary and John for such a delightful stay!

Room Tip: The two rooms at the front with views of Mount Taranaki are fabulous!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Heights, we appreciate the kind words you wrote and feel humble. If you ever come to New Zealand again we would love to have you stay.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night but should have stayed a few more, but the schedule didnt allow. We arrived late afternoon after a drive down from Auckland. We were met by Rosemary and Daisy the house dog. We were quietly and friendly shown our room, and features of the house. As it was afternoon teatime Rosemary served coffee and homemade chocolate cake and left to ourselves in the conservatory looking onto the back garden. The garden seemed newish but was flush with interest. We walked round it with Daisy. The property is elevated, you knew that from the name. So it had wide views to New Plymouth and Paratai Rock and also to Mt Egmont/Taranaki. An extensive vegetable garden with the humble potato grown as well as fresh strawberries. An Irishman cant be separated from a potato for very long. The rest of the garden had fruit and nut trees growing. In particular the feijoa tree which produces beautiful fruit in the autumn. The garden is quite extensive. It was a joy to sit in and go ah ha.

On returning to the house John introduced himeelf to us. Still has a lilt in his voice. Even though both he and Rosemary had been in New Zealand as young couple and had raised a family and now have grand children.

In the evening decided not to go out and stayed in our room the taranaki room at the front of the the house. It has views straight onto the mountain. The room was well equiped with tea and coffee making together with a small fridge. This was a bonus for me as being diabetic and carrying insulin. The room also had a heat pump (not used), TV and ensuite. Small table and chairs. The wifi was particularly fast so I was set for the evening playing online bridge.

Chose to not interact with the other two couples that had arrived, due more to tiredness.

The bed was comfortable as I just conked out. Woke up in the morning refreshed. Had the cooked breakfast. Interacted with the two other guests a german and a kiwi couple. The lively conversation you get when strangers are thrown together.

We said our good byes.
Then departed, for the drive back to Wellington.

I highly recommend this b&b. It hit the spot for me.


Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Heights, we appreciate your kind review and enjoyed your long write up about our home.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Spent the night at Villa Heights with John and Rosemary who were outstanding hosts. Lots of little extras such as chocolate cake with a welcoming cuppa and chocolates beside the bed. Their home was beautifully furnished with a real homely feel, complimented by a superb garden and family dog. They were an extremely accommodating couple, helping to plan dinner and making bookings for us and provide lots of information about the area. Breakfast was a real treat and the whole experience was one of the highlights of our extended weekend. Will definitely recommend to others. Thanks.

Room Tip: 2 rooms have a georgous view of the mountain.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate you kind words, and are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Heights. We hope you will come back another time.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

John and Rosemary are delightful hosts. Their house is a sympathetically restored Heritage 100 year old home with many original features. The fireplace surround in the dining room is stunning. cothing was too much trouble for them and they were mines of information from places to eat, interesting locations to visit and not least sharing their home and unmissable garden with us. Rosemary is a danger to ones waistline with her daily cake making activities!
We stayed with them for three days and were sorry when we moved on.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Heights, we appreciate your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. If you ever come back to New Zealand we would love to have you stay. We wish you well .
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

On our NZ-trip we have experienced many B & B 's most of them much to our satisfaction. Villa Heights is topping them all. Rosemmary and John are utmost frendly and helpful hosts in any aspect. You feel at home when you cross the doorstep. Spacious, clean rooms. Breakfast, cooked or continental with fresh garden fruit and a variety of other delights makes your start of the day easyer. We highly recommend Villa Heights to anybody looking for a real quality-stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Heights, we appreciate, and feel humble with the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back if you come to New Plymouth again.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

My wife Bev and I have made use of B and Bs throughout NZ as well as in the UK and Europe.
Villa Heights is by far and away the best such accommodation we have ever stayed at. John and Rosemary are exemplary hosts with a perfect blend of hospitality and caring without being intrusive at all. My one regret is that our home in Auckland is not nearer the venue as we would certainly be more frequent visitors. Should John and Rosemary ever retire from the business they would be well advised to take up a secondary career - that of training would be others!!
I have no hesitation in recommending Villa Heights to anyone looking for first class accommodation in the Taranaki area . Colin Hastie

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Villaheights, Owner at Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Heights. We appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay. We wish you well, if you are ever down our way we would welcome you.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

John and Rosemary have to be voted the best B & B hosts anywhere. Warm , friendly and knowledgeable and will guide you to find the things of your interests in New Plymouth. We were there in 2 days of pouring rain but we still loved it and would go back again during the Garden Festivals season.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast
Address: 333 Upland Road, New Plymouth 4372, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa Heights Bed and Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience luxery Bed and Breakfast at it's best.Set in peaceful garden setting, only 15 minutes drive to new Plymouth Qualmark 4+ star. Stunning views of mount Taranaki. Warm hospitality.Free Wireless Internet. Full breakfast. Dinner by arrangment ... more   less 
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