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“Home away from home”
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A Great View
Ranked #17 of 46 Wellington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 January 2014

From the minute we arrived at A Great View we were made to feel very much at home. Was more like visiting with old friends - Nev and my husband were sharing a beer and Bettina and I chatting over a cuppa.
As their website states this is very much a homestay B&B - you are staying in their home and sharing the living areas. We had our own bathroom but all bedrooms were on the same floor - we were expecting this so it was not a problem at all but some B&B stayers expect 'separate' quarters so should be aware of this.
The view from our bedroom certainly was fantastic - uninterrupted across Wellington to the harbour. We had a car so getting to and from was easy - about 15 minutes drive into the CBD.
The beds were really comfortable and Nev does a mean scrambled eggs for breakfast!
We really enjoyed our stay with Nev and Bettina and it was a perfect end to our NZ holiday.
Marco, their little black kitten/lap warmer was a firm favourite with our daugher!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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BettinaJefferys, Manager at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear Andrea, thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company very much and hope to see you again one day, either in New Zealand or if we can make it to Alice Springs. It was great to have you at our B&B and that we could spend three nice evenings together. Bettina and Neville

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Literally. When I booked the B&b a couple of weeks back I had no idea, how nice the stay would turn out to be. We booked to arrive the day before Christmas eve and left boxing day. The only not so nice thing was the weather, but neither Bettina nor Nevile could have done something against that. Before we even arrived, Bettina had invited us to spend Christmas Eve with them and friends (we are Germans and celebrate Christmas Eve rather then Christmas Day), which immediately gave us a welcoming feeling. The rooms and bathroom we had were beautiful and clean, breakfast left nothing to be desired and plenty. Bettina and Neville are an interesting and entertaining couple with lots of knowlegde about a variety of things. Neville cooked us a wonderful seafood dinner the night we arrived (have to book that in advance) and the Christmas Eve Turkey made us go for more. On Christmas day, Neville even drove us to a wonderful lookout point, that we never would have found on our own and then dropped us off at the hotel for our pre booked Christmas day dinner. We will certainly come back, should we come and visit NZ again

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Uschi and Frank, thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company and it was especially nice to have you staying with us over christmas. We hope to see you again one day, either in New Zealand or in China. Please keep in touch!

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Neville and Bettina are excellent hosts and offer a warm, friendly welcome to their delightful home which does indeed have a great view. Modern room with excellent en suite, excellent sleep in very quiet surroundings. Situated out of the city but very easy to get into - we drove 5 minutes to a local train station, parked up for free and were in the centre of Wellington 20 minutes later. There is an excellent walk which offers exceptional views of the city in close proximity to the residence, if you're a keen photographer don't miss it, it provides a stunning location for sunset.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company and hope to see you again one day. We think you have to come back to NZ to get more photos of this beautiful country. Bettina and Neville

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Despite the wind and fog which pretty much eliminated the great view, the hosts were both delightful and very gracious. They went the extra yard for us by helping us arrange a visit with a local hospital so we could get an allergy injection. Their assistance mad our visit in Wellington very enjoyable despite the weather.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company very much. We hope to see you again, either in New Zealand or if we can make it to Florida one day. Bettina and Neville

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Bettina and Neville are now fixed in the firmament of our friends. From the first moment of our arrival we were entranced by their warmth and conviviality. Neville's fish dinner was matched by our duck ragu and it was such a pleasure to feel that we could cook our food in their wonderful kitchen. We will be staying there for the third time in the near future and are looking forward to the experience. If you like the culture of Europe then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Ken and David, thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed your company very much and you would be more than welcome to stay again in our B&B. We hope to see you soon!.

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Thxs a lot Bettina & Nev for the wonderful stay at your nice place.
We had beautiful weather and the service was excellent!
Wellington is an amazing city and the B&B a great place to stay.
My husband and I we stayed three nights in Wellington and had a wonderful time.
The accommodation is beautiful and Bettina and Neville are wonderful hosts.
We want to come back!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank L0VE_NZ
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BettinaJefferys, Owner at A Great View, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Sabine and Matthias, we have had a wonderful time with you. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 8 November 2012

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in August with Neville and Bettina very very much. Picked up from the airport, superb home dining, very interesting conversation with our world traveled hosts. Nothing was a problem for them, much information about things to see and do around Wellington. Absolutely fabulous location with sea views extraordinaire. Would recommend to others for certain, and would envisage staying there again. Was just like being with family. Thank you for your hospitality.
Pete and Vanessa

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about A Great View

Address: 36 Jaunpur Crescent | Broadmeadows, Wellington 6035, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range: £63 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Great View 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bettina and Neville's B&B/Homestay offers you spectacular views from Seaview, Eastbourne to Wellington Harbour incl. Somes Island. Enjoy the views from our deck or relax in our sunny garden. Having travelled the world, Bettina and Neville enjoy the company of all nationalities, so come make yourself at home at "A Great View." 10 min drive to CBD, ferry, 20 min to airport. ... more   less 
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