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Roseneath House
Ranked #29 of 45 Wellington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 January 2013

I booked a two night stay at this B&B informing the owner of mine and my wife late arrival at the airport (11.50 pm).Once ended the custom checks and rent a car, I started to make phone calls to the B&B, but only the answering machine. I left a message, but no callbacks. Last but not least I tried to find the B&B but n. 58 was a garage. I knew there was a cable car so I imagined that the B&B was close by, in the dark (2,00 a.m.) I followed a cable car, I rang at a door but there was a family sleeping: wrong house! Fortunately at 3,00 a.m. I found a different accomodation. The day after I received a phone call from the B&B apologizing for this incident. I appreciate the phone call and the apologies, but the night before the phone call would have been more appreciated....

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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linda f, Owner at Roseneath House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2013

Hello Fabio di Sario, thank you for your message. Even now when I think of you I feel so embarrassed, so although I have never met you, I will never forget you and the events of that night. I will admit that when your reservation came through to me from Booking.com I was tempted to cancel it due to your late arrival, but then cancelling a booking through Booking.com is not for the feint hearted and I thought 11.50pm is not so bad (even though I get up at 5am) I am only 10 minutes by taxi from the airport, so figured you would be here soon after midnight. When 12.30am came and you hadn't arrived I decided to go up to the road (as you pointed out where the garage is located) and have a look to see if you and a taxi where looking around in the dark for the house. I waited 20 minutes up there and no taxis - no people wandering around with suitcases, so came back down to the house and continued to wait. I did not realise that you were going through customs and then hiring a car and driving yourself from the airport. Of course that would have taken 1-2 hours, so a 2am arrival would be about right and not Midnight as I was expecting. So that was my first mistake. My next mistake was at 1am, I fell asleep. When I woke at 5am I checked the phone and there was your message. I waited until an appropriate time to ring you but couldn't get through as your phone number was an overseas one, but with the help of directories I eventually got through to you.
I can see (and feel) what a nightmare it must have been for you to come to a strange place in the middle of the night, trying to find your way and then be confronted with nothing but garages on the road instead of houses. Welcome to Wellington, where many of us have houses down the hillside. However, all that aside, I hope wherever you stayed was fine and your holiday in Wellington and New Zealand was everything you hoped it would be, and my part of it was the only bit that went sadly wrong for which I am truly sorry. All the very best, Linda

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We booked the B&B months ahead, but when we arrived were told "Oh I thought you weren't coming", butu the room was ready so all was fine. It is simply a spectacular house, with the best view of any B&B we have ever stayed in. You can walk to the city, but the walk back is steep. She also does NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS. I was glad I asked since we had a 7:30 am ferry to catch. Thank goodness for ATMs. Breakfast was good and I would stay here again happily.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Roseneath House on 27-30th June 2012

Roseneath house is quite simply the best B&B we have yet stayed in .

• located close to everything that matters in Wellington
• a well set out bright and airy room
• fabulous views ,
• great breakfast
• perfect hostess - unobtrusive but very attentive.

In future we would not stay anywhere else in Wellington

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This B&B was a real find, with amazing views of downtown Wellington, it's own private cable car from the street level to the house down the steep slope it is built upon, and an easy walk down to Te Papa (although be warned, coming back up the hill is tougher!) A big, comfortable room, very contemporary flair to the design of bed and bath, with fantastic views from your own private deck. The owner, Linda, was very gracious and interesting to talk to about her pottery work (her other job!) and breakfast was very nice. Would stay there again if we find ourselves back in Wellington.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2016
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 58 Palliser Road | Roseneath, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #29 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
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