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“The only place to stay on Waiheke”
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Simply B
Ranked #19 of 29 Waiheke Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed in these wonderful yurts a few weeks ago and so enjoyed our stay. Mel and Gary are fantastic hosts and do everything to make the stay enjoyable. They fetched us from the ferry, took us to different beaches, brought breakfast in bed - whatever you need they are happy to do it. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

I can't say enough about this place, why would you stay anywhere else on Waiheke i wouldn't know. The Yurt was as amazing as the view from it and the whole experience made you feel so pampered and relaxed that I can't wait to get back.
The furnishings are top class and the bed was simply divine as was the bathroom and everything else.
You can do as little or as much as you want from this ideal spot but you probably won't want to leave your accommodation and make sure you have breakfast cause it was delicious.
Gary and Melanie are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble and they make you feel so welcome you feel you have made new friends to come back and see.
If you are looking for a unique experience and are sick of the four walls from a hotel room this is the place to stay, and thanks to G & M for a memorable weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed 12 nights with the Simlpy B's. As we arrived and saw this beautiful yurt-accomodation it drove the tears to our eyes...such an amazing place with stunning views and sunsets, embraced by nature and the two wonderful and caring hosts Mel and Gary.
They woke us with the smell of fresh baked homemade bread a delightful breakfast. When too tired to go out Gary even served us a delicious dinner.
Thanks for taking care of us.

We got more than we needed!

Thanks! Sure we will see you again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank corhub
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We want Simply B to be our secret but we must share. Our stay, beyond perfect. From the moment we stepped off the ferry. Obliging friendly hosts, yummy breakfasts. The yurts are peaceful and private with a hint of 'glamping' fun.
...We were dropped off and picked up each night from our place of choice. First night we went out for dinner, but the second day we spent most of the day and into the afternoon in our yurt reading and relaxing, happy to enjoy the comfy chairs, reading, snoozing, watching the young olive trees grow. And on a personal note, for me, a stay away from my own bed can live or die on a good night's sleep. We looooved the bed and ergonomic pillows. It's all these little things that our hosts have right. The bed, the soft towels, robes, ambient lamps for reading, iPod for gentle music, even wifi and a coffee machine. It's all there. This is not just another hotel, this is yurt living, and the service and surroundings add up to a 'must do' bucket list thing. We will be telling all our friends, and, we'll be back.
Thanks Guys! :)

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SimplyByurts, Owner at Simply B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Thanks for your detailed review! It really warms our heart to read this :-) That all the little details were noticed and appreciated! Thanks so much! Take care and can't wait to have you back! Mr & Mrs B

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed at Simply B as they were opening, we were their first guests! It was a fantastic experience and staying in a Yurt is like being in paradise. We were lucky to have Yurt 2 which is situated at the top. It has fantastic views over the island. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and we enjoyed looking out on to the ocean. This is a real honeymoon spot too (if you're looking for a unique and unforgettable experience!)
Thanks G & M - we'll be back soon for our yoga lesson!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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SimplyByurts, Owner at Simply B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

It was a pleasure having you as our first guests! We are so glad you enjoyed the lovely sea views and the yurt experience! Take care, Mr & Mrs B

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed three nights at Simply B...and we simply did not want to leave! Beautiful setting, delightful hosts, plenty to explore on Waiheke, and I want to live in a yurt (and not just any yurt, Gary's and Melanie's yurt!).

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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SimplyByurts, Owner at Simply B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Happy that our yurts delighted you! We love them too :-)
Thanks for stay with us! Take care, Mr & Mrs B

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband and I have just spent three nights at Simply B, and were blown away by the experience.

The hosts, Mr & Mrs B are delightful, always on hand to cater to your every need: Pick up from the ferry? Yes... Gluten free breakfast? Not a problem... Forgotten a belt to wear with your suit to a wedding? Absolutely, here are three to choose from... Lift into town to get dinner? Sure. You get the idea - these guys elevate service to a whole new level.

The yurts are beautiful. With views to-die-for, the comfort of a boutique hotel, teamed with unique features such as a moon roof so you can lie in bed and look at the stars, you'll never want to leave!

AND, it's incredible value for money - I'd expect to pay at least 50-75% more for a similar experience elsewhere.

We'll definitely be back, it's not often you find somewhere so special.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SimplyByurts, Owner at Simply B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

It was really our pleasure to make your stay such an enjoyable experience! We always found when we travelled, that it's the little things that make the difference! And that's what we like to do! Take care, Mr & Mrs B

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Additional Information about Simply B

Address: 57 Junction Road | Palm Beach, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Waiheke Island
Price Range: £92 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are available for last minute bookings on Waiheke ! Yurt Accommodation in tranquil setting with amazing views over Putiki Bay. Private deck, bathroom, fridge, Nespresso machine, kettle, super king bed, lounge chairs and the opportunity to unwind and re-charge ! Bring your own snacks or enjoy the top-class restaurants, cafes and vineyards on Waiheke! Bus stop close by. For the ones who have been staying with us before: this season we won't do breakfast or shuttle service, but you will still have the amazing view ! ... more   less 

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