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Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 16 Timaru B&B and Inns
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Not being regular stayers at B&B's we were not sure what to expect. A lovely welcome was a great start. The rooms were excellent & the facilities were faultless. Lots of little extras, fresh flowers & water decanters in our rooms etc. We could not have wished for more. Very quiet location & only a minutes drive to town or a very short walk. Breakfast was great. Thanks Trish & John. We appreciated the privacy during our stay & also the information we needed when asked. Well done!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 March 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your B&B experience and think it is important guests have their own space. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Trish & John
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Trish welcomed us to her B&B and showed us our very comfortable en-suite room and then the guest lounge which had all the normal refreshment facilities and also a tray containg a sherry decanter and glasses for our use as well. Magazines, books and a desktop computer were all available for guest use. The breakast provided was first rate. There was secure car parking alongside the house which looked like a typical english seaside B&B. Could not fault it.

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Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank southgg
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 February 2013
Thanks for your kind review. We do enjoy running a B&B and meeting so many great people.
To avoid confusion we must point out that we don't have a share bathroom, it is a private bathroom for the other guest room across the hall.

Trish & John
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

This B and B is the best i have ever stayed at. The rooms are generous in size and very comfortable. Trish is so helpful and happy to ensure your stay is perfect. We had a long day of travelling prior to arrival and it was the perfect place to blob out. They have thought of everything from nice teas, coffees etc to sweets, biscuits which is all we ate as were too tired to go out for dinner. The breakfast was the best i have had in a long time! Trish goes to a lot of effort and is a lovely lady to chat to over your breakfast. We voted this the best breakfast on your 11 day road trip of the south island!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank 872sarah
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 January 2013
Glad we "hit the spot" after your long day of travel.
Great to meet you both.
Thank you,
Trish & John
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

We booked this B&B on line and were really pleased with it. The hosts Tricia and John were very hospitable while allowing us all the space we needed. The room was great and the bathroom a real treat as so many places nowadays only provide a shower. The breakfasts were lovely and well presented. Thanks.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
It was great being part of your "Trip of a Lifetime".
Thanks for taking the time to give a review.
Trish & John
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

They have two rooms, one with en-suite, the other with a bath across the hall (ours). Fortunately they provided robes.That said, the bathroom was gigantic, with a large bathtub. Room was large and comnfortable and breakfast was OK. There was a lounge with a computer, fridge, and coffee/tea. The owner welcomed us briefly and then disappeared until next morning.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
We are sorry you were confused about the bathroom. We thought we had advertised it clearly on our website that it was a private bathroom as opposed to an ensuited bathroom. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Trish & John
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Sefton homestay was excellent! my partner and i called quite late at about 5pm needing a booking at the last minute and we were driving from Dunedin to CHCH and needed a stopover for the night.
I called them and asked if it was ok if we arrived late like near 1130pm. It was totally fine with them and the bedroom they had arranged was awesome! really warm, tidy, cosy and the bathroom was great - all new and really clean. the heater was on, and they had electric blankets thank god!
The breakfast was yummy! with toast and eggs and bacon. cereals and fresh fruit, tea and coffee. yoghurt and jams. i liked that they had brown bread as im health conscious! Trish really made sure she catered to what you preferred as i didn't want a full breakfast. They were great to talk too and very friendly. The house is beautiful and used to be their family home, the wood structure is lovely.
they had a sitting room as well with tea and coffee and bikkies and tv and magazines. I liked that, although we didn't get to use it cos we ended up there to late. but it looked lovely!
Would highly recommend staying here if you want to stop over in Timaru for a night or two. They are welcoming and its definitely worth it after a long drive.
would stay again without a doubt! thanks guys!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
It was great to meet you both. We were sorry it was such a short visit. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A great place to stay, beautiful setting, lovely host(s). We had as excellent time and will definitely be back when next staying in the area. Very welcoming and homely.:-)

Thanks for a very enjoyable stay Trish. All the best.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Darryl P
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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 November 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you both again if you are down this way. Thanks Trish & John
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Property: Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Address: 32 Sefton Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast invites you to be their special guests. Relax in our superbly appointed and spacious 2 story character brick home with sweeping views from the mountains to the sea. Refurbished with the feel of yesteryear, with an ambiance and style you will love. Perfect Location: Sefton Homestay B&B is conveniently located just a minute or two walk from the Bay Hill restaurants, Caroline Bay and the Stafford St shops. ... more   less 
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