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Centennial Heights B&B
Ranked #36 of 42 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Auckland
1 review
“Not what we expected”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

This was a disappointment. Firstly the advertising said lovely views from the living area - but this was the owners place. The B&B had no views at all. Then the TV was an old clunker with 3 poor channels. Finally their was no soundproofing between the units and we were kept awake listening to every word of the long conversations next door.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Nearly 10 years ago my now husband and I were helping to put on a large music event for new years in Whitianga. After the event was finished we were exhausted and the idea of driving back to Auckland was overwhelming but we were too broke to stay anywhere for the night. Some friends of ours decided to find a place to stay and managed to find this lace which had a room free. The room had a huge walk in wardrobe which easily fit a double mattress and the hosts very kindly let us share the room with our friends for a small extra cost. they had only just started up the b&b and I recall how well presented it was, the halls even smelled like lavender and every small detail was catered for. The hosts were very friendly and we shared a pleasant drink with them for the evening before retiring to bed. Even though we were young, broke, grubby from camping and barely coherent from lack of sleep, they were very accommodating and treated us just like any other guests. The breakfast the next morning was AMAZING, a huge spread which even included fresh grape juice. I still,remember that breakfast like it was yesterday, and it was lovely to eat it out on the deck. I am looking forward to one day returning with my husband for a proper stay and thanking the hosts for their kind hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Hartford, UK
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

We had trouble finding a place to stay over New Year so had to stay quite a way out from Whitianga. The accommodation comprised of a few rooms built into the side of a house on an estate, but what a house! We were made to feel so welcome. On our arrival we were sat down on the balcony and offered a beer. The next night our hosts were... hosting... a New Year's party which we were invited to. It was the first time we've spent New Year away from family and friends, but we made new friends that night. The beer and wine kept flowing along with the haggis (no-one else was brave enough!) An amazing experience, lovely views from the balcony, but a pity about the out of town location.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Auckland (ex-UK)
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 May 2009

Johanna & Paul made us very welcome from the very first moment. Almost like being one of the family!

The view is absolutely awesome and our first opinion was that New Zealand couldn't get much better than this.

Our first trip was so good we stayed a second time! We hope to return soon for a third....

Highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2008

Paul and Johanna are the best hosts you could possibly have at a B & B. The accommodations are simply wonderful. The view from Centennial Heights is one of the most breath taking views you will ever see. The next time I travel to New Zealand, I will stay at the Centennial Heights B & B, without question, and so should you. I highly recommend it.


Jeff W.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled on business
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Auckland
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2008

Centennial Heights provides pleasant luxurious hotel standard accommodation accompanied by bed and breakfast ambiance in the beautiful New Zealand seaside community of Whitianga. Hosts Paul and Johanna are very friendly and provide excellent recommendations for activities and dining in the area, while Mollie the collie was a great guide dog on our beach walk. Our room and bathroom was very clean and spacious. Most rooms have exterior access. Great value.

  • Liked — friendly hosts and fabulous views
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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New York, USA
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Reviewed 18 August 2008

The Centennial Heights Bed & Breakfast is an absolute dream! With a panoramic view of Mercury Bay and the Pacific beyond, it is hard to capture the beautiful setting in words or photos. The best thing to do is just stay there and soak it up every morning and evening. Breakfast was delicious and elegant, and the view makes it an experience not to be forgotten!

With several rooms available, the site should work for almost any entourage, and the rooms all seemed equally comfortable and nicely appointed. I slept brilliantly despite a HUGE time change from home! The owners are just lovely beyond any reasonable expectation and their good company was one of the highlights of our New Zealand travels. Paul and Johanna have traveled and lived all about the nation; they were a gracious and handy resource in finding our way around the countryside and fine-tuning our plans beyond the Mercury Bay area.

The area is scenic, pristine, and populated by wonderful people. The B&B had a terriffic whirlpool spa, and nearby tennis courts hold a fantastic vista of their own. Be sure to share some wine and conversation with your hosts if possible. Just delightful!

Centennial Heights B&B was like a home away from home and we can't wait to return with our growing family!

  • Liked — The view and the hosts
  • Disliked — Night life was not a factor for me, but there isn't any within walking distance. Plan to create your own!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Centennial Heights B&B

Property: Centennial Heights B&B
Address: 141 Centennial Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Centennial Heights B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the beauty of Whitianga and stay in stylish accommodation at affordable prices. Awake to sound of tuis, spectacular sea views from the living area and enjoy a delicious self-catered breakfast. Your hosts, Lee & Marlene, will do their best to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. Situated overlooking Simpson's and Buffalo Beaches, both are within walking distance. Whitianga is the ideal place to enjoy the sights and activities the Coromandel has to offer. We also provide local knowledge about holiday activities in the area and we also do bookings on your behalf at no extra charge. Just ask us! We will do everything possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible. ... more   less 
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