This was for us not a usual B&B, but more of a place that reminded us of holidays at grandparents' house. Gordon and Diana are absolutely lovely and so incredibly creative and full of energy! The house, where they also celebrate weddings, is beautifully located on the beach, with a spectacular view of the sunrise, Diana will make sure you don't miss if you tell her you are interested. The room was huge, very tastefully decorated and the fact that there were no keys made us feel much more at home. Gordon had dozens of stories for us we very much enjoyed while having our 'on the house' evening drinks with the other guests at his bar. Diana made sure that we had fresh cookies and chocolate in our room every day and at the end of our 3 nights stay gave us lovely presents made by herself, dearly reminding us of them now that we are back in Germany.
They both were so generous to invite us to a family dinner and that was an unforgettable Kiwi experience we are very grateful for. Gordon's habit of raising the guests' national flags made our stay even more memorable, since it was for the first time that I felt really proud of seeing the flag of my country of origin.
Very lovely place, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the only B & B on the beachfront in Whitianga. We are located at Wharekaho (Simpson's Beach) which is 6 kms north of Whitianga town. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a personal "home away from home" experience with quality facilities and locally made breakfasts. So popular are Diana's home made cookies that we often are asked for and do provide our guests with recipes including the home made chocolates placed in the bedrooms each night. We have kayaks for guests use and a relaxing spa pool to soak away any aches or pains. We also have free fast Wi-Fi. ... more less
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