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Review of Ambience on Aquila

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Ambience on Aquila
Ranked #25 of 42 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 February 2012

we were able to go last year with my father whom is 70 years old and had never been out of the country. we all grew up in southern california so we all share the love for the beach, the sun and the ocean. the house sits on the most peaceful waterways, the kids swam and we walked all over. the main street is just enough for a little shopping experience. kaye and henry are the perfect hosts- we enjoyed yacht rides to tiki tours around the island. our favorite were the hot springs and of course the mud baths. the house is pure luxury.....i didnt want to leave.

Room Tip: upstairs had a wonderful view- full of light spacious and a spa like bathroom
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Excellent Hospitality.Awesome water views.Beautiful house.What more can you ask for!!!
Great to get away and relax from the hustle of the states.

Room Tip: Upstairs has amazing views of the whole waterways!
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you want a break away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life in town, then can I recommend you to our hosts, Kaye and Henry Whalen, and their beautiful home on the Whitianga Waterways. You are welcomed as friends, rather than guests and can either join the family for meals or be secluded in your own luxury accommodation. The Captains Quarters, upstairs, is a total luxury - even down to the exotic jandals alongside the bath (and this has a private view over the waterways!)
There are plenty of good restaurants in Whitianga as well - we recommend this wholeheartedly as the best B&B we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: Captain's Quarters - total luxury with panaromic views of Whitianga waterways
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AquilaAmbience, Owner at Ambience on Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2012

Thankyou so much for your great reference. We, at Ambience-on-Aquila, very much appreciate you taking the time to do this.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Ambience on Aquila is located right on the Whitianga waterways, and the house has top quality fixtures and fittings and is very nicely decorated.
Kaye and Henry were very welcoming hosts and could not be faulted. We stayed in their upstairs room with sweeping views over the water. This was a really large room with a small kitchenette and balcony. The bathroom was huge with a lovely granite two person shower.
We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The room upstairs is the pick.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ambience on Aquila

Address: 17 Aquila Dr, Whitianga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range: £95 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A memorable experience awaits you at Ambience-on-Aquila in the new Whitianga Waterways. Relax & unwind upstairs in the Captain's Quarters with stunning views over the water and the Coromandel landscape, or enjoy the quiet solitude of our downstairs 'Midships' double room alongside the tropical courtyard and natural mineral spa pool. A continental breakfast is served in the dining area or on the decks beside the canal. During your stay you can explore and enjoy the beaches of the wider Mercury Bay, or maybe pamper yourself with one of Kaye's natural therapy treatments. Close walking distance to shops, cafes & bars. Sailing, diving & fishing trips by arrangement. ... more   less 

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