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“What a lovely stay in superb surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Briarwood

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Briarwood
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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“What a lovely stay in superb surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Arrived in Greytown early, had breakfast in the French Bakery then walked around town and visited its museum. Checked in to Briarwood - we were the only guests in this delightful B&B. Immaculate, beautiful linens, charming décor, every detail had been thought of and every guest requirement had been provided. One of the best properties we stayed in during our NZ trip. Our host was Ian - he was brilliant.

Room Tip: Our room was at the rear of the building which is fronting the main road. House well soundproofed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Spent our wedding anniversary in the King Suite of the Briarwood, Iain was so helpful when we first arrived, welcoming us and letting us know where everything was, perfect place to unwind and relax before heading back to our little one and our busy jobs.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

I wanted a relaxing weekend escape and Briarwood couldn't have been more perfect. Beautiful setting and decor, incredible claw foot bath, and movies on tap (and an iPad, so you could watch them in bed!). But it's the little touches that make this place really special, like the schoc chocolates on the bedside, and the botanical 'tea bag' for use in the bath. If I was going to be really picky, the sound proofing between the rooms wasn't great. But otherwise, couldn't fault it. Will definitely return.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We were the tired parents of three little kids having a precious break away.... Briarwood was perfect - elegant, comfortable, calming, luxurious and Ian was the perfect host, he was there if we needed him but left us in peace otherwise. We had a log fire, a movie from his in-house dvd library, perfect Wairarapa wine and a pizza take-out recommendation from Ian... bliss, sigh.... We shall certainly return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iain S, Owner at Briarwood, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable night here at Briarwood. We look forward to having you back again soon and making sure your stay is just as comfortable.....Best regards
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Really enjoyed our stay in the Briarwood studio which was spacious, private and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchenette, comfortable king-sized bed and interesting art on the walls. Briarwood is a short walk from cafes and restaurants, and Greytown's boutique fashion shops. Next time we'll bring the dog - nice to find accommodation of this quality that is also pet-friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iain S, Owner at Briarwood, responded to this review, 12 May 2013
Thanks very much for your kind review....we look forward to seeing you again soon with your 4-legged friend!...cheers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

Loved this place with the proximity to restaurants being just few hundred metres away and The wineries were 15 minutes drive. Cozy place with fire setup and iPad with complimentary wi fi. Best option when staying in Grey Town. The toiletries too were top notch which goes to show the level of detailing. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Iain S, Owner at Briarwood, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you Pritish for your kind words. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay...regards Iain.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

We stayed at Briarwood for one night and were delighted with every aspect of our time. The rooms are beautiful and the attention to detail is faultless. The gardens are wonderfully presented. The host (Ian) is friendly and knows the town well. The fine touches like an i-pad and a well appointed kitchen make the stay relaxing and a home away from home. You won't be disappointed here.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iain S, Owner at Briarwood, responded to this review, 9 February 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to share your comments following your recent stay at Briarwood. I am really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and I hope you come back and visit us in Greytown!....regards
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Additional Information about Briarwood

Property: Briarwood
Address: 21 Main Street, Greytown, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Greytown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Greytown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Briarwood 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Briarwood provides 3 apartment suites combining a perfect balance between urban chic and Victorian elegance. Briarwood has a Qualmark 5 star rating and has been praised by international travelers and New Zealanders alike.Located at the northern end of Greytown, Briarwood is an easy 5 minute stroll to shops and cafes. You can shop, eat and coffee the day away! Briarwood is also the perfect spot to take in the wider Wairarapa assets - sunshine, wine and smiles is just the start of it all.Enjoy stunning accommodation where the Briarwood team will ensure you have the most pleasurable stay! ... more   less 
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