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“Could not ask for better - superb hosts - highlight of our trip”

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Hokonui Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Gore B&B and Inns
Gold Coast
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“Could not ask for better - superb hosts - highlight of our trip”
Reviewed 6 April 2011

What a great place to stay, my husband, being first time at B&B was very reluctant to walk into someone else's home. He needed no apprehension, Shona from the minute we arrived made us feel at home!! What a wonderfu cook, the best 3 course meal with hetrself & husband Brian, what wonderful company to spend a relaxed evening with. So knowledgeable of the area & surrounds, told us to take a drive to the Catlins on our way to Dunedin, the most amazing coastline u will ever see. Do yourself a favour & stay at least a night. Very close to town. The most gracious of hosts. Hi to you both Shona & Brian and thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Thanks to other trip advisors advice we booked 3 nights and that was still not enough. We booked the extra supper meal which was also excellent. Brian showed us around to some great fishing spots and to some sheep dog training...We brought the wrong plug from Canada for new zealand for our personal computer and next day Brian had one for us! As we were leaving... pulled onto the main road from their b&b and were completely surrounded by sheep...just like the movies...sheep running by on all sides....I'll never forget it... nor Shona and Brian...can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts Brian and Shona were so friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area. We enjoyed talking with them each day, and my husband really appreciated the fishing tips from Brian! Their home is beautiful, and the views are simply breathtaking. We can't recommend this B&B enough. Thank you Shona and Brian for such a wonderful stay!!!

-Lindsey and Nathaniel

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northumberland UK
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

Only booked for one night including an evening meal.
This was probably one of the best B&B's we have stayed at.
Fantastic views over open country. Fantastic hosts with a wealth of Knowledge to help you with your holiday.
We chose to have an evening meal as part of our stay, and enjoyed a wonderful evenings hospitality with Brian and Shona.
Food and room were excellent. If you happen to have any farming connections Brian as a retired farmer is an excellent contact.
No hesitation in recommending Hokonui as a place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

Ten minutes drive from Gore in beautiful Southland is the Hokonui B&B. It is easy to find and well worth the visit. We were greeted on the way in by the sheep with their newly born lambs - now that's a touch of New Zealand, and were met at the door by Shona and Brian. Their welcome was very warm and their home is a treat. The B&B is situated on the north facing side of a hill with a view to behold of the Hokonui Hills and the surrounding plains. This is rural New Zealand at its best. This B&B is very quiet and our room was very spacious with a great bed with a lounge area. The breakfast was a mix of locally produced fruit and cooked fare and was excellent. We had breakfast with Shona and Brian and we all had a pleasant chat about the good things in life. They were interested in us. We stayed two nights and enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 June 2010

Lovely Hosts who made us feel at home and welcome.

Amazing views out over farm land

yes this is a great choice one night was not long enough!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Double Oak, Texas
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Reviewed 9 May 2010

We booked with Shona and Brian for only one night and wish we could have stayed longer to get to know them better. So friendly and accommodating that we longed to spend more time at their beautiful home. The house is spectacular with beautiful views across the South Island countryside. Our room was spacious, well furnished and very comfortable. Shona's breakfast was a masterpiece and more than fortified us to continue our travel. Again, had we known of the beauty of the area, the interesting aspects of nearby Gore and the welcome that awaited us, we would have spent more time at this lovely place!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hokonui Bed and Breakfast

Property: Hokonui Bed and Breakfast
Address: 258 Reaby Road | RD 4, Gore 9774, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Gore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gore
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Number of rooms: 3
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