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“A magical and peaceful hideaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount St. Paul Estate

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Mount St. Paul Estate
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“A magical and peaceful hideaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

The Mount St. Paul Estate has new hosts. A charming young couple called Chris and Teara who went out of their way to do everything they could to make our stay memorable in every way. The food was delicious and the service - well I have never experienced anything like it anywhere else.
Could not rate this lovely home (bed and breakfast does not begin to describe it) any more highly if I tried.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank lelani_nz
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Hi Again,
Gosh, it was great to have you and your son as our first guests! How nice was it to host a woman who owned and operated her own boutique hotel for many years, your advice was much appreciated.
Thank you so much,
Teara
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

We at last managed to have a weekend away (just 2 of us, no kids) and what a great choice we made! Mount St. Paul Estate is such a special place but the hosts have made it even more special. Thank you Hilary & Peter for being so helpful and organising all the little (and bigger) things for us. Your chef is superb - she made us some exquisite meals despite the tricky dietary restrictions. The room was awesome and so was the view. I can't remember when we slept so well. We are already thinking about coming back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vanja B
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your weekend and that we were able to make things a little special for you.

All the very best.

Hilary, Peter and Ben
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

My daughter and I had an absolutely amazing time at Mt St Pauls, we were greeted so well on arrival by Ben the beautiful dog, Hilary and Peter, they were the perfect hosts, so friendly and really have such a sense of humor. Our room and the view was out of this world, our 3 course dinners were delicious and our breakfasts were real yum, the huge bed was so comfortable. Hilary and Peter certainly went out of their way to make our stay perfect in every way with a lovely hot log fire at night. We wish you both the best of health and success for your future. Thanks again Cath and Janine and a big kiss for Ben x

Room Tip: The view of the ocean is a must!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jay J
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Hi Cath and Janine,

Thanks so much for the great review. Pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that everything was to your liking. Also thank you for your good wishes to us.

Kind regards
Hilary, Peter and Ben
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

A surprise weekend away organised by my (now) fiance - Hilary & Peter (..and the delightful Ben)made sure everything was absolutely perfect for us both. From hard to find champagne to a private chef, their personal touch made the weekend one i will never forget. We will be back! Thank you!! x

Room Tip: Rooms were beautiful and the property was lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eDorey
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Hi,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to have been able to make your
weekend special for you. All the very best of luck for your future lives together.

Hilary, Peter and Ben
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

It was a great pleasure to return to the fantastic spot. Hilary & Peter do a perfect job of making you welcome and helping with any possible request. A good way to recharge your batteries in a very short space of time. We flew from Tauranga airport this time, direct on SunAir and this is the way to go. Fast and very scenic. It is a small plane, but rock steady and Hilary had pre-arranged our Rental car to meet us. So basically an hour from home and we were at Mt Saint Paul.
The Island is a bit quieter in the winter months, so plan your evening meal eating spots in advance with Hilary.
We can't wait to return again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kotuku123
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Hi Chris and Anne,

Thank you so much for your review, it is always a pleasure to have you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your return stay with us. We so look forward to your return.

Our very best wishes
Hilary, Peter and Ben
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Even better than the first trip to Mt St Paul. The trip got delayed by 24hours due to inclement weather. When you think Great Barrier Island you know there's the possibility of some travel delay - it's what makes getting there so rewarding, so we stayed a day later too. I would advise flexibility with dates so you can change at short notice if necessary, or reschedule, don't be put off going there. Everyone and everything over there, it would appear, works with the 'minor' inconvenience caused by weather conditions, including Hilary and Peter. It just isn't a problem to reschedule. I highly recommend going to Gt Barrier Island, and experiencing Mt St Paul Estate. Friendly, hospitable, helpful, comfortable, peaceful, relaxing ~I'm going to run out of room, but I certainly could go on and on. go on - give them a call, it's brilliant :-)

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joolnz
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 18 May 2013
Hi Julia and Robin,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So pleased you found it just as good the
second time around and look forward to your third time. All the very best to you both.

Hilary, Peter and Ben
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Big Thanks to Hilary and Peter. We had a really lovely weekend there.
The accommodation was excellent, lovely bed room and views just like paradise.
There is no better place than staying in this place.
We highly recommend anyone to stay in this place to have a beautiful trip and peaceful night.
PS their breakfast was amazing delicious, love that~
Ruby and Sherry from Auckland.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rubie J
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MountStPaul, Owner at Mount St. Paul Estate, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Hi Ruby and Sherry,

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and maybe you will be able to visit us again sometime.

Best wishes
Hilary, Peter and Ben
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Property: Mount St. Paul Estate
Address: 29 Kaitoke Lane, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrier Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 4
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