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Kauri Nest B&B

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Seasoned traveller from Devon
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The building itself is an old 'heritage' type bungalow up a steep driveway off the main road to Whangarei Heads. There's enough parking for 3 or 4 cars ( with a squeeze). There are to my knowledge 3 guest rooms, two are self contained bedrooms en suite and the third ( single) is a bed in the old dining room...

Thank Chocky1948
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights, immediately on arrival the owner asked us if we wanted to move to the front room. We said no, the view was over the roofs of the industrial estate, the river could not be seen behind the trees. We wanted the room we saw online, it was a quite room. Very comfortable bed and good shower....

Thank CAH1951
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stayed here two nights in the river view room. Scant views of anything other than flat rooves of wharehouses and shops. Room very cluttered and access to wash basin has to be done sideways. Disagreed over what was stated in the advertising re breakfast but it was supplied begrudgingly on a tray to last two days no other room service....

Thank Bob C
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Have made many trips to this accommodation and stayed in all the rooms. Lovely hallway with beautiful wood paneling and flooring. Comfortable lounge with great views... even better from up the hill behind the house, sitting on bench under the stunning trees - so tranquil. Rooms well kept and comfortable.

Thank Chris2012Cambridge
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our room had a lovely view out to the river. The house is a beautiful old villa with native bush surrounding it at the back. It was clean, quiet and peaceful and had a neat little ensuite in the room. The bed was very comfortable and I had a great nights sleep!

Thank RavenWill0w
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a fabulous stay. Beautiful outlook, friendly staff, and just a gorgeous, relaxing retreat. Ample off-street parking. Easy access to Whangarei Town Basin and river walks. Many, many thanks. Highly recommended! :-)

Thank maggierankin
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Jackie is an artist...she is also a Hundertwasser fan. That places her in the best category for us. What a lovlly little B& B. Yes, as others have stated the bed was fabulous....but we had to get up and explore.. Thanks Jackie..we will undoubtedly be back . The three cabins in the H/w style will look awesome!!!! . Cheers Martin...

Thank guggetravel
Jackie S, Owner at Kauri Nest B&B, responded to this review

thanks Martin , it was such a pleasure to have such talented , fun , positive guests such as yourself and Liz; I have framed your masterpiece, which shall provide great entertainment for fellow Hundertwasser supporters in future, regards Jackie

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Absolutely lovely setting; beautiful old home. Nice touches in the room.Owner was very accommodating to our needs. Quiet, plenty of room to park. Room was very peaceful & we loved the peaceful colour scheme!. Would be happy to stay again. Hopefully not such a quick trip next time Thanks Jackie.

Thank helendillon57
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2016

As for other guests who have posted mixed or poor reviews, I booked the single room, which looked fine on the on-line pictures. It is through sliding doors off the main lounge, and has a large sauna in it. It wasn't clear on the website photos what this structure was. The room was clearly being used to store junk, with...

1Thank 580louise
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

On a budget due to saving for a big trip in April. Boy do I regret this. My "single room" was in what looks like a dining room off the lounge with a sliding door between. There is a simple hook for a 'lock'. I came home in the evening and people were in the lounge. All I wanted to...

2Thank Justine G

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kauri Nest early 1900's Historic Homestead has a 92 year history set in half acre of grounds, glorious mix of native bush and 100 yr old Kauri feels like being in a spacious villa in countryside; yet walk 7 minutes along & over Hatea River past marina to town basins cafes, art galleries, clock museum, arts & cultural centre, park & shops, from there only 3-5 minutes to CBD & shopping, movie theatres, banks. In-house therapeutic massage available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri Nest B&B

Address: 43 Riverside Drive | Riverside, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: RM339 - RM470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kauri Nest B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“I can't help only having seen one room I wa told by the owner that the room at the back was better.”
287bobc, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Single room good value Budget price Queen room with views of garden King room for a grander feel”
Chris2012Cambridge, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Riverview Room has a great view!”
RavenWill0w, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Variously priced, each of the rooms is great, - I've stayed at The Kauri Nest many times, - and will definitely do so again.”
maggierankin, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Thereis a room that overlooks the town basin....but it is not that important.”
guggetravel, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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