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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed at Mussel Bed ifor 2 nights in January this year and felt that we would loved to have stayed longer. The room was beautiful, spacious and most importantly for me, very clean. The breakfast brought to our door was also delicious and well presented, Chris and Paul are lovely thoughtful people who were very helpful and we were... More 

Thank Heather N
Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Mussel Bed a wonderful B&B. Chris & Paul two super people. Just wonderful having breakfast on the patio, delivered personally by Paul and what a breakfast! Wouldn't hesitate to go back to Mussel Bed if I should be so fortunate as to make another trip to Whitianga and New Zealand. Even have spades if you are lucky enough to be... More 

Thank Valerie P
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We are from the UK and this is our second stay at Mussel Bed. We discovered it on a previous trip and loved it. So this time we saved it for the last 3 days of our NZ trip as a special treat. Chris and Paul's warm welcome made it feel like coming home. Our room, the Victorian suite, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

This is a lovely B&B with three nicely designed Mediterranean styled buildings around a central courtyard driveway. The rear gardens are well maintained and lead to the stream that you can borrow kayaks to paddle along down to the beach (sadly the creek is much abused by mankind and doesn't really offer much in the way of natural beauty til... More 

1 Thank bckpckrau
ChrisWhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B, responded to this review

Thanks Adam & Anthony for your comments. You probably will have realised in booking with us that it is very difficult to find a self-contained cottage like ours for just 2 nights stay during this peak holiday time in Cooks Beach in January so therefore the pricing of our cottage is at its highest for a minimum stay and becomes... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely stay here and really enjoyed the beautiful garden, we borrowed two kayaks from Chris and paddled down an inlet stream to the sea finding our own little beach to chill a bit on. The next day we had booked to go on the sea leopard motor boat tour of the area, it turned out to be... More 

Thank Tarzanhey
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

We stayed for two nights as part of our honeymoon trip to NZ. The great thing about B&Bs rather than hotels is the individuality of the place but also the hosts. The setting for this B&B is lovely close to the beach and you can actually borrow the owners sit own kayaks and paddle your way there from the stream... More 

Thank 218alison
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

This is a nice little B&B, dont get me wrong. It is located close to Cooks beach, has lovely hosts and a good breakfast. The hosts- Chris & Paul are lovely and had lots of advice to provide about the area & things to do. However, it really shouldnt be priced at the rate that it is. For $300 a... More 

Thank Swathi
ChrisWhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Swathi. We would gladly have talked to you more about the package you purchased Swathi had you asked us at the time of your stay. However, to set the story straight I can explain it more accurately as follows. For $595 inc GST, when our guests purchase the Romantic Spa Package, they receive 2 nights in... More 

Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon around NZ and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was well located for exploring the peninsula and the room (we stayed in the Pacifica suite) was large and tastefully decorated, with a huge and comfy bed and an excellent walk-in shower. Breakfast was delivered on a tray each morning... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Very unique accomodation with lovely hosts. The accomodation was very comfortable and warm, every effort was made to make us comfortable, including the lending of large umbrellas! The afternoon tea with fresh milk and English Breakfast teabags was very welcome. Breakfast was very good, delivered to the room and very tasty, especially the hot dishes. Hot water beach is worth... More 

Thank Debbie M
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

We only stayed here one night after traveling all day from Auckland. Chris and Paul were very friendly, extremely accommodating and really made us feel welcome. Paul showed us right to our room and left us to rest the day away. The Victorian Suite was warm, inviting and beautifully decorated, which is all we could have asked for. We received... More 

Thank BrianShoe
ChrisWhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for those lovely comments Brian & Lisa - we really enjoyed meeting you both. All the best with your role as Mary Poppins Lisa - we'll look for both your names in the bright lights in years to come!! Best wishes, Chris & Paul xx More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chris & Paul welcome you to the "Mussel Bed" - nestled amidst native bush, tropical gardens & streams & yet, so close to beautiful Cooks Beach. A perfect base to explore Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach which is only a 10 mins drive. Our self-contained cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. Our guest wing has 3 luxurious suites, tiled en suites & french doors opening onto private decks with all those special touches our guests love! We bring breakfast to you on a tray to enjoy in our lovely garden. Kayak the stream from our jetty and enjoy the natural bird habitat, exploring caves and walking on gorgeous Lonely Bay! We look forward to making your stay a special one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mussel Bed Boutique B&B

Address: 892 Purangi Road | Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: RM916 - RM960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mussel Bed Boutique B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“We slept with the windows open and I noticed later that I had somebug bites, not sure if other rooms had screens”
  • The gorgeous garden view from our porch!
 of 5 bubbles helloabbygail, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The bedroom on the first level has views from the balcony and is spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 1BlossomCottage, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the cottages and all are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles 462chuckt, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are private and have lovely garden views.”
 of 5 bubbles LyndaD61, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Choose the Mussell Bed B&B if you want a breakfast provided and a serviced room.”
 of 5 bubbles Laurel192015, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
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