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Cobden Garden Homestay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a wonderful B&B on the hill in Napier. Rayma and Philip are really welcoming and more than the extra mile...nibbles and wine, port and chocolate and then Phillip was cleaning the car windows before we left. The bed was comfortable, the breakfast magnificent ... we could not have wanted more

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Margie. We are very appreciative of your comments and delighted that we ticked all the boxes for you. Hopefully you will be able to visit again. Return visitors are rewarded with a discount and so far we have had comments like " just as good as last time" which is great as we do try to maintain or...

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Rayma and Phillip were great hosts. made us feel at home and an absolutely beautiful home and setting. Breakfast and amenities were perfect. Rayma helped me recover shirts I left in a previous hotel. Very helpful in suggesting restaurants.

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Mark. Thankfully we were able to help recover your shirts. We are always willing to make phone calls for our guests and this was one that had the desired result. It is sometimes difficult to suggest restaurants as even though we have many great restaurants in Napier (Hawke's Bay is a food and wine destination) there are of...

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a gem, despite being at the top of a steep hill! We had the most wonderful room with a large bathroom, huge spa bath and all the toiletries you could wish for. Tea and coffee making things, sweet wine in the evening in the room, great breakfasts in a very quaint atmospheric old dining room and delightful wine...

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you. Yes the hill is steep but what a sense of achievement when you manage to walk it and as you say taxis are availabe and inexpensive. Our location at the top of the hill in a quiet no exit street does offer great views, privacy and a quiet, restful stay. We are pleased you appreciated the amenities in...

york
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Cobden Garden home stay is highly recommended! Philip and Raima do everything they can to make a stay really memorable with drinks and canapés on the terrace and port and chocolates waiting for you when you return from having an evening meal in delightful Napier. Breakfast is also top notch . Napier with its Art Deco architecture is a real...

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Brecon, Wales
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Phillip and Rayma are great hosts. Nothing is too much trouble and being helpful is their trademark. Tea and cake on the verandah to welcome us, followed by wine and canapés in the evening. It's a great way to get to know your hosts and fellow travellers. A well stocked fridge with a range of drinks upstairs and port in...

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Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Exquisite B&B high above town in the most desirable neighborhood of Bluff Hill. Lovely antiques, beautiful views, elegance and warmth....the hosts Raya and Philip make you feel right at home. And what a spectacular delicious breakfast they cook up!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely house and large excellently appointed room with the latest technology. Rayma and Phillpe our hosts, made us feel very welcome and entertained us with drinks on the beautiful deck, the view from which was idealic. We had a pleasant walk into Napier in the evening and enjoyed a delicious meal.

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Gloucester
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Let's say I was having a very bad day when I arrived at Cobden BnB but Rayma and Phillip were so lovely and really made me feel welcome. The property is stunning with a country garden feel and sea views especially from the lovely sun lounge upstairs. My room was modern, spotless and very comfortable. Breakfast was yummy. I can't...

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Maidstone
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We only had one night here but would have loved to stay longer. Rayma and Philiip were great hosts and we loved our evening of canapés and wine on the verandah, watching the birds and admiring their garden. We had a very comfortable large room with a huge bathroom/whirlpool bath and two basins. We had the use of an upstairs...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A two night stay in a rather dated but pleasant home. Very dark wall paper throughout was a little off-putting but the hosts were very welcoming and invited each of their guests to drinks each evening on their garden porch....very acceptable.

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write this. We are very sorry that our decorating tastes don't align with yours. Our home is an 1870's villa and we have tried to give a bit of a Victorian feel to specific parts of the house. As far as having very dark wallpaper throughout. Yes -...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rayma and Phillip invite you to their colonial, Bluff Hill villa, approximately 12 minutes walk from the city. Enjoy a spacious, en-suite bedroom, generously appointed and furnished with king/twin beds, television and DVD. Relax in a guest lounge, on the veranda or in the extensive garden or check your emails using our free wifi or the guest computer. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner local wine and hors-d'oeuvres and a generous breakfast. Unobtrusive cats in residence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cobden Garden Homestay

Address: 1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $196 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cobden Garden Homestay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Go for the big room on the first floor. Unbeatable”
188lizm, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room with view of the bay... its the largest and and has a wonderful bathroom”
joellecliff, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room with the whirlpool bath was very large and comfortable. There was a small room for our cases.”
167nickw, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Positioned at the top of a steep hill which needs a car/taxi for access.”
956alan, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
  • We enjoyed our decanter of port!
moxxy-girl, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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