We stayed for a night at the Sandcastle and had a great time. We were well looked after by our hosts Alan & Debbie. Comfortable accomodation with great views and a short stroll to Ruakaka Beach.
An outstanding B&B within an easy stroll of the beautiful Ruakaka beach. Comfy and clean with an incredible breakfast. Debbie and Alan are superb hosts.
We had high expectations after reading the other reviews but Allan and Debbie still surpassed them. They gave us a lot of cultural insight into New Zealand and plenty of travel tips and suggestions. Allan also guided us through the nearby glowworm caves which was another highlight. Would highly recommend!
We booked our night's stay with Allan and Debbie at short notice on a Friday night and they were more than accomodating. The rooms were lovely and spacious, away from their living area so felt very private. We had our own kitchenette, shower and toilet too. After dinner they invited us upstairs to watch the end of the rugby match and we had a lovely time chatting with them. They provided a wonderful breakfast in the morning and by the time we left we felt we were leaving friends behind! Absolutely recommend a stay here.
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Our family of four stayed at Allan and Debbie's B&B for one night. The booking was a bit impromptu as we travelled north on the north island of NZ. From the moment we called them to inquire about availability we realised what a friendly and kind couple they are. Upon arrival we were greeted with open arms and instantaneously felt welcome. The rooms were large and as an added bonus we were welcome to use the amenities incl the garden, laundrette (handy when you like we travel around for 3 weeks) and beach towels, body boards etc. We were treated with a really nice breakfast on terrace on a lovely sunny morning. After breakfast we went down to the beach which is 2 minutes away; an absolutely pearl of a beach. Overall a fantastic stay (unfortunately for us too short but we had commitments elsewhere the following day). Of all the great things to say about it the most fantastic thing was the kindness of the host couple Allan and Debbie. Too bad tripadvisor don't have a 6th star to hand out; if the had this would go to Allan & Debbie and Sandcastle B&B.