This was our first experience of B & B's in NZ and we certainly weren't disappointed. The house had been completely refurbished/rebuilt by the present owners, Roger and Valerie, who are really friendly and professional hosts. It is now modern with all you could wish for and immaculately presented. Each room was a complete suite with sitting room, and ours overlooked and opened out to the garden and lake beyond - quite something to wake up to. The bathroom was large and had a modern suite including a double-ended bath with choice of overhead or hand shower. The garden had a gazebo for lazing around, but we chose to spend most of the time seeing all that the local area had to offer. Many people head straight up from Auckland to the Bay of Islands but we decided to stop over here on the way and it was a great choice. Valerie and Roger advised us where to go and the highlight was a very scenic drive round the Whangerai Heads and back inland via the hills - a magical trip. We stayed two nights and had a superb freshly cooked breakfast each day. The large double bed was amazingly comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two very comfortable Suites, each consisting of: a bedroom; with super-king beds, option in King Lakeview Suite to have another bedroom with Queen bed & shower room, this is ideal for 2 couples traveling or couples who like their own space. Both suites have their own private lounge. Complimentary Full Breakfast & Wi-Fi. The King Lakeview Suite overlooks the garden & lake. The King Garden Suite overlooks a peaceful garden. The property is set in an one & a half acres of park-like gardens, bordering a lake. There is seating around the garden for you to enjoy the peace & quiet, listen to the ducks & tui's amongst other birds, quietly watch rabbits & Pukekos going about their day Here at Brantome Villa we pride ourselves on giving you a 5 star service. If your looking for luxury accommodation in the Whangarei area this is it! Roger & I look forward to meeting you very soon. ... more less