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“Wonderful 'get away from it all' lakeside home from home”
Review of Brantome Villa

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Brantome Villa
Ranked #12 of 30 Whangarei B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 February 2014

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.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a suite facing the garden and lake.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rose-of-the-Shires
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brantomevilla, Owner at Brantome Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Dear Rose-of-the-Shires,

Thank you so much for taking the time to place TripAdvisor feedback it is so very appreciated; it's so helpful to other prospective guests.
Roger & I are glad you enjoyed your first experience staying at a B&B, & the King Lakeview Suite does have a fab bathroom & wonderful views from both it's bedroom & it's lounge & with room to sit on the veranda watching the sun setting! I think; like yourselves, people at last are realizing that Whangarei does have wonderful places to visit, like Whangarei Heads or the Tutukaka Coast are all just waiting to be explored & not just by-pass Whangarei on their way to the BOI. We think that Brantome Villa is ideally situated to explore these places as well as a day trip to the Bay of Islands!

Warmest regards
Valerie & Roger

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Brantome Villa is picturesque B&B, situated on a country road with views of a lake. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The bathroom is AMAZING. Heated towel rack, huge sink, multiple shower heads, etc. The hosts are extremely helpful and friendly, but definitely gave us our space. They suggested different fun activities for us in the area and provided all the necessary amenities, including beach towels. If you're traveling here during the busy season and want to book guided activities, I definitely recommend booking at least a week or so in advance. Close to Whangarei but a little bit of a drive to the Tutukaka Coast, Bay of Islands, etc.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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brantomevilla, Owner at Brantome Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Dear Kate M,
Thank you so much for your TripAdvisor review. Roger & I were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the King Lakeview Suite with large bathroom. That Suite does enjoy fab view's over the garden, pond & ever changing colours of the distant hills beyond.
Thank you also for encouraging prospective guests to pre-book activities ahead of their stay so they don't miss out.
Kindest regards
Valerie & Roger x

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed for three nights. Everything was perfect: accommodation, breakfast and the New Year's dinner. Special thanks to flawless and friendly hosts Valerie and Roger who made our stay enjoyable. We enjoyed every minute, especially relaxing at the lake side. One of the best B&Bs we have visited. Highly recommended place to stay and relax.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DandZ2014
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brantomevilla, Owner at Brantome Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear DandZ,

Thank you so much for your TripAdvisor comments.

It was our pleasure to look after you while you were here over New Year's. We are so glad you enjoyed your relaxing time in the garden Gazebo, watching the ducks on the lake and bunny's on the lawn, and sun-downers on the deck, it really is such a peaceful place to be!
Hoping we will meet you again one day!
Wishing you all the very best for 2014
Valerie & Roger

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Brantome Villa and we enjoyed every minutes of it.
The villa is very quiet and is located 15 mins drive from Whangarei city center.

The suite was spotless, decorated with taste and very confortable (huge bed, TV in the living area and TV in the bedroom, SKY TV, internet access...).
Roger and Valerie are wonderful hosts. We had great chats during the beautiful breakfasts.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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brantomevilla, Owner at Brantome Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Aude72,

Thank you so very much for writing a review on TripAdvisor, Roger & I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to do so.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the King Garden Suite, this suite having TV's in both bedroom & lounge.
It would be great to see you both again one-day.

We hope you had a safe trip home.
Kind regards
Valerie & Roger

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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We could stay only for one night, but certainly we can imagine a week long stay gazing at the lake, being looked after by the charming couple who own the b&b. We stayed at the Queen apartment, which was lovely, large, modern and sparkly clean. Breakfast was amazing too!! Really special place to stay if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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brantomevilla, Owner at Brantome Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear JitaW,

Thank you for taking the time to place a lovely review on TripAdvisor, it does mean a lot to Roger and myself to know you both enjoyed your stay here. As you say, even though it was just one night you could imagine enjoying a week here gazing at the lake & relaxing.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in New Zealand and had a safe trip home.

Kind regards
Valerie & Roger

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Additional Information about Brantome Villa

Address: 454 Crane Road, Whangarei 0185NZ, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range: €89 - €193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Brantome Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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