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Reviewed 14 December 2014

There seem to be a broad range of high quality B&Bs for reasonable prices in Whangarei. We chose Tealmere Grove based on the Trip Advisor reviews and were very happy with this choice.
The B&B is located 3km out of Whangarei, close to Kiwi North. The neighbourhood is very quiet and looked well-to-do.

Anna and Harry are very hospitable hosts. We were welcomed with tea and cake before we even had a chance to bring the luggage to our room.
As we arrived around 6:30 pm they didn't expect us to show at all, but they were very relaxed about it. I got the impression that running the B&B is more a hobby than business for them (and a way to collect pocket money for the grandchildren).
Anna and Harry emigrated from the Netherlands in the 1980s and have lots of stories to tell. They like to chat with their guests (without being obtrusive!) and we felt very welcome.

The house is very big and every free corner is decorated with Anna's beautiful colourful acryl paintings. She is very modest about it (“Everybody in Whangarei is an artist. It is just a hobby, you know.”), but they are in fact really good! You could buy one as a very special and personal souvenir. The prices were very reasonable.

There are only 2 guest rooms. We were the only guests and stayed in room 1 which is decorated in red colours. The room is well lit and there is a bedside lamp for both persons. You have access to the gardens from the room. Nights were very quiet (aside from the big clock in the hallway).
The ensuite bathroom was quite spacious. There were 3 soft towels for every person and enough space on the washbasin.
There was a guest lounge with sofa, table, chairs, TV, free wifi etc. where we were served juice and cookies.

For breakfast there was tea, coffee and juice, cereals, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, toast, honey, jam, several cheeses (REAL cheese, not cheddar), original Dutch chocolate sprinkles and if you like them eggs.

You don't have to check out at a certain time, especially not when it is pouring.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Nadine W
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Excellent service in a beautiful quiet location also close to the city centre and Barge park. Amazing laid out rooms and outside garden with sunbeds to relax on. Air hockey table to play on and wonderful nearby bush walks. A very large variety of delicious foods for breakfast! Overall an outstanding stay!!! Definitely be back! Thank you Anna and Harry!

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jess757
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very welcoming & friendly host. Comfortable and quiet accommodation with Apple cake to die for! Plenty of space and lovely outlook in the bush setting but still close to amenities, cafe and shops. Happy to go back and stay another time.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank GeoffC53
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Anna and Harry made the five of us very welcome from the moment we arrived. Comfortable accommodation overlooking a wonderful garden at the rear so worth asking for a garden facing room. Breakfast was superb and we left with a plate of Anna's famous apple pie to set us on our way....

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Highly recommended as a top Bed n Breakfast in a peaceful and safe setting. From the cheerful welcome with Dutch coffee and warm muffins to the final goodbye with refreshments for the trip ahead, it was all first class. Would I book again....You betcha!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David C
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