I’ve been living in NZ for two years and I try to travel as much as I can. I always had great experiences travelling the country but this time was EXCEPTIONAL! Decided to spend New Years out of Auckland and looking online I came across with this beautiful place. We traveled by bus so Lorraine kindly pick us up at the bus stop. The b&b is just astonishing and seconds walk distance to the beach. Our room was really comfortable and clean with and impecable private bathroom. But the highlight was the amazing breakfast and the hospitality of Jim and Lorraine. Each morning Jim prepared the most spectacular breakfast. Homemade bread, orange juice, butter, jams, cereals, eggs, hash browns, tomatoes and real coffee in a table set beautifully in every detail with an incredible view of the sea. We know that from now on we won’t stay in any other place but this at the Mount. We’re so happy to have met these amazing people and to share breakfast with them on our first day of 2020 as they made as feel at home. We’ll be back soon for sure! If you’re looking for a place to stay in Mount Maunganui, just come and stay with Jim and Lorraine Robertson, you won’t regret it! Thank you for everything!!!!
We decided to do a last minute trip to the Mount with my sister to scape from Auckland.
We found this little gem and safe to say we are not staying anywhere else in the Mount from now on.
Lorraine kindly picked us up from the bus stop and from there on it was only a blissfully experience.
Jim and Lorraine are the best hosts you can come across.
The fantastic breakfast was set up on the upper floor where you sit and enjoy also the wonderful view of the beach.
There’s a private access to the beach which was so convenient for us.
Our room was sparkling clean and very comfortable. We had our own private bathroom.
The highlight of our stay was definitely the attention we received by our Hosts.
Needless to say we are only staying here from now on.
I cannot praise enough this Bed & Breakfast.
Do come stay here! You won’t regret it.
Thank you so much for making of our stay the most wonderful time.
We shall see again soon x
Jim and Lorraine were most welcoming and have provided a delightful stay for us. I feel that I have found a kindred spirit in Jim, who seems to have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable.
Our ground floor room was comfortable and spacious with en-suite bathroom. I have trouble sleeping when there is a lot of ambient light in the room. This was the only place I stayed in while in New Zealand in which it was actually very dark in the room at night time, and I really appreciated that.
As the building is back away from the street, there was also no audible traffic noise from the road.
Like I said, Jim has thought of everything - it was the only place we've ever stayed at where a power board has been provided so that we can easily charge our phones and camera. It was so quiet, I had no problem with noise, but they even provided ear plugs for our use. The bedside clock radio - usually an unwanted source of ambient light at night time - was able to be dimmed right down so that there was no back light.
If you have mobility problems, then you may have difficulty climbing two flights of stairs to the guest lounge room, but otherwise it's a lovely place to relax, with panoramic views of the beach, comfortable lounge, chairs, and dining area, television and DVD player, and a fully equipped kitchenette in which we could help ourselves to tea or coffee at any time, accompanied by Jim's superb ginger biscuits.
After our first superb night there, when I didn't think it could get any better, along came breakfast, which met and exceeded my expectations. Cereals, yoghurt, home-made fruit salad, and then eggs, bacon and tomato so superbly cooked that I devoured the same fabulous breakfast for each of the four mornings we were there.
Oh, and did I mention that there was real coffee? And, the bread was home-made by Jim. I cannot think of any way to improve breakfast.
Jim and Lorraine Robertson have a very nice B&B, basically on the beach in the shadow of Mount Maunganui. Jim prepared an excellent breakfast on the upper floor of their house with a view of the ocean. At night we could hear the waves lapping at the shore. It's a 45-second walk to the beach and, if you are an early riser, the sunrise will meet you. Our room was spacious and the en suite bathroom up to par. If you are travelling down the east coast of the North Island, I recommend spending a night with Jim and Lorraine.
We stayed in the "Rimu" room on the ground floor - it's plenty big enough although the bathroom is a bit on the small side. There's also a small patio area. The property is the middle one of three on a plot with direct access (no roads to cross) to the beach. The shared guest lounge where the excellent breakfast is taken is on the third floor with a balcony offering a sea view. The only downside from our point of view was that the walk into Mt. Maunganui was a bit of a struggle after dinner.