The bed & breakfast is located on the south edge of Coromandel Town - a few minutes drive or a 15 minute walk to the centre. The driveway off Whangapoua Road is a bit of a round about way to access with a car but it's easy on foot to just cut onto Tiki Road for a direct route to town.
That road has a pavement but the section near the B&B is not lit at night (and the street lights before this are spaced generously) so we found it handy to have a head torch after darkness when returning after a meal and drink (keys are provided for access). There is an alternative route which our hostess, Claire, advised us about and we used this in daylight hours.
The property has a similar appearance of a small motel with the three guest rooms in a block and parking alongside, however all rooms are accessed from a corridor. Our room, the Oyster Suite, was furthest from the roadside and we didn't get disturbed by any traffic noise. I doubt if it would be an issue in any of the rooms.
These are very spacious rooms, spotlessly clean and have many facilities you would expect in a very good hotel. Generous sized comfy bed, four comfortable armchairs, desk & chair, a fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, wall mounted television with multiple channel options, quality soft furnishings, a walk-in wardrobe/bag store and an ensuite bathroom. The latter contained a walk-in shower which had good water pressure, there is no bath.
We couldn't see instructions for use of the television and weren't sure about access to Netflix, etc however I assume these options are available to guests.
A patio door led to a decking area with seats overlooking the lawn and the countryside. With our various activities we didn't get a chance to make much use of these.
We found the free wifi was not particularly good and it took Claire several attempts on a couple of occasions to process our card payment so I suspect it is just down to strength of connection, or lack of it.
Unprompted, Claire was helpful in contacting our walking tour operator to arrange for pick up at the B&B, rather than us going into town to rendezvous with them. She also made available facilities for us to make our packed lunch for the tour - including providing home grown tomatoes and provided a jug of fresh milk for the fridge! We had a good chat with her at breakfast over the couple of days we stayed, especially as she shared a family farming background which was similar in ways to my wife.
Breakfast consisted of a cooked option and a huge range of other items - the table was almost groaning. Claire was very attentive so there was no chance of going away feeling hungry. We weren't mad about the bacon but that's a personal preference of ours for the lean variety. On day one we were the only guests and on day two we shared the breakfast table with another couple.
Overall at $210/£104 per night we thought it was good value for money and could easily recommend a stay.
We stayed 2 nights in March 2020, prior to the Covid-19 lockdown.
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