Moana Haven B&B
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Moana Haven B&B

784 Queen Charlotte Drive Tepuia Heights, Havelock 7281 New Zealand
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breakfast with stunning seaview
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5.0
#1 of 3 B&Bs in Havelock
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Your home away from home. Kiwiss B & B combines the New Zealand spirit with Swiss quality - just like its owners, charming and uncomplicated. Kiwiss B & B is a fine accommodation with 3 guestrooms in the heart of Marlborough Sound between Picton and Havelock. Pelorus Jack Room with fantastic seaview,queensize bed and ensuite bathroom; Paua Room also with stunning seaview, 2 single beds which of course can be pushed together if desired with private spabath, shower and separate toilet, Shaun Room which is small, well-prized and also with a private shower and separat toilet. An oasis of tranquility surrounded by gardens with peaches, lemons, apples, mandarins, oranges, avocados, kiwis. With a little luck you can even see some of the famous Risso's dolphins playing in the bay. You awake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and fresh baked bread. A perfect comprehensive breakfast with fresh Swiss Birchermuesli and specialties from the region awaits you on the covered patio or in the dining room both with breathtaking seaview.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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601christina wrote a review Feb 2020
Västerås, Sweden15 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice B&B with a fantastic view. The breakfast with very good freshly baked bread was delicious. Good toppings and much more nice things to eat for breakfast. Nice and caring hostess. Gave us many valuable tips, including restaurant visits. We ate at the Captain's daughter and were served wonderful good food which was very affordable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from KiwissBandB, Geschäftsführer at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best from the team at Kiwiss B&B.
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KeithFromNZ wrote a review Mar 2020
Urenui, New Zealand77 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic and memorable experience it is to stay with Mike and Connie. With excellent home-made breakfasts comprising Connie’s own bread and preserves, through to the special touches like bottled water and chocolate on arrival, they know how to treat guests like VIPs. It was with sadness that we said our goodbyes to this hospitable couple.
The views over the Sounds are stunning, and this is where we enjoyed our breakfasts and the sunsets. At breakfast, we sat and watched 2 families of quails foraging on the pathway before one of the cock quails, perched on high, sounded the alert and the quails scattered. Then a weka appeared, a brown ground bird known for its aggression, and it foraged where the quails had been moments earlier.
The gardens are spacious with numerous fruit trees within which to wander. Mike’s pride and joy, a Zephyr V6 dating back to 1963, sits idle in the shed. The studio of Valerie Maynard, a renowned New Zealand potter of 47 years, is within walking distance at the home next door. (Her husband is restoring an old Caterpillar bulldozer in his shed.) Havelock, with its marina and restaurants, is 10 minutes’ drive, and Picton is 40 minutes away. Picton is the port of departure of the vehicle ferry for the north island of New Zealand. Kiwiss is located on Queen Charlotte Drive, probably THE best scenic road in New Zealand, and the road which straddles the hills between these two aforementioned ports.
The rooms all have names. We had Shaun the Sheep as our accommodation, the only one without a sea-view, but, like all the others, with its own bathroom. The whole house is very well appointed and there is a separate guest lounge with fridge and coffee-making facilities. Another lovely touch is that Connie writes a personalised message on your mug with your breakfast drink.
Wherever Mike and Connie are, you know you will be treated like VIPs. Thank you, Mike and Connie, for a most memorable stay and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move on.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book early if you want your choice of room. Only 3 rooms and high occupancy.
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Response from KiwissBandB, Inhaber at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 8 Mar 2020
We are overwhelmed by the lovely compliments you have given us and thank you for taking the time to submit this review. It was an honor and our pleasure to host you both. We are thinking of you. All the very best;-(
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Hanni F wrote a review Mar 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed here one night on our honeymoon, but I am so glad that we did. There was wonderful hospitality, and a very sweet and cozy room with a fantastic view of the sound, and mountains.
In the evening we had time to sit and enjoy the sunset over Marlborough Sound.
In the morning we had one of the best breakfasts we were offered on our vacation, which we ate on the deck, enjoying the view.
The decor was simple, elegant, and whimsical. A lot of work has gone into the property and the view. A little closer to Havelock than Picton, and a winding drive, but very much worth it. One of my favorite stays on our three week trip.
Cell reception is spotty in this area, so make sure you know when the check in time is in advance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from KiwissBandB, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 4 Mar 2020
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Kiwiss B&B. It was an honour for us, contributing a part to an unforgettable honeymoon. All the best!
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Fredthefiddle wrote a review Feb 2020
Winchester, United Kingdom153 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B has the best view of any I have ever visited. The comfortable house with a wonderful garden of hidden paths overlooks the sound below. There is lovely outdoor seating on the deck, and Connie will indulge your every wish. Compact but comfy bedrooms and a totally fabulous breakfast. Connie’s own Bircher muesli, home-made bread and eggs from their own chickens make a fantastic breakfast. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lee c wrote a review Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Moana haven is exception in every way - location amazingly close to so many great walks. Hospitality was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Debbie and Dean are the best hosts. The breakfast are scrumptious with different delicious dishes each day - far more than a continental breakfast. Fantastic value in every way.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Put in the location into GPS before you head to Havelock as there are shorter ways than going...
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nirvanaHampshire wrote a review Feb 2023
Axminster, United Kingdom75 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
You will not find a more beautiful location nor friendlier, welcoming hosts. We instantly felt at home and relaxed. Debbie makes wonderful home made goodies - poached fresh fruit from her lovely garden, warm cheese muffins, home made jams, and the lightest shortbread I have ever tasted. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she has lots of advice and recommendations for the area.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Large parking area, take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful deck area.
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Shango wrote a review Jan 2020
Elkhart, Indiana19 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Current owners were wonderful, friendly hosts, but new owners to come. Located not too far outside Havelock and about one hour along the scenic drive to Picton. Room was nice with a view of the sound. The Swiss inspired breakfast was delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from KiwissBandB, Inhaber at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 2 Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay here at Kiwiss B&B. We love getting to know our guest. We are also delighted that you enjoyed to experience the wonderful Marlborough Sounds.
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NPf wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights at KiwissB&B. Everything was just perfect!! Conny, the owner, was very nice and helped us to organize a taxi boat to return from a stunning hike to the Marlborough Sounds. The B&B was very clean and comfortable. Chilling at the terrace with wonderful views over the Sounds an the beautiful garden was really fantastic. The breakfast was outstanding and the best we had during our two NZ trips with handmade bread, fresh fruits from the garden and really fantastic Coffee. Thanks to Conny for the unforgettable 2 days at this lovely place!!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KiwissBandB, Geschäftsführer at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 13 Jun 2019
We are also delighted that you enjoyed your stay and got to experience the wonderful Marlborough Sounds, specially the Queen Charlotte Track which is very near by Kiwiss B&B. If you ever come back to Marlborough we would love to see you again at Kiwiss B&B and welcome you in our home.
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EB-Cottage wrote a review Apr 2019
Prescott, Arizona119 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is a gem overlooking Marlborough Sound with is beautiful garden, comfortable bed and great ambiance. It is exceptionally clean and well appointed. The hosts, Conny and Mike are so welcoming and friendly. Oh, and don't forget breakfast with freshly baked bread, fresh fruit from the garden and eggs from the chicken coop. Stay here, you will be glad you did!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from KiwissBandB, Inhaber at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us Kiwiss B&B and thank you for your lovely review! In the meantime probably a hawk has killed some of our chooks so we had to get some new ones. Warmest wishes from all of us at Kiwiss B&B
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Enn_Kay wrote a review Mar 2019
Sydney, Australia44 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous home perched on a stunning part of the world -- the Marlborough Sounds. Near Havelock, the world capital of Green Lip Mussels (do try them in town), Connie, Mike and daughter were delightful hosts. We stayed in 'Shaun the Sheep' room, which was small but cosy. The room has its own toilet and bathroom, however they are separate from the room. The room is right below the 'Pelorus Jack' room. The family grow various fruit, vegetables and host egg-laying chickens; all the ingredients for a terrific breakfast with delightful views. I went for a walk behind the property into backing forest for a quiet, relaxing embrace with nature. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pelorus Jack room
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Response from KiwissBandB, Inhaber at Moana Haven B&B
Responded 6 Mar 2019
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us Kiwiss B&B and thank you for your review!
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Havelock, New Zealand6 contributions
We have 3 bedrooms, 2 with an ensuite bathroom and one with a private bathroom.
lee c wrote a tip Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Put in the location into GPS before you head to Havelock as there are shorter ways than going into Havelock!"
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nirvanaHampshire wrote a tip Feb 2023
Axminster, United Kingdom75 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Large parking area, take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful deck area."
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KeithFromNZ wrote a tip Mar 2020
Urenui, New Zealand77 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early if you want your choice of room. Only 3 rooms and high occupancy."
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Carole K wrote a tip Dec 2019
Pershore, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs room would be quieter"
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Enn_Kay wrote a tip Mar 2019
Sydney, Australia44 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pelorus Jack room"
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PRICE RANGE
$267 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kiwiss B & B
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionHavelock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Which popular attractions are close to Moana Haven B&B?
Nearby attractions include Havelock Museum (4.3 km), The Gallery Havelock (4.2 km), and Cullen Point Tracks (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moana Haven B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Moana Haven B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Moana Haven B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moana Haven B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mussel Pot, Captain's Daughter, and Mills Bay Mussels Tasting Room & Eatery.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moana Haven B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Moana Haven B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (16.0 km).
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