I had a return stay with Jim and Lorraine for eight nights to complete my month long trip of NZ. They are the absolute best hosts! The location is so great. It was the perfect place to stay put for a week to rest up after we had extensively toured both islands. The back door of the Queen Room has direct access for nearby beach access. The guest lounge upstairs has amazing views. The town center is so cute with wonderful restaurants and shops. The bus stop to go to town center is handy from the BNB. Best of all, the most wonderful beach for walking and recreation is right at the BNB. Jim makes a delicious breakfast that will fill you up until dinner. I cannot recommend this BNB enough. They helped me put the cream on top of a most fabulous trip.
Thank-you Jim & Lorraine. Working in the hospitality industry its always nice to find a special property with "hosts with the most", a magnificent room with a the most comfortable bed (I had the Rimu Room), a well appointed bathroom and peace a quiet. To top it off a wonderful cooked breakfast with a very pleasant German couple with Jim joining us and sharing travel stories, with a spectacular view of the water from the breakfast room on the top floor. Access to the beach for your early morning walk or run:-) All this at a very reasonable cost. Will certainly be sharing this experience with friends and fellow travellers.
My wife and I had not set foot in a B&B for about 20 years, when we stayed at two in separate trips with children toScotland. Visiting New Zealand we decided to try a few out, and what pleasant surprises they all were. Arriving Tauranga earlier than announced, Jim was at hand in a short while after calling him, and made us feel very, very welcome. He gave us advise on various activitieas and as this was our second night in New zealand, and suffering from a significant 12 hour timedifference from Norway, we opted for a fantastic walk around the seaside Maori Holy Mountain in the neighborhood. Before retiring (after having dined on a small overprized Pizzahut product that was brought to our room, we spent an hour or so with our hosts, chatting in the lounge. They had been to our…
Another great B&B in new Zealand. Our hosts Lorraine and Jim were perfect and provided us lots of information about the area and some good tips. Breakfasts were terrific and our room very comfortable. Thanks once again.
We stayed here and Jim and Lorraine were excellent hosts. They had plenty of suggestions for where to go to dinner (Post Bank - well worth it!) The guest room upstairs has fantastic views, and the breakfast was great. Room was clean and comfortable. We had no complaints and plan to stay again!