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Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

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33 Ferguson Street South Bay View, Napier 4104 New Zealand
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#10 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Napier
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Brin & Biddy welcome you to share our hospitality and home while you are enjoying your stay in Hawke's Bay. Our accommodation is clean and friendly with unlimited access to the beach right at your door. Complimentary breakfast of seasonal fruits with juice and breads on the deck facing the sea to start your day. We look forward to seeing you here. In addition we have an outdoor hot spa that overlooks the beach and the Port of Napier. Watch the shipping go past our doorstep, including cruise liners in season. We also have a number of bicycles available at a nominal charge for use by our guests, including a tandem bike. We are on the cycle trail, pleasant cycle to wineries and Napier, and all over relatively flat cycle trails.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Seating area
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Letitia wrote a review Nov 2021
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I would highly recommend staying at Brin and Biddy's B&B. The space is modern, clean, comfortable and full of light. Their house and the location are absolutely beautiful. The ocean views are breathtaking and having a spa on the beach in the evening was amazing. Brin and Biddy provide everything (bikes, breakfast, local information etc) that you would need for a fantastic stay in Napier. They are very thoughtful and welcoming hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend :)
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tinks wrote a review Oct 2021
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Delightful studio with everything you need including little extra touches. Hospitality at it's best with Brin and Biddy who went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Spa pool by the beach was a highlight! Delicious breakfast basket included all the essentials for a continental start to the day. Ten minutes drive to the city centre . Definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Craig A wrote a review Feb 2021
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They say there are no such things as strangers, there are simply friends you haven't met yet: in the case of Brin & Biddy at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast in Bay View Napier, this is absolutely true. This is a fabulous place to stay if for no other reason than you'll feel like you've made a couple more life long friends. Brin & Biddy are hospitable to the nth degree. You'll struggle to find nicer hosts of a B & B in the whole Bay area. The apartments are clean, tidy, well appointed with everything you could need for a getaway weekend. The location is also outstanding: far enough away from the hub bub of downtown Napier, yet close enough that it is 12 minutes away give or take, by car; or you can simply sit on the outdoor furniture provided, right on the beach, and watch the comings and goings at Napier Port, or the twinkling of the city lights as night falls. The breakfast provided is ample, with good plunger coffee, a lovely array of fresh fruit, and the delightful touch of a small bottle of bubbles with a wee taste of delicious chocolate which awaits you at your arrival. You'll likely get an invite to join Brin & Biddy for an evening beverage, which we sincerely wish we had taken the offer of, but after a long day of winery visits, and trekking around the district we simply didn't have the energy for. If we'd stayed another night we would surely have joined Brin & Biddy in there architecturally designed home. If being left to your devices without any interference from the hosts is more your thing, you'll get the privacy you desire as well. The price is right. The location is perfect. The accommodation has it all. The hosts however ensure that this is an accommodation that you'll lock into the GPS in your car, and keep secure in your heart, because you know you're going to want to return again someday.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Biddy Standeaven, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Thanks for your wonderful review, Craig! It really is a pleasure to host lovely, appreciative guests like yourselves.
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Nick Butler wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
We enjoyed our midwinter getaway with the use of the spa pool, watching the birdlife & enjoying the Hawkes Bay sun. The hosts are friendly and and were able to book us into the local restaurant even though they were full. All in all we had a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Biddy Standeaven, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Thanks for your great review!
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Peter G wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York42 contributions47 helpful votes
Brin and Bebe offer a wonderful experience, with a comfortable studio adjoining an architecturally quite interesting house on the beach. The hot tub with a great view of the ocean was a particularly appealing creature comfort, and we soaked at least 3x over 3 days. We were lucky to see some amazing moonrises over the water, as well as one spectacular sunrise as well. Basic breakfast supplies were tasty. Welcome mini bottle of champagne was a festive way to begin a memorable vaca. Maggie was the sweetest little lapdog too, but not too in your face if you're not a dog person too.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Biddy Standeaven, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Thanks for your great review, Mike. We so enjoyed having you both to stay and our interesting chats. Hope you settle in New Zealand!!
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow!Wow! Thank you Brin and Biddy. had a great time. loved your hospitality . Fish n chips by your fire was fantastic. The most comfortable bed with high quality linen. The breakfast was very fresh and local. See you again in 2 weeks...
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Biddy Standeaven, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 9 Jul 2020
Hi Richard Thanks for the wonderful review. It was great having the two of you stay with us and we look forward to meeting up again soon. Cheers Brin & Biddy
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Bridget wrote a review Feb 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand21 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked here to stay for a concert and had the best stay ever! Hosts are super friendly and accommodating! Will definitely be back! Especially loved watching the sun rise while I sat looking at the ocean in the spa pool!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Biddy S, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 19 Jun 2020
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. You were very special guests and we loved having you to stay.
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K1081NPkarenr wrote a review Feb 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
We have come away feeling so fortunate to have stumbled across this absolute gem of a B&B and meeting the wonderful hosts Brin & Biddy. We had booked well in advance as accommodation was at a premium to attend the Elton John concert being held at the Mission Estate Winery. We were warmly welcomed and immediately felt relaxed in our peaceful seaview accommodation! It’s easy location in Bayview, beautiful beachfront position and being a short drive to town was great. The rooms were very well presented, very clean, comfortable and everything was supplied that you could possibly need. The hosts were knowledgeable in sharing with us in local attractions/activities, restaurants and wineries. Brin kindly offered and drove us into town to the concert, and each morning Biddy served a delicious breakfast outside our room on the deck which was a real treat to start our day with. Our only regret was not booking for a longer stay, but it’s truely on our radar now and we will definitely be rebooking and look forward to sharing more surfing adventures over a few wines with Brin and Biddy. It’s easy location in Bayview, beautiful beachfront position and being a short drive to town was great. The rooms were very well presented, very clean, comfortable and everything was supplied that you could possibly need. The hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable in sharing with us in local attractions/activities, restaurants and wineries. Brin kindly offered and drove us into town to the concert, and each morning Biddy served a delicious breakfast outside our room on the deck which was an absolute treat to start our day with. Our only regret was not booking for a longer stay, but it’s truely on our radar now and we will definitely be rebooking and look forward to sharing more surfing adventures over a few local wines with Brin and Biddy.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Biddy S, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You were just the best guests ever!
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Nancy27614 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hoboken, New Jersey67 contributions19 helpful votes
We spent two nights at this b&b during a lengthy trip in New Zealand. It is run by a lovely couple who provided us with a suite of rooms in their home- a private living room, a bedroom with sliders to the deck that overlooks the bay/ocean, a bathroom with both a shower stall and a jacuzzi tub, and a separate commode room. The bed is comfortable as are the pillows. Toiletry products are provided. We sat outside with the other couple who was staying in another room or suite of rooms, and the couple who own the place for a few hours in the evening (after dinner out) while they generously poured us glasses of local wine, and there was dark chocolate (not sure if they supplied it or not) as well. And lots of conversation with the sound of the surf not far beyond. Breakfast was something we were told would not be too elaborate, and although there was no hot food the fruit salad, breads, jams and cereal made for a perfectly sufficient breakfast for us adjacent to the sea. A really pleasant experience. The only negative is that the house is about an $18-20 Uber ride from Ahuriri or Napier town where you probably will want to go for lunch and/or dinner. But we only had to do that once cause our hosts were on their way to town anyway when we were interested in going and they offered us a ride, which was extremely kind of them. Thumbs up for this lovely b&b!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Biddy S, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thanks for your lovely review, Nancy. We really enjoyed your company.
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murielschuerwegen wrote a review Feb 2020
Boom, Belgium14 contributions1 helpful vote
We were really happy with this nice and very clean studio in the neighborhood of Napier. where we've spend a whole week to visit art deco town Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Clifton etc. The property was perfect and we were welcomed with a very nice and large breakfast basket. Thanks Brin & Biddy for your warm hospitality!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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You were the perfect guests and we loved having you to stay!
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Faraday Centre (6.6 km), Marine Parade (6.4 km), and Bluff Hill Lookout (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Restaurant Indonesia, and Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (6.1 km).