Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
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Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

33 Ferguson Street South Bay View, Napier 4104 New Zealand
A panoramic sunset from the beach, looking back at the houses.
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Beach front B&B
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Spa pool for guests to relax in
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5.0
#8 of 37 B&Bs in Napier
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Brin & Biddy welcome you to share their 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 doorstep. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast to start your day and 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 have a number of bicycles available at a nominal charge for use by our guests. We are on the cycle trail with pleasant cycles to wineries and Napier City. The cycle trails are all relatively flat making for a leisurely, relaxed ride.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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K1081NPkarenr wrote a review Feb 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Jersey66 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Craig A wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms are only 20-30 metres from the beach.
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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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tehoro wrote a review Nov 2022
Otaki, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely few days staying in the studio unit.

Brin and Biddy were wonderful - very friendly and hospitable, and we had some nice chats and a few wines on the deck out front overlooking the beach.

The studio had everything we needed, and the breakfast fixings were spot on for us - cereals, toast, tea and coffee. It's on the ground floor on the street side of the house, with the front courtyard and beach on the other side easily accessible by going out a private side door and along a short path. I very much enjoyed, and photographed, sunrises and skyscapes from the beach.

The location was perfect for us, as most of our activities were either around the Bay View and Eskdale area, or on the northern side of Napier.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Letitia wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nick Butler wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 8 Feb 2021
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SchDan wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation is pretty much as amazing as it looks in the photos. Beachfront with an uninterrupted view of the ocean, beach access, and a direct view of the sunrise. The studio itself looks over the garden but the beach side is easily accessible and super cosy with tables, chairs, and lots of space to get comfortable. It is clean, quiet, comfortable, everything works and it immediately felt like home. It’s a short and easy 8 minute drive into Napier town which was perfect for us since we prefer to be away from the noise. There’s also a great winery within walking distance with an excellent restaurant. The hosts Brin and Biddy were just amazing (Duke the sausage completed the package). Extremely kind, friendly, considerate and great to have a bbq and bottle of wine with if that’s what you want. Would definitely stay here on our next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go to Crab Farm winery nearby for a wine tasting coupled with lunch or dinner.
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Peter G wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York48 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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murielschuerwegen wrote a review Feb 2020
Boom, Belgium16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Biddy S, Owner at Absolute Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Responded 12 Feb 2020
You were the perfect guests and we loved having you to stay!
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SchDan wrote a tip Jan 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to Crab Farm winery nearby for a wine tasting coupled with lunch or dinner."
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Craig A wrote a tip Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are only 20-30 metres from the beach."
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M_Flyer wrote a tip Mar 2018
Seattle27 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Directly on beach with access from the room, near to town without the traffic or noise."
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Chris812283 wrote a tip Jan 2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom133 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"any room, you will not be disappointed"
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Brainiac2015 wrote a tip Nov 2015
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only limited Guest rooms, great for couples"
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PRICE RANGE
$251 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionNapier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Nearby attractions include Faraday Museum of Technology (6.6 km), Marine Parade (6.4 km), and Bluff Hill Lookout (5.8 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
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Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Bollywood Stars Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Faith Hope Love Malaysian Eatery, and Rasoi Cuisine of India.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Napier Cemetery (6.1 km).
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