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Hosking House Boutique Accommodation

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#1 of 6 guest houses in New Plymouth
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With its well appointed suites, extensive gardens, warm hospitality, and seasonal breakfasts, guests of Hosking House will immediately feel the pampering benefits of this unique boutique environment. Suites feature exposed, claw footed soaking tubs or balconies, lush linens and plush beds, well thought out decor, iPod docking systems, complimentary Wi-Fi and a full Hosking House breakfast. A guest lounge provides a great spot for breakfast or a cup of tea over looking the three-tiered gardens, an honesty bar for a wine or beer to wind down your evening. Perfectly located two blocks from the central business district of New Plymouth, Hosking House benefits from all the city has to offer. From the famous oceanfront walkway, to the natural beauty and lively events in Pukekura Park, to the bustling art, shopping and restaurant scene...Hosking House - in the heart of it all.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate dining area
Sofa
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Sunshine40745 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is an exceptional accommodation made possible by the outstanding hosts, Rachel and Rod. They have created a beautiful home away from home, with every attention to detail and comfort possible. This was our second visit for three days and we can't wait to go back again next year. The gourmet breakfasts are out of this world and it is sometimes difficult to leave the little breakfast room and get on with the day! The bath is such an added joy and the situation is perfect. Thank you very much again Rachel and Rod
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Olivia Spencer Bower wrote a review Feb 2023
Rome, Italy64 contributions97 helpful votes
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A lovely B&B. The house is a beautifully restored late Victorian building. There are three rooms/suites on the main floor at street level, while the owners live downstairs where the land drops away steeply. The two larger suites would be excellent for a long stay. Attention to detail is much better than most B&Bs and it has a luxury hotel vibe. The rooms are named after Taranaki, New York and London, referring to the fact that the owners are from New York and New Plymouth respectively, and met in London. It has a very good balance between B&B services and complete privacy. In fact, you can have it both ways: as a single room/suite booking you get privacy, but if you wanted to book the whole place for a group of six people or so it would fabulous. The owner, Rachel was very helpful with restaurant and sights advice. Breakfast can be served in the bedroom or in the small breakfast room which is beautifully sunny and overlooks the owner’s private garden. The breakfast was extraordinarily good (continental with a hot dish of fresh fritters, poached eggs, frittata, bacon etc.) varying by day. Very good muesli too. There is also a sitting room at the front. It pays to book direct, which is better value than through the big sites. It is very good value. The location is very good, on rising ground halfway up the hill beside Pukekura Park, but only a short walk to the groovy end of town. New Plymouth and its district has amazing publicly-owned gardens, which are not the ordinary municipal gardens you might expect. Pukekura Park is a vast garden rising up a valley, with many interesting features, including Art Deco gates at the bottom opening onto a sports stadium with high earthen banks like something from a fantasy movie. At the top is an interesting little complex with an 1840s timber hospital and a Chinese garden with one of the best Chinese tings to be fund anywhere. In the suburbs is a magnificent large Arts-and-Crafts garden called Tupare on high ground over the river built by the local road asphalt contractor in the 1930s. The house tours at weekends are well worth it. A few kilometres away is Puketi gardens, created from 1950 by a rhododendron society which gives a misleading idea of what it is, which is a rainforest garden, mostly native trees and ferns interspersed with very large Himalayan rhododendrons, making a kind of native-exotic fusion paradise. It has very good infrastructure with excellently graded walks modulating into serious hiking. All these are free, and there are others. The town has become groovy recently, with the Len Lye gallery and a well-preserved streetscape with high end shops and a lot of very good restaurants at one end (Monica’s beside the art gallery is a requirement for lunch; the pizzas in the White Hart pub opposite are some of the best anywhere, and there are a lot of really good restaurants for dinner). The nearby sea frontage has a long coastal walk which is an important feature of the town, although the streetscape facing it is not of much interest.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Betty wrote a review Feb 2024
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Fantastic hosts, Rachel and Rodney! Beautiful house, beautiful spacious room, delicious freshly prepared breakfast. Location is directly on steep road down/up, parking on private property, driveway is also quite steep. Upon departure, hostess offers to drive our car up the road, and we gratefully accepted this offer! Walking distance to the beach, lots of restaurants nearby, beautiful Pukekura park only one block away. If we ever visit New Plymouth again we will most certainly stay at this lovely boutique accommodation!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: We highly recommend the 'Around Mt Taranaki 3 hour scenic tour, provided by Taranaki Scenic...
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Scenic46733477521 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Very comfortable, and excellent breakfasts. Rachel and Rod were excellent hosts right through from booking to pre-arrival to recommendations for activities and restaurants etc. Highly recommended for a stop in New Plymouth. Close to centre.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mano T wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is not just accommodation but an experience. Perfect location. Perfectly comfortable room and bathroom. Perfect Breakfasts and perfect knowledgable and obliging hosts where nothing is too much trouble. I would not stay anywhere else in New Plymouth and I only wish there was more like this elsewhere in the world. One of a kind.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Perhaps in summer you might ask for a fan but not absolutely necessary
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Alison C wrote a review Jan 2024
Salisbury, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
What more can be said about Hoskins house and Rachel &Rod. A first class, excellent , friendly, hospitable stay. Superb location , with all the amenities you could want. Breakfasts alone would make want you to return again and again . You will struggle to find a better place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just relax and enjoy
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Murray N wrote a review Oct 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful 2 days staying at Hosking House. We had such a relaxing time and the breakfasts were amazing. The room was large and light with a lovely ensuite and bath. Thanks so much for being such great hosts.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Terry F wrote a review Oct 2023
Wellington, New Zealand103 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a classy place in a top location. Our suite was exceptional. Hosts Rachel and Rod were very friendly and allowed us to arrive early and have a late checkout. The breakfasts were fabulous. We walked everywhere since it’s so close to town and to Pukekura Park, a must! We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Garth L wrote a review Sept 2023
Taupo, New Zealand5 contributions
It is the second time we’ve stayed at Hosking House. Superbly located, only a short walk to the city and beautiful Pukekura Park the B&B offers stylish, comfortable accommodation with a friendly welcome from host Rachel. The building is a lovingly renovated early C20 timber villa. Rooms are spacious with large bathrooms and there is also a guest lounge. Breakfasts include homemade preserves and fruit, cereals and a cooked option. Rachel is obviously a very competent cook and foodie. We recommend Hosking House and will be back again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Haydybaby wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
This upscale B&B is clean, beautifully appointed and centrally located, making it an easy walk to eating places and other local attractions. The restored villa has plenty of space for guests and includes a guest kitchenette and lounge. The New York room, where we stayed, is spacious, although some Kiwis may find the bedroom, bathroom, toilet configuration, without an intervening door, to be somewhat disconcerting. Rachel made us welcome and provided us with useful local information. Parking in the driveway worked well for us as we were the only guests. It should be noted that the Council does not allow parking on this busy street.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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$273 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hosking House Boutique Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Pukekura Park (0.3 km), Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary (0.4 km), and Escape Masters New Plymouth (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include India Today Tandoor and Bistro, Social Kitchen, and Chaos Cafe.
Is Hosking House Boutique Accommodation located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of New Plymouth.
Are pets allowed at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hosking House Boutique Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (7.6 km).