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Corner of Tawa and Huia Streets Little Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
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#2 of 7 hotels in Waiheke Island
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The Boatshed is a small luxury hotel on Wiaheke Island - sitting above the beach of Oneroa with extensive views out over the bay. Best described as "barefoot luxury", this seaside hotel and the island its on are a perfect reflection of the modern New Zealand holiday - with a high level of design detail, beaches, vineyards, galleries, and stunning coastal walkways make this little place the perfect tonic for those wanting to get away from it all. We look forward to seeing you soon...
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
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Books, DVDs, music for children
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kruuza wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland, New Zealand433 contributions209 helpful votes
We booked this place for a special occasion On arrival we were greeted with a coffee and biscuits but the cluttered seating area was cold and the fire was not even lite. The place is need of some serious TLC and removal of all the clutter of sailing stuff and mountains of old books The breakfast was very good with a nice view over the bay in the distance and the rooms ok but not worth the price.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CJ wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
Every moment of our stay at the Boatshed was perfect, from the time Jonathan picked us up at the Ferry Terminal to the time we said goodbye after checking out. We stayed for a weekend in January, which is the NZ summer, and had a wonderfully relaxing stay. We stayed in the Lighthouse suite, which had an amazing view of the ocean from the North windows and Oneroa from the Western windows. The room is split over 3 levels with a spiral staircase in the corner of the suite. If you find stairs a challenge, then this room is not for you, but otherwise, I would highly recommend it. Everything was comfortable and relaxing with plenty of space. If you do choose to dine in room, there is a dumbwaiter which carries your meal tray up to the top floor for you. The best bit about the hotel though, was the service. From the moment you are picked up at the ferry (transfers to and from the ferry are included in your room price) you have a sense of being looked after. There is no "check in" per se. You are greeted, invited to put your bags down and invited to find a comfy spot to sit on the deck or in the lounge while enjoying some refreshments in the form of wine and cheese. The team then shows you to your room whenever you are ready. The staff at the boatshed have their service down to a fine art. Their service is attentive and respectful, without being pretentious or fussy. They are all lovely people and we were wonderfully cared for. Dinner is available at the restaurant every night and the chef prepares a meal based on what is ready to be picked in the garden and what is in season and available. There is no menu, but the team check on your preferences and dietary requirements. The lack of choice was not an issue for us, and it is well advertised on the hotel website. For us it was a wonderful opportunity for someone to curate a meal for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed all our meals at The Boatshed. Meals are also incredibly generous... you definitely will never go hungry. I think breakfast was the real highlight for us. Generous, delicious, fresh food, overlooking the ocean. It was bliss. We also hired one of the picnic trucks for the day, to get around the island. It was super convenient and a great option to have at our disposal. We had an excellent stay, and compared to other luxury, boutique hotels, this is the standard by which I will judge all others from now on. I cannot wait to return for another stay. Jonathan, Vessela and Leanna, thank you for looking after us so well. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Special mention to Harry as well, for being an excellent furry ambassador for the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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bill385 wrote a review Dec 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent experience with friendly helpful staff, always ready to assist with anything we needed. The food was great and service at breakfast and dinner was superb. When we needed to get a car to go to the tunnels at Stoney Batter the manager initially said he would organise a rental and then later said we could take one of their vehicles and the only cost was to top the fuel tank back up.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shelly D wrote a review May 2021
Baku, Azerbaijan8 contributions2 helpful votes
I was expecting something quite unique or luxurious. But it isn't. A pleasant place with pleasant decor featuring an abundance of cushions and restful seaside colors. I'm really stretching to think of anything to compliment about it. Dinner was included for one night of our two night stay. It was extremely straightforward, with no options and wine not included. Breakfast can only be called boring. The view is nice but nothing amazing by Waiheke standards. The staff are fine. Over all it is incredibly expensive for something very ordinary.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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A Callesen wrote a review Nov 2020
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Have been wanting to come here for a long time and I don't know why I left it so long! We decided to treat ourselves on my birthday and we weren't disappointed, a stunning setting just above Little Oneroa. The Boatshed really is a place to let all your cares just slip away. Jonathan, Martin, and their staff are all fantastic, attentive without being intrusive. The decor is beautiful and as a gardener myself, I have to say the vegetable garden is impressive. Wonderful stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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John P wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
A very conformable well run establishment. Extremely clean and well looked after with a lot of thought going in to the decor. The meal was excellent and the service very good. The way the owner is always available but not in your face was superb.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Scott B wrote a review May 2020
Plymouth, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I were blown away by every facet of our short but incredible stay at the Boatshed back in February: the stunning view of Oneroa Bay, delicious meals with the freshest vegetables we've ever tasted, and the relaxing, friendly vibe shared between both the staff and other guests. Jonathan and his team (Martin, Vessela, Daniel, Caroline, Joseph, etc.) really do a great job of making everyone feel right at home! We highly recommend staying in the Lighthouse, which has a third-story sun room with walls of glass doors that can be folded up to catch the warm ocean breeze, and a dumbwaiter for the most romantic private dining experience ever! Little Oneroa Beach is just down the hill. From the beach, there's a stunning hike out to Fisherman's Rock. Another must-do is renting a picnic truck from the Boatshed and driving around the more remote side of Waiheke Island. I also can't forget to mention the Boatshed's four-legged ambassador Harry who attends to guests when he isn't napping on the couch or out for a car ride. That dog sure has the Life of Reilly as we did during our three days in paradise!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Definitely reserve the Lighthouse room. You won't be sorry!!
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Sara wrote a review Apr 2020
Albertson, New York14 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great place! We arrive to New Zealand after a long trip from New York and spent the first evening at the boat shed welcomed with open arms with a. Fabulous cappuccino. The food at the boat shed was incredible the presentation was beautiful and everything just melted in your mouth. We spent the day wandering around walking to Vineyard having lunch, going to the art galleries. Next day we walked around some trails on the island as well before I ferry back to Auckland We highly recommend The boat shed. Our only regret was we stayed only one night.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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RossY415 wrote a review Apr 2020
Brisbane, Australia555 contributions269 helpful votes
We were after a relaxing spot after cancelling a trip to Europe and the Boatshed was perfect. We stayed in a Bungalow room, based on a NZ "bach"concept with enough design references to make it relaxing while at the same time being luxurious. The room was spacious and very well equipped. It was a uniquely local experience and avoided hotel genericism. The main building was nautically themed and looked over to beautiful Little Oneroa Bay and out to Little Barrier Island. The beach itself is a 5 minute walk and the town of Oneroa a little longer. Food was excellent and much of the fresh food is grown on the property. Breakfast was generous and saw you through to dinner. Dinners were also world class without pretension. Jonathan ran the place with professionalism and friendliness and all of the staff were dedicated and helpful. The booking comes with access to 4WD vehicles to see the island as well. The rate wasn't cheap however it represented value for what you got, especially compared with the USA or most of Europe. If you want a few days rest and relaxed indulgence this is for you. We really loved the Boatshed and the Island and highly recommend both.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Colliedog58 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hartley, United Kingdom395 contributions203 helpful votes
This was the first hotel that we stayed in having flown in from the U.K. The Boatshed set the bar very highly.From the moment that we picked up from the ferry terminal we felt valued. Arriving at the hotel we were given the most amazing glass of wine and a plate of cheese - we just sat on the deck drinking the wine and nibbling at the cheese and soaked up the view of the bay while all thoughts of the gloomy U.K. faded into the background! We had a fabulous room overlooking the beach - very comfortable and spacious and a lovely seating area to relax in. A snug bathroom but good strong shower - so all you need. Food was amazing - beautifully prepared and delicious. Loved the breakfasts too. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Two nights was certainly not long enough in this great hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boatshed
Which popular attractions are close to The Boatshed?
Nearby attractions include Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf (1.1 km), Whittaker's Musical Museum (1.1 km), and Waiheke Community Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boatshed?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Boatshed?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Boatshed?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boatshed?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boatshed?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Gelato Company, The Oyster Inn, and Cafe Fenice.
Is The Boatshed located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Waiheke Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Boatshed?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boatshed?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stockade Hill (14.2 km).
Does The Boatshed have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.