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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island

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DandAMG
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding accommodation and hospitality”
Reviewed 5 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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If you are in the Taumaranui area you MUST stay here. There is nothing else for quality and value that comes close. Hospitality, location, comfort, cleanliness and breakfast are first class!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Feb 2017
Hi David and Anne Marie...thank you..really appreciate your comments and hope the rest of your break in the Taranaki went well.
Take care
Melana
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A TripAdvisor Member
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Bradley's garden b&b”
Reviewed 1 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This was one of our favorite places. The service was beyond the expected. Malana was an incredible host. She made breakfast and dinner every morning and night and brought it to our room. And it was delicious! Her gardens are so beautiful it is hard to describe. Simon, her husband, was kind enough to take us up the mountain one morning and let us enjoy the beauty of their incredible acreage. Don't miss this place if you get a chance! Mark and Janice

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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Thank you so much...i so hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels...hosting you was such a pleasure...take care,
regards
Melana
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Michael B
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An unforgettable expeirence!”
Reviewed 27 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

On every trip, there are always a few experiences that truly leave their mark, and that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Our stay here was such an experience: a beautiful room, in a perfect setting, with an exceptionally gracious and helpful hostess.
Thank you Melana ! Without your help, we would never have discovered the wacky Republic of Whangamomona, or that beautiful restaurant on the shores of Lake Taupo!

This BnB is a must for anyone traveling anywhere near this area of New Zealand.

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Management Response
28 Nov 2016
Hi there...Thank you so much!...so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Take care and ll the best...Melana
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Pupuke
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Mr”
Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This beautiful accomodation was a delight .. immaculate comfortable and so attractive !
Our lovely hostess was so
attentive & helpful going the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable! Her food was excellent & full of lovely surprises !
In addition the fantastic gardens were a real treat to wander through amazing us at the planning and work over 20 years !
We would unreservedly recommend this BnB to others .. have already done so !

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Management Response
20 Nov 2016
Hi there Peter,
Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay...Im pleased to tell you the grass is growing! :)
It was lovely to meet you both on your travels and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Take care...kind regards
Melana
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caruthers...
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“You wont want to leave”
Reviewed 28 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

If you read the other reviews I can only repeat the praises of this extraordinary place. The hostess, Melana is perhaps the convivial host and wonderful cook my wife and I encountered in a long driving tour of New Zealand. The room is a tribute to Melana's refined and exquisite taste and is so clean and comfortable you don't want to leave and you regret departure. make sure you book more than one night. What impressed us was the attention to detail; the delicate crockery, the service of the food - make sure you book that ahead of your stay! The room is surrounded by hectares of magnificent gardens and at night you luxuriate in the spa which is all yours. Private, refined and an absolute destination. The town is a car trip away and not attractive to a tourist so Bradley's becomes the center of your world and has meditative and an almost spiritual restfulness about it. Thank you for letting us stay. Will return!

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Liked best: The hostess and how she made us feel so welcome
Liked least: absolutely nothing
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Management Response
1 Nov 2016
Hi David
Thank you so much ...I'm lost for words. Your comments mean so much. I get so much satisfaction when guests have had a relaxing peaceful stay and your kind words just makes everything so worth while. Meeting such lovely people like yourselves is why I love doing what I do. It was great to meet you both and would very much look forward to your return. p.S... am determined to send you a photo of the grass!... stay tuned! :)
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