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Reviewed 1 March 2016

So, Ian and Jane are the people who own and run TS B&B... they are characters who you feel as if you have known for years. Peter - more about him in a minute.

This is a great bed and breakfast, run by the gregarious Jane and the hilarious Ian. They make the place and made us feel at home from the beginning when we went "stealing" avocados down the road. Well not steal as the tree was on council land, but check out Ian's stick and can contraption for getting them down.

We were downstairs in a self-contained unit that had bags of room and all the things you need and much you don't but may come in useful in 2023. You see this is their house and we loved the books, the paintings, in fact everything.

Our bathroom just outside of the main room, but that did not matter.

Jane brought us green beans for tea and then Ian provided the bananas and figs.

Lovely garden, a really nice ginger cat, Fantail birds and Peter.... Yes Peter, a "tame" eel that lives in the back garden and loves being fed. Ian and I had a great time like two little kids.

This place is what BnB's are all about. Quirky, fun and run by people who care.

The breakfast the best we have had in NZ.

Please support these lovely people, they deserve it, but take your ear plugs as Ian's jokes are terrible.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MStJB
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place with a wonderful hostess! We got a lovely warm welcome when we stopped in to see if there was availability for that night. Could not be happier! Everything we could need and much more! And the garden was adorable!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
2  Thank Bethan G
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is our second stay at Top Storey after visiting 4 years earlier. As good as our previous stay with the legendary breakfast not to be missed. I have no hesitation in recommending Jane and Ian as the perfect hosts in a truly beautiful part of NZ. The garden apartment has everything you could need for a comfortable stay including a very good wifi connection.
Brilliant

Thank you.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Kenselbow
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

This was the perfect place to stay to relax. The garden setting is relaxing, It is a short walk to the beach and the kitchen has everything you may need. The home cooked breakfast was delicious. The owners were very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Frances T
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

A great place to stay in Whangarei county. Jane and Ian make you feel at home. Everything is well organized. Bedrooms are vey large and comfortable with a very nice view on landscape.A very nice garden surrounds the house.
Breakfast is delicious and offers a large range of local and homemade products.
There is a lot of walks in this area;Jane and Ian will provide you a lot of information for organising your stay.
An excellent quality for a good price.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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3  Thank michpat_13
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