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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A two night stay in a rather dated but pleasant home. Very dark wall paper throughout was a little off-putting but the hosts were very welcoming and invited each of their guests to drinks each evening on their garden porch....very acceptable.

Thank 956alan
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Rayma and Phillip were lovely hosts. From the canapés and wine on the veranda, watching the birds, to the complimentary decanter of port that was in our room on our return from our evening meal , they went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable. The house is cosy and oldie fashioned in... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at lots of B&Bs and this one was by far the nicest ever because the couple who own and run it were simply the best hosts ever. They quickly spotted a problem in our itinerary later in the week and set about solving the issue themselves. They then helped arrange two tours the following day, one the Art... More 

Thank BWSuperSmith
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely home, delightful couple Rayma and Phillip, not to mention Ronnie, and stunning flower gardens all around....views of both be the bay and the nature were amazing. The hospitality was divine and the breakfasts delightful......a place I would come back to stay longer. Thank you both!

Thank leahwisdom
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a superb "home away from home!" Rayma and Phillip did everything and more to help us enjoy these 2 nights and 3 days in Napier. From the comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, evening wines and nibblies, suggestion, reservation, and calling for our cab for dinner, to their enjoyable personalities, the list of amenities is endless! Thank you for a memorable... More 

Thank Jackie G
rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time during your holiday to write about us. We really appreciate you sharing your experiences with the TA community. It is great you found your experience so enjoyable and that you found everything to your liking. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your New Zealand holiday and hopefully you will get back... More 

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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643 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This purports to be a bed and breakfast, but is more in the boutique hotel category. The owners were incredibly hospitable, including inviting us to join them on their garden terrace in the evening for wine and an amazing asparagus quiche. Our room was amazingly comfortable, with every possibly amenity catered for. Quality of toiletries, accessories, right down to the... More 

Thank Andy-S60
rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

A great start to this season's reviews! Thank you so much for such an amazing write up. We are so pleased you found your stay with us so enjoyable and that our facilities were appreciated. We do try to spoil our guests and make their stay as memorable as possible. At this time of the year fresh locally grown asparagus... More 

Tairua, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We stayed here in winter and this beautiful home is cosy as well as beautifully appointed. Our bed was super comfy and the bathroom large. Our hosts, Phillip and Rayma, are just so friendly and welcoming. If you find yourself in Napier, make sure you don't miss a stay at Cobden Garden Homestay.

Thank Donna B
rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Donna for such a friendly and positive review. It is always a concern for us making the house cosy in winter so we are pleased you found it so. As well as our wonderful firebox in the kitchen which does spread its heat into the dining room and hall all of our rooms and ensuites have their own... More 

Heywood, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A wonderfully comfortable room complete with jacuzzi and friendly hosts make this a great place to stay and the view from its lofty position above Napier is good. The breakfast was excellent. Walking into Napier would not be difficult but the walk back could be a challenge.

Thank Ian H
rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for your complimentary review. We do have great views from upstairs and wonderful privacy downstairs with the surrounding trees and garden. It is an advantage to be on top of the hill for the views but as you mentioned it is a bit of a climb back up. Many of our guests see it as a way... More 

Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed two nights in the Ahuriri room. This is a large comfortable room with great views across Napiers Westshore. The en-suite has a spa bath and walk in shower plus twin basins. Our hosts invited us for drinks on the balcony in the early evening which was a nice touch and made it feel as though you were at... More 

Thank Roger D
rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Roger your review mentions many of the aspects of your stay with us. Thank you for that and we are pleased you enjoyed our services and the experience. Most guests do enjoy and mention the pre dinner wine and nibbles and mixing with the other guests. They make excellent tour guides describing their day to the new arrivals and of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Phillip and Rayma were excellent hosts. We were invited to join them for drinks and canapes at 6.30pm to chat and meet the other guests. This was a highlight for us from all the B&B's we stayed in. There was also port in our room after returning from dinner, although the canapes were so delicious one evening we were not... More 

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rajNapier, Owner at Cobden Garden Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed the pre dinner wine and nibbles. We do realise that sometimes the restaurants in town miss out on some custom because of our hors d'oeuvres however it is such a wonderful opportunity to get to know our guests and it is often mentioned in reviews so we will continue.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rayma and Phillip invite you to their colonial, Bluff Hill villa, approximately 12 minutes walk from the city. Enjoy a spacious, en-suite bedroom, generously appointed and furnished with king/twin beds, television and DVD. Relax in a guest lounge, on the veranda or in the extensive garden or check your emails using our free wifi or the guest computer. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner local wine and hors-d'oeuvres and a generous breakfast. Unobtrusive cats in residence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cobden Garden Homestay

Address: 1 Cobden Crescent | Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $217 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cobden Garden Homestay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Positioned at the top of a steep hill which needs a car/taxi for access.”
 of 5 bubbles 956alan, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
  • We enjoyed our decanter of port!
 of 5 bubbles moxxy-girl, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We would recommend the Ahuriri room but have no experience of others being offered.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerD177, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Bigger rooms seem to be facing the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Glyndwyer, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Difficult to choose as all rooms seemed to be first class”
 of 5 bubbles TomG528, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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