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Simply the Best Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 3 Te Kuiti B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We stayed at this B&B for our first two nights in New Zealand. Margaret and Graham were so accommodating in allowing us to check in early after a red eye 14 hour flight. Our room and our bathroom were lovely, comfortable, and clean with amazing views, garden doors and a deck. This home has the most delightful views, gardens, cat, birds, and sheep. We were the only guests and we were treated extremely well. Our hosts were invaluable in helping us decide what we really did and did not want to see, how long it would take us to drive to Fjordland, and the ins and outs of picking a caving experience. Whenever we came "home" they were excited to hear about our day. Graham fixed my reading glasses ... the glue held for three weeks! Breakfasts were sufficient with so many choices of jam. We did not come away hungry. The only downside of this accommodation was the lack of internet. While we found it quite difficult to not be able to inform our family we had arrived safely, this was a very minor inconvenience. When we left this little piece of heaven it felt like we were leaving home. It simply was the best.

Stayed: February 2016
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

This home is situated on top of a hill, and the views of the surrounding countryside are outstanding. Margaret and Graham are charming and hospitable. The home was clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our overnight stay.

The location was good - a short drive from the Waitomo caves area. We stopped in Otorohanga for dinner (Indian food at Castle 91 - very good) before settling in for the evening at the B&B.

Do note that there is no internet/wifi at this B&B. This wasn't a problem for us, but you should be aware in case you're counting on having it. (I was surprised to find free wifi at Waitomo Glowworm Caves!)

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank SusanElisabeth
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Views, cleanliness, whatever you look at this was just a fantastic place with everything attended to. You really deserve the best accolades for this so keep up the good work. I would recommend this place to anybody:)

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Awful_accomodation
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had the pleasure of staying here for one night. Margaret and Graham the owners were engaging, friendly and just so hospitable! The home is clean, beautiful and the view unmatchable! We felt like we were home! Our girls didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Thank KaariJeffMakMarl
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is a fantastic B&B. The place is modern, clean, and comfortable. Plus, the hosts are fantastic. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. If you are in the Waitmo Caves area and looking for lodging, don't hesitate to book here.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Chad C
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Although we only stayed over for one night, it was one of the most memorable experiences that I had in New Zealand. Margaret and Graeme were amazing hosts and my husband and I had lovely conversations with them. They were very helpful in recommending what to do around the area, and even directed us to a restaurant in Te Kuiti that served the most amazing lamb shank.

Absolutely no complaints about the lodging. The house is beautiful and homely, the bed was soft and comfortable, the room was very clean, shower was hot and very quaintly decorated, and there was a balcony for us to chill out and enjoy the cool night weather. Breakfast was simple but very delicious. But it was the company that made our stay such a wonderful experience for us.

If I ever travel to New Zealand again, I will definitely pay them a visit!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank CalinWong
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Margaret and Graham were fantastic friendly hosts and the views from their home were fantastic. The caves nearby are well worth a visit. On the down side, the B & B is close to farmland so it had a few flies in the house. I don't mean to be unkind but the food and drinks were the economy brands but the welcoming atmosphere made up for it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Simply the Best Bed & Breakfast

Address: 129 Gadsby Road | Waitomo District, Te Kuiti 3985, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Kuiti
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Te Kuiti
Price Range: $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3

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