Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Sydney, AUSTRALIA
The best kept secret in the NZ - 11 out of 10!!Posted Apr 27, 2017 on Wotif
Pros: Everything, from the decor, showerhead, sunset veiwing in the spa, breakfast, comfortable bed to the very warm welcome! It was an incredible holiday!!
Cons: Honestly, nothing - my sister and I could not fault it.
Location: - Wineries - EcoZip (great fun)! - Bike hire (manual & motorised) - Wonderful dining options - Various outdoor activities - Close to Auckland CBD
From the warm welcome when we first arrived to the views of pure paradise that took our breath away; our stay here most definitely exceeded expectations! Andy & Jenny are the most gracious hosts who went over and above, to make our stay exceptional. They are the perfect blend of being helpful and attentive, while simultaneously keeping their distance and giving you space to enjoy the oasis they have created together. What we LOVED and will never forget: - Each night we hopped in the spa and watched the sunset over the ocean - the beauty is indescribable. - One of my favourite 'inside things' is the shower head, which had multiple functions - the "rain" setting providing the most relaxing shower I have ever experienced. - My sister is a qualified interior designer and was blown away by the styling and decor of our room. - The bus stop is only 2 short streets away and takes you almost anywhere you want to go on the island. I am NOT a public transport person (mainly because of my poor sense of direction), and even this was an enjoyable experience, as all the locals on the bus were so helpful and gave my sister and I tips on what to see & easy-to-follow directions. I am sure I have missed things, however our stay here was absolutely and entirely faultless. We loved it so much, we have planned to create a birthday trip for our dad just so we can return to the Enclosure Bay suites! The photos don't even come close to doing it justice - it's a must see, must stay!
by A verified traveler
Posted Apr 8, 2017 on Hotels
Amazing! Andy was a true host - offering ideas, maps, beach chairs and helping us book a return ferry. Views are to die for. Quiet, comfortable, spotless, nutritious breakfast and luxurious bedding. A+ Thanks!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Indiana
Great accommodations with wonderful hosts.Posted Apr 6, 2017
This is a beautiful place to stay! Was as pretty as the pictures indicate. Andy was great about looking after us, with rides to and from the ferry and a late might cheese platter when the rain kept us in for the evening. Also set us up for a wine tour to our personal preferences. Enjoyed a great breakfast in our room with our great view every morning. Felt very spoiled!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Perfect retreatPosted Mar 18, 2017
Pros: The view - one of the best "hotel" views in the world !
Location: Man o' War winery is amazing - right on the beach and great for lunch.
This is a luxury B+B with the most amazing views. It really does have the "wow factor" from the minute you walk into the property - even in the "standard room" ("Little Barrier") which we had. You need a car to drive into town - which was also handy to drive around the island, rather than rely on buses or taxis. Many of the restaurants/bars/cafes/wineries are not open for dinner - so plan accordingly. A drive around the east side of the island is fantastic - mainly on unmade roads, but safe and easy to navigate.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Fairlie
Lovely place, lovely hostsPosted Mar 8, 2017 on Wotif
We came here for the first night of our honeymoon. The views were beautiful and the room was clean and well presented. The hosts Andy and Jenny were so helpful and lovely to deal with.
Lovely viewsPosted Feb 28, 2017 on Hotels
Relaxing few days after hectic schedule
Wonderful stay!Posted Feb 10, 2017 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Wonderful hosts, amazing viewsPosted Dec 13, 2016 on Wotif
Andy and Jenny were amazing hosts. Our room was beautiful and this kick started a wonderful weekend away. Views were great.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Chicago
Perfect two daysPosted Nov 21, 2016 on Orbitz
Pros: Beautifully appointed, quiet location, wonderful owners.
Location: Seeing the island and its wineries. Beaches.
We arrived the last weekend of the "offseason" and were upgraded to a fabulous suite with fantastic views. Sitting on the room terrace with the sunset and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc was pure delight. Rental car needed to explore the "back side" of the island, especially the stunningly beautiful Man O'War farm and winery, but you can take a bus from the ferry terminal to very near the hotel and to nearest shopping / restaurant area in Oneroa. You can also walk from hotel to Oneroa, about 20 minutes, but beware: largely uphill on way back. Winding, narrow roads make designated driver a MUST if you are going on a winery crawl. We went in mid-October, when everything was lush and green - and it wasn't crowded. Too cold to swim, but that owed to unseasonably cool & rainy spring.
Posted Mar 25, 2016 on Hotels