Karin's Garden Villa B&B
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... on the back 9 to eventually come out on top! After dinner we could hear live music so we decided to see if we could find where it was coming from. There was a little concert going on in one of the parks which you were supposed to have a ticket but the guy on the gate let us in for free because "he likes poms" which was a bit of a result. There was a kiwi boy band called titanium that performed and were actually okay and then some old bird called Dame Malvina Major ...
... met them before, we feel slightly awkward about walking up to someone's front door and saying 'Hi, we're your new tenants'. A job that Karen very kindly leaves to me. Luckily the couple couldn't be nicer if they tried and we are treated to a 5 star guest room (with chocolate and blueberry muffins!) in their fantastic house which overlooks a cricket green. As we put our head down that night, Karen says 'Am I that nice?' 'Keep practicing' is my reply. Next Stop: South ...
... him and he said that it had changed from last year. It may well have changed but these are the rules. I told him I was just reinforcing the rules when he came back at me with "the Germans had rules too" well I couldn't disagree, they did indeed I told him. I refrained from asking if he was Jewish because if he was I obviously would have kicked him out as there's a no-Jew policy (I jest). I told him that our rules at the pool ...
... In the glow worm cave we took a boat ride in the dark and there are millions of glow worms twinkling away like stars, hoping to catch some food. Couldn't take any photos of the glow worms but managed to get a few in the other caves. We spent Sunday night visiting some a couple Lisa used to know who now live in Hamilton. Had a BBQ and then drove out to Raglan, which is a little surfy town on the west coast for a stroll and to watch the sun set which was really nice! And so that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKarin's Garden Villa B&B Devonport
We are working here and glad we are not paying for a room here.
Karin is German and has been running the B & B for too long. She has just accepted an offer on the property which is a good thing.
She is trying to run the place on her own using backpackers for cheap labour. We feel sorry for her as her partner is back home ill, so she's got a lot going on.
Everything about the place is dated. The beds, mattresses, pillows, bedding, towels. It's a beautiful property....but its unloved.
Breakfast consists of cereal, bread, juice (measured) and tea/coffee.
95% of the guests we have spoken to her feel that the price is way too much and that Karin can be rude.
Might be best to stay elsewhere.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.