Karin's Garden Villa B&B
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Da wir gerade so den Flug erreicht hatten (es war NICHT unsere Schuld!!), sind wir bisschen gestresst im Flieger angekommen... aber dann hat alles gut geklappt. Es war ein schoener ruhiger Flug nach Auckland, ca. 3 Stunden nur ueber Wasser, echt angenehm.
Wir kommen von der Westseite her und schon beim Anflug auf Neuseeland - haaaa - was …
So workaway.info is a website that we've registered ourselves on. It allows you to get in contact with people throughout NZ who are looking for some help around the house / business in exchange for free bed and usually some food.
After spending 4 nights in an apartment in Auckland CBD and not getting the campervan until 3rd March, we …
... und los mit etwa 26 Anderen. Die See war echt stürmisch. Ich habe mich zum Kapitän gesetzt und konnte immer sehen was da so auf das Boot zukommt…90% der andern Leute waren seekrank und da es gegen die Wellen ging hat´s auch länger gedauert und wir waren etwa 3 Stunden unterwegs. Zwischendurch hatte ich etwas Schiss, dass das Boot doch etwas klein für den Seegang ist..und so war ich froh angekommen zu sein..auch wenn ich die Fahrt in ...
... to meet for dinner at seven. I got down to the lobby a little earlier so we didn't meet in the corridor or lift. Wanted to do it right. Any way this tiny gorgeous women stepped out of the lift into the lobby, and then the first thing she said was, "oh my I hope you don't get a bad back reaching down", and then she giggled. She was with her tour UK manager, Steve, who I'd met earlier and he assured her that I was fit. So we had a wee laugh over that one. I told ...
... of the area. The falls weren't real long, but the amount and the colour of the water was amazing. Apparently "the volume of pure water flowing through the rock face of the mighty Waikato River often approaches 220,000 litres per second; enough to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools, per second! "
From Taupo we headed north for the 3 hour trip to Auckland - we had made arrangements to visit some special friends that Kathy had known from ...
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- Free parking
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.