Island View Garden Retreat
Travel Blogs from North Island
... bit like B&B. (Chris L - you'd hate it!!) They vary considerably, of course, and that's part of the fascination when you book a place and turn up, wondering if it matches or exceeds your expectations. Getting to know the house owners and benefiting from their local knowledge, as well as enjoying being in their homes has always been a good experience.
Then there are campsites. Camping is big in this part of the world, and for ...
... explaining the trees are very fragile, they have very shallow roots and walking on the roots can harm the tree irreparably. I left wanting to wrap it up in cotton wool and ban all visitors and let it live the rest of its life in peace. And again in the middle of nowhere in the middle of a forest , toilets !! We drove on and had a very deep discussion about life, trees and the universe , disagreeing slightly as Steve is reading the book A Short History of ...
Arrived safely in San Fran. Full flight but no dramas. Safely ensconced at Sheila's apartment which is a 5 minute walk from a cute San Fran village, Mexican dinner last night beer,margarita, one shared main $26!. Big day of exploring San Fran ...
... using the simple logic of supply and demand I came to a fair price for our sofa - $25. Everyone who got in the hostel paid $26 so it's a good deal if you ask me. Daisy didn't believe me when I told her I'd rented the sofa out for the night. It's just too funny. I don't even know the poor woman's name! The reality is, its better that than they sleep rough and I'd rather have the money anyway. Like all things you pay for, some standard things seem like a good deal but it's all ...
... I sat for a while, joined by various couples and groups. I thought they'd done well to stay so close to me on the trails - giddily, I'd run the downhill stretches - but in fact they were pouring in from the car park. Very different feeling, that - this would only be a short stop, nothing to hold you here for long, then on to many other, probably more impressive sights. Whereas I had a long walk home with the walk, not the falls, the focus. Interesting. Sort of. I stood ...
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotel
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 5 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $194
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $82
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
Corner of Kirkbride & Ascot Roads, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $120
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196 - 200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location