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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Wonderful location Hosts Diane and Gerard- not too mention Wolf made us feel right at home with glasses of wine and chees before we went out to dinner and some more chat and win eon our return. Amazing breakfast too. A pity Gerard and Diane will embark on a new journey to pastures new in the coming months.

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thanks Brian and Angela. It was great to have you as our guests!! Safe travels! Gerard & Diane

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Being in this environs envelopes amazing memories of exquisite experiences and country living in opulence. French provence style home at the end of a long avenue of Amber trees invites you to be there. Designs by Harrowset Hall and the owners exquisite taste give all the senses such satisfaction. Breakfast is a feast for all the senses and means the...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

You have beautifully described the mood we've tried to create here in the New Zealand countryside. We have had many people think the house was built a hundred years ago (our best compliment). Many also used the words "understated elegance" to sum up their impressions. It was lovely to meet you and we wish you safe travels in the future!...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed overnight in the Regency Room at the Ambers in October 2014. Diane was away but Gerard and Wolf (Belgian Shepherd) were there to greet us on our arrival. The room was lovely and clean with some nice touches such as fresh flowers. Gerard was a very friendly host and happily supplied us with tea and biscuits on our...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Hi Sheree! I'm sure it's you who posted these lovely comments although your contact name is Elsie? Anyhow, just wanted to thank you for those kind words. I loved looking after you and am very glad you enjoyed your stay - even if I did forget to give you the lemon tea(?) and didn't realise that I had forgotten about...

Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Thank you Gerard, Diane and Wolf, We had the most enjoyable time staying at your elegant house, and would highly recommend the Ambers to all our friends. The room was so comfortable (we were seriously contemplating ways to steal your bed ;) ) The breakfasts were outstanding! But the thing we'll remember most of all, is the the wonderful hospitality...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Hello Stanley and Lynette, thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay here. We enjoyed having you here and wish you all the very best. Safe travels!! Gerard

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had a really lovely time at the Ambers, even in the middle of winter it is beautiful. Diane, Gerard and Wolf were such lovely hosts, the location was so quiet and relaxing, the set-up was gorgeous, the food delicious and we were very reluctant to leave.

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for this wonderful review! I am sorry we are so late in responding but Diane and I have just come back from spending quite some time in Europe and I missed seeing this review before I left. We are glad that you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again some day. (But isn't...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We would just like to thank you both again for being such hospitable hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful B&B and would highly recommend The Ambers to anyone wishing for a dream wedding location or for a touch of Europe and a refreshing break away. The breakfast was perfect and a real treat!…and your olive oil was...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Many thanks Grant & Alex for your wonderful warm words. We too thoroughly enjoyed the day(s) and are very happy for Sarah and Martin that everything went so well - without a hitch. And, looking back to the last few days, didn't we all do a good job in organising the sunny weather? It couldn't have been a more wonderful...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2014

stayed at this delightful country home bed and breakfast enroute from Taupo to Bay of Islands. about 30 minutes north of Auckland and just off highway one it was a delight to find and a delight to stay at. Beautifully run and our hosts made us feel so welcome including a glass of wine with them as the sun went...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your stay Eugene. Diane and I loved having you and Jennifer, Peter and Geni here. We too had a very enjoyable evening and enjoyed your company. We trust that you are now safely back in Brisbane and planning your next trip? Anyway, as we said when you left: Safe travels!! All...

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

This B & B is about an hour North of Auckland Airport. We had had a long flight and were exhausted. We were made very welcome by Gerard and Diane. The room was delightful and very comfortable. They provided us with a good suggestion for an evening meal nearby. In the morning we had a filling and delicious breakfast which...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words David. We very much enjoyed your visit to The Ambers and are glad the you and Liz made it safely back home! Perhaps one day we'll come and look you up in Devon - perhaps for a coffee or perhaps for a lunch. We wish you safe travels everywhere and thank you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Thank you Dianne & Gerrard for making our vist so comfortable. Sadly we only had a few days but everything was so lovely even your greeter Wolf. We are back in the uk now our feet have not touched the ground so apologies for the late thank you. Also for the leaving gift very thoughtful of you. Every time we...

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GZwier, Owner at The Ambers Luxury B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter and Linda for your wonderful review!! It is greatly appreciated. We loved meeting you and are very pleased to hear that you are safely back in the UK. Who knows, we may meet again one day. Until then, safe travels and warm regards from us both. Gerard and Diane

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2014

What an excellent way to start the beginning of the New Year at The Ambers Luxury B & B. We had just holidayed in Brisbane and needed to continue our holiday near Silverdale visiting our daughter and grandchildren. We found our hosts Diane and Gerard Zwier to be charming and not forgetting Wolf their German Shepherd Dog, who the children...

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Thank you very much for your lovely words Peter and Barbara; we enjoyed your company and would have liked to have had a few more of days with you to get to know you a little better. But we realise of course that your first priority was being with Clare and the children - that was the reason for your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The Ambers" is a charming old-style European country house set in 14 park-like acres with formal rose gardens, fountains, mature trees and olive grove. It is situated on the main road north, just 20 minutes north of Auckland. We have 4 double bedrooms, 3 with their own ensuites.In the garden we have a self contained unit which we call the "gite". This gite has a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, hotplate, coffee and tea making facilities, a dining table, a sofa and tv as well as its own, modern ensuite. In all our rooms and in the gite we have free of charge fast broadband internet access. We look forward to welcoming you in our home. Wij spreken ook Nederlands. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. Nous parlons francais. Solemente pocito Espanol. Sedikit Bahasa Indonesia ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ambers Luxury B&B

Address: 146 Pine Valley Road | RD 2 Silverdale, Silverdale 0992, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Silverdale
Price Range: $198 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambers Luxury B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are amazing and the hosts are exceptional...”
 of 5 bubbles 337alexandrah, 12 Mar 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles eugenepe, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Gite which we would highly recommend for independence and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles peterpN7936FM, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Attic room comfortable super king and lovely comfortable sheets. Would stay in any of the other rooms, all a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles Deirdre1960, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms at "The Ambers" have a longer bed which can be pleasant for taller persons as myself. If you are tall (190cm + more) you might enjoy the larger bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 544marco, 30 Nov 2013 | Read review
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