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Headley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2013

We spent 4 nights at The Ambers in January 2013 and could not have been made more welcome! Perfect hosts, comfortable Blue room, elegant house, beautiful countryside and those breakfasts were superb down to the last rose petal on the artfully decorated plates of delicious food. Only minor criticism might be a lack of drawer and cupboard space but perhaps...

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

Thank you Jo and Heather for those very kind words. We enjoyed your company and in particular, as you already noted in our visitors book, the chats under the grapevine and Wolf showing off! we're glad that you safely arrived home and we look forward to seeing you again - either here or in Crondell. We'll see if you can...

Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We had a really great time here. The house and the land is beautifull. I made a lot of beautifull pictures. we really liked the waka breakfast. It's a fruitsalade displayed like a maori kano. G&D you are the best!

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

Many thanks Lotte for a great review. We loved having you here to stay and are glad your trip back to Europe came off without a hitch. Perhaps we'll see you next year - we'll look forward to it!! Gerard & Diane

Interlaken, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 February 2013

On our 4 week trip through NZ north and south islands we were lucky to find this place. Thank you, Diane and Gerard, for this extraordinary stay in your beautiful house, thank you for the friendly welcome, for helpful advice to plan some special excursions in your region, for the outstanding breakfast table, for a well working WiFi and for...

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

Hello Droli & Andi! What a wonderful review you've submitted on your visit to our B&B! We are very grateful for your many positive comments and look forward to welcoming you in our home once again!! Safe travels!!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2013

My husband and I spent a night at The Ambers for our 40th anniversary. It was our first expeience at a B & B and we both truly feel that we have experienced the best. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome and totally at ease. We enjoyed a drink outside under the grapevine (coffee for him -...

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

Thank you for your kind words, Jackie and Graham! They are greatly appreciated! We are very happy to read that you both enjoyed your anniversary and hope to see you again sometime - safe travels in the meantime!!

Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed here on a previous visit to New Zealand from the UK. We were warmly welcomed back by Gerard and Diane and it felt like coming home. Our room, the Blue Room, was lovely, beautifully decorated and furnished, the bathroom large with bath and separate shower. The breakfast was wonderful with a fresh rose on our place mats to...

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

Thank you Ruth and Ian! Your very positive words are hugely appreciated! We really hope to welcome you again some time! Sorry to say one of our Japanese guests on 6 January filled the bath in the attic and went to sleep afterwards, flooding the entire house and ruining the wallpaper in the Blue Room. However, every cloud has a...

Brussels
Reviewed 18 January 2013

The B&B has two extras besides the great room 1- It is in lovely garden/park where the english style is excellent combined with the french style 2- The fantastic breakfast that Gerardus will prepare with all his pleasure for you The room and the whole house are with lots of love decorated by Diane. The room we had was large,...

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

Oh that's wonderful! We love it that you appreciated the setting and enjoyed my breakfast! Diane really has a good eye for interior design but it takes people like you to see and appreciate it! Much love from us and in particular Wolf; he's looking forward (as we are!) to your return!!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We had a wonderful time at The Ambers! Gerard and Diane were friendly, attentive, and helpful, and both the indoors and outdoors were beautiful. Gerard cooked us up a made-to-order delicious breakfast as well. Highly recommended!

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

Thanks Karl and Kelly! We very much appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to look after you and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Have a wonderful 2013 year!

Whakatane
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Our hosts were wonderfully welcoming and accommodating. We had a fantastic night away in one of the most romantic rooms I've ever had the pleasure in staying in. The grounds were beautiful and I felt totally relaxed from the moment we got there. We even had our breakfast brought out to us, which was a lovely bonus! I will recommend...

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

What a lovely review you wrote, Elise and Simon! We are very flattered by your words and hope that we shall have the opportunity to look after you two again sometime! Here's to a wonderful and successful 2013!! G

Norfolk
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We stayed in the Gite- beautifully decorated, with everything you could require for a short self catering stay. Comfortable bed, lovely shower room with fluffy towels, dressing gowns, free WiFi. But the best "feature" by far is the hosts, Gerard and Diane who were so welcoming. Our last night in NZ and the best B&B. I'm sorry we weren't able...

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and we hope you had a good and comfortable trip home and that the English winter isn't too much of a shock after your sojourn in Australia and New Zealand.

Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Thank you to Gerard & Diane for a wonderful weekend - amazing hospitality - and room to move for five couples - much better than being cramped in motel/hotel rooms! And just a quick drive up the motorway from Auckland. Tasty breakfasts to get you going (and keep you going) for most of the day!! Highly recommended.

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Thank you Debbie for your complimentary comments!! They are very much appreciated. As I said in my email, we very much enjoyed your company and are glad that the weekend away was a success. We look forward to welcoming you again - perhaps for another concert?

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $190 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ambers Luxury B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Attic room comfortable super king and lovely comfortable sheets. Would stay in any of the other rooms, all a high standard.”
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“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.”
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