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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Alastair and Harriette Brickell offer sublime comfort in a remarkably beautiful setting. Their extraordinary house, built from timber planted and harvested on site by themselves, is a work of art. Our room (actually you get a sitting room as well) looked out over a private deck to the wild hillsides and we breakfasted to the sound of birds and cicadas....

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

HI Poppy, Many thanks for your kind review...glad you enjoyed staying in the Observatory Lodge. The outside deck is a great space to enjoy your breakfast...far from the noise of city traffic! We certainly hope you two will be able to visit us once again before too long.

Pershore
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We love the Coromandel coast and Stargazers looked interesting and it was! We were in the miners cottage (with all mod cons) and it was great to be in our own space for a few days. When you're touring with suitcases for a few weeks it's a treat to be left alone to be untidy, empty out the cases and...

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Sandy and Alan, Many thanks for taking the time to do such a nice review for us. You mentioned you liked having the chance to be a bit untidy when sorting out your things; but you'd never know it after you left...the place was spotless! So thank you for that too! Glad you enjoyed your time with here and...

Reviewed 6 January 2016

If I were to start by saying this place was awesome and amazing beyond doubt, it would make this review cheesy and useless. However what I can tell you is this is the best Bed and Breakfast place I have ever visited to date. The day we arrived (which involved a 3 hour journey on winding roads from Auckland), we...

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Joshua, Many thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you enjoyed the stargazing tour...you certainly had a very good clear night. Hope you enjoyed your rather early breakfast and didn't find the roads too windy so early in the morning! Please give our regards to Kiran too. Cheers, Alastair

Kent, England
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Does your host take you on an informative astronomy tour? Does your accommodation give you a luxury suite with bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and outdoor deck? Is your accommodation in a new purpose built home nestled in native woods? Is your breakfast orange juice freshly squeezed from oranges grown in the garden? Is your host friendly, informative and erudite. If your...

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you and Jennifer enjoyed your stay...you were sensible to plan three nights here so you could maximize your chance of good conditions for the complimentary astronomy tour. You certainly made the most of your time in our area and managed to see many of the unique attractions that this part...

Huddersfield
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We stayed here for a touch of luxury on our 7 week tour of New Zealand in a camper van. We had the old mining cottage set in its own garden. It's an amazing place in a beautiful setting. The hosts have made it a truely unique experience with the stargazing activity. If you are passing by this way, this...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Treated by fiancée with a weekend away here. He's into this sort of thing, so I thought I was onto a winner. But I was surprised how much I enjoyed it as well. They were great hosts with a brilliant venue. And the Observatory tour was special. It's hard not to be wowed by the journey across the night sky....

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the stargazing tour even though it was not your primary interest...we're lucky to have such clear dark skies in our special part of New Zealand.

Clackamas County, Oregon
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Wow! This bed and breakfast has a comfortable bed, private room, luxury ensuite, and healthy deluxe breakfast in a bush setting with kiwis and morepork owls calling in the night. AND THEN- a research-grade motorized telescope inside an observatory, "pipe henge" that helps you understand the movement of celestial bodies, a studio of celestial wonders, meteriorites, and fossils. We were...

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Alastair B, Owner at Stargazers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Raelene, Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you and Ronald enjoyed the tour...it was certainly touch and go with the clouds but we won out in the end! I'm impressed you manage to remember all the things we saw as we had to move around the sky pretty quickly to get them all in before the clouds...

Nambour, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stay at least 2 nights. Alastair was very generous with his time and the stargazing tour was excellent. Went out of his way to help us when we let our iPad behind. Highly recomended. Check out Luke's Kitchen 5 minute drive away for pizza.

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Whitianga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Thanks Alistair and Harriette for a wonderful stargazing evening. A beautiful evening with no clouds allowed Alistair to introduce us to the Southern Sky. The southern cross, Jupiter and the "jewel box" were seen in all their glory. The four of us Canadians had a truly memorable experience; one which we would highly recommend to visitors to this beautiful region...

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Guildford
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Alistair and Harriette made us so welcome and comfortable. The B&B is conveniently located, yet sufficiently far from the village for lights not to interfere with Alistair's engaging and humorous presentation of the interesting objects in the night sky. His large telescope gave us impressive views of Jupiter and its moons, as well as new stars being formed. Harriette's home...

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Address: 392 State Hwy 25 | R.D.2 Kuaotunu, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Number of rooms: 3
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“Try Luke's Kitchen in the village close by, this is a real experience, first class food but in a very different environment. Totally relaxed, very informal and the Chef, who is sometimes called Luigi and on other occasions Christian, it just depends how he feels!”
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“The cottage had been recently refurbished, modernised and turned into a luxurious place to stay just before we visited.”
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“Double room leads onto the deck”
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