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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 8 March 2016

After staying for three nights and reading the reviews, I have only one extremely serious complaint: Donald has sold up and is moving from his fabulous creation north. We are gutted. A wonderful few days sampling the best that Auckland has to offer which starts and ends with Sunderland House. Reading and having a beer on the verandah before dinner...

3Thank Michael B
Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is our first trip to New Zealand and we're so happy we chose Sunderland House for our stay. Donald and Kathy were the perfect host and hostess. Our room was beautiful, our breakfast scrumptious, and we were helped with great advice and much kindness.

1Thank ahmet851
Sausalito, California
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Sunderland House is just as fantastic as ever. We stayed here for a second time (first time was about 4 years ago), and it was just as lovely as our previous visit. We stayed in the pink room (or "premier suite") this time, the largest of the rooms - beautifully decorated and with a small balcony, port and chocolates waiting...

Thank hatsobek
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Quite simply - this is the only place you'll want to stay when you visit this beautiful city. The location is perfect as are the rooms (I managed to see them all!), the service is incredible, the hosts are delightfully charming and the breakfasts are better than any hotel I've ever stayed at. Cross your fingers it isn't fully booked!

Thank Jonathan O
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed 2 separate nights during a week on the north island, in the Green and Red rooms. Really loved this place. The hosts were super friendly - very interested in what we were doing and how we were enjoying enjoying our time in the country. They also had some great suggestions on the area (restaurants, etc) and some places...

3Thank astaplet82
Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2015

My husband and I loved our stay here and totally recommend anyone to stay here. The house is exquisitely decorated, cozy and in a really nice location. The couple couldn't be nicer and so very helpful. The breakfast was amazing. We only wish we'd stayed longer!

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Lancashire, England
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Wonderfully appointed B&B with high quality furnishings and tasteful decor. The hosts Donald and Kathy do a great job making their guests feel welcome and providing information on the various Auckland attractions and restaurants. Donald also provided valuable information in advance on of our trip with advice on transport from the airport and hire car company recommendations. The breakfast was...

1Thank Pendle44
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We spent the first night of our honeymoon here on the 23rd Feb. We got a perfectly comfortable cozy red room with some delicious chocolates, wine and cookies. We loved our stay here and the hosts make it even more comfortable. Just something you need after a long flight. Helpful and friendly hosts who serve you delicious breakfast! Thank you...

1Thank Brijal P
SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Honeymooner's from exotic lands like India always make what we do more than worth while and a pleasure to enjoy the cultural exchanges. Your little gift of an elephant god (Ganesh) sits proudly on our kitchen counter, making us smile, reminding us how lucky we are. Thank you for staying and thank you for the review we trust the rest...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We stayed on 26th February for one night only. This attractive and beautifully appointed house is perfectly located for dining at Andiamo in Jervois Road (very good). Our room was quiet, spotless and comfortable. Donald's breakfast was a tour de force and Cathy was delightful. I love the interesting books and artwork - and the vegetable/flower courtyard garden.

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

Sometimes we forget how nice our place is until it is pointed out to us by very happy guests - So thank you for the review and glad that all aspects of your stay with us was well appreciated. Kind regards Donald & Kathy

St Albans
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Meant to do this for some time (sorry!) but had to sing the praises of Sunderland House one more time after our return visit. Quite simply I wouldn't bother staying anywhere else in Auckland! Comfortable and welcoming, close to great restaurants and an enjoyable easy walk to the centre of town. Thanks again for having us, and for posting back...

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SunderlandHouse, Owner at Sunderland House, responded to this review

It is always terrific to welcome back past guests, to hear their kiwi tales and know that they feel Sunderland House is like coming home to all the comforts. The claw foot bath is magical, luxurious and worth the time relaxing in so thank you for that travelers tip. Cheers Donald & KAthy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunderland House is located in an historic inner city area noted for its grand Victorian villas, award winning restaurants, charming beaches, fashionable shopping and trendy Ponsonby. Designed in the period of Herne Bay's villas, Sunderland House has been purposely built as a Boutique Bed & Breakfast, and cleverly combines Victorian style and charm with the luxury of contemporary facilities including free wireless internet. The three suites are sumptuous, light and peaceful and feature lofty cathedral ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, elegant antiques, a warm soothing colour palette, comfortable beds pressed crisp linen and includes complimentary port, delicious home baking, tea and coffee. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay with us is perfect by accommodating your every need whilst maintaining your privacy and serenity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunderland House

Address: 1A Cox Street | Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: ₹ 8,500 - ₹ 10,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Sunderland House Hotel Auckland Central
Sunderland House Auckland, New Zealand
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“This is a B&B. Our room with French doors was the best.”
ahmet851, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all similarly quiet and peaceful, all have good wifi. The premier suite is significantly bigger than the other rooms.”
hatsobek, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
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