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A complete "wow" experience
My husband and I were blown away by every facet of our short but incredible stay at the Boatshed back in February: the stunning view of Oneroa Bay, delicious meals with the freshest vegetables we've ever tasted, and the relaxing, friendly vibe shared between both the staff and other guests. Jonathan and his team (Martin, Vessela, Daniel, Caroline, Joseph, etc.) really do a great job of making everyone feel right at home! We highly recommend staying in the Lighthouse, which has a third-story sun room with walls of glass doors that can be folded up to catch the warm ocean breeze, and a dumbwaiter for the most romantic private dining experience ever! Little Oneroa Beach is just down the hill. From the beach, there's a stunning hike out to Fisherman's Rock. Another must-do is renting a picnic truck from the Boatshed and driving around the more remote side of Waiheke Island. I also can't forget to mention the Boatshed's four-legged ambassador Harry who attends to guests when he isn't napping on the couch or out for a car ride. That dog sure has the Life of Reilly as we did during our three days in paradise!
Can I give it 6 Stars?
What a great place! We arrive to New Zealand after a long trip from New York and spent the first evening at the boat shed welcomed with open arms with a. Fabulous cappuccino. The food at the boat shed was incredible the presentation was beautiful and everything just melted in your mouth. We spent the day wandering around walking to Vineyard having lunch, going to the art galleries. Next day we walked around some trails on the island as well before I ferry back to Auckland We highly recommend The boat shed. Our only regret was we stayed only one night.
Just what we needed
We were after a relaxing spot after cancelling a trip to Europe and the Boatshed was perfect. We stayed in a Bungalow room, based on a NZ "bach"concept with enough design references to make it relaxing while at the same time being luxurious. The room was spacious and very well equipped. It was a uniquely local experience and avoided hotel genericism. The main building was nautically themed and looked over to beautiful Little Oneroa Bay and out to Little Barrier Island. The beach itself is a 5 minute walk and the town of Oneroa a little longer. Food was excellent and much of the fresh food is grown on the property. Breakfast was generous and saw you through to dinner. Dinners were also world class without pretension. Jonathan ran the place with professionalism and friendliness and all of the staff were dedicated and helpful. The booking comes with access to 4WD vehicles to see the island as well. The rate wasn't cheap however it represented value for what you got, especially compared with the USA or most of Europe. If you want a few days rest and relaxed indulgence this is for you. We really loved the Boatshed and the Island and highly recommend both.
This was the first hotel that we stayed in having flown in from the U.K. The Boatshed set the bar very highly.From the moment that we picked up from the ferry terminal we felt valued. Arriving at the hotel we were given the most amazing glass of wine and a plate of cheese - we just sat on the deck drinking the wine and nibbling at the cheese and soaked up the view of the bay while all thoughts of the gloomy U.K. faded into the background! We had a fabulous room overlooking the beach - very comfortable and spacious and a lovely seating area to relax in. A snug bathroom but good strong shower - so all you need. Food was amazing - beautifully prepared and delicious. Loved the breakfasts too. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Two nights was certainly not long enough in this great hotel.
Perfect in every way. Friendly helpful staff, nothing too much trouble, chatty but not intrusive, with great suggestions of places to go and things to see. Has marvellous views, and stupendous food for both breakfast and dinner, quiet location but only a short walk time nearby beaches and the charming local township. Can’t wait to come back. Recommended highly.
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