Guest Testimonials

A small sample of our guests’ comments.

Jim & Maureen – USA – February 2002

We really did enjoy your gracious home and your unending attention to our needs, which did not go unnoticed. You both have the knack of knowing what people want but being unobtrusive about it. We do hope to return again one of these days…..

Mike and Enid – December 2006

The welcome and attention to detail have been first class. Well done.

Alexandra – Germany – November 2005

I have to say thank you to my destiny for staying in such a wonderful place! Yummy breakfast, wonderful hosts and lovely house. It’s a little bit hard to come to stay every month but I hope to come back some time. Thank you!

Alexandra – Germany – November 2005

I enjoyed every minute. I am sad that I have to go away but glad I can come back!

Laurie and Kim – Canada – October 2002

Your warm, gracious hospitality has been overwhelming. We have stayed in B&Bs from Australia to Canada. All the hosts should come to you for training!  What a memorable experience you have given us.

Stephanie and Joseph – USA – December 2006

Absolutely perfect! Delightful hosts make you feel like family!

Ann and Jim – Great Britain – March 2003

This was the highlight of our B and B stays. Phillip and Rayma have a gift for hospitality and have got it just right! Breakfasts were a delight with all sorts of goodies, freshly baked by Rayma. There was always something different on offer.  But for us the icing on the cake were the evening gatherings on the verandah where we were offered wines selected by Phillip and nibbles beautifully presented by Rayma.

Rob and Gek – New Zealand – June 2003

Fabulous gardens, awesome bed and room! Great breakfasts – what more can we ask for? Oh yes, did I mention the wines? Thank you so much!

Alexander and Anke – Germany – December 2006

The best accommodation that we have had here in New Zealand. Also warm and friendly atmosphere. We should stay longer……

Kristine and Jan – Belgium – December 2003

A highlight of our stay in New Zealand. Beautiful accommodation, wonderful breakfast, genuine hospitality and interesting communication. Full marks across the board!

Ralph and Dawn – Great Britain – December 2003

In a country where service and friendliness is excellent you are head and shoulders above the rest. We will certainly be back to New Zealand … and will return to Cobden Garden.

Jane and Kevin – New Zealand – April 2004

Thank you for our wonderful two days with you in your beautiful home. Your hospitiality was, as usual, so generous and it made us feel very special to be so well looked after.

Eduardo and Inma – Spain – March 2004

We have been so far travelling for 9 months and we must say that it is the most charming and friendly place that we have been in. Thank you very much, Rayma and Phillip for your hospitality – your sundown wine is a must!