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.....

Alexandra - Germany - February 2002

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! 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.

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......

Chris & Linda - UK - February 2013

A wonderful place to stay. We arrived early and our room was not ready but Rayma made us very welcome with tea and cakes before we set out to explore Napier.
Our room was very comfortable and nicely furnished. The complimentary drinks on the terrace before we went out for our evening meal was very relaxing and added to this pleasurable stay in Napier. Rayma was very helpful with advice on local trips and activities. The breakfast provided was excellent with lots to choose from.
This was a memorable stay, thanks for a wonderful couple of days, we wish it had been longer.
Angela -  UK - January 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Cobden Garden, very attentive hosts and a beautiful room. Its the small touches that Rayma and Phillip add to your stay, which make it personal. They are full of knowledge about the city they live in, offering good advice about places to see and go, ringing and booking trips for you.
Our room was stunning, with the most luxurious bathroom. Breakfasts were to die for, everything you could imagine.
Thankyou Rayma and Phillip for letting us have the pleasure of staying with you, we were two weary travellers when we came, two relaxed and re energised travellers when we left.

Richard - Australia- May 2016

Had a wonderful stay at Cobden Gardens. Phillip and Rayma provided exceptional hospitality and are great company and know everything about the area including all of the history. There wasn't a question they could not answer. I stayed there on a business trip and they really make you feel special and relaxed in their immaculate and very comfortable vintage bnb. And of course the food was delicious and some of the fruits were new to me so it was a real treat. I would love to go back again one day. Thanks so much guys you have become like family to me. I highly recommend Cobden Garden."

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Telephone: 0800 426233
International: +64 6 834 2090

1 Cobden Crescent
Bluff Hill
Napier 4110
New Zealand


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