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   Ascot Parnell: a small B&B Hotel   


Ascot Parnell: a small B&B Hotel


St. Stephens Avenue
Parnell
Auckland
New Zealand  1001
Architectural Type: Contemporary with Old World Charm
Established In:  1984
Renovated In:  2002
Phone: +64 (0)9-309-9012
Fax:  +64 (0)9-309-3729
Contact:  Bart & Therese BLOMMAERT
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Single Occupant Rate Is: NZ $135 - $295
Double Occupant Rate Is: NZ $195 - $365
Additional Occupant Rate Is: NZ $60
Twin Occupant Rate Is: NZ $195 - $365
Accepted Payments: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Travellers Cheques, Euros, Barclaycard, JCB
Deposit Amount Requested: Payment by Visa or MasterCard of 2 nights (or 1 night if staying only 1 night). For bookings of more than 2 nights, we require 50% of the total nights booked within 30 days of the booking.
Minimum Stay Is: 2 nights
Check In Time Is: 10:30 AM
Check Out Time Is: 10 AM
Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a NZ $50 administration fee when more than 30 days notice is provided. Less than 30 days prior to arrival will forfeit all monies paid. You may use the deposit as a credit for a future stay. Full fees apply even if stay is shortened unless 30 days notice is given prior to arrival.  Cancellations must be made in writing.

A charming small B&B hotel that provides you with a home away from home in Auckland.

Guests enjoy spacious rooms, the ability to walk to all city attractions, a central location (yet so quiet), tranquil garden surroundings, spectacular sea-views, private secure car-parking, friendly hosts and helpful travel advice!

Inquire direct with your hosts who look forward to welcoming you to... Auckland's most popular bed and breakfast since 1984. You will recommend our B&B!

Ascot Parnell is at a moments stroll from Parnell Village cafes, restaurants, craft-shops and art galleries. Within minutes from the city centre (1 mile/1.5 km) and main tourist attractions, such as the Auckland Museum & Domain, ASB International Tennis stadium, the Parnell Rose Gardens, downtown ferries, America's Cup Village and Waitemata Harbour. The Airport Shuttle-bus stops at the door. When staying with us, you do not need to rent a car to visit our wonderful city, as everything is in walking distance, but if you come by car there is plenty of free secure underground parking.

Highly recommended by guidebooks such as Fodor's, the Lonely Planet and The Rough guide.

Built amidst the lovely sub-tropical gardens of this historic neighborhood, Ascot Parnell offers secure and tranquil luxury accommodation. All rooms and balconies have been designed to capture all day sun, with every window framing another spectacular view of Auckland's beautiful harbour, and city skyline.

The railway station and inter-city coaches are nearby and the Link-bus to downtown leaves every 10 minutes on the corner of the street. There is no need to rent a car, however there is plenty of secure free car-parking.

All major credit cards are accepted. Since Ascot Parnell is so popular, it is recommended to book well in advance.

Your well-travelled (Belgian born) hosts Bart & Therese provide an exclusive personal service and speak 3 other languages: Flemish / Dutch, French and German.

Rooms:

Guest-suites are bright & airy, tastefully furnished and have comfortable queen or super king beds with fine quality linen. Each room has a luxury bathroom, with shower and/or full bath-tub, underfloor heating, hair-drier, TV, climate control, internet connection and dedicated phone and fax line.

The spacious lounge opens up to a large sunny balcony with spectacular panoramic harbour views. There is a library with travel books, a paperback exchange and New Zealand & international magazines and newspaper. A desk with Mac-PC offers free Wireless Internet Access. On cool nights you can cuddle up around the open fire-place with a hot drink or a glass of New Zealand wine.

Breakfast:

Breakfast is a sumptuous affair with such choices as fresh organic fruit, yoghurt, Belgian pancakes, crepes, French toast, or gourmet omelettes and is served in the morning room or alfresco on the balcony with breathtaking harbour views. We cater for special diets i.e. vegetarian, wheat/gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, etc. Please advise your specific dietary needs when you book. Complimentary fresh coffee, teas and cookies are available throughout the day. Our breakfast menu also includes free-range eggs, fresh squeezed organic juice, herbal and decaffeinated tea and coffee and GE-free soy milk.

With some notice (preferably when you book) we can stock such items as goats milk, goats cheese and goats yoghurt, rye-linseed bread, pumpernickel, spelt bread, rice bread or rice wafers. We are familiar with the 'Blood-type diet' by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo.

Highly Recommended:

Highly recommended by guidebooks such as Frommer, Fodor's, the Lonely Planet and the Maverick, Ascot Parnell provides top quality accommodations at reasonable rates.

The friendly owners show real pleasure in caring for the comfort of their guests. Its very central location, the historic surroundings, personal service and your privacy assured, makes Ascot Parnell a truly special place to stay. It is not a surprise that this understated luxury Inn is so popular.

Attractions:

Major city venues within one mile from Ascot Parnell include the Aotea centre, the IMAX and Civic theatres, the University, Village 8 cinemas, the Olympic pool on Broadway, the ASB Tennis Centre, Carlaw park (rugby grounds), Auckland hospital, the Auckland Museum, the Maritime museum, 277 Broadway shopping centre.

The Auckland Museum is one of New Zealand's best known historic buildings, and one of Auckland's most visited attractions. A war memorial with galleries - "Scars on the Heart and Holocaust" - reflecting New Zealand's part in the wars of the world.

Overall, the Museum provides a window on New Zealand's cultural and natural history and houses a fine collection of Maori treasures. The Discovery Centres - "Weird and Wonderful" and "Treasures and Tails" are places for fun and exploration of the natural world and human culture for kids of all ages.

The twice daily Maori Show at the Auckland Museum is interesting and entertaining, and a great introduction to the Maori culture. Every Sunday afternoon during summer, there is Jazz in the Park. Every January & February there are free large concerts in the domain, like "Opera in the Park" and "Symphony under the Stars".

On the way to the Domain, you will walk past St. Mary's Church and the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. This is the world's newest Cathedral, the world's only Pacific style Gothic building. The Cathedral also acts as a centre for the performing arts.

The city Link Bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the Ascot Parnell, taking you to downtown, the ferry terminal and all major shopping streets and important locations such as the University, the Hospital, Sky city, intercity bus and railway stations, there is one every 10 minutes and they run until late.

The Maritime Museum on the waterfront has many active displays and can include a trip on a tall historic Sailing Boat. At a 5 minute walk from the Museum you find yourself in the America's-cup Village.

Other activities include:

  • The casino
  • Theatres & cinemas
  • Sailing & water sports.
  • Rugby and tennis stadiums.
  • Historic buildings and churches.
  • Tennis, gyms & swimming pools.
  • Language schools, the university.
  • Cycling & jogging tracks, scooter hire.
  • Maritime museum and America's cup village.
  • Observe the views from the many volcanoes in Auckland.
  • Excellent New Zealand cuisine - numerous restaurants and cafes nearbyInner-city. convention centres and the Aotea centre.
  • The west coast, rain-forest, black sand beaches and vineyards.
  • Scenic walks in the area and the coast to coast trail.
  • Harbour cruises, visit the islands and endangered bird sanctuaries.

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Web Page:  Yes

 

Languages Spoken:  English, Flemish, Dutch, French and German

 

Types of Breakfasts:  Full or continental A-La-carte

Special Meals Available:  Yes

 

Room Types:  Rooms, Suites/Rooms, Suites

 

Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  Yes

Smoking:  No

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  Yes - 10 and older please

Pets:  No

 

Amenities/Features:  BBQ, TV, Phone, Sundeck

 

Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Bird Watching, Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Historical Places

 

Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Business, Family, Spiritual, Groups, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience, Gay/Lesbians

 

Near To:  Beach, Ocean, Lakes, Wine Country, Mountains, Hot Springs, Forests, Nature & Parks

 

Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Foliage:  Yes
Open:  All Year

 

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