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Mount Hobson Cedar Apartment 1BR

John

Mount Hobson Cedar Apartment 1BR

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

Self contained accommodation (40m2) with own entrance way. Comprises: lobby; bathroom; bedroom; and lounge/dining. Undercover parking.
Views forever in delightful landscaped garden setting on the slopes of Mount Hobson. Suitable for 1-4 guests.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

23 Reviews

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Carol User Profile
Carol
March 2018
Lovely location on beautiful Mr. Hobson! Easy access to public transportation, the CBD, eateries, shops, and more! John and Mali were excellent hosts. We appreciated the great communication!
Steven User Profile
Steven
January 2017
I stayed in both the Cottage and the Cedar apartments, for about a month total. Both were lovely, clean, well-equipped apartments with all the basics you need. John and Mali were super-quick on communication, and responded to questions right away. Two small notes: I had troub…
Christy User Profile
Christy
October 2016
Met us promptly and communicated quickly. Apartment in great area, located close to bus and train within walking distance to shops and eateries. Beautiful garden and hike to top of Mt. Hobson! Apartment could use some updating and newer furnishings.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Hi Christy Thank you for your review. It's pleasing when guest appreciate we are trying to create a "stay less ordinary" for our six accommodation options on Mount Hobson. Each property has a unique theme - this building is an example or real NZ "Retro" architecture (1950's to 1970;'s)
October 2016
Scott User Profile
Scott
October 2016
John made us feel very welcome and was very accommodating of our last minute booking due to a storm. He met us at the apartment and gave us a quick walkthrough of the expectations and local area. The gardens behind the apartment were beautiful and the view from Mount Hobson was s…
Anand User Profile
Anand
July 2016
John accommodated our request for early check in. On arrival briefed us details of house rules. Internet was great. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Great city view from accommodation. Conveniently located. Easy to find and access. Great place to stay. Will recommend for …
Rick User Profile
Rick
March 2015
Nice place in a good location. Spacious, and short walk to some great views of the whole city. We had a car and John had a spot available for us. Helpful and nice host.
Jeanette & Peter User Profile
Jeanette & Peter
April 2018
This apartment is old and shabby. It has been built into a basement type area and has multiple levels between kitchen, lounge, toilet and entry. The kitchen is a small windowless room. We were there during wet weather and the path to the unit is overgrown with plants, so as you…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Unfortunately we never met Jeanette & Peter as we were in Sri Lanka on holiday for the duration of their stay. No problem, we organise "business sitters" to look after our six accommodation options on Mount Hobson when we are not at home. We have no reason to believe that the rooms were not prepared to our normal standard whilst we were on holiday but acknowledge that this may be the case. Jeanette and Peter booked last minute for 8 nights at a special discounted rate. We received a message that their plans had changed insisting on a full refund for 4 nights. We asked them to log in to Airbnb to cancel the nights not required due to their change of plans. Alternatively, they could have cancelled on arrival. As the nights were not cancelled, we were left guessing about their plans and could not list with multiple agencies to secure alternative bookings to facilitate a refund. I believe the review is somewhat unfair and probably tarnished by their expectation to receive a refund for part of their stay even though they failed to communicate their change plans. We caught up with trimming the pathway plants immediately upon our return - unfortunately we did not explain this to the couple looking after our business. This could have been mentioned to Chris (looking after our business) as it was a five minute job to trim the plants. The kitchenette is intended for occasional food preparation and cooking. The modern facilities are as shown on the listing. There is a powerful extraction fan and good lighting Our house rules ask guests to clean up on departure or we charge for excessive clean up an NZ$30 per hour. Clean up time was in excess of 3 hours but no charge requested. At about $95 per night for a 45m2 spacious apartment the feedback we receive from guests is that this budget accommodation is excellent value for money in a great location. Unfortunately guests did not reply to messages through Airbnb during their stay. We have a contract cleaner available to call out to address any cleaning issues. We have a contract garden maintenance person to address any gardening work. In our 10 years hosting experience, it's better to communicate any issues that may arise (either on arrival or during a stay) so that these can usually be addressed.
April 2018

Hosted by John

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
John User Profile
109 Reviews
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Your hosts are John and Mali Morton. Originally from the UK and Sri Lanka, after enjoying 20 yrs + in New Zealand, we now consider ourselves to be real “Kiwis” and enjoy sharing our local knowledge and wonderful environment with guests from NZ and around the world. We have si…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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