From TripAdvisor :
Subject : Welcome to the Hall of Fame!
That’s what we got in our email yesterday! Another award goes to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast New Zealand.
Awards by TripAdvisor are considered serious business. They Distinguish the Top-Performing Businesses as Reviewed by Travelers who are signed up to the popular platform TripAdvisor.
Five Wins in a Row!
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ have been awarded for their Five-Time Winner of the Certificate of Excellence and has been added to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.
This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for Five years in A Row. This award is only earned by receiving consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.
Over 100,000 hospitality businesses from around the world have been awarded this year.
Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.
In order to qualify for the award, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
TripAdvisor honors exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast focuses on delivering great service to customers and guests, and is a good example of good business practices in its category.
TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”
Hall of Fame 2015
As 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the award, TripAdvisor is announcing its Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame.”
As mentioned previously, this award goes to businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and winners will receive a special Hall of Fame certificate and window sticker to promote their accomplishment.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
We Are honored to have received this award. We would like to thank all of our previous guests that have given us the best reviews any bed and breakfast accommodation can receive. We will continue to strive for the best accommodation someone can experience while in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Explore the top Five New Zealand Beaches to Visit in 2015. New Zealand is a beautiful place with beautiful mountain vistas, Volcano Sites, but our beaches are something else.
Whatipu, North Island
Whatipu sits an hour (40km) west of Auckland on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges.This beach consists of wetlands, sand dunes, rocky cliffs and unique black sand beaches. Considered perfect fo the Family outing adventure. Make sure you pack a lunch basket and water because you won’t be finding any shops nearby . You take your nature walks through the caves through to a spot of surfcasting. Perfect outing for a family.
Black Pebble Beach, South Island
Black Pebble Beach is famous for its black pebbles. Very unique location to visit. Keep in mind the waters are cold. There are restaurant and bars in the area so you can enjoy your drink while enjoying the sunset at Black Pebble Beach. Black Pebble Beach is 250km north from Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Anapai Beach, South Island
If you are headed to South Island, then head to the Top of Abel Tasman National Park. You can go Kayaking to seals beach where you can interact with the wildlife there. (seals) . Enjoy bushwalks and secluded beaches.
The Catlins, South Island
Just 2 hours south of Dunedin you will find the The Catlins. There is a rainforest , beaches, and rugged landscapes. A place of unique endangered birds, such as our Rare Yellow – Eyed Penguin. Enjoy the fur seals, and sea lions, but please don’t get too close!
Tapotupotu Bay, North Island
If you are into night camping, surfing, or fishing, then head off to North Island and find Tapotupotu Bay. You will find white sand beaches, great fishing locations and beautiful places to camp at night and be one with nature.
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , Auckland, NZ
If all of those beaches don’t satisfy your tastes, and you want something more comfortable, and closer to the city, then stay with us at our luxurious bed and breakfast Inn, in Mt. Eden. For the Rugby and Cricket Fans, we are a stones throw away from Eden Park Venue on Reimers Ave., so it would be easy for you to catch a match while staying at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.
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Enjoy your Travels!
Amazing Waterfront Breathtaking views. Get anything you need or want, through our world-class shopping stores and malls. Make sure you enjoy our vibrant arts and culture , all found in the heart of Auckland.
Either be relaxed or adventurous, you can do everything you can think of in Auckland, and in order to find everything, we suggest you Download this Map of Central Auckland so you can get around, courtesy of www.aucklandnz.com
There seems to be concern in the ranks about the future of Super Rugby with dire predictions about next year’s set-up.
Publicly, lNew Zealand’s teams are resigned to toeing the party line and accepting that the addition of a team from Argentina, Japan and another in South Africa is good for the game.
The realism is that the current system has seen a seen a declining trend around attendance.
In 2006, South Africa posted an average Super Rugby crowd of 34,000, Australia 24,000 and New Zealand 22,000.
By 2012, those numbers had dropped across the board – South Africa were down to 28,000, Australia 20,000 and New Zealand 16,000. I would imagine that the numbers for 2014 would be lower again.
Week one of Super Rugby kicked off with a sea of empty seats. With the Black Caps playing in Christchurch the following day, the Crusaders were resigned to a poor turnout. They got one.
It was the same in Auckland, where the Blues weren’t able to host the Chiefs at Eden Park. They knew it wouldn’t be a great crowd at North Harbour, and they were right.
The problem is the core product !
TV has been allowed to dictate the playing schedules; jumping from 12 to 15 teams has diluted the quality of the overall playing pool; the format has suffered from not being a true round-robin; the rules remain unfathomable and inconsistently applied; stadiums, with the exception of the Forsyth Barr, don’t have cover; the food in stadiums is mostly crap and expensive and maybe most damaging has been that the biggest name players have been allowed to drift in, drift out and skip the bits they don’t fancy.
Add all that together and that explains the 30 per cent drop in average crowds since 2006.
The actual rugby is great. Unfortunately with TV controlling the money and the terms of scheduling we are only going to see a lot more empty seats.
On a better note , at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we see good response from game patrons wanting luxury accommodation close to the stadium.
You have to admit that New Zealand is a pretty cool place to visit. Even our Wildlife thinks so!
Yesterday while out on the Auckland Harbour on a surf ski , a local woman had an experience with a seal that will remain in her memory for ever.
As she neared Rangitoto Island ,she came across a seal in the water and being a friendly Kiwi,she attracted its attention.
To her surprise it came over to her surf ski,put its nose up on the front and then hopped up and made itself comfortable.”
It then proceeded to settle down for a snooze laying its head on her shin.
Although after 30 minutes and showing no signs of leaving the woman decided enough was enough and removed her freeloading visitor by tipping the ski over and depositing the seal back in the water.
So this is why you should visit New Zealand. It’s fun and you never know what will pop up on your surf ski !
We are running strong reservations for accommodation at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. The full house sign is burning bright at the moment. There is the ICC Cricket World Cup match next weekend in Auckland with New Zealand v Australia at Eden Park. Both teams look good so there will be a strong patriotic atmosphere around the stadium.
Other news about Auckland hosting the challenger series of the Americas Cup is welcome. Now we just have to wait for Team New Zealand to solve the public relations mess they find themselves in over the axing of the current skipper……..!
International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 8th February 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 2% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 43%, Korea 33%, Japan 14%, Australia 10%, Germany 6%, UK 2%.
DOWN: Canada 1%, USA 4%, Singapore 10%, China 15%.
New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: Fiji 33%, USA 25%, Canada 23%, India 22%, UK 13%, Cook Islands 7%, Australia 3%, China 3%, Samoa 2%.
DOWN: Thailand 4%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand
One of the most amazing memorable NRL Auckland Nines Final was won by South Sydney with a score of 18-14 during golden try extra time. The Sharks put out a strong defensive wall making it hard for South Sydney to break through easily.
Weekend in Review
The Rabbitohs, defeated Cronulla 18-14 another memorable final.
Cronulla knocked out the Warriors in the quarter-final stages along the way to a spot in the final.
The Sharks beat the Roosters and the Rabbitohs beat the Eels in the semi-finals.
Women’s NRL Series
In the women’s series, the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns won beating the Jillaroos, 2-1.
Note this event was the first time that matches between the two women’s teams were on live television. Very impressive match ups.
Thousands attended to watch skillful football played at Eden Park over the Weekend.
TheNRL Auckland Nines is competitive football tournament played in a fun environment., and will be back again next year!
The NRL Auckland Nines Fans raid
Right before the game and after the game, we had fans from the NRL Nines tourney passing by our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. I mean it when we say that we are a stones throw away from the Eden Park Venue ; so we get to catch all the fun during these events. Here are some candit pics of the fans .
Did you watch the NRL Auckland Nines?
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The NRL Auckland Nines is a rugby league competition held this weekend. This competition started just last year ; more specifically on the 15th and 16th February 2014. Last years NRL9’s Event was the first of the five which is going to be held at Eden Park.This is New Zealand’s Biggest Rugby Stadium.
In this Tournament 16 NRL Clubs compete. Each squad has at least 12 of their top players from their squad and one marquee player. The winner of the tournaments receive a hefty amount as a prize. Usually around NZD$530,000.
In this years 2015 Dick Smith’s NRL Auckland Nines, it is again held at Eden Park. Which is a stone throw away from our beloved Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. And this year ,as last year, all sixteen NRL Clubs will compete along with the KIWI FERNS and the Jillaroos, who competed in a three game series. The Final Pool names for this year are: Rangitoto, Waiheke, Piha, and Hunua .
These were chosen and voted by by the general public.
Rules for NRL Auckland Nines
The NRL Auckland Nines have a few rule variations which ensure the games are a lot faster and smoother with less delays and stoppages.
The Difference between the Regular NRL Games are the following:
- There are Nine players a side with six unlimited interchange players.
- Scrums will only form after a double knock on, with attacking teams to elect which side to feed the ball.
- No video referee, with one on-field referee.
- There is a five minute golden try period in qualifying rounds with a draw to be deemed if there is no result, while unlimited golden try for the finals.
- A tap restart will take place after a 40/20.
- Five points for a try scored in the bonus zone under the posts, with two point drop kick conversion attempts.
- The scoring team will have a dropkick off to restart play.
- There Are five minute sin bins.
- There are five tackles in a set
If you decide to attend the NRL Auckland Nines, then please head out to our event created online to assist you to finding tickets for the competition.
More info here >> NRL Auckland Nines Event
Usually our neighborhood in Mt. Eden get’s a lot of fans during this time of year. These fans usually dress up in costumes , get in groups and walk the streets of Mt. Eden heading to and from Eden Park Stadium. It is Fun to be part of. Great fun all around for Fans of this Rugby League Sporting Event.
Pictures Taken Right Outside our Bed and Breakfast