We’re not that keen on staying in Central Auckland. Mt Eden suburb near Auckland is a great alternative and only 4kms from  downtown Auckland. We stayed in this beautiful century old Villa located in the leafy suburb of Mt Eden. It’s a great base for Mt Eden suburb attractions in Auckland.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B external view

Mt Eden suburb attractions in Auckland

Eden Villa has been beautifully renovated. The interiors are furnished in the classical style with gilt-edged mirrors and rich textures. When I opened the door to our suite, I know we’d come across a great find.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B Front Suite

Hosts Christine and Antony are are well travelled Kiwis who anticipate challenges and deal with them in advance. They don’t normally take children, however on one particular night they did. They anticipated our need for peace and quiet and had planned accordingly before our arrival. The families ate in the large kitchen where guests usually breakfast and we were placed upstairs in an intimate sitting room with views to the flowering hydrangeas below. Spode China, silver cutlery and crystal glasses graced the breakfast table.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B breakfast

And because it was Christmas, the added special festive touches.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B breakfast yoghurt

Ghastly supermarket cereal brands are banned here folks! Homemade muesili and preserves and fresh strawberries were the order of the day.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B Strawberries

Christine and Antony they love celebrating Christmas, the whole house is decked out in Christmas finery…

Eden Villa Auckland B & B Christmas2

They are inclusive hosts, encouraging a casual atmosphere where guests are free to utilise the whole property. If you stay here, you may find yourself transported back to childhood memories of a large wooden-floored kitchen with a massive dining table and real honest-to-goodness conversation.

Eden Villa Auckland B & B breakfast Table

From Mt Eden, Downtown Auckland is easily assessed by a reliable bus service. Eden is a full of gorgeous old villas and beautiful trees and free from generic shop franchises. The little Deli up the road is full of quality food – beautiful salads, cheeses and cakes. The Mt Eden café & restaurant scene has a great vibe and a welcoming place to socialise. I’ve enjoyed my stay here.

Mt Eden leafy suburb

Mt Eden suburb attractions

Happy Christmas travelling!

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2 responses to “Mt Eden suburb attractions in Auckland”

  1. Jan Roberts says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to spend Xmas. Merry Xmas Pam and Michael.

  2. GuestNZ says:

    It was a special find for us Jan and so nice to be away from downtown Auckland, which is not really my scene. Merry Christmas to you and Stephen. The West Coast is never far from my mind, believe me.

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