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River City Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Posted: March 29, 2016 3:55 pm EDT Updated: September 9, 2016 3:55 pm EDT River City Cottage Bed & Breakfast

River City Cottage Bed & Breakfast is perfectly situated in the heart of Whanganui.  Probably the best way to describe the place is in the words of a recent guest... "Jan and Kate were excellent hosts. They are warm, friendly, genuine people who clearly enjoy the art of hosting people. I was made to feel at home in their home. Their place was just like it was advertised. The location is great, convenient to the river, the market and downtown. The dogs are very friendly and the old cat is lovely too. The cooked breakfast with fresh home-made bread with lots of real coffee was a treat. Thank you Jan and Kate"  RON, N.Z. 


Business Name: River City Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Hometown: Whanganui

What's the name of the business owner(s)?
Jan Flinn and Kate Kennedy

Years in operation: 2 Months

What do you love about Whanganui?
The river, the vibrant local culture, the history. Great people, affordable living. Excellent coffee. The Musician's Club, Jazz Club, The Opera House and Sarjeant Gallery.

What does your business do better then anyone else?
The best B & B breakfast in town! Fabulous coffee, fresh eggs and homemade bread, local homekill sausages.  We love hosting visitors to our city, and will go the extra mile to make sure our guests have everything they need. We are pet-friendly, and our own dogs, cat and hens are very popular with our animal-loving guests!

Tell us about your team. Who does what?
Ian is the main man who works the magic on photo restoration.

What's your top tip for business success?
We love what we do, we love our home and we love Whanganui. Our guests really enjoy their stays with us as a result, and our reviews are awesome! 


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