Monday, March 9, 2015


The other night we had the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Mollies Boutique Hotel.
We were over in the City attending a Soiree and as the 197 Hotels were all fully booked out for the night was a good time to go and spend the night staying here.

Over the past few weeks, many people have gravitated to Auckland City, ... the World Cup Cricket games, Volvo Round the World Ocean race and Chinese New Year to name a few events.

Mollies is a place I have always wanted to visit and we found it to be a perfect retreat for a getaway. I loved the pretty gardens, topiary trees and how the grand old place had been lovingly restored

Our Suite was beautifully appointed over two floors and was very comfortable. A  little deck where you were able to sit out and relax at the outdoor table and chairs and admire the lovely view, looking over towards the Auckland Harbour bridge and at night see the twinkling lights all around.

Blending Victorian charm with beautiful antique and bespoke furnishings made this a romantic place.

There are some places you visit and enjoy them so much and you leave wishing to return again someday.

Do hope you have a wonderful week


  1. Hello dear Carolyn
    I've always wanted to stay at Mollies too - one day maybe!
    It's lovely to spoil ourselves once in a while!
    Maybe we'll go for dinner!
    Have a happy week!
    Shane xx

  2. My dearestcarol yn,
    what a wonderful hotel and what a lovely place!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you have a great new week! Did you get the rain, you so needed?
    Sending much Love and hugs,my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  3. What a dreamy hideaway for you and your husband dear Carolyn!!!!
    Always wonderful to remember such places with a person you love ...
    Happy week my Dear!

  4. Hello Carolyn,

    Mollies looks to be absolutely our kind of place to stay. It sounds as if they have been careful to blend the old with the new, getting the best from both. The details you show here look to be absolutely charming and the view of the harbour from your room is truly delightful. We are sure that you must already be planning your return!

  5. Best places are those where when leaving we are already looking forward to return and enjoy again.
    It seems a lovely place in an amazing land.
    You're blessed for living in a very beautiful place full of architecture and art details - makes Life Prettier.

  6. Hello Carolyn,
    What wonderful pictures of a wonderful place. It is a gorgeous old building. It would make such an amazing mini project!
    Big hug,

  7. Hello Carolyn, we hope to get to New Zealand one of these days and Mollies will definitely be on our list of places to stay – it looks gorgeous. Glad you had such a lovely time.
    We were considering a trip to Australia and New Zealand this Christmas but our son, and his family (who live in Australia) have decided to make the trip to us instead. Their flights are already booked so now all we have to do is to wait until the 6th of December to see them. It will be two years since we were last together, so great excitement as you can imagine. Hugs Barbara

  8. How very beautiful, a place, my dear Carolyn. The yard with the bricks laid in circles, and the topiaries is a wonderful place to rest ones eyes , and the whole hotel a beautiful building . I could envy you such a stay, it must have been fantastic.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  9. Have a wondererful Ria...x!

  10. I'm so happy to ready that you enjoyed your stay at this charming Mollies, Carolyn! It sounds like a great place to stay. I loved seeing the view you enjoyed while you were there.
    I also loved your previous posts of February Favorites. I'm right there with you on the cherries!!! Nothing better!
    sending big hugs your way....

  11. It looks like a beautiful place! I am so glad that you had such a good time and got to visit. xx

  12. Some of these old Victoria hotels are the nicest of all. It looks like a lovely place to stay. Love those brick walkways, and the gardens look so green and groomed.

    Enjoy the week, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  13. What a grand old home. I'm sure the inside was beautiful as well. I'm so glad you had a nice place to stay on the weekend.
    Hugs Kayxxx

  14. Dearest Carolyn,
    You certainly did find a lovely boutique hotel with so many extras that it makes you want to linger on or as you mention already, come back another time.
    Special events and that is good for Auckland's tourism of course but hard on the locals for booking a place as well.
    Sending you hugs,

  15. It sounds lovely, relaxing and comfortable. I just love hole-in-the-wall places like this. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Carolyn, Mollies looks like a beautiful place to spend time on a getaway. Your pics are so inviting and so glad you enjoyed a nice time.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs and Blessings for a nice week. CM

  17. Ohhh...what a dreamy and romantic place! Gorgeous. I love the victorian style of this hotel. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. Dear Carolyn
    What a wonderful hotel! Thank you for the nice pictures.
    A wish you a happy rest of the week and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Hugs Yvonne

  19. What lovely Hotel Carolyn... thank you for sharing it with all of us.

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  21. What a lovely place Molly is Carolyn. It's the sort of hotel that I enjoy staying at as well. A beautiful combination of old and new.

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  22. What a pretty place to stay. Enjoy the week ahead; it's actually getting warmer here!

  23. Dear Carolyn, that is a fantastic place to stay. Like the colours of the house. Groetjes,


  24. AMAZING!! I am so glad you were able to stay here! It looks like a dream! And the details in this hotel are extraordinary! I would love to replicate that walk in my garden! Wishing you a lovely weekend friend! Nicole xoxo

  25. wonderful - thank you for these great photos !!!
    many greetings

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  27. it certainly looks a lovely place to stay

  28. Hi Ms. Carolyn,
    What a lovely place for a getaway. So glad you got to enjoy all that beauty. Hope you are doing well my dear friend. Sending you a great big hug.


  29. Ooooh, dearest Carolyn,
    the Mollies Boutique Hotel really seems to be a wonderful place to stay! So pretty and romantic!
    I wish you a happy week!
    Lots of hugs, Traude


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