Bon Marie Bed & Breakfast - Why stay in a noisy Motel on a busy street in town when you can be so close yet so peaceful at our B & B ? Our lovely rural setting is at Tamahere, just 2kms from Hillcrest, Hamilton.

We are just off the main highway, 4km from the airport, 3km from Waikato Uni and 8km from the city centre. You are assured a quiet and peaceful nights rest in our luxury Bed and Breakfast units. Each unit has its own separate entrance, deck and large sumptuous ensuite. There is a fully equipped kitchen & plenty of space to spread out.


The self contained guest rooms are extremely quiet due to the double glazing and the half metre thick plastered strawbale construction of the house. The ceilings use all natural wool insulation which is double the normal thickness.

Guests frequently comment on how incredibly quiet the rooms are and how well they slept !
The natural lime plaster avoids the use of toxic paints and absorbs moisture, so is ideal for those with allergies or asthma.


Our property is based around using minimum inputs and maximum organic recycling. All food scraps go to the chickens. The majority of our paper waste is shredded and used for packaging in our import business as is the cardboard packaging.

Our human waste is handled by tiger worms in our eco friendly vermicasting septic tank system.
Grey water is used to water the gardens.
100 solar tubes provide water heating & heat the house via underfloor piping.


Passive solar design with half metre thick strawbale walls and two metre deep eaves keeps things cool in summer & cosy in winter.


About Us

Paul & Joy Quilter have lived on this lovely 6 acre property just outside Hamilton for 11 years. They work at P Q Imports, an Audio & Home Theatre import company, as well as operating Bon Marie B&B from their new 1500sq m Strawbale house.

Our B&B

Set on 6 acres of rural land right on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bon Marie B & B offers a lovely place to get away from the stress and noise of a busy lifestyle. We go the extra mile to make your stay especially enjoyable!