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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't imagine a better experience than we had at Kippilaw House. From the initial greeting when Bill picked us up at the Ferry, to the beautiful home and magnificent room, to the truly superb home grown and home made food, Kippilaw House exceeded our high expectations. Every detail is looked after for comfort and elegance in the wonderfully appointed...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us at Kippilaw House. All our working lives we have been in the hospitality industry looking out and after guest/customers. It's a life style we both love. You were both a delight to have in the house, sharing your holiday adventures and your home land life is always fun....

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on either end of walking the Queen Charlotte track and could not have wished for better hospitality and service (going the extra mile in so many thoughtful ways) by Marg (a trained chef) and her husband Bill. The accommodation in a large sunny room was luxuriously appointed with a large ensuite bathroom and we...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Bill and I love what we do , meeting delightful guests like you both on a weekly basis. Our many years as professionals in hospitality serves us well in out bed and breakfast. We know that the breakfast is as important as the bed to our many guest while staying. Kind wish on your...

Kirra
Reviewed 6 June 2016

What a great experience to be had at kippilaw house. Bill and Margaret were great. Bill picked us up from the ferry and showed us around town. It is a easy walk back into town for dinner. The room was amazing and the breakfast lovely. Margaret is an amazing cook. The house was lovely and so clean and comfortable could...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was staying in Wellington for several days and wanted to check out another area, so upon reading some top notch reviews of Kippilaw house on Tripadvisor, I decided to take a ferry and head to the South Island. Glad I did. First of all the views on the ferry were amazing, the bluest blue water, gorgeous mountains, just lovely....

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I'm very pleased you enjoyed yourself in Picton Travelling by ferry into the sounds is such a beautiful pristine sight. It was nice chatting with you and sharing stories. Thank you for your kind words I hope your still enjoying some egg dishes. I expect your settled back into your busy corporate life hopefully enjoying the challenges once again. Happy...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Arrived to be greeted with a platter of home-cooked frittata, muffins and freshly-picked figs. Delicious breakfast the following morning - Margaret is a real wizard in the kitchen, and she and Bill are great and attentive hosts. We were upgraded to the suite, which is enormous and has everything you could ask for, including a huge library and free wifi....

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words Bill and I enjoy hosting lovely travellers making them comfortable and feeding them well after a good nights rest. Kind wish

San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We stayed at the Kippilaw house for only 1 night. Margaret and Bill were great hosts. We had a huge ensuite room and were sad to,only have been able to be in Picton for one day. You will not regret staying at this B and B

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Yes you appeared to have loved Piction. Bill and I enjoy what we do hosting lovely guest like you two. It was a shame you had only one night but that was much better than non at all. We love feeding and looking after our guests so delighted you enexperienced was memorable. Thank you for your lovely comment. Safe travels...

Foyers
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Friendly, helpful hosts. We were upgraded to a suite free of charge. The rooms were comfortable, lots of books to read, lovely bed. The breakfast was excellent, and sustained us for nearly a day! Especially enjoyed the chats about food and cooking. Easy to reach the harbour on foot.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us thank you got your kind comments. We are just far enough from the down town area for a short stroll around the marina to town. I trust your safely home having enjoyed your Time in New Zealand kind wish.

Reviewed 19 April 2016

I stayed at Kippilaw House with a friend a few weeks ago and it was pleasant however we were left feeling a bit disappointed given the price tag ($300/night). The room and bathroom were spacious and airy but quite cluttered and you had to walk through most of the house to get to the stairs leading up to them which...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I appreciate your comments as you saw them. I'm slightly confused with your description and memory of your breakfasts. The breakfast served was a Fresh fruit, muslie and yogurt parfait made by myself consisting of three fresh garden fruits and home made muslie. 2nd course was chocolate Croissants . 3rd course The choice of Poached,...

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We stayed for two nights in the Picton Suite. The room was very stylish, with great views and a stunning large bathroom. The main highlight however was the food. From the cakes to welcome us, to a fabulous dinner and a delicious three course breakfast, every meal we had was memorable. We were even handed a bag of fresh figs...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay, the fresh fruits are always a big hit with guests. We have in excess of 40 fruit and berry trees on the small property sharing it with guests is important to us. The black boy peaches are an excellent choice and you were in luck for their ripening. Thank you for taking the time to...

Reviewed 24 March 2016

As above. Pretty house, large comfortable rooms and also large shower room. It is close to the centre of town too. The McHughs are delightful and have good local suggestions for food etc. I would definitely recommend this B and B.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We appreciate your very kind words and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The weather has cooled slightly in the last couple of days reminding us that winter is around the corner. Meeting great folk like your selves makes our summers. Kind wish and safe travels.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kippilaw House

Address: 98 Waikawa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: RM752 - RM1,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kippilaw House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both rooms are truly beautiful and fully appointed. See attached photos including our room upstairs.”
  • Upstairs bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles MilgromM, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in a comfy room. Our daughter was in the study in a sleeper (which she said was a bit creaky).”
 of 5 bubbles foodandtravelisfun, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The suite has lovely views, good sun and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles liveofftheland, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Bowden room appears to be wheelchair friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaandMike, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs room has own garden, lounge and excellent bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 727sophieb, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
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