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Holly Homestead B&B

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the warm and relaxed atmosphere of Holly Homestead. Bernie was extremely welcoming and very helpful, sorting out evening meals and trips. Gerard's breakfasts were really tasty and there was wide choice of options. The room was spacious with a well-equipped bathroom. The guest lounge was warm and comfortable and a great place to chat... More 

Thank bighead
Billingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was spacious with a sitting area and kitchenette with Tea making facilities. Other rooms do not have this but your are encouraged to go down to the common room where they are available. Breakfast mediocre, cereal bar well stocked but the cooked breakfast, not so much. Bernie and Gerard very friendly and helpful in arranging trips to the... More 

Thank David E
Ballarat, Australia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a beautiful home run by two lovely people in Bernie and Gerard. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with new bathrooms. Bernie is a wealth of information about things to do in the area while Gerard is the Chef and cooks a great breakfast. Bernie can also arrange a curtesy pick up and drop home from 3 places... More 

Thank Denise T
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Really comfortable, lots of space, good location...Bernie very helpful in advising on trips an booking for us...nothing too much trouble ..nice roaring fire.......great breakfast....go elsewhere and you will repent!

Thank Paul Z
Albany, New York
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very charming B&B. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast offered plenty of variety. All new bathroom fixtures of copper. Located almost within walking distance of downtown. I'd go back there for sure.

Thank ScubaDiver2016
Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The house is very charming and well kept. The owners are very attentive and make sure you know all about the area. The breakfast was really good. The rooms are very nice and the attention to detail really shows.

Thank Blackwood8505
San Francsico
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Located just minutes from downtown Franz Josef, Holly Homestead is a cozy, charming B&B. Although the structure dates back to the 1920’s, it’s been restored with all the modern amenities - no need to trudge out back to the outhouse in the middle of the night. Bernie & Gerard were on a well deserved holiday when my wife and I... More 

Thank McTravelSFO
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The house is not bad. It is correct, externally it seems to be a bit old but they have arranged it within. The housekeeper seems to be nice but she is a bit untid. We did not have the key of the room because she was not finding her. The following day when we go down to having breakfast at... More 

Thank Carriloe C
Towcester, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I stayed here on my last trip to New Zealand 7 years earlier when this was the favourite of all the B&Bs I experienced in South Island. It may not have an outstanding outlook, though one can see the mountains from the front rooms, the en suite in Room 2, the breakfast room and the rear balcony, but it is... More 

Thank Pimubeta
Metro Manila, Philippines
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Key plusses... *Best bed we've had during 2 weeks in NZ. *Breakfast by Gerard was wonderful. *Lovely view *Great location for a base of activity. *Friendly and helpful hosts! *great tub Minusses... *Can't think of even one

Thank Brisco66

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique B&B : This colonial homestead whispers history. Originally constructed from beautiful native timber in 1926, now tenderly refurbished staying true to the Arts & Crafts style of architecture. Start your day early with a panoramic view of the Franz Josef neve from the breakfast table. Go exploring at your own pace and come home to a glacial sunset, a glass of port in the guest lounge and a welcoming bed. Age restriction: children 12+ welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holly Homestead B&B

Address: 2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: RM837 - RM1,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holly Homestead B&B 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 2 had great views of the snow capped mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 900deniset, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the house”
 of 5 bubbles McTravelSFO, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have advantages for your stay.”
 of 5 bubbles jartman65, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The suite was very special”
 of 5 bubbles 5Sue7, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it book the suite, although all rooms seem good, back of house perhaps better.”
 of 5 bubbles traceyb20, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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