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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2012

we stayed here for 6 nights over the christmas and new year period. wanaka was very busy with the hustle and bustle of tourists so the fact that the hayloft was just out of town was a big bonus. the views from this place are amazing and the self contained loft apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay....

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

This was by far the best place we stayed on our honeymoon on South Island. It far exceeded all our expectations. The biggest problem we had with the Hayloft is we did not stay long enough! If you stay here (and you should) stay for as long as you can to get the benifit of a super place. It has...

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2011

We spent 8 nights at the Hayloft and enjoyed every moment. Will definitely be back. The setting is wonderfully rural and tranquil and yet only a few minutes drive from Wanaka... the building itself is a delight and the owners welcoming and friendly. What more could you ask?

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed in some nice places on our NZ trip but so many were based on the same perfect beige formula. Not the Hayloft, this place had real character and still had all the modern conveniences and little personal touches. Loved the thick, uneven colourful walls and the recycled timbers. Best of all was sitting on the balcony enjoying a...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 May 2011

This was by far the best place we stayed during our trip to the South Island, with a well stocked kitchen, very comfortable bedroom and spacious lounge and bathroom areas. Not at all far from the centre of town but far enough away to have peace and quiet. Skylights provide natural light (and starlight!) and the whole place is extremely...

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Thank IanCaroline
Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

Hi IanCaroline Thanks so much for your feedback ! The stars here are pretty spectacular here aren't they? It was lovely to meet you both and we're glad to hear our tips for Queenstown were helpful. Hope to see you next time you are in NZ. Kind regards Julie and John.

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 26 November 2010

excellent place - excellent , the room, shower, lounge and balcony were excellent, not to mention the view. On top of that - the owners are extremely nice and knowledgeable!

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Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

Hi Gilzoizner Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hayloft... 2 things we think are really important for our guests are an excellent shower and a comfortable bed. Oh yes, and those great views help too! We had fun sharing our insiders tips on the area with you. Best wishes, Julie & John

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2010

We spent a couple of weeks touring the South Island in a camper van and decided to have a wee splurge for a couple of nights when we got to Wanaka. The Hayloft was a real treat and lived up to its glowing reviews. John and Julie gave us some great tips for our trip and spent a fair bit...

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Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

Hi rjbinoz Thanks for your post and photos - we love our ever changing view from the balcony too. Funnily enough we have a few guests taking a wee break from their campervan but also a few taking a break from more 'upmarket' accommodation. Hopefully we are a happy medium, an affordable splurge! Glad we could be of assistance with...

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2010

We stayed at the Hayloft for three nights on our tour of New Zealand. What a great find! This place has real character and charm, beautiful views and is really peaceful, quiet and relaxing. After staying in a few traditional B & B's we really enjoyed having the whole loft apartment to ourselves. We had several great nights sleep and...

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Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

SueBigE Thanks for posting! It's good to know you enjoyed the peace and quiet - we like to think of the loft as a private sanctuary with us not too far away if you need anything... hopefully the best of both worlds! So many of our guests comment on how nice it is to have the option to cook... glad...

Passau
Reviewed 24 September 2010

March this year was the third time we've stayed with John and Julie at The Hayloft. The fact we keep returning says everything - this is the perfect place to base yourself for a stay in the region. The Loft itself is its own self-contained apartment - a place that as soon as you walk into it feels like home...

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Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

Miss Penoir It is always a pleasure to see our guests again. Glad you enjoyed your hiking and your meal. We’re so pleased you feel at home here in our little piece of paradise and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes.... John and Julie

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 August 2010

We stayed at the Hayloft as a part of our honeymoon roadtrip around NZ and it was our favorite spot of the trip. John and Julie are the perfect hosts - they stocked our fridge with fresh jam and champagne, and even covered our car window at night to prevent frost. They were caring and concerned without being intrusive. The...

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Hobbitguide, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

sarahjones_10 We love having honeymooners to stay :) ... knowing how many fantastic places there are in NZ we really appreciate your kind comments... we hope you make it back soon too! Best Wishes ... Julie & John

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We warmly invite you to stay at our unique, strawbale loft apartment set on 16 acres of rolling farmland and enjoying fantastic views of the Southern Alps. The perfect retreat for a couple, the Hayloft is a spacious, fully self contained part of our home with its own private access and will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Although self catering, breakfast provisions can be provided for your convenience. ... more   less 

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Address: 272 Ballantyne Road | RD2, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: RM482 - RM695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
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