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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night there. Nevertheless we had a very warm welcome by our hosts. We stayed in the very spacious suite. There nothing is missing, even a moscito machine can be found. Excellent wifi signal available. For breakfast we were asked if we wanted a single or a double portion. Home baked bread and fresh fruit salad were...

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Crail, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regrettably we could only spend one night here because of a late change to our itinerary, beautiful house full of character in scenic location. Close to both Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers which are both worth visiting. Bernie was very helpful aiding us change plans for our onward journey. Great breakfast with a welcome option of smaller portions. Must be...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Holly homestead was one the nicest places we stayed in our 5 weeks in New Zealand. From the moment we arrived, after a long journey from Nelson, the welcome from Bernie could not have been warmer. The room was high class and comfortable, the breakfasts excellent, and great to share with others, and the local knowledge in terms restaurants, walks...

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london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a last minute booking and were not disappointed. Bernie is the perfect host and all the facilities are top notch for a B and B. Gerard does a cracking breakfast too. Bed is very comfy and rooms spotless. We had to move on after one night and we're sorry not to have Ben able to stay longer. Great...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such wonderful hosts at the Holly Homestead delightful B & B! Enjoyed 3 hikes on the way up the coast. Then, chose to hike the Okarito Lagoon the next morning! Wonderful accommodations! Had great advice and ate vegees at a Thai restaurant! Towels on a warmer! House had beautiful woodwork. Especially enjoyed complimentary port after dinner. Breakfast very good, as...

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Thank Leslie G
Maidstone
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Enjoyed our two nights here and we had a very comfortable room with our own balcony at the front of the house. We had use of a lounge and Bernie welcomed us with a drink. She and her husband were going away and Sharon was taking over in the morning. There was no tea making in our room so I...

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Thank Nick W
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I stayed here for one night while we were driving up the west coast. Our bedroom and the parlor were very comfortable. Sharon was an excellent hostess and her breakfast was delicious. If you're planning to stop in Franz Josef for a night or two (or longer), you'll certainly want to stay here!

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Thank BaldEagle1776
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our room was comfortable, big bathroom in a 1920 home. Our hosts, Bernie and Gerry were just adorable. Bernie knows everything that goes own in the region. Gerry can prepare great breakfasts. We loved our stay there. Although it is a little bit out of town, the restaurants and tours gave us a ride, both ways.

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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...

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Billingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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: $245 - $376 (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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“Nice view of the mountain and of the garden but it rains a lot and you may be unable to see it.”
 of 5 bubbles nelylee, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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