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Holly Homestead B&B

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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!

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Thank Paul Z
Albany, New York
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.

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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank Blackwood8505
San Francsico
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...

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Thank McTravelSFO
Madrid, Spain
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...

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank Pimubeta
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 21 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

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Thank Brisco66
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Bernie greeted us with an umbrella as we arrived in the pouring rain and this set the tone for our 2 night stay. She is a delightful host and was full of suggestions as to what to visit/where to eat etc. Our room was spacious as was our bathroom - we enjoyed views of the mountains the following day when...

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Thank suearmitage2668
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Standard room with nice spacious, charming bathroom. No Fridge in the room. We had a view of the Franz Josef Glacier. Very friendly and helpful hostess who also fetched Eva in the village when she had a pain in her knee and difficulties to walk. Went through everything that there was to do, had discount vouchers at some places. Offered...

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1Thank DanochEva
Bungay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We stayed here for two nights and received fantastic hospitality from the start.Bernie could not have done more.We had a great room with its own private balcony plus the use of another balcony from which you could see the mountain tops and sunsets. When we arrived we had a welcome glass of wine and nibbles and an introduction to the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $217 - $323 (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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“All the rooms are great!”
G3779LZpauld, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The deluxe suite”
DJFLondon, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Nice view of the mountain and of the garden but it rains a lot and you may be unable to see it.”
nelylee, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 had great views of the snow capped mountains.”
900deniset, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the house”
McTravelSFO, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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