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Waiorau Homestead

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We had an amazing 6 night stay at Ann and Blyth's with our two young children - they are the most wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They went the extra distance, even lighting an outdoor fire so my daughters could toast marshmallows. The guest rooms are super-comfortable and luxurious, and the whole house is homely, welcoming and...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Bi Kate Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review for us and for your lovely comments and they are reciprocated as you were very easy guests to host. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and we look forward to seeing you here again in the not too distant future. Kindest regards, Ann...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We read early reviews and decided this was the place to go for our anniversary get-away. We were not disappointed! Waiorau Homestead was everything and more than expected. From the warm welcome, the beautiful decor, the serene location and the very warm, relaxed, friendly and accommodating hosts Ann & Blythe. Nothing was a problem! In the early evenings we enjoyed...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Maddie, We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and took advantage of some Waiorau hospitality. Thank you also for the wonderful review, it is much appreciated. Please come again anytime, we would love to see you. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Whitianga
Reviewed 10 June 2015

What a gorgeous place. Our hosts were so accommodating & friendly. Really felt part of the family. Their hospitality was wonderful. Would most certainly love to return. A bonus for us was the winter wonderland we were surrounded in. An early winter snowfall.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Errol, thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post this review - it is very much appreciated. And we are so pleased we were able to get some snow to fall for you and expecting another big dump on Thursday - winter is well and truly here! Kind regards, Ann...

Ireland
Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are looking for perfection, then look no further. Just wonderful in every way. Made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The room and breakfasts were perfect and then there is the view, No point trying to describe the view as no words will do it justice. Waiorau sets standards that a lot of providers in...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Igor, what a kind recommendation and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - it makes our job that much more satisfying when our guests area also satisfied. We hope to see you in these parts again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2015

A relaxing three-night stay was just what the doctor ordered - great hosts, great food and fantastic scenery. Our room was beautifully presented, comfortable and warm despite the early onset winter temperatures outside. The guest lounge was so inviting and the log burner so well stocked that we had to struggle to leave the homestead but with the sights of...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Anita, thank you so much for your lovely review, we very much appreciate it and so sorry you missed the snow but yes it did come down in buckets and we are well set up for our winter ski season starting this week. You will just have to come down again to see us and the snow! Thank you...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2015

What a beautiful special home we were blessed to share. Lovely friendly hosts and Blyth is a wonderful chef (5 star breakfasts - yum). It was a real treat to stay in their home. Beautifully decorated, luxury at it's best. Our own lounge and fire place was lovely. Great location for skiing and Snow Farm and very handy to Cadrona...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests - thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review for us, it is much appreciated and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - please come again - maybe for skiing next time? Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The setting is lovely, very peaceful, the house is beautifully furnished, the bed was very cosy. It is very convenient to both Wanaka and Queenstown, and the lovely Cardrona Inn is just a short-distance away, where great food is available. Our host Blyth was very attentive and is an excellent chef! Breakfast was great, no chance of leaving the table...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear John & Rosemary, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thank you very much for doing this lovely review. We certainly hope it is not your last trip and Rosemary can always put their feet up on the coach and look at the lovely view. All the best. Ann & Blyth

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2015

this was an ideal time to visit the Homestead. The autumn colours were outstanding, and the weather perfect. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully decorated. The views from the bedroom and the lounge were outstanding, with the mountains and the trees framed perfectly. A highlight of our stay was the meal prepared for us on Friday night. It was worthy...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous autumn colours at the homestead and thank you for your kind review - it is very much appreciated that you took the time to let us know your feedback. Kind regards, Ann

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We stayed here pre and post our wedding and it was just perfect, Ann and Blyth were so accommodating and made the lead up to our wedding so much less stressful, they cooked up delicious meals, constantly had a warm fire roaring for us and made us feel completely at home. I couldn't fault it, absolutely perfect.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Alina, well you were the most chilled out bride, so it was not trouble at all to look after you pre and post wedding - everything appeared to go very well. And next time you come back for an anniversary perhaps, you can go to the Race to the Sky at the same time. All the best for married...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 21 April 2015

After a memorablel trip to New Zealand's south Island, I am writing my first review. I couldn't wait to write about Waiorau Homestead because I have so many wonderful things to say! The only negative about our stay at Waiorau was that it was too short (just one night!). Waiorau Homestead is in the very idyllic and charming Cardrona township....

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Mamainpyjamas, thank you very much for your very comprehensive review and point noted about the private (but separate) bathroom. - we will change that on the website directly. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Waiorau and had time to look around the area. We very much look forward to seeing you here again sometime in the future....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waiorau Homestead

Address: 2127B Cardrona Valley Road | RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $203 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waiorau Homestead 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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