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Waiorau Homestead

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30/06/2017 01/07/2017
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Auckland
Reviewed 27 March 2015

A beautiful homestead in a tranquil setting with brilliant hosts - nothing was any trouble for them. The rooms were immaculately presented, with comfortable beds and wifi available. We actually stayed in 2 different rooms (Harakeke and Hukapapa) due to availability and they were both brilliant.The outdoors were also well presented and we enjoyed sitting outdoors and enjoying the countryside...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Auckland crew, thank you for your well thought out review and of course we would LOVE to see you back at ski time - season starts 12 June this year and first snow expected tonight. Come on down! Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

manchester
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We travelled New Zealand from North to South and spent the most wonderful and luxurious 5 days with Ann and Blythe. Our stay was nothing less than perfect, all situated in the most stunning and beautiful surroundings. I don't often feel so compelled to write reviews but this truly was the highlight of all of our travels. We stayed in...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Ellen, thank you so very much for your amazing review - yes we are ideally located between Wanaka & Queenstown and you have covered so many things which all our guests can experience at Waiorau Homestead. We really enjoyed having you both stay with us and look forward to having you back one day - and hopefully sooner rather...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a great place to stay if you like warm hospitality, great hosts and a beautifully designed homestead stay. The setting is stunning and they have worked hard to make sure your experience is special. The personal touch is exceptional and we had some great conversations with Ann and Blyth, but they also left us alone when we needed...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Zulane, Thank you for your interesting company as well - we learn't lots from you both! And thank you also for taking the time to do this review for us - we are most appreciative. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2015

My husband and I just returned from a month long honeymoon adventure in NZ and were lucky enough to spend a few days at the Waiorau Homestead. Ann and Blythe have a lovely appointed, airy, and open home perfect for hosting several guests while still feeling private and quaint. The location is just a short drive outside of Wanaka and...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi K & G, we are so pleased you enjoyed a few days of your honeymoon with us and thank you for taking the time to do this lovely review. We wish you every happiness and hope you will come back to see us for an anniversary perhaps? Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Carcassonne, France
Reviewed 22 March 2015

As we drove through the desert south of Wanaka in search of W... Homestead, we wondered what we would find within the narrow green strip of valley surrounded by dust dessert. What we did find was an extraordinary oasis of green lawns, nearby sheep paddocks, elegant terraces, high and comfortable design, and noteworthily gracious hospitality. Our host, Lee, immediately made...

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi guys, thank you so much for your wonderful review - this is high praise coming from a senior reviewer such as yourself and we really appreciate it. We always want our guests have a positive & unique experience and thank you again for your feedback. Kind regards

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed for a couple of nights in March 2015, and had the most amazing time. Ann & Blythe are such great hosts! The hospitality was amazing, the food so delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the bed! - So cozy! We couldn't have had a better time - thank you!

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Jenna Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Reviews such as yours assist us in maintaining our high standard of service, so appreciate your comments. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We wanted something quiet and rural close to interesting places, with good quality service and accommodation and Waiorau Hoemstead ticks all the boxes. Pleased we discovered Waiorau Homestead and will certainly be back sometime in the future. Highly recommended. Great location, Wonderful hosts 5 Star justified. Thanks again Anne and Blyth. Els and Andy Kramer Howick, NZ

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Andy, thank you so much for staying with us and we appreciate your taking the time to do this kind review. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Located in the Cardrona valley,not far from Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand South Island. We stayed for 3 nights at the homestaed as a treat. And it really was a treat. Lovely setting, room, facilities, food, wine, people. Relaxing and comfortable. Just what we needed. Thoroughly recommended. I only hope we have the chance to return some day

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, thank you for coming to stay with us - we really enjoyed your company and had some laughs. I hope the rest of your trip want well in the pink & green - look forward to seeing you again when you come south. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Reviewed 10 March 2015

Stayed for three nights in February 2015. Accommodation is superb, tasteful decor, immaculately clean and maintained. All details were covered. Blyth and Anne are fantastic hosts and the BBQ Blyth prepared was one of the best we've had. Thoroughly recommended. Rob Clarke

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Lovely to have you come and stay with us and thank you for taking the time to do the review. We enjoyed your company very much and look forward to seeing you in these parts again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My wife & I had a fabulous one night stay at the Waiorau Homestead. Ann & Blyth were perfect hosts, making us feel as though we were family friends come to stay. The house is perfect, with wonderfully comfy beds and beautiful bathrooms and lounge area. We ate at the Cardona hotel the night we stayed as we had been...

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Hi Will, thank you very much for your kind review and yes we wished you could have stayed longer as well - it is always the way - just too much to see & do! Hopefully we will see you back some other time in the future. Kind regards, A&B

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  • Pool
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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: $184 - $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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Hukapapa is the room with the best views”
, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Harakeke room is great”
ValK866, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any, I am sure they would all be fine. However be advised that the room which states it has a bath, the bathroom is just across the hall.”
Knights59, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All gorgeous”
victorial453, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely and have Maori names. Look on the website to make your choice.”
SKIClub, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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