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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Starnight is a lovely rustic, character home with attention to artistic detail and interesting quirks everywhere. Reto and Sari were the perfect hosts; funny, helpful and friendly. Two of our teenage kids came with us and they loved it too.

Thank Malcolm R
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We can’t recommend Starnight highly enough! Reto and Sari were wonderful hosts and we really enjoyed their company; it felt like we were relaxing with old friends we had known for years rather than staying at a B and B! They also know the area well so could provide us with lots of information about the available activities. The B...

Thank siminta
Waiuku, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Our hosts Reto & Sari were so welcoming! We really enjoyed spending time with them and discussing our various trips and experiences. Their place is delightful and very relaxing. Wish we had stayed longer than one night. Definitely recommend.

Thank Keith R
Julianadorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 February 2014

These owners know what hospitality means. They make your stay as if you are king and queen. Very good room and an delicious breakfast. If you want you can also have an very good dinner with them. They will give you all the advice you want to have an great time on the south island. Look out, it’s hard to...

Thank TF W
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Rather staying here than in five star luxury hotel. I had a really nice stay. Rooms were outstanding as the views from the balcony. I have traveled lot and I absolutely this was on of the best visits that I ever have had. Rooms were very clean, shared bathroom was also awesome. Nice kitchen & living room was decorated very...

1Thank Cashenko
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed in the Daisy room for two nights in early Jan. I have stayed in many B&Bs all over the world and this has to rank as one of the best. We arrived in CHC from Canada midday and drove to Waimate immediately. I thought the drive was manageable, especially considering the two days without sleeping while traveling. Once...

1Thank atanz
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Excellent B&B outside Waimate. Very peaceful place. New fresh house with lots of character. High ceilings, gorgeous living room with open kitchen and all rooms are beautifully decorated. Shared bathroom. It's run by a very friendly couple who do their upmost to satisfy yours needs. They will also serve you tasty meals. Great bush walk nearby. Hammock, bicycles and a...

Thank KingfisherOslo
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I have traveled extensively and have never stayed in such a beautiful bed and breakfast. It is an amazing location with incredible views and the B&B is wonderfully decorated. Reto and Sari are fantastic hosts, such lovely people who share their home with you. I had a wonderful time, I only wish I could have stayed longer in their beautiful...

Thank victoria m
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We had a very short but very sweet stay at Starnight B&B. It is a lovely clean, eco friendly B&B with wonderful hosts and an amazing setting. The food and company were fantastic and we will surely be back! We arrived in the dark and left in the dark but our one night stay was very memorable and Sari and...

Thank 7474Joy
Reviewed 23 February 2013

At the end of nowhere you will find a little paradise. Lovely place with great animal lovers, who share their wine with their guests. We talked a lot and enjoyed our short stay! If we ever come to New Zealand again we will for sure come back to Sari and Reto to stay in their beautiful 'creative' house, hopefully a...

Thank Andrea S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Starnight - a four star lodge situated conveniently halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Nestled in the Hunter Hills adjacent to the Gunns Bush nature reserve, with a huge diversity of bird species, lies 5 hectares of pristine New Zealand Bush, this is our very own Starnight Nature Reserve. The elegant Starnight accommodation awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Unrivalled wallaby viewing is complemented by exquisite accommodation and sublime breakfast. Our Lodge boasts 2 stylish rooms, all with extensive balcony areas. Sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the rural and southern ocean. Superb attention to detail and highly personalised service make for a memorable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starnight

Address: 365 Upper Hook Road, Waimate 7978, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waimate
Price Range: $97 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are only two rooms and I am sure if the second one is not occupied they will let you choose!”
935AndreaS, 23 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Either or both beautiful”
JuliaH976, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are good, as they look out towards the green hills, and the ocean!”
604TUNDRA, 18 Dec 2012 | Read review
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