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St Arnaud House B&B
Ranked #2 of 5 Saint Arnaud B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Memorable experience”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We enjoyed 2 nights here recently and had a pleasant experience with some highlights (as others have pointed out) including marg's breakfast, the best coffee we had in our two week trip around NZ, and a very comfortable bed. Will certainly recommend to friends and family and if we are in the area again will be staying here if we can. Thanks to both Russell and Marg for such a welcoming and enjoyable time.

Hopefully next time I'll catch some of those elusive kiwi trout!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Russell and Mar... C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review, 2 April 2013
Hi Richard, it was all our pleasure having you stay at our place, The Brown trout here can be elusive and can definitely test your skills and your patience sometimes.
There are some very good trouts ones to be had in the rivers and the lake, that make it very worthwhile for future trips to our beautiful area.
Look forward to meeting you and your family sometime in the future
Russell and Margery
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Russell and Margery were wonderful, welcoming hosts. Their home is beautiful and comfortable and I cannot fault our stay here. Russell and Margery truly deserve the fabulous ratings they have here. The surroundings are fabulous and the food was perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

St Arnaud B&B is nicely tugged away behing the trees and with a wonderful garden full of flowers. The house is very cozy, made all of wood and with lots of personal touch,

We came with four kids and Margery and Russell took great care of us. The breakfast is excellent.

Room Tip: The two rooms we used were both very good. One had a much bigger bathroom so you may want to ask for...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Wonderful location and fabulous hospitality from hosts plus exquisite Burmese cats and dog! Our 2 night stay was way too short. Recommended as a base for lots of walking activities. Margery and Russell are very informative and also create a relaxed atmosphere by making you feel at home immediately on arrival. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

St Arnaud House is a beautiful timber home set in the beech forest surrounding Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. Russell and Margery are welcoming hosts - friendly and knowledgable about the area. Waking in the comfy bed to the sound of the native bird song, as well as the smell of a hot cooked breakfast was exceptional. It is no more than a 10 minute walk to anywhere in the village, and 5 minutes to the lake. You'll be very glad you stayed!

Room Tip: We chose the Tui room, it was very spacious and well appointed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Russell and Mar... C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Thank you for your kind response from your stay at st Arnaud house, Margery's believes that a good breakfast is the key to a great day, especially if you are planning to hike one of our many tracks in the Nelson Lakes National Park surrounding our small village of St Arnaud.
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We stayed at St Arnaud House for 2 nights. Margery and Russell are wonderful hosts. Never intrusive, warm and welcoming, good conversationalists. Their home is spacious and comfortable. We hiked Nelson Lakes Park during the day and looked forward to rest and relaxation at their B&B in the evenings. The beds were great. Best sleep in our four weeks in New Zealand. And, I can't believe I am including this, but the towels were amazingly luxurious.
They pay attention to all the details that contribute to a relaxing stay. Margery is an exceptionally gifted cook. Breakfast includes a wide variety of freshly prepared food (great fruit and all of it fresh) and choice.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We stopped for a night in St Arnaud on our way to Malborough and are delighted that we chose Russell and Margery'swonderful B&B. Their house is set in lovely grounds and we were welcomed by Russell and a chorus of Tuis. As soon as we crossed the threshold we were offered a cup of tea and the hospitality continued until we left the following morning.
We took the option of having dinner with Russell and Marjorie and had an excellent meal washed down by good wine. The conversation flowed until we went to bed,
Our room was well appointed and the bed so comfortable that we were almost late for the excellent full British breakfast.
We were sorry to leave but vowed to return next year,
Ruth and Doug

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Russell and Mar... C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Great evenings with new found friends are always a pleasure, what better way than over a good meal. It was great meeting you.
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Property: St Arnaud House B&B
Address: 4 Holland Street | PO Box 88 St Arnaud, Tasman, Saint Arnaud 7053, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Arnaud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Arnaud House is a boutique sub-alpine Hosted bed and breakfast lodge nestled amongst native beech forest and its abundant bird life. We are within easy strolling distance to Lake Rotoiti the gateway to the Nelson Lakes National park We have three queen bedrooms available, all with en-suite bathrooms. Wireless broadband internet, evening meals are available by prior arrangement. St Arnaud House is heated by log fires and heat pump, making for cosy warm evenings in the winter. Whether you desire a romantic break or adventure holiday, or just yearning for fresh mountain air, St. Arnaud House is the perfect location.Come warm your toes in front of the log-burner after a great day's hiking, fishing or skiing. relax with a great espresso coffee, Please contact us for one of Margery's superb home cooked evening dinners, which includes a complimentary glass of wine are available by prior arrangement.)Russell & Margery, our Burmese cats, Pug & Chilli and Poodle, Ruby, look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing our wonderful location with you. ... more   less 

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