St Arnaud house was our first experience of a New Zealand B&B and it certainly set a high standard.
The room was luxurious and comfortable, but what I most remember is the food - from tea with homemade cakes and fudge on arrival, a dinner to rival a high quality restaurant, and a huge breakfast. Margery is an excellent cook.
Russ and Margery made us feel very much at home, with as much or as little conversation as we wished. They also took dinner with us which we greatly appreciated and added to the feeling that we were staying with friends.
The only negative was the bathroom which in our (twin) room was very small and had a feeble shower which quickly ran out of hot water in the evening when we arrived sweaty from a walk in the mountains - fortunately in the morning there was plenty of hot water although the flow was still only adequate.
We would definitely return
- 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