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Tophouse Historic Guesthouse Cafe & Bar
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We called into the Tophouse for a cuppa and the Devonshire Cream Teas did not disappoint. We were greeted with a friendly smile from Jacqui, who showed us around this very quaint historic homestead. It was like stepping back in time 100 years!! It certainly seems to be a popular spot, as quite a few other people were calling in for lunch too. It's a beautiful spot and well worth a visit, whether for an overnight stay or just a break on your journey.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank FREWENNZ
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dutchkiwi59, Manager at Tophouse Historic Guesthouse Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Thank you for timing the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. TopHouse is under new ownership and as such we are striving to offer customers, great fresh food and excellent service. Your review affirms that we are heading in the right direction.

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We had always wanted to stop at the Tophouse and this Christmas was the perfect time. The old homestead was decorated to a high standard and reminded us of cosy Christmases in the UK. We stayed in one of the chalets which was clean and comfortable however, looking at the rooms in the house means we will be back. We couldn't eat on the day we arrived due to over booking but we did have scones and jam for breakfast! The best bit was the little 'honesty bar'. We are planning on returning for our anniversary - dinner, bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

We live just 3/4 away from Top House but thought it would be nice to have an evening meal there with visitng family and we hadn't visited for quite a while. Our booking was handled very promptly and in a friendly manner. We were greeted on arrival, had a drink from the bar, nice to see our local Tapawera Pete's lemonade available, we then had our meal and looked around at the history of the building which is very interesting. The meal was lovely, good Kiwi meal with local produce. Great evening I'm sure we will be back as their lunch menu looks a temptation.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Dinkie P
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Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Fantastic hospitality minded people! Excellent food and nice, clean and good looking accomodation! Last but not least awesome views on beautiful surrounding, definately reccomend the place. There are some nice walks around the place for both; beginners and advanced trampers. The owners are locals and can tell you lots about the area as well.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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dutchkiwi59, Owner at Tophouse Historic Guesthouse Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2012

Thanks for this wonderful review. As I am the new owner (as of 1 October 2012) of the Guesthouse, Cafe and Bar I have made changes to improve the food and make the stay in Tophouse Historic Guesthouse even more wonderful. Please see the TopHouse website for the improvements that have taken place.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Grab one deal for $120 for 2 B&B & evening meal, normally $200...
Lovely views from pouch and bedroomed window, could see the mountains and asess the weather , lots of varied bird song in the am.
Smashing old fashioned, enormous open fire, we were only ones there which was good as we turned living room into a drying room. Food basic pub fair and good prices, sides such as soups and salad dressings VERY nice,you ave free access to plunger coffee and clean with a bit of history, and a ghost( did not make an apperence). Made 3 days snowboarding VERY easy, saved about $100 in fuel by not knotching up 200km per day, about 40 minutes from hotel to the top of Rainbow, perhaps the premier SNOWBOARDING club field in NZ

Room Tip: Blue room over looking Mont Robert, you are of dinnning room which has teh open fire, THE place for winter sports. Dressing gown to get to the WC handy to have
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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