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“Christmas at Tirimoana House” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tirimoana House
Ranked #4 of 5 Anakiwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Christmas at Tirimoana House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed here for three nights over Christmas here at this B&B and was truly one of our best experiences in NZ. Michelle and Chris made our Christmas special with their food, family, and hospitality. Room was comfortable with plenty of room and a great shower! We were lucky to get an upgrade to the best room in the B&B, bascially. While most of our time was spent 45 min away in Blenheim, we didn't mind the drive as the views are gorgoeus. We highly recommend this B&B to anyone--the food, comfort and ambience are all amazing and worth the trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Chris L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Recently under new management, we received a warm welcome from Michelle who has been running Tirimoana House since last Jan. The location is absolutely beautiful although a good 30 mins away from the nearest town/cafe/restaurant. The food was good. The only disappointing aspect was the size of the ensuite bathroom in our room (one of the smallest). Quite difficult to navigate and the water pressure was low. The other aspects made up for this however and we'd recommend a stay at this stunning location.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lainsley
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night for our visit to the Marlborough winery next day. Stayed in many hotels, motels, B&Bs and this has been one of my best experiences from every aspect. Had the sunrise suite which is the best room here with an amazing view into Okiwa Bay.
The room had a nice balcony you can sit out and enjoy the view with a good glass if wine which they can supply you with. Took a bottle back to the room after being served a lovely home cooked dinner and the hosts kindly gave us a good discount on the bottle as it was opened and used just a little.
Everything about the place was elegant, tasteful and cosy, you will want to stay here longer!
Gourmet breakfast was very good and worth the spend as with dinner. Michelle and Chris are attentive and wonderful hosts.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Cheshire, England
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

This is the best b&b we have stayed in anywhere in the world. It is quite simply outstanding. Michelle is a highly accomplished, professional host and a wonderful cook! The location is divine, the rooms spacious, tastefully decorated and with a balcony offering the best view of QC sound. We stayed for 3 nights during a 4 week trip to New Zealand, nowhere came close to the standards set here. We also enjoyed a delicious evening meal that Michelle prepared for us, once again it was of the highest standards and highly recommended. This delightful lady is destined for great success, don't miss out on her world class hospitality.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ethiad
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picton
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We visited Tirimoana House for a pre-Christmas treat. And what a wonderful treat it was. Michelle is a great host, the location is superb and the B&B has a really relaxing ambience.
The food was absolutely divine and beautifully presented (wish I'd taken my camera to dinner!)

Room Tip: The Queen Charlotte room has it's own deck looking right down Queen Charlotte Sound.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lnz
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

I would advise anyone to go to this bed and breakfast if they want the perfect time away. My wife and I have just spent a weekend there and I can say it was probably the most perfect break either of us have ever had - and we have traveled a lot. The views from the rooms are amazing and the facilities are perfectly clean and well appointed. If there is anything you want that isn't already in the room Michelle, the hostess, will bring it to you immediately. Michelle has had a lot of experience in the hospitality field and she obviously loves people and seems to get a thrill from making her guests happy. But the best thing of all was the food. If you want it Michelle will cook you an evening meal (you have to pay extra for this) and the two evening meals that we had included some of the yummiest food I have ever had (apologies to my lovely wife.) She is a talented cook. A useful tip. Visit the Marlborough Sounds in the winter. At this time of year there are hardly any tourists about and this makes your stay incredibly quiet and peaceful. But the days are fine and sunny - although they can be crisp in the morning - but that is what crackling fires are for. It is the ideal time of year to visit because all you can hear are the birds.

Room Tip: The best room is probably the one we stayed in but they all looked good. Our one was on the left han...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ken J
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I shouted my girlfriend down for our anniversary and stayed in the sunrise suite .the room had such amazing views right down the Queen Charlotte Sounds and we were able to watch the sunrise over the ocean from our bed.The room was well appointed and the bed was very comfortable .The ensite bathroom had a shower and bath with stunning views of the sounds .We chose the optional extra of dinner in the evening which we highly recommend .The food was so the best meal i could asked for while on trip away -traditional home cooking at its finest.Michelle the hostness made us feel welcome and the home had very relaxing ambience .

Room Tip: This room has outside balcony -good to relax with of Vino
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Tirimoana House
Address: 257 Anakiwa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Anakiwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tirimoana House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embracing stunning sea views of the Marlborough Sounds, Tirimoana House is located 30 minutes drive from Picton, 25 minutes drive from Havelock, 55 minutes drive from the Marlborough Sounds Airport at Blenheim and 90 minutes drive from Nelson. Tirimoana House offers five elegantly furnished Rooms, all with en-suites. Each room has access to a balcony from which the Ocean and Mountain views over the Marlborough Sounds are spectacular. There is an open Guest Lounge available which is air conditioned in Summer and heated by an "open fire" in Winter. Gourmet Evening meals creatively prepared and presented by your Host Michelle are available 7 Nights and served either in the outdoor Courtyard or the Dining Room. Evening meals are at an extra cost and include complimentary canapes and one free glass of wine per Dinner Guest. Outdoors our facilities include a Swimming Pool and Spa Tub. Within a short walking distance or 5 minutes by car is the commencement of the Queen Charlotte Track. Also close by are Kayak's for hire, Boat cruises and those famous wineries. ... more   less 
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