We took a 3 night package break at Tirimoana House in late Feb. Our room (suite) was absolutely wonderful; clean, elegant, comfortable, spacious, beautifully furnished and equipped. The room had the most incredible view - it opened out onto a big balcony with a table and chairs which looked directly down the Sound. The hotel is at the end of the lovely Queen Charlotte track, near the end of the Sound. I can't say enough to thank the owners, John and Michelle; they were delightful and so helpful. All the guests are given a pre-dinner drink then all eat together on the outdoor terrace (under the grape vine). The food was wonderful, cooked by Michelle. Breakfast was similarly excellent.. We chose to spend our days walking the track, kayaking (John lent us his kayak) or cycling (their bikes). John picked us up from Picton, took us in his boat to a Bay, dropped us back in Picton. Michelle made us packed lunches, treated us like old friends. There is a nice garden, a pool and a hot tub - really, this is a wonderful place to stay. It's very, very quiet and peaceful; if that's what you want, this is perfect. We were lucky and had fabulous weather. Realistically you need a car to get here or explore the area further. We were on a 7 week trip and Tirimoana House was the best experence we had. We absolutely loved it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tirimoana House Hotel Picton