We stayed here for three nights in January 2014 during our honeymoon. It was perfect. The owners John and Suzie are very welcoming and really friendly, the house and gardens are beautiful, and Suzie's breakfasts superb (and huge!). There's also a fridge with complementary drinks and snacks, just what was needed after a long drive from Queenstown!. We definitely recommend her for couples looking for a relaxing, very pleasant stay with top-notch NZ hospitality.
Stuart Manor is located just off highway 1 about 10km west of the city centre, and is very handy for the airport, Antarctic centre (well worth a visit), and the Banks Peninsula. Eating options are limited but there is a decent pub, Indian restaurant, and nice pizza restaurant in Rolleston only 5 mins drive away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stuart Manor was built in 1905 and was one of the original farmhouses for the Templeton area. Today Stuart Manor is offering boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, in a tranquil, private setting on three quarters of an acre of established and progressing gardens. We cater for six only guests and our three en-suite guest bedrooms are all on the ground floor. ... more less