We stayed at Menteith for our first two nights in New Zealand and it was the perfect way to start our trip. Fay and Stephen were welcoming and friendly and their home was an ideal place to have a little peace and quiet after our 31 hour flight.
Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with good facilities and a lovely hot shower. The breakfasts we had were both varied and delicious and we especially enjoyed the preserved fruit and honey that they produced themselves.
Both Fay and Stephen gave us great advice on where to buy low cost Merino clothing from and some places to visit on our trip around south island - the stop off in Hanmer Springs for a dip on our way up to Kaikoura was most refreshing!
All in all Menteith was a lovely, relaxing place to stay and Fay and Stephen were the perfect hosts. We would both highly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Menteith House is a quality bed and breakfast in 'The Elms on Prebbleton' only 15 minutes from airport/city.Being at the end of a lane we enjoy tranquility and great views of mountains and Port Hills from our upstairs guest rooms and lounge. Savour the flavors of the family’s specialty honeys with your hearty breakfast. Fay is an avid spinner of differing fibers - try your hand! Our Port Hills queen bed collects the morning sun while Copland has a garden and mountain outlook with flexible king/twin beds. Both rooms are served by a spacious private bathroom. Join us for 'happy hour' on our sunny deck outside the lounge. Good local restaurants within walking distance. Bus stop a short walk from Menteith. Our friendly cat 'Whisky' comes and goes. ... more less