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The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

If you are not a cat person, do not let the name drive you away. My husband, who is definitely not a cat person, imagined furniture covered with cat hair and cat paraphernalia everywhere! Not true! This is a perfectly normal B&B in a great location right across from the lake. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable. Lindsay is super nice. In the grand scheme of B&B breakfast ratings, the breakfast is just okay. But it is made with love and everything else about this place makes up for it. We remember this place very fondly and would love to go back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank SummerCumulus
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

In all honesty, I booked this place because I love cats. My husband made fun of me up until the very moment when we arrived. We were so pleasantly surprised! We were greeted by Lucy the cat, a cute white dog and the owner Lindsay. Lindsay is very friendly and he makes an excellent breakfast in the morning. Our room overlooked the back patio, which was a great place to read a book on a sunny afternoon. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was huge. We slept so well in our room that we nearly missed breakfast the next morning. Lindsay allows visitors to use the washing machine and dryer which was a treasure after traveling for weeks. Lindsay recommended eating at "The Moose" down the street, which we did and enjoyed. We loved the Cats Whiskers and hope to come back someday!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

This is a great, homely B&B and excellent value.

We stayed in one of the rooms at the back. All perfectly good. Very comfortable bed.

All the usual B&B options for breakfast come with a friendly style and helpful offers of info about Milford and Doubtful Sounds. (By the way, whether you do Milford Sound or not, do not miss Doubtful Sound - totally worth the effort and if you have to choose between the two, choose the full Doubtful Sound tour).

We thought this was the best value place we have stayed at in a couple of weeks of NZ B&Bs. The room price is good (includes free internet) and Lindsay is a natural B&B host - staying here is like staying at your friend's place!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

We really enjoyed coming home to a "home" with a very comfortable bed, a room with all the comforts of home and a wonderful cooked breakfast the following day. We would throughly reccommend Cats Whiskers B&B to our frends and family if they were visiting TeAnau. We also loved Lucy the cat, she made our stay even more special.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

We stayed here for one night and I wouldn't stay here again. The hosts were not very welcoming. Actually, we walked in, the daugther(?) looked at us, asked us a question and said, "Whatever my mom will deal with you." Welcome to your vacation!

The hosts were pretty stuffy and not very welcoming and had LOTS of rules. The room was fine, but it definitely was not relaxing when you don't feel welcomed there. The location is OK, but it was pretty noisy being right on the main street which we did not like. The B&B is not very homey and you are not welcome anywhere except for your room (and this is made clear because they lock all the doors to the dining room, kitchen, family room area).

Like I said it wasn't some awful experience, but I wouldn't give them my money for another night. There are better places to stay. We were ready to get out of there.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LoveOutside
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Ngeru, Owner at The Cat's Whiskers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2010

Lindsay and I were surprised by this review. We are sorry that LoveOutside felt that way. We have never had feedback before, regarding noise, given that our neighbour, across the road is a reserve on the shores of Lake Te Anau. We do try our very best for our guests and can only apologize that they felt this way.

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