This was our 3rd stop on our tour of New Zealand, we stayed two nights and I would have happily stayed a week. We stayed at 15 different accommodations and this was one of my favourites.
We booked the largest unit which was purpose built over the garages. Helen calls it a unit but it’s too nice to be called a unit, it is an apartment. Although attached to the main house (accessed by Helen when servicing via an internal door), the apartment has its own entrance. This is accessed by a staircase which culminates in a balcony with 2 chairs and table.
There is a large entrance hall with a dining/kitchenette at one end, a walk-in storage/wardrobe room with iron and ironing board, shower room with huge shower and beautiful wooden vanity unit & wc. Then there is the bedroom/lounge which has a huge window with a view of the mountains. This is furnished with a large bed, bedside cabinets,TV, coffee table and two comfy armchairs with matching footstools – great for aching feet at the end of the day.
Breakfast is provided in the fridge – bread, eggs, milk, yoghurt, orange juice, fruit and butter. There are also teas, coffee, cereals and jams provided. There are no cooking facilities, but a toaster, kettle, microwave and omelette maker are all provided. Helen will do the washing up for you as there is no sink.
Helen is very friendly and is very willing to chat if you want to, but doesn’t push herself; we didn’t see Chris whilst we were there. The whole apartment was spotlessly clean and free wifi is available. I have not included any photos as there are already quite a few posted by previous reviewers.
It is about 750 metres into town – an 8-10 min walk, and about 550 metres in the other direction to the lake.
I would love the opportunity to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We cater to guests looking for private, self contained units in a quiet residential area. Our self-contained cottages have queen size beds and kitchen facilities, our spacious upstairs apartment has a king size bed and mountain views. All our units have en suite with shower. Continental breakfast is provided in the rooms - this includes eggs to cook in the cottages. ... more less