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“Art Deco amazingness” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ardwyn House
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Ardwyn House
Ranked #4 of 16 Greymouth B&B and Inns
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Art Deco amazingness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stayed for one night in early November and absolutely loved it.
Mary was a brilliant host - she greeted us with tea, was really keen to chat and share her life story (which we could have listened to all day) as well as cooking us a filling and varied breakfast.
The house itself is one of the best examples of art deco design that we saw in New Zealand.
The facilities are very homely with a shared bathroom, but what it lacked in modernity it made up for in character. We would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SHKGS
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Mary made us feel quite welcome. We enjoyed talking with her a great deal about her life experiences, family and New Zealand. She helped us to understand some of New Zealand's history and issues. A great orientation to our visit to this amazing country! Fantastic breakfast too!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Oh Mary! What a wonderful lady you are. A lovely " mumsy" person who is well traveled herself with lots of stories to tell. Made us feel very welcome with a pot of tea on arrival. Didn't expect "The Ritz" at this price, but good value for money. Very old fashioned and antiquated family home turned into a B & B. Everything was very clean but none of the little extras. (Tea & coffee making facilities/ tv/ En-suite etc.) We did get a good nights sleep as the house is in a quite location and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast though was excellent. Plenty to eat with lots of choice. We opted for a cooked breakfast and were not disappointed. It was very well cooked to order on the morning. Mary cooked and chatted whilst we started off with cereals. A good start to the day. Don't know where everyone would sit if you had a full house though!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lynne R
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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143 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

If you are on a budget, but still want a conveniently located, clean, homey place to stay that even includes breakfast, this is the place for you. Ardwyn House is only a couple of blocks from the restaurants and businesses of downtown Greymouth, but tucked away on a quiet hill, so you will sleep like a log.

The large old house with surrounding garden has been lovingly cared for. My room was cozy, warm, and from my window, I could even see the horizon as the sun was setting. There are two bathrooms to share with the other guests.

While Ardwyn House is easy walking distance to the terminus for the West Coast Shuttle and Tranz Alpine Railway Station, Ardwyn House owner and host, Mary, kindly picks up and drops off her guests, if required. She is a gem. I spent two nights here and enjoyed drinking tea, conversing and watching TV with her.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PassarinhoAzul
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shanghai
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

The decoration of the house is amazing. It looks like the elegant british style. Rooms are clean and we shared the upper level with our friends. Quite good place to stay for another night. The only thing you need to remember is you are not allowed to cook in the kitchen.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank humphrey c
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

Ardwyn house is a simple B&B accommodation in greymouth. It offers three large rooms in the upper floor of a pretty hold house, situated in the upper part of the town but still very close to the main road. Rooms share the - very clean - bathroom: the lack of ensuite facilities lowers the room price but we felt very comfortable with that - you don't have to share the bathroom with the hosts as it happens some times.

Mary, the host, is a traveller herself and happy to offer a few minutes of chatting to her guests on top of an excellent breakfas!

We strongly recommend her B&B.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Shandytraveller
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

Mary is a lovely host to sit and chat with, and very welcoming to her guests. Her house is beautiful and several rooms have a nice view of the river and harbour, plus it's within easy walking distance of the downtown area with many local cafes and shops. Her prices are incredibly reasonable and she offers the option of a cooked breakfast for a bit extra.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Angela B
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Property: Ardwyn House
Address: 48 Chapel Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
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Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Greymouth
Number of rooms: 3

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