We spent 3 nights here at the start of our trip and could not have been more comfortable,or better looked after.
Conversations with Margaret over breakfast were very special and we learnt a lot about Kaikoura and the surrounding area.
We had mixed weather but by our last morning were treated to the wonderful view from the kitchen window of the bay and the snow-capped mountains beyond. Just wonderful like the hospitality we received.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more less