We spent 2 nights with Margaret and her daughters and we felt like at home. They were very helpful and we learned a lot about Kaikoura and the surrounding area. The lovely house with the beautiful garden has great views of the Bay. We also enjoyed to cool down in the pool. Breakfast is delicious with homemade jam and fresh fruit from the garden. We had a comfortable room and there is also a guest lounge.
- 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