Almond house is a great antidote to the countless faceless, chain-run party hostels around NZ. We stayed here about a year ago but if it is run by the same family then I doubt it will have changed. As another reviewer has stated it does feel like you are staying in somebody’s home, but I found this to be a big positive rather than negative thing! Fiona was welcoming and took the time to show up a map of the area and recommend things to do. There was a nice communal atmosphere and we enjoyed a couple of great evenings sitting in the lovely garden area and sharing food with new friends.
I would definitely recommend Almond House to anybody looking to get away from the Kiwi-Experience crowd!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As world travellers ourselves we know what makes a great stay - whatever the season. Almond House summers are all about sunny garden bbqs and hammocks while in winter our log fire gatherings are the place to be. All year round you can go exploring on our bikes or yours (we're super cyclist friendly!), plan your next adventure (we'll help!), unwind with a book, stay connected with free internet and wifi, or - simply throw down your bags and relax. ... more less
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