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Review of Avalanche Bed and Breakfast

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Avalanche Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 58 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed for two nights having chosen this B & B based on previous comments and were not disappointed. The studio room was spacious and well-appointed. The view from the patio over garden and farm fields to snow-capped mountains was superb.The breakfast was generous particularly the fruit and the best muesli we had anywhere.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Patrice3, Owner at Avalanche Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We do appreciate it. I'm glad you especially enjoyed the wonderful view and also the breakfast supplies!

Kind regards Trish
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Bottmingen, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

We stayed with Trish and Davey for two nights. They are both extremely helpful and we enjoyed the perfect furnished and very nice self contained unit very much. We thank our hosts for making our stay in Wanaka perfect! We can recommend it strongly!
Brigitte and Maurus

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brigitte Z
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Patrice3, Owner at Avalanche Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed staying in the studio. We enjoy being able to give our guests information about activities on offer In Wanaka and making their stay here a happy one.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We have stayed at several B&Bs in the South Island of NZ and this is by far the best. Our hosts Trish and Davey were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was first class. We were provided with freshly baked muffins and cookies on arrival. The B&B was spacious and immaculate. Attention to detail was obvious throughout. The kitchen was well appointed and a spotless BBQ was also provided. We would highly recommend Avalanche!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geoff I
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Patrice3, Owner at Avalanche Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here.
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed and felt immediately at home in this clean and comfortable home. Our accommodations far exceeded our expectations, and I particularly loved the beautiful gardens. Trish and Davey were engaging and patiently answered our endless questions. They went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed and knew where to go for hikes, food, bike rides, etc. Trish's muffins were wonderful! I would love to go back and stay here again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Patrice3, Owner at Avalanche Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you and your family to stay here. I'm glad you enjoyed the garden so much. It is a lovely time of year in Wanaka and it is nice to have guests appreciate their surroundings at Avalanche B & B. I hope we see you back here one day.

Kind regards Trish
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We loved staying at Avalanche B&B. We stayed 2 nights in Trish and Davey's lovely self-contained unit which opened up to their beautiful backyard - the view is absolutely stunning with snow-capped mountains at the back with sheep and horses grazing in the farm across.

The unit was spacious, clean and very comfortable, with a kitchenette, dinning table and sofa and extra single bed. The bathroom was modern and clean.

Trish prepared yummy muffins, cookies and muesli for us in the morning, and how can we forget her beautiful homemade jam! She even kindly offered to do our laundry for us!

Trish and Davey were also extremely kind to share their local knowledge of Wanaka, what to do, which restaurants to try (they even printed restaurant menus in a folder!) etc.

We really enjoyed staying with them and hope to see them soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Germany
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We had a great stay in Wanaka at Trish's home. She was very accommodating to all five of us and had excellent tourist information all laid out for us in our room. She also had the best homemade muesli I have ever tasted! I especially enjoyed her beautiful backyard and running about with the sheep just 20 yards outside our bedroom window. I have traveled many places around the world, but Wanaka has to be the most beautiful place I have ever been. I would love to come visit and stay at Trish's bed and breakfast again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amieellis20
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had a lovely 2-night stay with Trish and Davey. The accommodation was a perfect balance of Bed-and-Breakfast and a self-contained unit. Having a separate entrance and small apartment gave us some privacy and space to relax (there were couches, a kitchen table and a small kitchenette) so that you had options other than a bed to sit on. This was great because it was raining for much of the time we were in Wanaka, and it allowed us a comfortable option to spend time in when we just wanted to read a book and have a cup of tea. The bed was comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was very clean.

While having the option for privacy, it was fantastic to have friendly and knowledgable hosts just a flight of stairs away. Davey gave us great advice on some local hikes to do in the area and also gave us a bit of a history lesson on the geography, which was great. They were also happy to make restaurant recommendations and will even make bookings on your behalf.

The breakfast was continental self-service (many of the places we stayed on our trip included a cooked breakfast), but the homemade muesli, muffins and jam were delicious and it was nice to be able to eat breakfast at our leisure as opposed to a set time. There was also a kitchenette so that if we wanted a hot breakfast, we could've made it ourselves.

Being a ground-floor unit (with Trish and Davey living upstairs), it did get a bit noisy at times, which didn't bother us, but thought it was worth mentioning.

Overall it was a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend it.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amy S
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Patrice3, Owner at Avalanche Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Thank you so much for your long review. We do appreciate it when guests take to time to comment on their stay at Avalanche B & B. We aim to provide the best of self-contained and B & B accommodation here and it is good to hear that we achieved that with you. I'm pleased that you managed to do some good walks, despite the weather, and you enjoyed relaxing here when the rain made outside pursuits undesirable!
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Additional Information about Avalanche Bed and Breakfast

Property: Avalanche Bed and Breakfast
Address: 74 Bills Way | Rippon Lea, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our spacious self-contained studio has spectacular views over farmland to the mountains and Avalanche Glacier. Just 2.5 Km from the centre of town, 10 minutes walk to the lake and a quality restaurant, Avalanche B & B provides private, peaceful accommodation. Delicious continental breakfast supplies and home baking provided each day. ... more   less 

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