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The Drury Homestead

349 Drury Hills Road, RD1 | Drury, Drury, New Zealand
The Drury Homestead
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My fellow travellers were not too sure about staying out of Auckland which was our destination for the next day but all agreed it was an inspired choice when we left after 2 nights. If you are after minimalist modern accommodation, this is not for you. The house is a tribute to fine china and eclectic collecting. We were 2... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful huge renovated farm house. Lovely gardens. Friendly and accommodating hosts, lovely breakfasts. Carolyn and Ron seem to really take a great deal of care to make guests welcome and the history of the property and gardens is fascinating too. Would definitely stay again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Auckland after travelling more than 30 hours and stayed the first night with Carolyn and Ron. It was great to start the holiday here, the B&B is so calm and peaceful, with a huge garden and flowers everywhere - exactly what we needed! The sleeping room is big, clean and comfortable. Carolyn and Ron took some time... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After travelling from Heathrow via Dubai to Auckland we were so pleased we had discovered The Drury Homestead on the www.charmingaccommodation.co.nz website. You wake up to the sound of birdsong and the babbling brook in the garden, so it's the perfect place to unwind. Carolyn and Ron, our friendly hosts have a beautifully decorated and furnished authentic mid 19th century... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We loved our stay with Carolyn and Ron Booker at Drury Homestead! They have restored a lovely colonial home built in 1860 and it is a place of real charm and tranquility. Incredibly, it is only a 20 minute drive from Auckland Airport. My husband and I were returning from our anniversary trip to South Island and had a one... More 

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Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Drury Homestead was absolutely beautiful, so peaceful and beautifully restored and furnished. Ron and Carolyn were the ultimate hosts, so welcoming, easy to talk to and extremely helpful. The room was lovely and warm and had everything we could possibly need and more and the bed was so very comfortable. Breakfast was divine, loved that the fruit was from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Drury Homestead is a lovely place to stay and relax in. Ron and Carolyn made us feel very welcome. The room was clean and very comfortable with views overlooking the garden and fields. It felt like we had stepped back in time, the home was tastefully decorated and filled with antiques. The breakfast was delicious and cooked to perfection. Whenever... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Many thanks to Ron and Carolyn for their warm hospitality. Their home has so much history and character that it was worth the drive to Drury to stay there. As Carolyn said to us, "The best vacations I remember have all been associated with the people I've met, rather than the place." We couldn't agree with you more, although your... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

A very comfortable rural home with a lot of character and excellent hospitality & early breakfast. Helpful advice and information about the area. Caroline especially helpful in posting on a pacamac, which was left behind, onto our next stay -Thank you. Fully recommended. Jane & Mike Willis

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Hard to leave this elegant, charming, restful homestead. Ron and Carolyn provide warm conversation or will let you be, depending on what you prefer. As life long residents of NZ, they know everything you need to know and more. The birdsongs, peaceful music of the nearby creek and the presence of many animals, including dog, cat, chickens, sheep, and goats... More 

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