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St Arnaud House B&B

4 Holland Street | Cnr Bridge St, Holland St & Lake Rd, PO Box 88, St. Arnaud 7056, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thun, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our 4 nights in Saint Arnaud House very much. Margery and Russell are very good hosts and we immediately felt at home. Breakfast and dinner were very tasty and plentiful. We 've also got tips for trips and walks in the area. We enjoyed our stay at Saint Arnaud House and we highly recommend... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Arnaud house was our first experience of a New Zealand B&B and it certainly set a high standard. The room was luxurious and comfortable, but what I most remember is the food - from tea with homemade cakes and fudge on arrival, a dinner to rival a high quality restaurant, and a huge breakfast. Margery is an excellent cook.... More

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Daphne, Alabama
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38 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Margery and Russell were delightful hosts. They are very warm and welcoming, very willing and able to help with questions, suggestions, directions, etc. Their dog Ruby is the dearest gem and even the cats will come snuggle with you in the living room; they seem to especially prefer men guests. Margery's breakfasts are tremendous...stuff yourself and skip lunch. Delicious! We... More

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Golden, Colorado
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17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Jeannie and I stayed in the upstairs room, which was quiet, lots of room, well ventilated, nice views, comfy bed... What a fine experience we had visiting for three nights with Russ and Margery at the St. Arnaud House B&B: - Yummy breakfasts and dinners, with great company - A living room table that was just right for my computer... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As soon as we arrived at St Arnaud House homestay B&B and were welcomed by Russell with a cup of tea and homemade biscuits (our choice - he did offer us a real drink!) we were made to feel as if we were family friends rather than paying guests. Russell and Margery's hospitality is peerless, with friendly conversation, great local... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited St Arnaud knowing little about the place. It is a beautiful spot, great for walkers. We stayed one night at St Arnaud House B&B and I can honestly say it was great. Margery and Russell are really nice and full of great conversation and hospitality. Their place is set amongst beautiful NZ bush and hundreds of birds. I... More

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Timsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed at some lovely B&B's during our 3 weeks in NZ but we just had to vote Margery and Russell as the best. We felt so at home and woke up to the smell of Margery's delicious home made muffins every morning. The breakfasts were superb as were the evening meals we had with them too. The room was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived it felt like we were part of the family. Margery and Russell were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We had the 'Bellbird' room which, though not overly large, was very comfortable. Breakfast was a great selection of cereals, fruit and yogurt in addition to eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms. We chose... More

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Russell C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review

It was our pleasure, Margery take great care in sourcing locally grown in season fresh fruit and berry's and offers guests a great choice for breakfast, plus teas and coffee, More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a great time we had with Margery and Russell at St Arnaud House, their gorgeous home in the forest by Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes. The wildlife was amazing, the room was spacious, comfortable and beautiful, the meals were delicious and the hospitality was the best we've ever encountered in a B&B. Thank you so much for making our stay... More

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Russell C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review

We agree that St Arnaud and especially lake Rotoiti and the surrounding Nelson Lakes National Park, is a very special place. It gives Margery and me great pleasure welcoming all visitors to our home and making your stay memorable and relaxing. More

Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed with Russell and Margery for one night on our way to the West coast. We had a lovely welcome and Russell was very interesting and knowledgeable about both the local area and the country as a whole. The evening meal was delicious and we were very sorry to only have the one night. We loved it and would... More

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Russell and Mar... C, Owner at St Arnaud House B&B, responded to this review

The South Island of New Zealand has some beautiful areas to explore and see, just passing through can only give you a glimpse of what is there to see and do. More

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Additional Information about St Arnaud House B&B

Address: 4 Holland Street | Cnr Bridge St, Holland St & Lake Rd, PO Box 88, St. Arnaud 7056, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > St. Arnaud
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in St. Arnaud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Arnaud House is a boutique sub-alpine Hosted bed and breakfast lodge nestled amongst native beech forest and its abundant bird life. We are within easy strolling distance to Lake Rotoiti the gateway to the Nelson Lakes National park We have three queen bedrooms available, all with en-suite bathrooms. Wireless broadband internet, evening meals are available by prior arrangement. St Arnaud House is heated by log fires and heat pump, making for cosy warm evenings in the winter. Whether you desire a romantic break or adventure holiday, or just yearning for fresh mountain air, St. Arnaud House is the perfect location.Come warm your toes in front of the log-burner after a great day's hiking, fishing or skiing. relax with a great espresso coffee, Please contact us for one of Margery's superb home cooked evening dinners, which includes a complimentary glass of wine are available by prior arrangement.)Russell & Margery, our Burmese cats, Pug & Chilli and Poodle, Ruby, look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing our wonderful location with you. ... more   less 

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