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Hielan House Countrystay B&B

74 Bush Road, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
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Hielan House Countrystay B&B
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Like other reviewers we were travelling across Arthur's Pass to the West Coast and could not have found anywhere better to stay. John and Shirley made us feel very welcome in their lovely home. The accommodation and facilities were first class. Oxford is just a small village with limited places to eat, however, our hosts arranged for us to dine... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to host lovely guests. We had something in common as we had visited Perth, Scotland in 2011. We aim to please and John does a great job in entertaining guests and cooking breakfast. Our local club does a wonderful job with meals on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and we have handed your compliments onto them.... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have just got around to writing this review, we spent three weeks in New Zealand and have only just settled back into our usual routine. We stayed with John and Shirley for just one night, the 3rd March on our way to Arthurs Pass. Of all our accommodations in New Zealand this is the one that will stay in... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Wow, that is a lovely review. We are so glad we made it comfortable and memorable for you while you are travelling our wonderful country. John is an excellent cook and does us proud (had a good teacher if I say so myself - Shirley) As we have travelled widely overseas and also know our piece of paradise in the... More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Prior to our vacation in New Zealand we had e mail correspondence with our hosts and the warmth of that communication was translated into their hosting skills when we arrived. We had had a long hot drive and it was lovely to be greeted with a old drink and a nice relax by the pool before dinner. Our suite was... More

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HielanHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We love hosting guests from all parts of the world. Because we have travelled and done B&Bing as well we like to hear what we are good at and what we aren't. glad we have been able to change your minds about staying in people's homes. Interested in the sleep quality, would appreciate what it... More

Chathill
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at Hielan House with John and Shirley en route from Christchurch to the west coast. The setting of the house is idyllic and the accommodation is spacious and immaculate. John and Shirley could not have been better hosts, arranging our evening meal at the Oxford Bowls Club and entertaining us later over a drink. We arrived as guests... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind comments. We enjoyed the company, the conversation and exchanging travel experiences. Its so great to meet nice couples who enjoy our 'neck of the woods' in Oxford. More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We took both bedrooms when we stayed with John and Shirley when we passed through Oxford with two clients. We don't generally stay in B & Bs but Hielan House was enticing with its country setting and lovely English garden. John and Shirley have the knack of putting strangers at ease, and with the guest bedrooms and sitting room accessed... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Great to receive lovely comments about our Bed and Breakfast. We appreciate the time taken to tell us about your experience with us. We enjoy our guests company and your company, along with your guests, was no exception. Glad to hear that we met expectations and that you enjoyed your trip further down the South Island. Its also nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this quaint and peaceful B&B in Oxford. You are greeted by the hosts John and Shirley, who love to entertain you in style. The table is immaculately set with gold plated china, glassware and cutlery, which immediately makes you feel special. The property is set on a large block and has sheep, hens and wonderful fresh... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Sorry it has taken so long to response to your comments on Trip Advisor. Great to see wonderful comments about our homestay. We enjoyed your company, and those of your friends. You must come again, we would love to share our experiences with you once more. John loves cooking for the guests and making them comfortable. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful find.....Hielan House is a peaceful, comfortable , friendly place to stay. We arrived in Oxford on our way to Arthur's pass only to find that the three restraunts in town were not open on that night and I hastily rang John to ask for advice on where to eat.....he suggested with him and Shirley....what more could you... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Dear Judith Our apologies for not responding to your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor. We are a little bit new to this and even now I couldn't work out how to respond, until I scrolled down the page! So glad you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed your company and yes John is a pretty good cook. Hope you have managed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at Hielan House at the time of our daughters wedding in Oxford. John & Shirley were incredibly accommodating to our every request. Our daughter and her bridesmaids were able to use the spacious lounge to get ready, and we were even able to use their lovely garden as a backdrop for the family photos. We enjoyed a scrumptious... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed your family and seeing you all in the wedding finery (and the old car). Louise made a beautiful bride and we were glad we were able to share in this wonderful occasion. Our apologies for not responding sooner, now we know how to do it. We aim to please and appreciate your comments that we managed to... More

Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Simply wonderful! Shirley and John were the most lovely , thoughtful, accommodating hosts you could ever wish to find. The accommodation was beautiful. We had a beautiful large bedroom (the yellow room) with its own small lounge. The bed was large and comfortable and the linen top quality. We had a large flat screen and tea and coffee making facilities... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

It might have been a long time ago but we can remember you both. Hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for your comments. The yellow roses didn't fare very well this year, our pet lamb loved the taste of them and when she got loose she made a bee line for them, the only rose bush... More

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53 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

John and Shirley were fantastic and gracious hosts and really looked after us and made us feel welcome. The room we stayed in was ensuite and within their home on the first floor and was spacious and comfortable (photos on their website). The only improvement comment I would make is it could have done with a touch better cleaning but... More

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HielanHouse, Owner at Hielan House Countrystay B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the hospitality. We apologise that the cleaning wasn't up to our usual standard and would appreciate if you could let us know, where we let you and ourselves down so that we can pay more attention to what was wrong. We hope that the rest of... More

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Address: 74 Bush Road, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quality upstairs guest rooms with relaxing areas, ensuites, TV/DVD, fridges, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers. Complimentary laundry. Golf clubs to use. Relax, unwind on 6 acres in peaceful rural Oxford or stay longer and make us your base for day trips to Arthurs Pass, Hanmer, Akaroa. 3 mins from Inland Scenic Route 72, via Bay Road. 45 mins from Christchurch Airport and Christchurch City. ... more   less 
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