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Queen Charlotte Sound, Endeavour Inlet, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Hot cross buns and a cup of tea on arriving! We were drenched from walking all day in the rain so arriving here was so perfect. Noelines even dried our shoes out overnight for us :) I think she said she was 83 and had been to 60 something countries and could probably tell you about each of them! (Very... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The home is well positioned spotless and Noeline is an amazing hostess. She is pretty well a national gem and probably one of the best known local identities in that part of NZ. The Guardian newspaper wrote a column on her. She has worked as a cook on historic Molesworth Cattle Station (NZ's largest and now a national park), and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Noelenes after my first day of walking the Queen Margaret Track. I found the first day harder than I was expecting and was near on exhausted by the time I got to Noelenes. Be warned its the furthest accommodation away from the camp site and at the end of a long day those extra 15 mins felt... More 

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Townsville, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed with Noeline on New Year's Eve and were so tired after walking 27kms from Ship Cove, we just wanted a shower and bed. We were comfortable enough and felt welcome with Noeline. It's a fair walk and a narrow goat track at the end from Punga Cove to the house. If you have your luggage delivered by water... More 

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Aussie in London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Noelines on the second night walking the Queen Charlotte Track and would highly recommend this to anyone. The place is made by Noeline who is an incredible person, she is 82 and amazingly independent and interesting. She makes great scones as well

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Crossmolina, Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Staying in Noelines is truly a unique experience. The house and rooms are all functional, but not by any means salubrious. But it staying here worthwhile is the company. As others have said, it really is like staying with your Granny. To get the most from the experience, you really need to spend time talking to Noeline and hearing the... More 

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Palmerston North
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Arrived after our walk from Furneaux Lodge, Noelene was there to meet us with a welcomed cup of Tea and Scones, just what we needed after the walk up the hill. Great hospitality and reiterate the review by the previous reviewer. We all had great sleep, lots of talk and stories. A beautiful spot in the world. We were also... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were welcomed to Noeline's house with scones and tea and regaled with fascinating tales of life in the Sound, late life travel, local gossip, mellowed world views and more. The beds were warm and comfy and we kept soundly. A great stop on the track. Loved it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Noeline is an absolute Gem. Aged 81 now, and widowed in 1998, she's since travelled to some 53 countries (plenty more on the way) - funded by the very modest amount you pay to stay with her. Noeline's place isn't a hotel - it's not a hostel... it's her home, and she makes you very very welcome - we even... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

We were greeted with a plate of hot scones and a hot drink when we arrived. Noeline is a friendly 80-something year old. She has also travelled widely internationally and has some interested stories to tell. A bit of the QC track but a comfortable place to stay.

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Address: Queen Charlotte Sound, Endeavour Inlet, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Endeavour Inlet
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Noeline's Homestay New Zealand/Marlborough - Endeavour Inlet

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