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Richlyn Homestay

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1 Mark Wynd | Bonshaw Park, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Richard and Lyn are the best hosts you could hope for, and managed to make us feel like family within the first 10 minutes of walking through the door. Richlyn is the most thoughtfully operated home stays I have ever stayed it, and I could not fault a single thing. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in the future, as Richlyn... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at Richlyn (took us longer than I'd like to admit to realise why it was called RichLyn) Homestay for two nights of a two week tour through the North Island during the Christmas holidays as a group of 4. We were welcome on arrival by Rosco, and then Rich and Lynn, who immediately offered us a beverage after... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Rich and Lyn have an exquisite home and property that is elegant yet welcoming and comfortable. Lyn could not have been a more gracious and thoughtful host. Taupo is a must visit but can be very busy in the NZ high season. Get away from the hubbub and enjoy real NZ hospitality at its best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful home, gracious hosts, amazing views. Definitely hope to stay again one day! Richard and Lyn were so helpful with suggestions for dining in town and nearby sites to visit. The birds were a delight, especially the tui. The food and hospitality were top notch. They made us feel like family.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We needed a break away, and got that and more at Richlyn Homestay. The images on the website are true to life - it was so nice to stay somewhere where there were no nasty surprises. Richard and Lyn are such amazing, tentative hosts. We'll definitely be staying here again and again.

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Yrakei, Owner at Richlyn Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Lisa and Luke, thank you, we also enjoyed your company, hope the house hunting goes well for you in the near future. Cheers, Lyn and Richard. More 

Livermore, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Wow, what a wonderful B&B, from the welcoming coffee, tea and homemade goodies to the nice little hot tub and everything in between. We really enjoyed Lyn and Richard's company. It was nice to come back at the end of the day and sit and talk with them over coffee and tea. Roscoe was a great little host too, greeting... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is really something quite different to other B&B's we've stayed at. Lyn and Richard are wonderful hosts and clearly delight in sharing their beautiful home with you. We really enjoyed returning at the end of the day to sit by the fire with a cup of tea and home baked goodies, chatting and laughing with our hosts. They had... More 

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North Yorkshire
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were made very welcome by Richard, Lynn and Rosco (the dog). The house is immaculate, with good quality furnishings and guests are invited to use their lounges. Our room was very comfortable with an en suite bathroom. Breakfasts were v good as were the afternoon tea, the homemade lemon muffins in particular. Lynn recommended a good, reasonably priced restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Friends recommended we stay here. What a recommendation! Richlyn is located a few kilometres outside of the town. Locating it is easy from the website instructions. The setting is glorious in well maintained gardens. The rooms cater for your every need. Your hosts, Richard & Lynn are full of suggestions of what to do, where to eat and will assist... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife is very discerning when it comes to staying anywhere but our own home. She had read the favorable reviews at the Richlyn B & B and we gave it a shot. We were more than impressed by the overall experience. Everything was clean as could be, the breakfasts were beyond tasty, and the hosts, Richard and Lynn, are... More 

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