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Kaituna Homestead

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623 Kaituna Valley Rd | Christchurch RD2, Christchurch 7674, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

3 of my friends joined me for an afternoon of complete indulgence at Kaituna Homestead as a birthday celebration, we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea. Penelope was a very attentive host with an eye for detail We were left to our own chatter as she prepared the delights from the kitchen and popped in now and again to replenish our... More 

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What wonderful guests! The girls made such an effort and dressed 50s style for the occasion which made it all such fun. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I left this stay with the comment that this was the nicest home I have ever seen and it surpassed my expectations fully. The room was totally beautiful and had the most amazing furnishings and bed. We had a three course meal that evening cooked by the owner who is an accomplished chef by our standards and blew us away... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NFantastic food run well by a lovely lady. Thanks for a great day. We will be back. Penelope is a wonderful cook. Service was great. She modified the menu to suit our taste. The surrounds were lovely and the house was charming.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent four nights at the Homestead and loved it. For us, the location was ideal, in the country down a quiet road, but only 40 minutes to Christchurch and an hour to Akaroa. A great walking track with wonderful views starts right beside the property. A hike up to the hut is about an hour and a half. There... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed at Kaituna last November and Penelope has set the bar so high it will be difficult to find another B&B that will come close to this. What distinguishes Kaituna from other B&Bs is Penelope's passion to give her guests the best experience possible. The little things she did without prompting made our stay beyond excellent. She offered to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a way to start our South Island, NZ holiday. Im not sure what we expected, but Kaituna Homestead exceeded all of our expectations. Penelope is an amazing host, who welcomes you as if you have known her all of your life. Engaging, and extremely resourceful, we and our friends were lucky enough to have Penelope cook us an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a bed and breakfast stay of the very highest quality. This is a destination in itself. With our friends we stayed 2 nights and could have easily stayed longer. Our beautiful host Penelope could not have been more accommodating and thoughtful to our needs. The historic lodge is set on magnificent gardened grounds and caters to guests who... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have just returned from a 2 week whistle-stop tour of New Zealand, culminating in a 2 night stay at the Kaituna Homestead. The expression "best-til-last" does not come close to doing it justice. From the moment we drove up to the front door until we departed (regretfully less than 48 hours later) we were totally enchanted by this beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Penelope is just the most welcoming host, making you feel as though kaituna is your home away from home. The setting is romantic and you cannot help but be relaxed. Oh and if you are lucky enough to sample Penelope's exquisite cooking, you will know what I mean when I say WOW!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful homestead as part of his birthday treat. We were warmly welcomed by Penelope and shown to our spacious room with a magnificent four poster bed. Double doors led to a large sunroom; a perfect place to relax and enjoy the afternoon tea which Penelope delivered. The ham sandwiches were perfect. No-one seems... More 

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