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Havenlee Homestay

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76 Queen St., Westport 7825, New Zealand
Havenlee Homestay
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Ranked #2 of 18 Westport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Westport is unlike most places on the tourist trail in New Zealand - set along a stunning coastline, it serves a mining area, although this is in decline. Like Jan & Ian at Havenlee, many Westport residents are descendants of folks from the former coalfields of the north of England and Scotland. This is reflected in their friendly, hospitable welcome... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a couple of newbies to the South Island and having stayed in various hotels and motels we decided to try and B&B what a GREAT choice "Havenlee". Both Jan and Ian are a beautiful couple and you were made to feel their home is your home. Our room was a beautiful room nicely decorated with lovely furnishings, our bed... More 

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Lower Saxony
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a lovely homestay b&b with great hosts Jan&Ian. We had a nice furnished room wit a big comfy bed. The breakfast in the morning with cereals, fresh fuits, ham and eggs was delishious! Jan&Ian are very lovely hosts and we can really recommend to stay with them. Thank you, Mirjam and Daniel

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Sitges, Spain
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our room was perfect, clean, and quite. An annex to the main building Breakfast very good, and the best coffee in New Zealand. Jan was very friendly and helpful with us, and we really felt like at home.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Jan and Ian provide a welcoming and friendly stay in their home in Westport which is within walking distance of all the amenities. They provided a brief history of the area and recommendations of local restaurants. The highlight of our stay was the full English breakfast cooked to order. This was followed by the surprise gift of home cooked muffins... More 

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your brilliant review, your thoughts of Havenlee will be valuable to future guests. We enjoyed meeting you both and your stay with us. Best wishes Jan & Ian More 

Tuscany, Italy
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was our first home stay in NZ and we just loved the place. From the first moment until we left we felt like at home. Jan and Ian are wonderful hosts. The breakfast we had was absolutely fabulous and served with a lot of love. We stayed in the room with the own bath, it was spotless clean and... More 

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

What a wonderful review you've given us, it's so much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your time with us at Havenlee. Best wishes Jan & Ian @ Havenlee Homestay More 

Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ian and Jan are true Westcoasters warm and welcoming. Descendants of British Miners both have had mining experience. Staying with them was a wonderful experience from a great breakfast to comfortable lodgings they helped us savour the essence of the Coast. The people of this are are still in many ways pioneers and have had to cope with the loss... More 

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your amazing review, it's very much appreciated and glad we were able to contribute a little to your knowledge of our area. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to have you stay with us at Havenlee. Best wishes Jan & Ian @ Havenlee Homestay More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What more can we say. This was our first stay in a home stay in NZ, we stayed for 3 nights in February, and it was just wonderful.These hosts really know how to look after their guests, we turned up as strangers and left as long lost friends.We had so many laughs, it was just like being at home. Spotless... More 

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! It was a pleasure to meet you both, we enjoyed the time you spent at with us and so happy that you enjoyed the Havenlee experience! Best wishes Jan & Ian @ Havenlee Homestay More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We only stayed for one night. Our host were lovely people. Treated us with good care. The room was quite, clean with all the amenities needed. We also received some tips where to go and what to see. Highly recommended!

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us at Havenlee Homestay. Best wishes Jan & Ian More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed in the annex, which is located through the garage, which is good for loading and unloading as well as privacy. The room was sun-filled and had an en-suite bathroom and kitchentte. The breakfast was big and very good, and Jan sent us off with extra muffins! Jan and Ian were very nice and helpful with local attractions.

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havenlee, Owner at Havenlee Homestay, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we enjoyed meeting you both and having you stay with us at Havenlee. Best wishes Jan & Ian @ Havenlee Homestay More 

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