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Kippilaw House

98 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 23 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Linville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bill and Margaret McHugh were wonderful hosts for our recent stay 2 night stay at Kippilaw House. Prior to our arrival, they gave us some great ideas for things to see during our drive from Nelson. We had a lovely, comfy room with a great view of the Picton Marina. Margaret and Bill took excellent care of us and served... More

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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A huge thank you to Bill and Margaret who made our 2 night stay truly wonderful. The bedroom, bathroom and private sitting room were all immaculately clean, welcoming and very comfortable. Margaret's home made packed lunch, breakfasts and a very special anniversary dinner were a delicious delight. Nothing was too much trouble and little touches like home-baked cakes in the... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Kippilaw House is the perfect place to relax, be pampered and made to feel welcomed, we love our guests to make our home feel like there own for their stays with us. Thank you for your kind words our job is done when we receive such kind reviews of how you felt about visiting us and Picton. Kind wish and... More

Durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in february. Bill and Margaret are great hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them from booking trips to the sounds etc. The house is very comfortable and charming and the bedrooms stylish and spacious. The best thing though is the food, great tea on arrival, inventive and tasty breakfasts, and the dinner in the... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we always like to make sure our guests relax feel at home and have the best time with us and in Picton. I expect you are safely returned to your home and looking forward to another holiday somewhere sometime. All the very best for 2014 More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

stayed two nights here with Margaret and Bill, who made us feel very welcome in their lovely home. We very much enjoyed chatting with them and our fellow guests, and the wonderful smells which emanated from Margeret's kitchen. Our accommodation was spacious and very comfortable, and they made some good suggestions for things to see and do on our travels,... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Great you could manage to stop by and see the baby seals, such a great spot being up close and personal with the little ones. It was our pleasure having you in the house and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kippilaw House. Picton and the Marlborough Sounds are such a place of beauty we love sharing it with those... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is top quality and great value. You feel like you're staying with friends - friends who have a lovely home and spoil you rotten. It's a great place with loads of character. Margaret's cooking is exceptional. Don't look any further than Kippilaw House. Thanks Margaret and Bill.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kippilaw House for your three night stay on Picton. Your kind words are appreciated we love what we do, we love the opportunity of meeting special people sharing with them the joy of this exceptional paradise Marlborough Sounds. Bill and I wish you all the best with your futures and hope your wishes and aspirations come... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Kippilaw House was by far the best lodge we visited: a beautifully decorated home, full of victorian antiques and collectibles. Our bedroom was elegant, bright, spacious and perfectly appointed (down to the the silver tea service). The black and white victorian bathroom was charming, as was the en-suite library which was hard to leave. Our friends' room had itsown fruit... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Greetings from Picton New Zealand thank you so much for your kind words, we were delighted to have you all at Kippilaw House as our guests. I was particularly pleased you enjoyed my date scones and other foods I prepared for you. Making different foods for different people and cultures is a lovely challenge. Thank you for stopping by at... More

Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Kippilaw House for two nights - one night on each side of our Queen Charlotte Track walk. We have had the great privilege of staying at dozens of wonderful B&Bs all around the world and both agreed that Kippilaw House was the best of a very good bunch. Right from the time of booking,... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a nice stay with us at Kippilaw House. Thank you for your kind words. Picton Marlborough is such a well kept secret its heartening when outsiders love visiting. You had fun out on the sounds and we were glad we could continue that through. We hope you have a lovely family Christmas and best wishes... More

Novato, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Margaret and Bill are wonderful hosts...the room was very comfortable and spacious..thanks for the coffee delivery in the morning Bill! The breakfasts are delicious...we loved being able to have some porridge...Picton is just a short walk away and the B&B is close to the ferry. Margaret- we loved seeing the seal pups!

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We were delighted to provide porridge for your breakfast it is part of our winter breakfasts and a firm favourite. We appreciate your kind words and time to write us a lovely review much appreciated. I expect you are home rested and reflecting on your holiday in New Zealand. It was our pleasure having you in the house, Bill and... More

Safed Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed for 2 nights in Kippilaw House before we did the Queen Charlotte trek. The rooms were beautifully furnished and comfortable. We enjoyed the mealtimes and fell in love with their 2 lovely dogs. We loved chatting with Margaret in her enviable kitchen overlooking the lush garden and Bill gave me a tour of the garden... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you and your daughter stay a couple of nights at Kippilaw House. Sorry about the wet weather you experienced out on the sounds at least it gave you a better insight to our weather conditions. We love providing a peaceful and tranquil garden for our guests to enjoy we of course enjoy the variety and... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Margaret from Kippilaw House catered for our wedding in The Sounds in October. She completely understood what we were looking for being fresh local produce and presented it superbly. Our guests were raving about the quality and quantity. Margaret also supplied staff to help serve who were delightful and she also left home made chutneys, sauces and salads to help... More

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Janet, I am delighted you and your guests enjoyed the local fare we provided for your wedding day.. It is important to offer fresh local produce where ever possible. You chose a fantastic setting for your Wedding at Mistletoe Bay perfect being able to all stay there as well. Bill and I wish you... More

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Additional Information about Kippilaw House

Address: 98 Waikawa Road, Picton, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Feel relaxed at home at Kippilaw House walk in as guests and leave as friends.We are a few minutes walk to the waters edge of Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. ... more   less 
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