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Kippilaw House

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98 Waikawa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A perfect stop on our way to the North Island. The house is appointed beautifully and was very comfortable, but what made Kippilaw wonderful were the hosts! Margaret and Bill take the time to get to know you, they sincerely wanted us to enjoy the stay and Margaret's food was delicious. We booked the optional dinner and it was absolutely... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words regarding your stay with us at Kippilaw House. I've been in Hospitality all my life, it's been my career and passion for over 40 years. ( gee that makes me sound old ) Bill and I love meeting new people sharing knowledge and making their stay with us memorable. All the food served... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive you feel at home. Wonderful warm hosts and Margaret is an amazing cook. The room was beautiful with lovely french antique furniture, a big bed with beautiful fresh high-quality linen. Fluffy robes in the en-suite and a cosy sitting room just for me with a great library and sky TV available. This is my third... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Well thank you for your kind words, we always enjoy your presence in the house and look forward to the publishing of your book. I hope your friends wedding was great out in the sounds after your last visit a perfect setting I'm sure. Until your next visit Bill and I wish you and your family well. Kind wish. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here over New Year, Margaret and Bill are a lovely couple and staying here made our holiday in New Zealand. I would recommend anyone who is planning a stay in Picton to stay here. Breakfasts are simply amazing with the cooked course a few notches above the standard cooked breakfasts you get in B&B's. Margaret... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Bill and I love what we do for 6 months of the year. Our guests bring sunshine into the home, they enables me to continue doing my many years hospitality experience and service which I love to bits. The breakfast in our eyes is equally as important as the comfortable beds. I hope your... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Margaret and Bill for making us feel so welcome on our quick stop. Kippilaw House is a beautiful home with many gorgeous treasures creating a warm and tranquil stay. We stopped on a quick trip through, and just staying for one afternoon and night, we felt like we had had a week off. The attention to... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review we do appreciate our guests taking the time to describe how they found their Kippilaw House experience. Having had 26 years in hospitality in Queensotown, Looking after guests is my profession, hobby and lifestyle. Bill loves sharing his Marlborough knowledge and is the master of the bee hives and gardens. We loved the look... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was just wonderful , welcome, warm and cosy and we felt at home with our wonderful host Margaret and Bill. They were great with our kids and very helpfull...Thanks again , hope to see you again!

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having your family at Kippilaw House, your three daughters were a delight and credit to you so very well mannered and fun. Children make the house come alive with their innocent questions and their energy. I expect you are back settled into your daily routine of work and parenting. Thank you for your kind words we... More 

Winnersh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we opened the white picket fence gate and saw a concrete possum hanging in a tree we knew Kippilaw House was going to be a bit different and we were right. The house and garden are filled with interesting artefacts acquired by our hosts, Bill and Margaret. We stayed In the Bowden room on the ground floor... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words it was our pleasure hosting you and making sure your holiday was memorable. Mikes aviation stories were interesting and general teasing/banter was very much appreciated. I hope the petine ice flowers are travelling well I'm sure you will turn out a cracking cake Sylivia when your granddaughters birthday comes around in June. The camper... More 

Jonkoping, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Just abort everything is good with Kippilaw! This is really something extra. It really is a homestay and it is so easy to feel at home. We celebrated Christmas here and it was really wonderful. Bill & Margaret are so very helpful and serviceminded. You can really tell they like what they are doing. They will help you with anything... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was great having you both and Phillip stay for the four days over Christmas, having a 14 month old child in the house was special. Never a word out of him. Great parenting I expect. I hope your still having the time of your lives travelling the rest of the south Island. Bill and I wish you well, thank... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a nice room room at Kippilaw house. The platter on arrival and breakfast the next morning was incredible. Margaret and Bill are very nice people and made us feel at home immediately. They were really very kind and helpfull. No problem to leave our luggage there when we did the queen charlotte track. Thanks a lot for the... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Bill and I enjoy hospitality and meeting great folk like yourselves. I trust you are safely back in Belgium getting on with your lives and planning for the next adventure. Kind wish Margaret More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We stayed at Kippilaw House for 6 nights in the middle of Nov 2015. We felt at home as soon as we stept into the house of Margret and Bill. Their kindness and hospitality made our stay become something special to remember. We rented a nicely decorated apartment with views over the Marina which is just 10 min walk away.... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure hosting you both at Kippilaw House. Preparing your three course seafood meal every night was most enjoyable . Picton Marlborough Sounds is renowned for great access to fresh seafood. I'm sure your 2 daily walks on the Queen Charlotte track helped make your stay.. We enjoyed meeting and hosting your family when they visited. I have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived tired. We left refreshed after a long sleep and a great breakfast. Freshly brewed coffee, a fruit and yoghurt starter, home cooked pastries, fresh juice, an omelette with fresh salmon - to die for - and hosts that couldn't do enough. "Drop you to pick up your hire car?" "Need a restaurant?" "Where are booked next? Don't have... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, it was our pleasure hosting you at Kippilaw House. It's nice finding a comfortable peaceful place to catch up and rest after walking the Queen Charlotte track. We hope your are enjoying your next ports of call and safe travels back to your home in Sydney. Kind wish to you both. More 

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