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425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
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Whatamonga Homestay
Ranked #6 of 24 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Northern California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been meaning to write this since we stayed with Colette for 3 nights in mid-February 2014. Outstanding! Our cabin was bright, squeaky clean, comfortable and private. The view of the Sound was unimpeded, the ocean sounds and breezes were a delight, and Colette could not be more welcoming. She is a peach. Breakfasts were appealing, not too heavy and always... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, especially your detailed comments about our rooms and units. Colette had a great time getting to know you during your stay. She looks forward to see you back in New Zealand some time soon. Warmest regards. More

Meerbusch, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For us this was the perfect B&B. We loved the talkings with Colette, we loved the views (the pictures dont lie :-), we liked the perfect breakfast with all the freshly baked goods, we loved the two awesome cats (greets to Benji :-)). Perfect stay for more than just one night - Picton is worth it! Hope to see you... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your Tripadvisor review. Colette was thrilled to read your review and your very thoughtful words. We were especially delighted with the photo you captured of Benji down near the water. He sure is a character. We look forward to seeing your back at Whatamonga in the near future. Kind Regards. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Collette was a charming hostess but we felt that the room lacked what it needs to justify the price. We stayed in interlocking rooms as 3 adults. The only mirror was in the bathroom so that was a problem in the mornings. The 2nd room had no tea or coffee facilities or fridge so not worth the same price as... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our guest rooms. Having been a homestay operator for 14 years yours is the first negative feedback we have received on TripAdvisor and we welcome the chance to respond to your concerns. Having spoken with you on numerous times during your stay, especially over breakfast, we are disappointed you did not raise your concerns... More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Whatamonga Homestay. The self contained unit was of an exceptionally high standard, with amazing views of Queen Charlotte Sound from the private decked balcony. At night we didn't even bother to close the curtains as the moonlight shining on the water was stunning. Colette was very helpful with local advice and she... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Colette enjoyed meeting your both and being your host. Thanks for the fantastic feedback. We hope you can return to New Zealand soon. More

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a gem! Location and views comparable to many 5 and 6 star NZ lodges. Hospitality as fine as it gets... Breakfasts obscene.... Thank G for long walks in the Queen Charlotte Sounds! Thank you to an amazing lady.... Colette!

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Whatamonga Homestay. Thanks for the fantastic comments. Hopefully it won't be too long before you are back at Whatamonga. Colette saids her warm regards. More

hertford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at WH for 2 nights. We loved it. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the view amazing. It was good to spend time chatting with Colette over breakfast, she was friendly and hospitable. John really enjoyed the opportunity to fish too. It was about 15 minutes to Picton but well worth it for the beautiful location and... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Colette is delighted you enjoyed your stay at Whatamonga Homestay and sends her warmest regards. Thanks for the great feedback and safe travels. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was more than we expected, quality accommodation with a wonderful view of Charlotte sound and passing boats. The room was modern, clean, comfortable and quiet, with sliding doors to verandah for the breathtaking views. Collette provides a sumptuous breakfast, and is an attentive host, and we enjoyed meeting her. It is well worth the 15 min. coastal drive from... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. Colette looks forward to welcoming you back to Whatamonga Homestay in the very near future. More

Sydney, Australia
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1,332 reviews 1,332 reviews
129 hotel reviews
1,357 helpful votes 1,357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Set in beautiful Waikawa Bay, you can watch ferries,boats and fish splashing below you. Our private suite with balcony to the sea is magnificent with Marlborough Sounds environment. We stayed 2 nights and found it a haven for relaxation and appreciating this wonderful setting. Twilight is filled with the sounds of wildelife and birdlife,while you watch the reflections on the... More

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks so much for thinking of us and posting your lovely review. Warm Regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Great view. Nice facilities. Kind host. If I come NZ again, surely I will come whatamonga again. The only difficulty was my gps(garmin) indicated wrong place. Shame my english is not enough to explain how great place here is.

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More

East London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It's difficult to add any more superlatives to what other reviewers have said. Whatamonga was the second homestay of our trip, and that set the bar extremely high! Colette was helpfulness personified, and we would loved to have stayed forever. We couldn't fault a thing if we tried. Thank you Colette for a wonderful stay!

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Colette is thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Whatamonga and sends her warmest regards. Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback.. More

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Address: 425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4

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