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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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Riverina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views at Whatamonga Homestay are stunning! Amazing outlook over the Queen Charlotte Sound which mirrors the website, which is pleasing when you book on-line. Colette was a terrific host who endeavoured to make our 3 night stay a memorable occasion. The absence of TV and internet made it a wonderful relaxing stay.

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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 

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 2 year old and I had a lovely time at Whatamonga. It is a beautiful setting and the rooms was had lots of space and an amazing view.The hospitality was fantastic - we felt so at home and so well looked after by Colette and her family. We strongly recommend it.

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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 post your feedback. Kind regards from our family to your family. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our favourite accommodation in New Zealand. comfortable beds, friendly host, tasty, delicious breakfasts, great information from Colette re where to go for dinner and day trips and a peaceful place to unwind with AMAZING views!!!!! We would highly recommend staying here. A 10 min drive into Picton and a great place to spend time on the water, fish and relax

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

We are so thrilled you had a fantastic stay at Whatamonga Homestay. Our summer this year has been superb - truly beautiful days. We would love to host you and your family again sometime soon. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is very much appreciated. Warm Regards. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We loved staying here for three days in November. Our host Colette was very helpful(plenty of useful information) and friendly. The unit was clean and everything worked. We had fresh milk daily and the breakfasts (what would you like tomorrow ?) were fantastic.......we were spoilt for choice. We enjoyed our little chats over breakfast too. The location is on a... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Colette enjoyed meeting you and looks forward to welcoming you back to Whatamonga soon. More 

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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 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 

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Additional Information about Whatamonga Homestay

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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