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Holly Homestead B&B

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2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Driving up the West Coast of NZ from Haast I began to fret about what hind of B&B we were going to find out in the middle of this vast forest and mountain filled land. I need not have worried because what we found was the "gold nugget" of accommodations. The Holly Homestead is a century old Victorian era house... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best nights sleep of my trip in Room 2 - Room two is a corner room with views of the mountains and glacier which hRas beautiful light all day. The amenities (shampoo, conditioner and soaps) were a fantastic organic herbal boutique brand handmade in Wellington. The continental and hot breakfast in the morning was excellent and prepared at... More 

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Bellbrae, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two nights here and found it so welcoming and comfortable, it was hard to leave, but we had to. An old two story building that has been extensively renovated. We were upgraded to the first floor front with fantastic mountain views. The room was spacious and extremely comfortable, the ensuite bathroom one of the best I have been... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A most pleasant break from hotels & inns, the perfect solution to a beautiful quaint town. Superb room, knowledgeable hostess, and a great breakfast to start your stay. Directions and recommendations were very helpful. Enjoyed our surroundings, location and most of all the people. We Will Be Back!

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Holly Homestead for two nights. It is a really quiet place to stay. We had a lovely room at the front of the house, with some views of the glaciers. Bernie was a welcoming host, full of information about the area. She sat down with us for a good 20 minutes and told us all that we... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older building which has been restored and modernized. The woodwork is really impressive. Our room was very comfortable and had all the features one would expect. It was quiet. We met some interesting fellow travelers and were fully briefed by our hostess on the area points of interest. Breakfast was very good and sufficient to be able... More 

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Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Looking at pics and reviews on TA, I was really excited about staying at Holly Homestead. Property is nice but older and right next door to a Holiday 10 Park. Some of the rooms are very close to the balconies of the Holiday 10 park rooms (think looking right in your window!) Nice views of glacier and sunset spoiled by... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great B&B at Franz Josef with very warm welcome from owner Bernie who takes time to give full information chat and advice on the area. Rooms lovely and hearty breakfast cooked by husband Gerard excellent, and menu changed daily. Car needed to get in and out of the village.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Following a recent holiday of a lifetime my wife and i were lucky enough to be booked into the Hollyhomestead in Franz Josef. Have to say it was a most lovely experience from the time Bernie made us welcome and sat down with us to share with us all the attractions and good eateries in the area to the time... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at Holly Homestead for 2 nights while we explored the glaciers. After a long drive through the mountains, we were greeted by the wonderful Bernie with a glass of wine and cookies. A very well deserved treat. She immediately made us feel welcome. We had room 3 that had a great view of the... More 

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