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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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Horsham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at Holly Homestead quite late after a long trip up from Queenstown but Bernie was already greeting us as we pulled up on the drive. After a quick tour of the bedroom it was straight down stairs and a complimentary beer in our hands with several menus with suggestions to eat as time was pressing. Bernie was so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Holly Homestead, it was our favourite place on our three week trip to New Zealand. As it was our honeymoon we had an upgrade to the wonderful suite, which is exquisitely decorated with a lovely heated bathroom floor, huge bath and extremely comfortable bed. Bernie had the balance between welcoming and intrusive just right, and spent half the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

January 2015 visit. Bernie was the most welcoming host ever. While we enjoyed a complimentary cocktail, she briefed us on what we should do while there. Sadly, during our two night visit it was too cloudy to take our booked helicopter tour (with advance guidance from Bernie). However, Bernie gave us so many options we thoroughly loved our time in... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 April 4, 2015 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 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 March 30, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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8 helpful votes 8 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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