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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

with a divine view to the hills, and spots to stop and relax, big room, underfloor heating in the bathroom, the place was simply perfect. The house is beautifully done, and perfectly homely, cosy and inviting. The owner Bernie met us at the car, helped us in, sat us down with a glass of wine and explained all the things... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Franz Joseph was our last stop on a four week trip to New Zealand and Holly's Homestead was the perfect place to end it. The room was very comfortable and clean. Bernie was full of good recommendations and advice. She greeted us with homemade cookies and tea (I think I actually opted for a beer) and sat down to discuss... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent Christmas Day with Bernie and Gerard at their beautiful home in Franz Josef. We were amazed at the effort they both went to make us feel at home and they went far above and beyond to help us celebrate Christmas away from home. From individual gifts on Christmas morning (a box of NZ chocolates and a South Island... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent 2 nights (26-28 Dec 2014) at Holly Homestead. It was an amazing experience in staying such a great B&B place. Bernie is a very detailed and hospitable lady. She gave me a lot of good advices when I sent her tons of emails for recommendation. She helped me to reserve heli hike as well as arranged a birthday... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This review is a bit delayed following our trip to NZ earlier this year, however before anymore time went by, I needed to make sure I wrote something up regarding this phenomenal B&B. My wife and I were in Franz Josef in March, and we are still talking about the Holly Homestead experience to this day. Bernie was so welcoming,... More 

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