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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this due to the good reviews on Trip Advisor, however, it was far better than expected. Before and after booking Bernie let us have a wealth of information and was extremely knowledgeable about all things to do nearby.Bernie helped us book the heli-hike in advance and got us a discount on this and also the kayaking we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose Holly Homestead for our stay in Franz Josef on the basis of other very positive reviews about how welcoming Bernie and Gerard are and their knowledge of the area. Bernie was extremely solicitous in ensuring we had all the information about walking up to the glacier and other attractions including the Kiwi conservation centre. She also gave us... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Bernie was a fantastic host, greeting us on arrival and taking care of us throughout our stay. She was genuinely engaging and interested in what we had planned and helped wherever she could. Our room was cosy and we had everything we needed. The bathroom was really... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hostess, Bernie, went out of her way to help us understand the activities available in the area, even making our dining reservation for us. She also made special gluten-free chocolate truffles for me so I wouldn't feel left out on Christmas Eve. We highly recommend this for anyone heading to Franz Josef Glacier or the Fox Glacier areas.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Holly Homestead was a delightful B & B , situated 3 minutes drive from Franz Josef. The hosts, Bernie & Gerald are extremely warm & welcoming. Nothing was any bother to Bernie - she is the perfect hostess. Gerald has sympathetically restored this lovely 1920's home, and it is amazingly comfortable but with loads of character. Gerald also cooks great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spent a couple of great nights here during a recent NZ tour - lovely older style house with character and I was very much made to feel at home by Bernie & Gerard, who have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area's attractions. Great room and the homely breakfast was a good start to the day. Located 2 mins drive... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

A large, rambling Arts&Crafts style house built in 1926. Tastefully extended in keeping with the original house and now occupied by the most friendly and hospitable couple you could wish to meet, in this beautiful and rather daunting district of Franz Josef. We were lucky enough to occupy Room 4, s most delightful suite if rooms with access to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

First thing to say is that Bernie gives everyone an extraordinary welcome. We stayed in room 2 (2 and 4 seem to be the bigger rooms) and we loved it. We were tended to even before we stepped in the door. Nothing was too much trouble: tea, advice, laundry, dinner reservations; she did anything and everything to make us comfortable.... More 

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60 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This B&B is fabulous, I reckon Bernie and Gerard are gold standard and have thought of everything from a warm welcome, lovely accommodation through to cleaning your car windscreen before you leave. The Homestead is a little out of the centre of Franz Josef and you really need a car to get to the centre, I suspect it is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Holly Homestead is a beautiful home conveniently located 5 minutes from the main road in Franz Josef. Bernie prepared drinks for us and painstakingly explained the local attractions and eateries (for dinner), as well as helped us make a dinner reservation. Holly Homestead has fast, reliable internet, spacious and lovely rooms, and clean bathrooms with heated floors and heated towel... More 

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