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Holly Homestead B&B

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 6 Franz Josef B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

I've been wanting to write this for ages - but we had our baby (a girl) Bernie and well time has flown since we had the pleasure of staying with you and Gerard in your beautiful B and B!! The accommodation is amazing - we stayed in the king suite and it was so relaxing and comfortable and clean and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The house was wonderful; hardwood floors, hardwood wainscoting, updated rooms. There was a guest sitting room with a fireplace, comfortable sofas, games, books, music, wireless internet and a computer was available. The guest rooms were good sized with a generous sized bathroom with heated floors and a towel warmer. Hot beverages were available upon request. The breakfast was delicious with... More

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay with extremely high service and information level from the owners, wonderful rooms and an exclusive breakfast. We give our best recommendations and hope to come back again - very soon!

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely B&B with a spacious, very comfortable room with a spectacular view of the mountains. Hosts were terrific in serving a great breakfast and helping us arrange tours. Also going above and beyond the call of duty to help us with laundry and the extra treat of drying outdoors. You can’t help but enjoy your stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We can't say enough about this lovely accommodation! Bernie and Jared were excellent hosts. They Have a great room on the main floor where you can sit at the fireplace, enjoy a book , and have a drink. Or, you can go hang out on the balcony and watch the sunset! The rooms are on the second floor of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This house is very well decorated with many traditional features. The rooms are well appointed and immaculately clean. The complimentary glass of port in the evening in front of the log fire was a nice touch. I concur with a previous reviewer that it would have been nicer to have been able to have a cup of tea in bed... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our visit to this B&B began with a glass of wine with Bernie in the living room. She is so very knowledgeable about all the attractions in the area. After our help-hike the next day she gave us towels and directed us to the hot pools near town. Both restaurants she described well turned out to have wonderful food. In... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The house is a lovely old building with lovely gardens. The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable. Bernie is very helpful, including carrying my bags. My only small grouse is that you have to go to the kitchen to get a cup of tea, not great if you ant to go back to bed with it. Gerard cooks the breakfast. Good... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Steve and I { from christcurch } stayed at the Holly Homestead for one night after our glacier trek. It's fabulous. The grand homestead is set on rural land but still only minutes from the township and the Hot Pools. It is beautifully restored to the finest quality . There are great views of the landscape and horses in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The house is stunning - a time warp back to the 20s/30s with fabulous rooms and bathroom to match. We had a large free standing style bath it looked wonderful and matched the looks of the room, everyone was so friendly and so helpful I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Address: 2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holly Homestead B&B 4.5*
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Boutique B&B : This colonial homestead whispers history. Originally constructed from beautiful native timber in 1926, now tenderly refurbished staying true to the Arts & Crafts style of architecture. Start your day early with a panoramic view of the Franz Josef neve from the breakfast table. Go exploring at your own pace and come home to a glacial sunset, a glass of port in the guest lounge and a welcoming bed. Children 12+ welcome. ... more   less 
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