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95 McDougall Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Harpers Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Harpers and had a lovely time exploring the beautiful town and area. Jo and Ian were excellent hosts, and we had some very interesting and wide ranging conversations. The breakfasts were delicious especially the freshly cooked pancakes! Jo also booked tickets for Cinema Paradiso for our second evening which was a fabulous experience which every... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review The movies are definitely a must. We try and go regularly. More 

Essex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We loved our stay at Harpers as it combined a perfect location with friendly and helpful hosts. I had arrived a few days after hurting by back and Jo helped me cope with lotion and hot wheat bags, which managed to control the pain so that we could get around and see Wanaka. The room was large and had a... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. We agree that Wanaka is a very special place and are happy that you thought so too. More 

Rambouillet, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a wonderful stay with Jo & Ian in Wanaka - they tried to help in any way they could, and made us feel very welcome. The room has a splendid view towards the lake too, and it's only a few minutes-walk to the lake and the city center. Plus, I thought they were very sweet as a couple!... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. After 51 years of marriage it is great to think that we are still a 'sweet' couple. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed pretty much our two days in Harpers B&B. A short walk to the city centre, a quiet place with a beautiful garden, excellent vews to the lake and some enormous sequoyas standing like centinels. On top of all that Jo and Ian are very friendly. They gave us some useful advice about our trip and helped us with... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive review. And in Spanish too! We did enjoy your company and hope you enjoyed Doubtful Sound. More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Harper's is a great combination of a great place to stay and fantastic hosts. The room accommodations have everything you could need with a large bed and an ensuite bathroom. Jo and Ian also give you the living room outside of the bedroom to yourself so you have additional space to spread out and socialize. Let's not forget the great... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed your positive review. The pancake record is still waiting to be broken. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights during our trip and it was great. This was the best B&B breakfast we had during our two week trip. Jo made a seemingly endless amount of fantastic pancakes, and there was plenty of good conversation at the table. Jo and Ian were very helpful with navigating local hikes and had plenty of suggestions... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We still enjoy having guests and are happy when we appear to have done a good job. More 

Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I could write a lot here but everyone has already said it so I'll keep it short. Fantastic hosts - Jo and Ian are incredibly friendly, welcoming and full of amusing little stories and quips. We had a very enjoyable 2 nights here. Comfortable room, great views. Everything you need from a B&B. Ian was very proud to show us... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We did have fun. Hope your friends enjoy their unusual golf. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and were very happy with everything at Harpers. Jo and Ian are warm, welcoming hosts and the house is set in the loveliest gardens which they have created over the last 20 years. Our room and private balcony as well as the guest lounge had fabulous views over the lake and mountains and the breakfasts... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I do hope the bread recipe worked out and you are able to use it regularly. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed two nights with Jo and Ian, who made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived, plying us with tea and warm muffins. Staying with them sort of feels like visiting your dear grandparents and you will probably wish they were your grandparents! They will chat with you and feed you and invite you to watch TV with... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are often referred to as grandparents which is rather nice, More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were so pleased that we had chosen to stay at Harpers B&B in Wanaka. We were traveling from Te Anau to Wanaka and arrived late in the day. Jo and Ian immediately made us feel at home and we enjoyed tea and fresh muffins! All of this in our own sitting area with an incredible view of the lake... More 

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GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this very positive review. It always gives us pleasure to know that we have managed to please our guests and give them service. More 

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Additional Information about Harpers Bed and Breakfast

Address: 95 McDougall Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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