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Waiorau Homestead

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4.5 of 5
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2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Northland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hosts, Location was handy to Wanaka and Cadrona Hotel a short distance away if you choose to go there for a meal. Breakfast was perfect. Looking forward to another visit. I ll would recommend this stay and also suitable for children. The grounds are lovely.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a hidden Gem, we will be back again and again - truly wonderful service, accommodation, Anne the host was so welcoming and fun too. See you soon Anne this time the kids have to come though :)

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Bradleys Thank you so much for your review and also for the additional hosting duties you undertook while you were here! We very much enjoyed having you as our guests and yes please want to meet those boys next time. Kind regards, A & B. More 

Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you!!! warm and relax atmoshpere like at home - amazing stylish place good breakfast and view swimming pool , hot poool welcome glass of wine from host hourse riding centre - 10 mins by walk free parking and wifi, tea cofee

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for taking the time to post this review for us - we enjoyed the opportunity to host you and happy travels for the rest of your time in New Zealand.Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a whirlwind trip of NZ [both North and South Islands] to establish where we would like to return for any length of time the next time we are in NZ and the Waiorau Homestead would have to win hands down for an absolute "heaven on earth" experience. Ann and Blyth, despite being so busy over the Christmas/New Year... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Chris, you were very welcome and we we enjoyed your company over the New Year period. We hope the rest of the 'whirlwind tour' went well and that when you do return, it will be for a longer stay. Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate your taking the time to do it as well.... More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 8 nights at the Waiorau Homestead over New Year 2015/2016. This was our second stay at the Homestead. We stayed here for the first time in 2014 for 4 nights and knew we would return for a longer stay. Hosts Ann and Blyth are a wonderful couple who make you feel completely comfortable and at ease in... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi dear Hawaii friends - thank you so much for your wonderful review and for returning to stay with us a second time. We enjoyed every minute and had some great laughs for sure. Thank Roger for the left overs in the room by the way! We certainly look forward to your next return visit and in the meantime have... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and it was unforgettable. We felt absolutely at home and part of friends and family- wine and drinks for welcome, super WIFI and interior designed rooms made 2 night of our trip unforgettable. We will come again some time- thanks to these marvelous hosts.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for taking the time to do the review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around the south and of course we would love to see you back here some other time. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Lovely comfortable rooms with excellent hosts. Away from town (and most civilization) so perfect retreat. Cardrona hotel iconic and lovely spot for a quick bite/ drink. Superb dinner cooked by our host was a highlight.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear 'Murrays' - thank you for taking the time, at this very busy time of year, to do this review for us - it is very much appreciated and we are delighted you enjoyed our hospitality. Happy New Year to you both. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A very nice place to stay for our vacations, thank you both Ann and Blyth, for your warm hospitality and nice food . Also, with the beautiful house and surrounding environment, we had great time there, it totally worth it.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Rebekah, thank you for taking the time to do this review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing here again sometime and do let all your friends and family know about us. Merry Christmas, Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had an amazing time at Waiorau Homestead. Ann and Blyth are incredibly welcoming and lovely hosts. Our room was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Lots of 'little extras' were provided - wine and cheese on arrival, DVD collection, sun hats, etc. Breakfast was excellent - a great selection and very good quality (fresh fruit, yoghurt, avocado, eggs, etc.)... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Rowenna, it was our pleasure to host you and we are very happy you enjoyed the little extra touches at Waiorau. Thank you very much for your feedback and of course we would love to see you here again. In the meantime, have a very happy Christmas. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth. More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

By far this was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand; and one we certainly hope to repeat in the future. From arrival to departure it was simply the best and most relaxing experience. Blyth and Ann are ultimate hosts. Blyth's chef skills in the kitchen are fabulous and spot on delicious. Don't miss the opportunity to... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Jeanne Thank you so much for taking the time to do this kind review and we are so pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy what we have on offer here at Waiorau. It was a delight to have you as guests and please come again sometime soon. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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