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Waiorau Homestead

2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed a couple of days whilst skiing at Cardrona and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Blyth and Ann were wonderful hosts and superb chef. Breakfasts were outstanding, as was the quality of the room. Great quiet location. Will be back. Highly recommended.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying with and meeting Blyth & Ann was our favorite part of visiting New Zealand. Lovely people, great conversations and an amazing home! We often cut the day short to join them in sipping wine by the fire. That said, their home was the perfect spot for a winter adventure. They’re located at the base of Cardrona (which has a... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most comfortable, welcoming B&Bs I have stayed in in New Zealand. Right from the get-go, Ann and Blyth made us welcome. From the roaring fire that waited to greet us through to the serving of drinks and chatting about the area, both played perfect hosts. The accommodations are great - 3 private rooms, each with their own... More

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Christchurch
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We made a last minute decision to spend a long weekend in Cardrona and we are so pleased we selected this B&B to stay. Ann and Blythe do a fantastic job and are great hosts. The house is cosy and warm with a great fire place in the guest lounge. Our room was conformable and spotless. The breakfasts are fantastic... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Liz & Paul - and we were very pleased you decided on a last minute stay with us as well. It was lovely to get to know you both and interesting we had common associations! I hope your next break went just as well and we look forward to seeing you down here again some other time. Thank you... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Cardrona (about 20min) from Wanaka for one night and wish we could've stayed for longer. Ann and Blyth were very hospitable and welcoming and even offered us a different room upon arriving...as the one we had booked had a bathroom across the hall from the bedroom...very sweet of her! We loved our room and... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Chicago guests - thank you so much for your lovely review and yes we wished you had stayed longer as well but pleased you enjoyed your short time with us. We very much look forward to seeing you and friends here at some other time in the future and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip down south.... More

Sydney
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Gorgeous B&B 20 min drive outside of Wanaka. The host Ann was very hospitable making sure we had everything we needed during our stay. The room and ensuite were fantastic and the setting is picturesque. Breakfast in the morning was generous and delicious. There is also a cosy communal living area to relax in complete with log fire, TV &... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review for us - it is very much appreciated. You were lovely guests to host and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Until next time, all the best, Ann & Blyth More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Ann and Blythe are wonderful hosts who make sure you are comfortable and well fed, A beautiful house, lovely grounds. It took us only 20 min to go to Wanaka which we enjoyed, also. We also met lovely people with similar tastes that could share experiences in their gracious living room. Would recommend to all my friends.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Leigh, it was great to have you stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us - it is very much appreciated and we look forward to having you and your friends stay here with us some time in the future. Kind regards, Ann and Blyth. More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The photos and other reviews don't do the Waiorau Homestead justice. If you're looking for a place to unwind, in a gorgeous setting, this is the place to stay. Ann & Blythe are truly professional hosts with a beautiful and welcoming home. The dinner that Blythe cooked for us was the best meal we had on the trip -- and... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Kerry, Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review for us - we are very appreciative. Also so glad you enjoyed your dinner prepared by Blyth - he is very impressed to be compared to NYC restaurants! Hope to see you down here some time again in the future. In the meantime, all the very... More

Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ann and Blyth are wonderful hosts and have turned their home into something special. The house is bright, clean, and cozy with great interiors and nice gardens. There is also an outdoor pool and hot tub which unforunately we didn't get to use. Our bedroom had a modern ensuite with a nice shower. Our room led out onto the porch... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Vancouver guests, Thank you so much for your fabulous reveiw (and high praise coming from such a senior reviewer) and we are of course are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. It is never long enough but hopefully you will come back and see us again one day and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip... More

San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We loved Waiorau Homestead--the room was very nice, with a great little patio and beautiful views. We liked being a bit outside of Wanaka in the country. Blyth and Ann were great hosts, and the dinner we had at the Inn was really delicious. Overall a great place!

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests from San Fran, Thank you for taking the time to write the lovely review for us - it is much appreciated. We enjoyed having you to stay - you will just have to make it a bit longer next time and we do hope you do come back again one day. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More

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Address: 2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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