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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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Ranked #2 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read early reviews and decided this was the place to go for our anniversary get-away. We were not disappointed! Waiorau Homestead was everything and more than expected. From the warm welcome, the beautiful decor, the serene location and the very warm, relaxed, friendly and accommodating hosts Ann & Blythe. Nothing was a problem! In the early evenings we enjoyed... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Maddie, We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and took advantage of some Waiorau hospitality. Thank you also for the wonderful review, it is much appreciated. Please come again anytime, we would love to see you. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Whitianga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous place. Our hosts were so accommodating & friendly. Really felt part of the family. Their hospitality was wonderful. Would most certainly love to return. A bonus for us was the winter wonderland we were surrounded in. An early winter snowfall.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Errol, thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post this review - it is very much appreciated. And we are so pleased we were able to get some snow to fall for you and expecting another big dump on Thursday - winter is well and truly here! Kind regards, Ann... More 

Ireland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for perfection, then look no further. Just wonderful in every way. Made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The room and breakfasts were perfect and then there is the view, No point trying to describe the view as no words will do it justice. Waiorau sets standards that a lot of providers in... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Igor, what a kind recommendation and thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - it makes our job that much more satisfying when our guests area also satisfied. We hope to see you in these parts again. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relaxing three-night stay was just what the doctor ordered - great hosts, great food and fantastic scenery. Our room was beautifully presented, comfortable and warm despite the early onset winter temperatures outside. The guest lounge was so inviting and the log burner so well stocked that we had to struggle to leave the homestead but with the sights of... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Anita, thank you so much for your lovely review, we very much appreciate it and so sorry you missed the snow but yes it did come down in buckets and we are well set up for our winter ski season starting this week. You will just have to come down again to see us and the snow! Thank you... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a beautiful special home we were blessed to share. Lovely friendly hosts and Blyth is a wonderful chef (5 star breakfasts - yum). It was a real treat to stay in their home. Beautifully decorated, luxury at it's best. Our own lounge and fire place was lovely. Great location for skiing and Snow Farm and very handy to Cadrona... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests - thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review for us, it is much appreciated and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - please come again - maybe for skiing next time? Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The setting is lovely, very peaceful, the house is beautifully furnished, the bed was very cosy. It is very convenient to both Wanaka and Queenstown, and the lovely Cardrona Inn is just a short-distance away, where great food is available. Our host Blyth was very attentive and is an excellent chef! Breakfast was great, no chance of leaving the table... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear John & Rosemary, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thank you very much for doing this lovely review. We certainly hope it is not your last trip and Rosemary can always put their feet up on the coach and look at the lovely view. All the best. Ann & Blyth More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

this was an ideal time to visit the Homestead. The autumn colours were outstanding, and the weather perfect. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully decorated. The views from the bedroom and the lounge were outstanding, with the mountains and the trees framed perfectly. A highlight of our stay was the meal prepared for us on Friday night. It was worthy... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous autumn colours at the homestead and thank you for your kind review - it is very much appreciated that you took the time to let us know your feedback. Kind regards, Ann More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed here pre and post our wedding and it was just perfect, Ann and Blyth were so accommodating and made the lead up to our wedding so much less stressful, they cooked up delicious meals, constantly had a warm fire roaring for us and made us feel completely at home. I couldn't fault it, absolutely perfect.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Alina, well you were the most chilled out bride, so it was not trouble at all to look after you pre and post wedding - everything appeared to go very well. And next time you come back for an anniversary perhaps, you can go to the Race to the Sky at the same time. All the best for married... More 

Hong Kong Region, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After a memorablel trip to New Zealand's south Island, I am writing my first review. I couldn't wait to write about Waiorau Homestead because I have so many wonderful things to say! The only negative about our stay at Waiorau was that it was too short (just one night!). Waiorau Homestead is in the very idyllic and charming Cardrona township.... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Mamainpyjamas, thank you very much for your very comprehensive review and point noted about the private (but separate) bathroom. - we will change that on the website directly. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Waiorau and had time to look around the area. We very much look forward to seeing you here again sometime in the future.... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful hospitality, perfect location, magnificent views and generally wonderful atmosphere. Very welcoming and helpful, wit amazing breakfasts! We had a fantastic 3 nights and would definitely go again.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie, We are so pleased you enjoyed your few days of honeymoon here and were able to relax. And as it is not too far to come for a repeat visit, we will definitely be looking forward to your next stay. Have a good year. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More 

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