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Waiorau Homestead

2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 51 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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58 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 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

Jurong, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Thank you Ann and Blyth so much for the beautiful stay, at your cozy home. We really feel so relax and warmth. I’ve shared with my frenz about the wonderful stay at your nice home. Sure I’ll hope, I can come back again with more frenz to stay. I miss your cat too~ The beds we snuggle in every night,... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Paulyn & Jamie, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We had the funniest time during your visit to us and we hope you enjoyed all your new adventures in New Zealand. We look forward to seeing you in Wanaka again one day. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place was totally awesome - over and above what we ever expected. Stunning views and fabulously designed accommodation. Ann and Blyth were the perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome and at home. We could not have chosen a better B&B in NZ and I can see why this place is voted No.1 in Cardrona out of 52... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Becky & Matt, Thank you so much for your kind comments and we enjoyed your company very much as well. You might be interested to know we were awarded a 'People's Choice Award' from Trip Advisor yesterday, so that is great. We look forward to your return - for some skiing perhaps next time? Hope the shift goes well.... More

Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had booked this trip for our delayed honeymoon and we are so glad we did. It was worth the wait! Ann & Blythe has been nothing but lovely hosts who took care of our every needs. It's like having family around who are willing to help in anyway they can. Ann has shown her artistic side in designing and... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for you kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your delayed honeymoon with us and we very much look forward to seeing you again when you return to New Zealand. 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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more   less 
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