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Waiorau Homestead

2127B Cardrona Valley Rd | RD1, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
71 helpful votes 71 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 reviews 5 reviews
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

Jurong, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 review
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
1 review
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

Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Ann & Blythe are amazing hosts, take care of the visitors so well and ready to help with everything. Just that you'll have the perfect stay. The place itself is so beautifully decorated with such a good taste. Ann & Blythe think about all the little details. Breakfast was very rich, everything served so beautifully. I was there on Xmas... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear Israeli guest, thank you for coming and staying with us over the Christmas period and to share that lovely time with us. It was absolutely wonderful to meet you and our other guests very much enjoyed your company as well. I hope your travels are going well and please come back and stay with us again sometime in the... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Waiorau Homestead is simply wonderful! Ann and Blythe Are are warm, friendly and excellent hosts and make you feel like part of the family in their beautiful B&B. Perfectly located between Queenstown and Wanka, the daily room service, dedicated guest living room and extensive DVD collection, wine and fresh flowers, tea and coffee supplies throughout the day, comfy bed, and... More

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Hi Natasha, thank you for being wonderful guests and such a prompt and lovely review - thank you for that also. We look forward to seeing you here on your next trip ( maybe on a very special occassion!) and in the meantime, have a great trip to the U.K. for Xmas. Kindest regards, Ann & Blyth More

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

After a long day of climbing glaciers, alpine meadows, spectacular waterfalls and hiking this traveler was exhausted. When we reached Wanaka after driving almost eight hours including stops, The Walorau Homestead felt like a little slice in heaven. The facility was magnificent; the host was lovely and I couldn't have asked for more!! I highlyecommend this place.

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Dear guest - we are grateful that you too found our homestead and property a haven - all our guests certainly tell us how restful it is. Thank you for your kind review and we hope to be able to host you again sometime in the future. 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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