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Waiorau Homestead

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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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only praise for Ann and Blyth and their amazing hospitality during our recent stay to their beautiful homestead. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so knowledgeable on the area and what there was to do. Every evening we were spoilt with wine and cheese, open fire, warm spa after a day of skiing and the most beautiful room... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed with ann and Blyth's for 7 days and did ski in cardrona. Its the closest accomodation to cardrona ski resort. Ann and blyth were very kind to drive us around for our daily activities. We had five dinner at their home and blyth were soooooo good in cooking. The fried chinese vegetable and thai soup were way... More 

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Christchurch
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Accommodating. Friendly. Beautiful place. Great meal by Blyth. Great breakfasts. Cooked too! Free and fast access to wifi (not that we had time to use it, but good if that's what you are looking for). Hot tub outside while snowing was awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing 6 night stay at Ann and Blyth's with our two young children - they are the most wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They went the extra distance, even lighting an outdoor fire so my daughters could toast marshmallows. The guest rooms are super-comfortable and luxurious, and the whole house is homely, welcoming and... More 

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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this review

Bi Kate Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review for us and for your lovely comments and they are reciprocated as you were very easy guests to host. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and we look forward to seeing you here again in the not too distant future. Kindest regards, Ann... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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 June 1, 2015

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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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
1 review
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 

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