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Exquisite homemade breakfast provisions
Marlborough Region
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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chutchin
Annandale, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Perfect Cottage in the Middle of Paradise"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

I am a tad late writing this review, apologies. We are an American couple who traveled with another couple to New Zealand for a month long holiday traveling from the North Island to the South Island this past February and as such we stayed at numerous places. By far Eliza's Garden Cottage was the most memorable. We stayed three nights, I wish we could have stayed longer. Great location just a few kilometers from the Blenheim city center. The inside of the cottage is exquisitely done and makes you feel right at home. Everything was so clean, and the scenery is beyond words. My wife is still talking about the wonderful night sky. I am still dreaming of the vineyards. The extra that made our stay even more memorable is the owner Wendy. When we arrived she had left for us more than a dozen fresh farm eggs, at least a kilo of bacon, and a basket full of fresh veggies. And did I mention the bread Wendy baked for us everyday? Simply wonderful. Besides leaving us such a treat she is a wonderful host. When (not if) we come back Eliza's will be a place we will stay.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Wellington and London
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Returning to NZ wine country
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Christchurch
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2013
Thank you for this Di. It was lovely having you both at Eliza's - and I just so enjoyed the way you explored the district but also indulged in some r and r at Eliza's and especial thanks to Al for helping me sort out those pesky technical problems.......... I hope you do come back. W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Management Response
Mar 9, 2013
Thank you for this Pat - it was lovely meeting you all; your delightfully funny husband Les and your charming friends Anne and Simon. Very glad we eventually found Simon's address book and hopefully it is safely back in England. I do hope you will all come back some day. Best wishes Wendy
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New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Totally Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We spent a too short 2 nights here recently with a group of friends. The location is very quiet & peaceful with large grounds to walk in & plenty of wild life to see , swings to sit on under the tree & loungers to relax on.
The pool is a welcome addition & would be great with kids.
The owner Wendy is a delight to talk too & has got the cottage set up with everything you need. The linen is top quality & the beds are extremely comfortable . Plenty of places to sit & a good sized TV . The breakfast provided is plentiful & delicious - home preserved plums, yummy yoghurt , fresh daily bread ( & newspaper ! ) & great conserves plus fresh fruit , a bottle of wine , fresh flowers & chocolates - what more could you ask for !!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: Property was as advertised & in fact prob even better
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2013
Thank you Fran - you were such good fun to have here!
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Malcolm S
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
1
person found this review helpful

so good is Eliza's, that we are returning for our second 10 day+ stay in a couple of weeks. Superb setting, wonderful hostess and very relaxing. We can highly commend Eliza's cottage for anyone seeking a relaxing break. Everything you need is at Eliza's including home cooked delights from Wendy. Just excellent.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, hostess, setting.
Liked least: Should have stayed longer.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 19, 2012
Dear Mr Mal, Thank you very much for your very kind comments. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime as twice you have been the most perfect guests! Do please come again. With my fondest wishes Wendy.
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Listed since : Mar 2011
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