We stayed with Gilly and Brent for 3 nights between Christmas and New Years. In short – we really enjoyed our stay, they were fantastic hosts and I really enjoyed getting to know them. We would highly recommend Bella Rosa.
From when we booked with them, Gilly and Brent offered to book activities for us and were very helpful over email. The room itself was nice too – big windows and fresh cut flowers, chocolates and fluffy bathrobes waiting when we arrived. The bathroom is a shared bathroom – we didn’t have any issues with that during our stay even though there were other couples staying too.
Breakfast was great as well. We’ve stayed at places where the B&B hosts were not happy to do breakfast before 7am, but one day we had booked on a sunrise kayak on milford sound and so had to be out the door by 6:30am, we didn’t expect breakfast that early but Gilly was awake when we got up, and had freshly baked muffins waiting for us (a different flavour every day, they were delicious)! Gilly and Brent also graciously let us use their washing machine to do our laundry (a small part of how they treat their guests – we stayed at another B&B which charges $10 NZD per load of washing!)
I think the biggest point of difference though is that Gilly and Brent are interested in getting to know everyone that stays with them, and treats them as friends – we chatted over wine and cheese in the evenings and really enjoyed their company as well as that of Coco and Oscar (Brent showed my husband some of his treasures - he was very envious of Brent’s hobbies). It really doesn’t surprise me that all of the reviews on tripadvisor for Bella Rosa have been glowing ones – it is fantastic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bella Rosa Bed and Breakfast in Fiordland. Brent and Gill would like to welcome you to join them in their lovely home, located just 3 minutes from the town centre of Te Anau. Bella Rosa offers you fantastic accommodation in Te Anau serving wider Fiordland. Situated in glorious greenery, with views onto New Zealand’s most breathtaking landscapes, Bella Rosa looks out over the mountains and water of Lake Te Anau. Offering complete privacy and tranquillity in a comfortable environment, we pride ourselves on a hospitable and warm welcome to our home and this amazing area.Bella Rosa is perfect for a romantic holiday, getaway, business trip or just for a restful or fun weekend. whatever you are looking for in the Fiordland and Te Anau area, Bella Rosa B&B can make it happen! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella Rosa Te Anau Fiordland National Park