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“What a find! Gorgeous house and very welcoming hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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75 Queen Street, Westport, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 Westport B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“What a find! Gorgeous house and very welcoming hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

We only allowed one night in Westport and were so pleased we stumbled upon Archer House. We were enthralled from the moment we saw the house from the street. This home has been beautifully restored - (in fact while we were there the outside was being painted). The decor, furnishings and art work are all of a very high standard. Thanks Jackie and Charles for your hospitality - we will be back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

This is a beautiful home. I have stayed in a lot of B&B's around the world and this one stands out. It has high ceilings, gorgeous furnishings, warm and welcoming hosts and the wild back drop of the West Coast. You must give it a try and am sure you will want to return just as I do.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Archer House is filled with character and interest plus with such a homely comfortable feel. Upon arriving, you never wish to leave............

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The house itself is stunning. The details of the architecture in the historic house are beautiful. The furnishings are so incredibly comfortable and luxurious. The house has so many nooks to sit - outside on the deck for a glass of wine, the main lounge after dinner, or the conservatory for breakfast and a book. The manager, Jackie is the most delicious baker and takes care of all your needs. She makes the stay that much more enjoyable; it's like you don't have a care in the world.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

Archer House is situated within walking distance of Westport in a residential neighborhhood. The house is very old and beautifully appointed with many stained/leaded glass windows and antiques and set in a lovely garden. There is off-street parking available. Our bed room was very large and grand with a comfortable bed and modern bathroom.

Jackie and Charles Bruning, our hosts, were helpful with suggestions for how best to see the area. Charles is a local photographer and shared a great CD of pictures he had taken. Jackie helped us with our laundry, which we really appreciated. They hosted drinks and nibbles in the early evening before we went out to dinner. Breakfasts were continental, plus a cooked option. Charles set up a laptop for us for free internet access.

We recommend Archer House as a great place to stay when visiting the area.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Archer House

Address: 75 Queen Street, Westport, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Archer House Offers, 3 large bedrooms, all with en suites.Sunny balconies and relax in a sheltered private conservatory or one of the two guest lounges.Category 1 New Zealand Heritage Home, with outstanding historic significance to the West Coast created by lead lighting masterpieces, fireplaces and antique furniture.Short stroll to all town amenities including restaurants. Or simply relax in a spacious idyllic setting to experience history and charm and be pampered with a sumptuous breakfast and with an afternoon or early evening sherry or wine. ... more   less 

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