If only there was a 6 out of 5 rating, Pam & Peter would definitely qualify.
I was sceptical when my lovely wife booked us into a B&B 2kms out of Wanaka itself for two reasons.
I prefer to have a place to ourselves. To have a kitchen that we can cook in at any time, a private deck & peace & quiet.
Also I wondered if the location would be a problem - Riverview is at the base of Mt Iron just out of town.
Neither reason was justified.
The service was just so attentive - without being overbearing in the slightest - that by the end of the week we were mortified to be leaving. The quality of the breakfasts especially deserves a mention, with anything I could think of being whipped up in minutes - never a problem.
And the location ended up to be fantastic too. Being that little bit out of town was relaxing. The views were great (river & mountains, rather than lake), there were mountain bikes free to use at any time & Peter woul even drive us into town, drop us at our chosen restaurant (try botswana butchery!) and then pick us after afterwards!! Yeah ok it's a bit like phoning your dad to pick you up from a party, but it did mean we could get properly stuck into the local Pinot and not have to drive (try the Roaring Meg from Mt Difficulty for a cracker Pinot that won't break the bank)
The room was spotless, the bathroom had everything we wanted & the outdoor spa was devine (plastic wine glasses provided in the room too).
And free wifi.
Oh & we had to invent a new verb: Pam. Used instead of Google.
If you need to know anything, just Pam it.
She knows everything & if not, will call & search and return in minutes with an answer. We had trips booked, accomodation for our next stop, horse riding specials arranged. Fabulous.
Thanks Pam & Peter - you really made our holiday extra special :)
Mike & Gabbi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverview Terrace is new Qualmark rated 5 Star luxury accommodation with stunning 360* mountain and river views offering 3 luxuriously appointed bedrooms with en-suites, heated floors and mirrors, hairdryers, disabled facilities, spa bath and patios. guests can enjoy private lounge with library, TV,DVD, and internet,or relax in our 8 seater spa under the stars. Generous 3 course breakfast of your choice.Join Peter and Pam for complimentary pre-dinner drinks, afternoon teas. ... more less
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