We were absolutely delighted with the location (only a few minutes from Hanmer Springs), the facilities and the service.
We stayed in the cabin which is very well equiped and when you open the main doors has a breathtaking view across the valley to the mountains on the other side.
From the moment we were met by the owners (Lisa and Chris) we were made to feel extremely welcome. All the amenities were explained succinctly.
We elected to have our Friday night dinner with our hosts - it was a very good choice. The food was excellent, beautifully prepared lamb shanks for the main course, a good wine to match and great conversation. Chris and Lisa are extremely knowledgeable about the local area as well as a wealth of information about New Zealand. (I just wish I had taken notes or recorded the conversation!)
Next morning's breakfast basket was more than adequate for two people.
The "Taste of Italy" on the Sunday is well worth staying for. The tour of the olive grove is interesting and informative and the tasting of olive oil and the antipasta platter is good value.
It was great to see two people following their passion and sharing it with other people.
We will defintely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rural retreat takes in 360° of outstanding landscape. Revel in the panoramic views of majestic mountains, and the braided Waiou River. A luxury boutique accommodation overlooking the beautiful high alpine basin at the foot of the Southern Alps. The park-like grounds include an olive grove, small fruit and nut orchard, vegetable and flower gardens. We use our organic extra virgin olive oil, fruit and vegetables from our gardens in the guest accommodation and for breakfasts. ... more less
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