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“Cozy, comfortable, and like a 2nd home.” 5 of 5 stars
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72 School Terrace, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand   |  
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Madison, WI
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Cozy, comfortable, and like a 2nd home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This adorable cottage, set up as a lovely home stay/B&B, was the coziest place we stayed in the entire South Island. Renee & Geoff had the wood stove going strong, which made the rainy day so much easier to bear. We went out for a walk, and came home to warm up before going out again. Perfect. Both hosts are extremely knowledgable about the area and were spot on with their suggestions once our plans were shifted due to weather. They are also super fun company, and understood well that sometimes you want to chat, and sometimes you don't. Tea and coffee were always on offer, breakfast was magic (with home-made breads & jams!). We stayed in the Mountain View room and it was super cozy. We had not only a lush duvet, but an electric blanket and a space heater, we only needed the duvet but it was great to know we had options. Geoff offered great suggestions for our travel out of Arthur's Pass, even drawing us maps. He saved us an hour of driving time, and added at least 4 scenic stops. Wow. If you have the option, dinner is magic too. Yum, yum, yum.

Room Tip: Mountain view has a double bed.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

After tramping for 3 days in the mountains around Arthur's Pass staying at Geoff's and Renee's was like staying on Cloud 9! The beds, pillows, towels and duvets were just so thick, white and comfortable! Geoff has a good knowledge of the mountains and it is worth staying just for his tips about were to go and how to get access. Geoff and Renee were very friendly and accommodating to my son and myself. I thoroughly recommend staying with them if you are tramping in A's Pass.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Geoff & Renee were actually away on holiday when we stayed, but we were more than adequately looked after by their house sitters, and definitely intend on returning to sample the legendary hospitality of the owners.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Renee and Geoff were truly wonderful hosts who made our stay memorable. They gave us great recommendations, helped us get settled, and gave us great advice on which shops to visit in and around town. The room itself is cozy, with comfortable bed and electric blanker. A big plus is the free Wifi provided – a rarity in NZ where Internet is expensive, toiletries used are of good quality, and we appreciate the fluffy thick towels provided. Delicious breakfast – the raspberry sauce is simply amazing. Thanks Renee and Geoff for the lovely stay and making our holiday memorable! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and recommend you to do the same!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Essex
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Renée and Geoff are very friendly and make you feel at home. The log fire is very welcoming and Geoff cooks excellent breakfasts. Our only complaint is that the bedrooms are frankly rather cramped.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

What makes a great b&b? To my mind, it's not just the facilities and the room. Sure, you need those, but you can get a decent room in lots of places. What lifts a b&b out of the ordinary is the attitude and approach of the people running it. Do they really care about you? Do they make you feel like you've come home when they meet you? Are they interesting, and do you enjoy their company?

On all those counts, I can't fault this place. I was only there for two nights, but I felt immediately comfortable and went on to spend two stimulating and interesting days staying with Renee and Geoff. Just go, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I stayed for two nights in Arthurs Pass and had a fantastic time. Renée and Geoff are very friendly and welcoming. I'd come to Arthurs Pass partly to see the area where my Granddad grew up and both Renée and Geoff were really excited to have a gust who had a link to the area. I was well looked after. Lots of advice on local walks (or tramps in NZ). Thoroughly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: It's a very small place (two rooms only so don't expect suites!!!)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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 Arthur's Pass Village Bed and Breakfast

Address: 72 School Terrace, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great food and friendly hosts in the heart of the Southern Alps. Geoff and Renée welcome you to share their home in the village of Arthur’s Pass surrounded by the forest and peaks of Arthurs Pass National Park. Vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters catered for.Full cooked breakfast including rosti, free range bacon and eggs. ... more   less 

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