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Kippilaw House

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Kirra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a great experience to be had at kippilaw house. Bill and Margaret were great. Bill picked us up from the ferry and showed us around town. It is a easy walk back into town for dinner. The room was amazing and the breakfast lovely. Margaret is an amazing cook. The house was lovely and so clean and comfortable could... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I was staying in Wellington for several days and wanted to check out another area, so upon reading some top notch reviews of Kippilaw house on Tripadvisor, I decided to take a ferry and head to the South Island. Glad I did. First of all the views on the ferry were amazing, the bluest blue water, gorgeous mountains, just lovely.... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I'm very pleased you enjoyed yourself in Picton Travelling by ferry into the sounds is such a beautiful pristine sight. It was nice chatting with you and sharing stories. Thank you for your kind words I hope your still enjoying some egg dishes. I expect your settled back into your busy corporate life hopefully enjoying the challenges once again. Happy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Arrived to be greeted with a platter of home-cooked frittata, muffins and freshly-picked figs. Delicious breakfast the following morning - Margaret is a real wizard in the kitchen, and she and Bill are great and attentive hosts. We were upgraded to the suite, which is enormous and has everything you could ask for, including a huge library and free wifi.... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words Bill and I enjoy hosting lovely travellers making them comfortable and feeding them well after a good nights rest. Kind wish More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stayed at the Kippilaw house for only 1 night. Margaret and Bill were great hosts. We had a huge ensuite room and were sad to,only have been able to be in Picton for one day. You will not regret staying at this B and B

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Yes you appeared to have loved Piction. Bill and I enjoy what we do hosting lovely guest like you two. It was a shame you had only one night but that was much better than non at all. We love feeding and looking after our guests so delighted you enexperienced was memorable. Thank you for your lovely comment. Safe travels... More 

Foyers
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Friendly, helpful hosts. We were upgraded to a suite free of charge. The rooms were comfortable, lots of books to read, lovely bed. The breakfast was excellent, and sustained us for nearly a day! Especially enjoyed the chats about food and cooking. Easy to reach the harbour on foot.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us thank you got your kind comments. We are just far enough from the down town area for a short stroll around the marina to town. I trust your safely home having enjoyed your Time in New Zealand kind wish. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I stayed at Kippilaw House with a friend a few weeks ago and it was pleasant however we were left feeling a bit disappointed given the price tag ($300/night). The room and bathroom were spacious and airy but quite cluttered and you had to walk through most of the house to get to the stairs leading up to them which... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I appreciate your comments as you saw them. I'm slightly confused with your description and memory of your breakfasts. The breakfast served was a Fresh fruit, muslie and yogurt parfait made by myself consisting of three fresh garden fruits and home made muslie. 2nd course was chocolate Croissants . 3rd course The choice of Poached,... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We stayed for two nights in the Picton Suite. The room was very stylish, with great views and a stunning large bathroom. The main highlight however was the food. From the cakes to welcome us, to a fabulous dinner and a delicious three course breakfast, every meal we had was memorable. We were even handed a bag of fresh figs... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay, the fresh fruits are always a big hit with guests. We have in excess of 40 fruit and berry trees on the small property sharing it with guests is important to us. The black boy peaches are an excellent choice and you were in luck for their ripening. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

As above. Pretty house, large comfortable rooms and also large shower room. It is close to the centre of town too. The McHughs are delightful and have good local suggestions for food etc. I would definitely recommend this B and B.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We appreciate your very kind words and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The weather has cooled slightly in the last couple of days reminding us that winter is around the corner. Meeting great folk like your selves makes our summers. Kind wish and safe travels. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Bill and Margaret for making us feel so much at home, while still respecting our privacy. We ate all the peaches you gave us and they were delicious. And the marmalade, yummy!! Had it for breakfast this morning. We loved our stay. Kippilaw House is ideally located within a 5 minute walk to the city centre, restaurants, shops... More 

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We have been wondering if you were safe on the Westcoast after the deluge of rain. Those Black boys peaches are the best our tree is always laden, we enjoy sharing the fruits with our guests. We have over 40 fruit trees on this small section and love when guest pick the fruits . Thank you for your kind words... More 

Emmingen
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was for sure the place we loved most during our trip through NZ. The host is great: friendly, helpful and very, very nice. The B/Fast is gourmet style. The room is very clean and need. And the bathroom is for sure the most luxurios one we had in any other accommodation.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Bill and I love what we do, meeting lovely people from around the world. People like yourself make our days thank you for your kind words. I'm sure you have settled back home safely reflecting on your recent holiday and planning more in the future. Happy days.M More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kippilaw House

Address: 98 Waikawa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $172 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kippilaw House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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