I have just got around to writing this review, we spent three weeks in New Zealand and have only just settled back into our usual routine. We stayed with John and Shirley for just one night, the 3rd March on our way to Arthurs Pass.
Of all our accommodations in New Zealand this is the one that will stay in our memories for a long time. If anyone is looking for somewhere to stay near the pass or near to Christchurch we can totally recommend Heilan House.
From the moment we arrived we recieved nothing but exceptional hospitality. When we arrived John made us tea, and we were given really delicious homemade biscuits. There were also some on our tea tray in the bedroom, along with sweets.
I had my washing done for me whilst my husband and I went for a walk around the village.
In the evening we enjoyed a roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings,copious amounts of wine and a choice of home made apple pie or home made profiteroles. It was lovely to sit at the table with John and Shirley. They took an interest in our journey so far, and also gave us tips and info on the best places to stop on our trip across the pass. It was also very interesting to hear about their travels too.
If ever we go back to New Zealand we will stay with John and Shirley again, and for longer next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality upstairs guest rooms with relaxing areas, ensuites, TV/DVD, fridges, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers. Complimentary laundry. Golf clubs to use. Relax, unwind on 6 acres in peaceful rural Oxford or stay longer and make us your base for day trips to Arthurs Pass, Hanmer, Akaroa. 3 mins from Inland Scenic Route 72, via Bay Road. 45 mins from Christchurch Airport and Christchurch City. ... more less