The website of this B&B generates very high expectations----which are not quite met by reality.
Panoramic mountain and seaviews are mentioned; seaviews are in fact minimal, but a race track is in full view from the sundeck. Not quite the rural atmosphere one is led to expect. Moreover, the owner keeps three old cars close to the house; not only a sorry view but guest parking becomes problematic....
The room is pleasant enough but does not really qualify as luxurious. The charge for wine was exorbitant--unfortunately, we had not thought of checking the cost in advance. We left feeling very disappointed; after touring the South Island for more than a month we feel we have more than enough comparative experience to conclude that the prices charged here are unjustifiably high--and by quite a margin, too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a small, modern, eco-friendly luxury lodge with panoramic views and 21 acres of forest and grounds. We are centrally located between the city & airport. Our suites feature large comfortable beds, double showers, spa baths, plus sundecks & an outdoor hydrotherapy spa pool. You'll experience warm NZ hospitality, fine cuisine & wines. We limit guest numbers to maximize personal service, and also provide personally guided, private eco-tours. Plus travel carbon offsets for our guests. ... more less