Havenlee Homestay is exactly that - the hosts Jan and Ian welcome you to stay in their home. They were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very comfortable. They were very accommodating as we arrived quite late. The room was a good size with all that you could need - fluffy robes, iron, storage space. The bed was comfortable with proper linen and fluffy doona, not the usual old blanket and sheet setup you often get. It opened out into the garden with a little private table and chairs. The room and the bathroom were spotlessly clean. Wifi was fast, free and unlimited. The cooked breakfast was magnificent and would have cost you at least $20 pp to eat out. All the guests had breakfast together with the hosts, which was a lovely start to the morning. We even got shortbreads and muffins to take with us to snack on during the day! Compared to some of the other places we stayed in NZ, I found this to be great value for the price we paid.
You should be aware that, at least for some of the rooms, you are staying in Jan and Ian's home. The bathroom is shared with at most one other couple. (Although I understand that there is a separate self contained annexe). If you are not comfortable with that then perhaps homestay is not for you. Otherwise, I would thoroughly recommend this as a fantastic place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Choice for First Class Hospitality. Havenlee Homestay is a spacious, quality home offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation to travellers. We are very centrally located in the South Island town of Westport NZ. There are 2 double guest bedrooms, 1 with a queen sized bed, with private bathroom suite. The 2nd bedroom is located in an annexed (or self contained) area located in the southern end of Havenlee. The bedroom has a king sized bed which can be converted into two singles, a well appointed private bathroom, a kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave oven, toaster and fridge. A generous full breakfast is served in the dining room. Havenlee is within walking distance of many restaurants. WiFi and laundry facilities are available to our guests at no extra charge. ... more less
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