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Archer House
Ranked #7 of 17 Westport B&B and Inns
Cairns, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beautiful House”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We travelled from Wellington down the west coast to Queenstown visiting Rainbow along the way. We were looking for a place to stay to break up the trip and we chose Archer House at Westport. This was a great choice. The house is beautiful and Charles and Jackie were fantastic hosts. It was a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We arrived without booking. They opened up the house lit the fire face us a 2 glasses of wine a. Organized where to walk to dinner .what more do you want. after going out walked home sat in front of the fire made a hot drink this house is dripping with history like being in someone's home lots of photos .etc

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at the Archer House B&B as part of a quick trip from Christchurch over to the coast and back. I don’t think I can add too much more to what the other contributors have already said – this is a lovely house in a good location and there are some thoughtful touches, such as the home made muffins and wine. We had no problem locating the building and were given helpful recommendations by Mary, who was watching over the property whilst the hosts were away. We were lucky enough to be the only guests that night so chose to stay in and enjoy having the house to ourselves. Breakfast was plentiful and set us up for the day. Unfortunately we arrived at dusk and left early the following morning, so we didn’t get to lounge around and enjoy the communal areas as we would have liked to. Altogether a very nice stay and I have no hesitation in recommending the B&B to anybody wanting a night or two in Westport.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Archer House is a beautiful old villa, kept as though it is a museum piece. The owners and managers don't live on site so in fact you feel like residents in this grand and comfortable home. The decor is gorgeous and its warm and comfortable and great breakfast is served at the time you nominate when the hosts return to meet your "wake up to breakfast" needs. This was Mary for us, as Charles (her brother) and Jackie were away and she looked after us well. This is a perfect place to base yourself while exploring north and south of Westport. we recommend the Denniston mine experience and the walk to Cape Foulwind and seal colony and if you time it right, you will be able to eat a very yummy meal at Bay House cafe with the best view in the world!!

Room Tip: Any of three rooms would be fine.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stumbled upon this gem and could not have been luckier. The house is a perfect combination of antique and modern, comfortable and exotic--absolutely beautiful. Jackie and Charles completely surpassed all our expectations and were perfect hosts. We really enjoyed visiting with them over our breakfast, which included delicious fresh-baked muffins. And to top it off, it was a great value. Unforgettable.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2012

We spent there one night on our honeymoon...speechless! The house is absolutely fabulous, such as the runners, very welcoming and kind.
I really felt like a princess in my castle!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We chose the Archer House from reading the Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a real find and staying in a heritage house full of antiques and collectables was memorable. Even though you book a room, you get the run of the whole house which was lovely. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated with a very modern and stylish ensuite bathroom. The managers, Jackie and Charles, were very friendly and helpful during our stay. Freshly baked muffins for breakfast. P.S. Westport itself is a small town but recommend the Portobello bar on the main street for a good quality pizza.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Archer House

Property: Archer House
Address: 75 Queen Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Archer House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Archer House Offers, 3 large bedrooms, all with en suites.Sunny balconies and relax in a sheltered private conservatory or one of the two guest lounges.Category 1 New Zealand Heritage Home, with outstanding historic significance to the West Coast created by lead lighting masterpieces, fireplaces and antique furniture.Short stroll to all town amenities including restaurants. Or simply relax in a spacious idyllic setting to experience history and charm and be pampered with a sumptuous breakfast and with an afternoon or early evening sherry or wine. ... more   less 
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