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“Great hostess, and lovely breakfast”

Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast
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Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 17 Greymouth B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 31, 2011

This B&B is a little out of the way, but a very pleasnt quiet place, and we thoroughly recommend it. Joy our hostess was great. Soon after we arrived she gave us all a tour of her lovely rainforest garden, which she puts a lot of time and effort into. We met the farm animals, and in the evening sat down for a leisurely chat with Joy. The breakfast was first class, and we went away full and content. The only trouble we found the shower a little difficult to get right. Loved the large bath sheet towels,in most places you stay they are too small.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights December 2011. The house is surrounded by pretty rainforests and trees, and there are paths out the back to explore. Joy, the host, was friendly enough although a little melancholic about the b&b business, occasionally giving the sense that she didn't really want to be there- which was a little off-putting. Having come home late one evening without having eaten, we were shown around the veggie garden, and when we politely declined feeding the sheep, we received a snipey comment about how it would only take a minute (it felt snipey anyway, although I was hungry and tired at the time). 
The room was nice enough. Ours, the queen room, had a shower ensuite, but the toilet was separately out in the hall. the view looked over a couple of trees and a field, and perhaps wasn't the most scenic of the options.
Breakfast was a good spread including cereals, toast with an assortment of jams, and eggs and bacon on toast. Joy brings out all the toast etc- which we didn't eat, meaning it will go to the chickens. Maybe asking if we'd like some toast would lead to less waste? 
About a 15 minute drive from Greymouth, the b&b is lovely and quiet with no traffic noise, just birds singing. But perhaps for the experience to be truly enjoyable, you need to have a certain personality to get along well with the host.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

This is an excellent B&B near Greymouth, South Island. Both the house and garden is well kept and nicely maintained. We stayed in the Queen Room which overlooks the garden and the room is kept neat and spotless. Even though it was raining while we were there, we were happy to stay indoors where Joy kept a fire going which kept the house warm and cosy.

Thanks to Joy, John and Crash for making us feel most at home! This place is highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank leecube
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

I loved it here! Joy, John & Crash were so welcoming and 'Salt of the Earth' hosts. Being here reminded me so much of a very happy time in my childhood with the sheep, chucks & ducks. The house was very comfortable and Joy's garden was wonderful. I could quite happily have unpacked my bags and stayed forever..... Thank you so much for a terrific stay.

Room Tip: We had the room with the ensuite and I would recommend it if available.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

Dear Joy and John, it was a great pleasure to be your guests. We found a clean and comfortable accommodation. In particular, we wish to highlight the hospitality of Joy, John and your old dog Crash. Joy showed us the well-tended garden and the secrets of the rain forest on your property. We also got to know your sheep and cows. And last but not least we have to keep the conversation pleasant memories. We awarded 5 out of 5 stars for this highly recommended accommodation.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank matthiasqi
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Reviewed December 23, 2010

My partner and I stayed at the Chapel Hill B&B this Dec 2010. Both Joy and John ( and Crash the dog) were very hospitable and welcoming, paying attention to detail of all our possible needs. The house is kept very clean and is set in a lush garden, nestled between native wetland and farmland. The house itself is situated 15 mins drive from Greymouth itself but affords a great change of scenery from all the main road motels along the West Coast. This was both our first experience with B&B and we both found it refreshing and a great way to meet travellors alike.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

beautifull place, nice and helfull persons, Joy is joy :)
Warm and quiet place :)
do not hesitate :)
not so far from the city, 15 min, close to a lot of forests and walk tracks !:)
the breakfast is amasing !
better to stay a couple of days to enjoy all the place and the environment ! :)
Be shure You'll enjoy a lot :)
B

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast

Address: 783 Rutherglen Road, Greymouth 7868, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Greymouth
Price Range: $65 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape the city to absolute country quiet, overlooking Native Rain Forest. Easily accessed from Main South Highway Chapel Hill B&B is nestled on the edge of Native Bush and Exotic trees in an extensive garden. A perfect and memorable place to start and finish your holiday. Central location allows for easy day trips to Punakaiki Blowholes, Arthurs Pass and Glaciers. ... more   less 
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