We had planned and booked a Whale Watch trip in Kaikoura during our trip round the South Island and was looking for somewhere to stay just for a couple of nights. After reading several TA reviews for this Homestay decided to give it a go and was so glad we did.
On our arrival Margaret and Nicky made us so welcome and was just like being back home.
The rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable. They have a nice view from their drive and their garden is a must see providing them with a lot of their own food for themselves and a home grown breakfast for their guests which I must add was delicious.
I would certainly recommend this Homestay for anyone looking for a home from home homestay and should we return sometime in the future to visit Kaikoura we will certainly be stopping here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more less