First things first; Bruce is tall, dark, delusional and devilishly handsome, Always has a smile on his face and is very helpful with information about Picton and the sounds. We received an upgrade which was very much appreciated after sleeping in a tent in the campsite.
We were given a very warm welcome after he realized i was scottish and were sold on the place after just one night. The homemade bread is excellent and we have enjoyed numerous bbq's in only a couple of weeks. There is lots of things to keep you entertained during the day and also some terrible singing most evenings (Jon) ;)
We had the pleasure of entertaining the Swedish Netball team whilst we were here and they have promised they will be back!!
I would recommend this place to people of all ages. Will definitely come back for a few more nights at some point.
P.s Bruce is very tall and very handsome.
Thanks for everything!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picton's smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort. Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including unlimited wi-fi, organic fruit & veggie garden, breakfast - homemade bread & jam available, real log fire, heaters & electric blankets, quality book exchange & games, bikes, musical instruments & juggling toys, workshops in poi, juggling & hula hoop spinning, slackline, unicycle & spinning staffs to use, gas barbeque & picnic table, Information/advice/bookings on local activities, free tea, coffee, herbs & spices AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten! Situated in a quiet residential area, far enough to avoid the noise of the port and trains, but close enough to easily access all pretty little Picton has to offer by foot, our location gives you the best of both worlds. With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn or simply sit back & watch the amazing fire and glow shows at night. There are walking tracks right outside the door in the Esson Valley, and we can help arrange trips out into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough's famous award winning vineyards. ... more less
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