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Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 9 Clyde B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Wonderful B&B would recommend to anyone”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Hartley Homestead in early November. The accomodation, breakfast and hospitality were second to none.
We were warmly greeted by the owners, their son, and Milly the dog. We were immediately offered tea and coffee which was welcomed after a long drive. The hosts also gave us a map for a historical walking tour of Clyde, which we used when we walked to the main street of Clyde for dinner.
Our room was luxurious and included wifi, a private bathroom, robes, and the softest bed I've slept on in years. The grounds were well kept and include a private vineyard.
In the morning we were greated with an amazing breakfast which included a generous selection of locally made fresh breads, cereals, juices and jams. Compared to most B&Bs that offer a limited selection of supermarket bought goods, this was a very pleasent surpise.
Overall, the Hartley Homestead positively surprised us in every manner and we would not hesitate to recommend staying here to anyone. In fact, if you were not otherwise planning on staying in Clyde or were looking at a night or two out of Queenstown, stay at the Hartley Homestead, you wont regret it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Thank you for your glowing review of our bed and breakfast. Comfort with little extras that make your stay memorable is what we pride ourselves in and we love sharing the uniqueness of this quaint 1860's gold mining town that we have fallen in love with. We hope to see you again.
Kind regards Rex and Melanie.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wow!! I used to live in the area over 20 years ago and was employed in Queenstown as a trainee manager for a major Hotel chain. What I am saying is I know a bit about what I am talking
about. My new partner had never been down there and it would be fair to say that both of us were blown away by the beauty of the area, that includes Clyde itself. What a hidden gem!! Then
there's Hartley. I asked Mel to get some flowers and a nice bottle of wine (chuck a few rose petals around as you do) and it was sorted to...well perfection... Perfect! Perfect hosts, perfect, location, perfect...well everything, cant rave enough. Thank you Mel, Rex and of course Molly. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you Craig for such a lovely review. We always try to make our guest's stay memorable and are more than happy to arrange special touches prior to arrival. Hope to see you both again. Kind regards Melanie and Rex.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nice hosts with the right balance of being friendly but not 'in your face'. Great value for money with yummy breakfast, nice wine, lovely room. A beautiful home and lovely place to relax. Loved the spa!

Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you Kate for your lovely review. We look forward to having you stay again.
Kind regards Melanie and Rex
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Mel, Rex (ably assisted by Mollie the Border Collie) were the consummate hosts - welcoming, personable, easy to relax and chat with, and both able and willing to suggest places and restaurants to explore while we stayed there. The special touches made all the difference - beautiful home-made breakfasts (including their own preserves and home-made bread) and the lovely touch of a bottle of their own pinot noir served with a platter of cheese, walnuts and chutney. Sitting under a glorious star-lit autumn sky while reclining in the outdoor hot tub was an additional bonus and, as art-lovers, the tour of the homestead's art collection - not to mention Mel's own wonderful work in her studio - was much appreciated. A place to recommend to friends and family - and one we most certainly plan to return to. Many, many thanks.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It is always a treat for us when we know a stay is around a special occasion and we can spoil our guests a little! So, thank you for your review and I hope you enjoy your painting "On the way to Milford".
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Melanie and Rex looked after us brilliantly after we had completed the Rail Trail from Middlemarch to Clyde. Beautiful house, great breakfast and even tried the wine they get produced themselves (a nice drop!) and a spa pool to relax in. Their dog (Mollie) is part of the experience - a real character (loves to chase shining lights). Rex dropped us up to Cromwell the next day to catch a bus to Queenstown - all part of the great service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. Being here to see the Clyde Food and Wine Festival was an added bonus. You will have to come back and really explore around the hills bike trails and amazing goldmining history.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Melanie, Rex & Mollie are very amiable, but discrete hosts. You'll get a warm welcome to their fascinating character home; you'll enjoy good food, a cozy guest lounge & a great sleep. Sure, the bathroom is a little detached from the bedroom, but subtle lighting guides the way at night.
Thanks guys for a great start to our weekend 'road trip.'

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you Merv and Marion for your lovely review. We hope that you enjoyed exploring the rest of our beautiful part of the country, especially in Autumn.
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

A wonderful house,congenial hosts & a great start to our adventure holiday. Food was superb.
15 OUT OF 10 !
The bedroom was so comfortable . Grounds were picturesque.
Conveniently located just off the centre of town above the river.
So peaceful & quiet.
Go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hartleyhomestead, Owner at Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope the rail trail experience live up to your expectations.
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Property: Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Address: 23 Pyke Street | Central Otago, Clyde 9330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Clyde
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Clyde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast is a grand 1900s mud brick homestead surrounded by almost an acre of lawns and mature gardens on the banks of the picturesque Clutha River. A few minutes stroll from restaurants, cafés and bars of the historic gold mining township of Clyde and within walking distance of the Otago Central Rail Trail, Hartley Homestead is the ideal base for spending time exploring all that Central Otago has on offer. ... more   less 
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