As all the other reviewers say, this is really a fantastic B&B, extremely luxurious and nicer than any others i have found in NZ. First, the location: set in the Cardrona valley surrounded by mountains and countryside, with amazing views. The entrance is spectacular with a long drive down a tree lined driveway that opens up to the house and enormous gardens. The house and rooms themselves are very tastefully done, and very comfortable. (we asked for breakfast at 7.30 but turned up an hour later after a long deep sleep! Just not used to such silence anymore! And that was no worries with Ann and Blyth - they say it happens all the time!) And speaking of breakfast - WOW! Best B&B breakfast ever. Blyth told me afterwards tht he works as a chef. So that explained it. On the back of the breakfast we booked dinner for that evening (and the next) and they were just delicious. Very generous portions of lamb the first day and really delicious salmon the next. Not only is the dinner worth it, but once you drive in the gates you won't want to leave! We swam in the pool and followed that up with a hot spa under the stars. Ann suggested we bring a wine with us and what a treat that was! Do take a spa if you come and feel like you are in the lap of luxury!
My last words are for Ann and Blyth who are excellent hosts. They know exactly how to run a B&B, chatting to us, but giving us space, heaps of tips and very tatsy pre dinner nibbles. A very memorable break for us in the midst of our NZ trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more less
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