My husband and I recently had 4 days in the gorgeous homestead of Ann and Blyth. We loved every minute of it. The accommodation is 20 minutes from Wanaka and 40 minutes from Queenstown...absolutely the most perfect spot if you are skiing Cardrona. We weren't skiing but perfect for us nonetheless.
Everything to do with our stay was perfect. The rooms, while not huge, are perfectly comfortable with great comfy beds, your own TV and DVD player, lovely bathroom with high quality products. The huge lounge with gorgeous mountain views was kept warm with a beautiful fire. The decor of the home is absolutely delightful and almost a little art gallery in itself. The attention to detail in the home is superb with lovely matching china and quality EVERYTHING. We also enjoyed the surrounds and grounds of the home and all the lovely walks nearby.
There's a selection of DVD's, lots of books to peruse or read.
The lovely touch of the gorgeous homemade afternoon tea....served warm is such a treat after a big day out and that is then followed by a lovely cheese nibblie platter and wine.....and OMG brekky is a real treat. Cereals, fruit juice, yoghurt, fruits, toasts croissants and your choice of whatever hot breakfast you would like.......we had the most delicious omelet on a couple of mornings.....superb! There is also wide selection of quality tea and coffee that you can help yourself to at anytime....even the nice packet cappuccinos and lattes if you choose
The 2 resident beagles and the 16 year old puss are a delight....not intrusive in any way and add to the homely, friendly,caring, happy atmosphere of the homestead. If you are not an animal lover you will be by the time you leave but you can choose to not have them intrude in your stay if you prefer.
The lovely old Cardrona historic pub is just a short delightful walk away and the food is superb also.
I could really keep raving forever but anyone thinking of trying Waiorau.... just make the booking NOW!. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Thank you Blyth for a wonderful stay and hospitality experience in NZ. (Sorry we didn't get to meet you Ann.....we will just have to come back!! Loved every minute of it!
- 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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