My partner and I stayed at Montrose B&B for four days in April during our three-week trip to New Zealand which covered both the North and South Islands. So, I am a little late in writing this review, but it's one I wanted to be sure that I wrote eventually because I truly had the most wonderful time staying here. In fact, out of all of the places I stayed in NZ, I would say that this was my favourite. I would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Wanaka and I would also highly recommend Wanaka as a place not to miss on a trip to NZ.
First and foremost, Phil and Barbara are the most wonderful hosts. Staying with them was like staying with family. They were both incredibly warm, welcoming, gracious and easy to talk to. They have travelled a fair bit themselves which I think gives them an excellent understanding of all of the little and the big things that are important when you're travelling. They gave us tons of great suggestions in terms of things to do in Wanaka and places to eat. Thank you!
Our room was perfect - cute, impeccably clean, with an ensuite bathroom. The location of the B&B is excellent - it's in a very nice, quiet residential area just a short walk from town.
One thing we really appreciated about this B&B is that we were able to do some laundry and at no extra charge. Barbara was even so kind as to hang my laundry out to dry for me. Talk about great service! There was also a guest kitchenette (with a sink, fridge, utensils, dishes, etc) which we found handy because we could buy fruit, yogurt, cheese, veggies, etc. to pack with us on day trips.
Breakfast was delightful. We were quite active while we were in Wanaka (there are just so many great paths for running and hiking, we couldn't resist!) and the delicious breakfasts Barbara prepared for us were more than sufficient to fuel us until lunch time.
And last but not least, Mika! I miss that girl! She is such a lovely, gentle, beautiful dog and I wish I could have brought her home with me. If you are wary of large dogs, I bet this warm-hearted gentle girl can change your perspective.
I would go back to Montrose B&B in a heart beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fabulous mountain views from our modern bed and breakfast. Situated in a quiet residential area but only 17 minutes walk (1500 metres) to town. Elevated to enjoy lovely mountain views all around from the dining area. A delicious English cooked breakfast is offered along with continental, vegetarian and gluten free options. Good fast broadband wireless internet is included. Lovely modern bathrooms with undertile bathroom heating in winter, heated towel rails, shampoos and hairdryer and continuous hot water. Bedrooms with wall mounted televisions, self controlled heating, shelving, clothes hanging space and electric under blankets. Queen room with private en-suite bathroom and a room with 2 beds (queen and single)with a large private bathroom opposite. A further room is available only by request. Friendly kiwi hosts Phil and Barbara make guests very welcome in the living area at any time and offer complimentary drinks on arrival and / or during the evening. You will fall in love with Mika, our very friendly, placid Samoyed dog. ... more less
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