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Montrose Bed & Breakfast Wanaka
Ranked #20 of 52 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had a long drive through Haast Pass and it was great to find Phil and Barbara's place. It is a great place to stay, very modern with very comfortable bed. Thanks to Barbara, we even caught up on a bit of washing (always a problem when on a long trip). All too soon we had to move on but can wholeheartedly recommend 'Montrose' if you are looking for a place in Wanaka.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

This being our third NZ holiday over the years, we have stayed in a vast selection of accommodation, and I must say that Montrose BnB in Wanaka I regard as being as being amongst the best. Phil and Barbara are great hosts, the house and its facilities are of an extremely high standard. I was even encouraged to park my dust/mud covered vehicle in their garageing, Top marks all round.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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MikaWanaka, Owner at Montrose Bed & Breakfast Wanaka, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thanks for your review and your kind words. Good to hear you are back home safely, our very best wishes for your future travels
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

After a long drive from Fox Glacier through Haast Pass to Wanaka on a rainy day, it was so nice to arrive at the warm and comfortable Montrose Bed & Breakfast where we were welcomed by Barbara and her gorgeous Samoyed, Mika. Barbara's warmth and kindness instantly brightened up our day. She showed us around her lovely home, to our room, and made sure we were comfortable in every aspect.
The three of us, my parents and I, stayed in the room with two beds (one queen and one single). It was immaculate, pleasant, and well lit with incredibly comfortable beds. The large and modern bathroom, which we had sole use of, was conveniently a few steps away from our room and equipped with clean towels, toiletries, and a hair dryer. Free and fast WiFi was available for our use, which really set this accommodation apart from other places in New Zealand where WiFi was not as efficient and even charged by Megabytes (a ridiculous thought in this Information Age). How lucky we were to have Phil and Barbara as hosts, who understood travellers' needs and were so generous to fulfil them.
Later in the evening, we met Phil and enjoyed a conservation together in the living room over wine, tea, and cookies prepared by Barbara. If only we had stayed longer in Wanaka, my Dad would have asked Phil out to play golf. On our departure, Barbara helped us to find and book our accommodation in Christchurch during Labour Weekend. She rang up the accommodation for us and we were able to book it at a discounted rate; how amazing!
To conclude, we had a wonderful stay. The sky was clear overnight and until now we believe that Barbara was really our sunshine in Wanaka and all of New Zealand. We would definitely stay at Montrose again next time we are in town and give it our unreserved recommendation to anyone visiting beautiful Wanaka.

By the way, thanks to Barbara's suggestion, we went to Hondy's for dinner and it was simply fantastic. Their blue cod was phenomenal. If Hondy's was on TripAdvisor, I would write a review for them too but for now I guess you can find them on FB.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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MikaWanaka, Owner at Montrose Bed & Breakfast Wanaka, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you so much for this fantastic review Tassya. We really appreciate your time you took to write this and we really enjoyed having you and your parents to stay. Hopefully we will meet again some day. All the best. From Barbara and Phil
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent one night in Wanaka on the way to the West Coast.
We stayed two weeks in New Zealand and if most of the time we stayed in hotels or Lodge for the other nights, we had an awesome stay with Barbara and Phil. They were very welcoming and liked to share stories and talked about their country.
The room was comfortable with ensuite bathroom and the breakfast was awesome.
Definitely a place to recommend if you have to spend one or a few nights in Wanaka and you are looking for a B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the queen with ensuite for 3 nights in August.

The room was immaculate and had a wall unit heater in the bedroom and underfloor heating in the bathroom so it was very warm and cosy. The B&B itself had the perfect location. It was a very short walk or drive to the lakefront, restaurants, and popular activities like the Mount Iron walk and Puzzling World. And on a busy ski weekend in Wanaka, it was as quiet as could be. The home has a washer and dryer that guests are welcome to use (the only free laundry I did in NZ), and also a covered parking space and a guest refrigerator.

But what really makes Montrose the best were the hosts, Barbara and Phil, and their lovely dog, Mika. I truly felt at home in their house and looked forward to our conversations over the lovely breakfasts that Barbara cooked--scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, tomatoes, toast, fruit, yogurt, hash browns, coffee and juice. (She also gave us a choice of other breakfasts). Phil and Barbara had lots of valuable insight into NZ and Wanaka and were exceptionally friendly and nice. They helped us figure out where to rent skis and buy lift tickets, recommended fun activities, and even helped me book a delicious dinner for us one night.

We will certainly be back and we will definitely recommend Montrose to everyone we know.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We come to Wanaka for Ski, so we are expecting a good place to rest after a tiring day.
Thanks to the friendly Host Family, Barbara and Phil, we can rest well and recharged. The breakfast was impressive as the food provided is enough us to skip lunch.
Breakfast will be better if we have different choices.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I stayed four nights with Barbara and Phil during my recent tour of the South Islands and they made my stay in Wanaka fun, relaxing and memorable. My room was comfortable and clean, which was great, especially after a long drive from Franz Josef. During my time, they went out of their way to make me feel at home, with a great morning breakfast, suggestions of must see sites, must do activities in Wanaka (i.e. Canyoning), great restaurants to try and Phil even took time out of his schedule to take me golfing! The location of the B&B is an easy walk to town, to the restaurants, lake and shopping. When I return to NZ, I will definitely be staying at Montrose B&B and strongly recommend Montrose to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay with great hosts...and an awesome dog (Mika).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Montrose Bed & Breakfast Wanaka
Address: 120 Mount Iron Drive | Lake Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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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