We stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast for 3 nights in January 2012. Helen and Wayne are such a welcoming couple and certainly made our stay very special. Upon arrival we sat in the main house (note the two nicely appointed guest rooms are separate and have their own entrance, so you have more privacy) and chatted with Helen about our travels and she gave some recommendations on how to spend our time in Wanaka. This was one of our favourite towns in NZ, more chilled than Queenstown, yet still offers lots to do to fill your days. On Helen's recommendation we climbed a hill (I forget the name) on our first day (just opposite Puzzle World which is quite unusual!) to give lovely views of the surrounding area. Well worth it. We also walked the Clutha river, which is really beautiful, into town and then along to a vineyard the other end of town. The start of the walk was a 10 minute drive from the B&B and Wayne kindly offered to drop us off there. It's those sort of gestures which we found so nice and made this B&B stand out. I've even joined trip advisor to write my first review because I was so impressed. I'll finish up by saying that Helen is a wonderful cook and we were treated to a different breakfast each day - from traditional fry-up, to kiwi corn patties and healthy homemade muesli. Really nice breakfast and always set us up for another great day in Wanaka.
Thank you Helen and Wayne for making us feel so welcome. We were sad to leave but loved the rest of our honeymoon in NZ. Such a beautiful country and we're missing it here from London.
All the very best,
Lee and Emma
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breakfast with lake and mountain views, and warm welcoming hosts await your arrival. D'lavande Bed and Breakfast in Wanaka is a short 5 minute stroll to the town centre with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and Cinema Paradiso. Our aim is to provide affordable luxury accommodation and a memorable stay in our 2009 purpose built home with private access. ... more less