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Poppy's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #29 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Wanaka is a perfect base for seeing the beauty of the Southern Alps and Central Otago and Poppy's is a perfect location with glorious lake and mountain views.
The B&B (or self contained if you wish) is beautifully and tastefully presented and the hosts are delightful. Very knowledgeable about the local area, friendly and willing to chat if you wish and the breakfasts are to die for!
Access to the B&B is up a steep hill and might deter some but it really isn't difficult and absolutely worth it. With the town 3/4 minutes away you get the best of convenience and peace and serenity without any bustle.
My wife and I have returned here a number of times and are still as enthusiastic now as after our first stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rob W
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Poppy's was recommended to us by friends and we are grateful they did.
We stayed at quite a few B&Bs during our New Zealand holiday and Poppy's was the best. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and very comfortable.
The views from the balcony with the lake and snow covered mountains in the background are spectacular.
Our hosts Trish and Stephen could not have been more welcoming or done more for us.

Wanaka itself is a must stay location and it is hard to imagine a better place than Poppy's to use as a base for visiting the area.
In addition Trish and Stephen have the knowledge to advise on places to see and in our case even drew us a map to help.
We had two nights at Poppy's, October 28th and 30th 2012, either side of a flight from Queenstown down to Milford Sound. We were so impressed on the 28th that we really looked forward to going back on the 30th. It felt like going home, very relaxing.
Poppy's is excellent value for money and we believe anyone who stays there will leave feeling they have been somewhere special.
We are certain we will go to New Zealand again and when we do we will go back to Poppy's

Our stay at Poppy's was genuinely one of our holiday highlights and we would recommend it to anyone looking for that bit extra in a B&B.

GM & FC HIll
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frederick H
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you are in the Wanaka area, Poppy’s B&B is a “must stay”. Perched high on a hill, overlooking the entire valley with its snow-capped mountain backdrop, Poppy’s offers you a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment with a non-stop view. It is luxuriously furnished with the added touches of video and cd players and a nice selection of movies and music for your evening enjoyment. Laundry and wi-fi are included in the price.

A private stairway takes you into the Poppywell’s spectacular home where breakfast is served with a view of the valley on one side and a lovely private garden on the other. Breakfast consists of a variety of fresh fruits, creamy yogurt, homemade muesli (toasted or raw) followed by a delicious cooked breakfast that varies from morning to morning. Breakfast is punctuated with delightful conversation with Stephen and Trish who, being tour guides in the area will provide you with useful information for activity during your stay in the area and make you feel as though you are a visiting relative whom they’ve been wanting to have for a visit for a long time.

Stephen played oboe for the NZ Symphony for 31 years before retiring and Trish is a former dancer with the NZ Royal Ballet. She has been involved in dance for many years and teaches fitness classes, too.

We recommend that you make a point of booking a stay at Poppy’s. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 41John72
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our stay at Poppy's B&B was amazing. From the views out towards Lake Wanaka and over to Treble Cone, to the awesome hosts and amazing breakfasts, our stay couldn't have been better. Would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone wanting a relaxing time in Wanaka with knowledgeable and friendly hosts. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Julian M
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Poppy's B&B is the perfect location, situated high on a hill with breathtaking views of Lake Wanaka and the mountains, only a short drive from the lakefront, restaurants and cafes.

The accommodation is a fully self contained two bedroom apartment with full kitchen, living area and outdoor area and a private entrance which offers a balance of independence and privacy while enjoying the hosts' hospitality.

Scrumptious breakfasts are provided from a choice of menu, delicious home made muesli, yoghurt and fruits or a gourmet cooked breakfast. They will cater to dietary requirements with advance notice

Stephen and Trish, who both also work as tour guides, are very knowledgeable of the wider area and can offer recommendations and information for any local sights and activities. They are the perfect hosts, friendly and welcoming and passionate about their business.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

My wife and I are transplanted Americans now living in Auckland, New Zealand. My father-in-law came to visit us in NZ and we had about 5 days to show him around the mountains of the South Island. We spent one night at Poppy's B&B in March 2012, but we wish it could have been more!

The B&B is situated on a hill with amazing views overlooking the lake and mountains. What a perfect location - stunning vistas yet just a short drive from the Wanaka lakefront and its restaurants and cafes.

We are regular B&B guests and have stayed at many throughout New Zealand. Without a doubt Poppy's ranks as one of the best we've been to. Stephen and Trish are the perfect hosts - friendly, welcoming, and full of information to share. And the rooms are a perfect combination of privacy and feeling like guests in their home. You have your own private entrance yet stairs lead down from the suite to the breakfast area in their home in the morning.

The two bedroom setup was perfect for the three of us so my wife's dad could have his own room yet we could all share the living space and the great view. But it would also be great for just two people. There is a full kitchen plus a large living area and deck which both have stunning views.

The breakfast was superb with lots of fresh local fruit and a wide array of food to choose from including a cooked option. They were great in accommodating my wife's gluten allergy - we had let them know about it before arriving and they had great options for her.

We highly recommend Poppy's - the warm & inviting hosts, the great rooms, the yummy breakfasts, and the stunning location make it the perfect base for exploring beautiful Wanaka and the surrounding area!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We travelled from the US for a two week trip to the South Island of NZ and stayed at some really nice places, but Poppy's was just stunning. It is not an exaggeration that this has the best views in Wanaka - the lake, the mountains - all from a high vantage point. The accommodations were great - private entrance, our own kitchen, and deck; very nicely laid out. It is a two bedroom unit so it can accommodate a couple, a family or two couples travelling together. Every morning we looked forward to breakfast in the main part of the house - also with stunning views. There was so much food - home made Muesli, fruit, toast, and something cooked (YUM!) - that we felt full for hours. And Stephen Popperwell was a great and interesting host who we enjoyed interacting with. He does tour guides as well and so he gave us some great tips for local sights (and beyond too). We didn't get to meet his wife Trish, who was away when we were there. This is just a terrific place to stay if you are in Wanaka.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leah L
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Address: 701 Aubrey Road | Albert Town, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Ranked #29 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poppy's (Stephen and Trish Popperwell's newly built alpine home) is nestled into the privacy of 2 acres of native Kanuka bush, situated in a sunny, elevated position on the slopes of Mt Iron where it enjoys uninterrupted 180 degree panoramic views of the mountains and beautiful Lake Wanaka. We offer a fully self-contained, private and quiet 2 bedroom apartment (one charming queen bedded room and one either twin or super-king bedded room), with modern bathroom, a spacious and comfortable living room and fully equipped kitchen. Large bi-fold doors open onto a private deck with a breathtaking lake and mountain panoramic outlook. ... more   less 

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