My husband were meant to stay here for two nights during our 4 weeks on the South Island. However Mother Nature and a rockslide on the Haast Highway meant we ended up staying for 4 nights.... and loved it! This was definitely our favourite B&B during our trip. We ended up with a full Riversong experience - our initial 2 nights were generously upgraded to the upstairs suite, and the following 2 nights we were in the downstairs room. Decor and fixtures are elegantly comfortable - very stylish and welcoming, lots of books to flip through, plentiful tea and coffee supplies and biscuits. Good wifi access is provided. Lovely river views from both rooms - the upstairs suite has a small balcony off the bedroom, and the downstairs has direct access to the large front patio. For our arrival we had requested one of the platters that Anne offers - this was delicious (breads, cold meats, seafood, olives, homemade mushroom pate (yum!), roast beetroot, etc) and made for a perfect dinner with a bottle of wine while watching the river run by.
Just like everything else, breakfasts were plentiful with a lovely attention to detail. Cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and toast, with a different cooked dish each day. And my favourite - Anne's muffins which she was happy to pack up for us when we were hitting the road. Anne and Ian were extremely helpful and accommodating when we were affected by the road closure, giving us plenty of time to work ourselves out each day and let them know whether we would be staying another day.
Riversong is such a comfortable and peaceful location - bring a good book (or borrow one from Anne and Ian's large collection) and settle in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality bed & breakfast accommodation in a unique riverside setting just minutes from Wanaka town and the lake. Guestrooms have en-suite bathrooms & stunning river & mountain views. Cooked or continental breakfast included, guest library, internet, parking. Relax in our private gardens, enjoy river walks & superb fly fishing from our backdoor. Take advantage of our local fishing knowledge, tuition and guiding service. ... more less