On another trip to the South Island of New Zealand, we decided to call into our favourite Bed & Breakfast place at Riverton, and a chance to catch up with Gay Maley, the delightful hostess of this fabulous bed and breakfast. Being greeted like long lost friends made us feel extra special and we got to stay in "our" room. As before, the room was spotless, the bed comfortable, crisp linen and the fridge was full of complimentary goodies, an excellent bottle of wine, and yes the sweet jar was full of chocolates - yum! There is a spacious ensuite and a small lounge area to chill out in if you want. Gays standards are extremely high, and her attentiveness to provide everything that you may possibly need is faultless, food is either home made (her bread is fabulous, jams and preserves), or locally sourced produce. The breakfast leaves you wanting for nothing, you name it she can provide it. This time we stayed four nights, as we wanted to explore the surrounding areas. Gay organised our trip over to Stewart Island, rented accommodation on the Island for two nights and then organised a boat trip to Doubtful Sounds. On our return our room was prepared for our arrival, and Gay had organised us a supper as we were returning to Riverton late in the evening. Such thoughtful hosting on Gays part makes this bed and breakfast absolutely No 1 in this region and is so well deserved. Why would you want to stay anywhere else! We will be returning again to this delightful part of New Zealand, especially when we want spoiling. Thank you Gay for your wonderful organisational skills and a most memorable stay, and making us feel special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Base yourself in Riverton, and explore the wonderful untouched area, walk, bike, jog, swim in the sea, visit Stewart Island, go fishing, visit Te Anau for the day, climb the Hump Track, it's all here, and it's not too crowded. - Relaxing River Reflections at Riverton. There are no strangers at our place, only friends we haven't met. At our home you have the choice of accommodation. We recently bought this property and spent many weeks redesigning the house, to give guests their own space, and separate wing. There are two en-suite rooms to choose from and everything is new, with lots of thought put into ensuring your comfort. Each room offers peace and quiet and superb views to either the river or the sea with magical sunrises and sunsets. Your hosts Gay and Arch Maley have been operating B&Bs and looking after the comfort of guests for OVER 22 years. The breakfast is to "Live For," giving many choices of home made offerings which can be eaten alfresco, or in the comfort of the dining room, still with wonderful views. Receive a FREE BOTTLE OF N.Z WINE when you come to stay with us. We also provide FREE WI-FI to all our guests. ... more less