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Waiorau Homestead
Ranked #1 of 53 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you are travelling in New Zealand and anywhere near Queenstown or Wanaka you must try and stay with Ann and Blyth at Waiorau Homestead. They have made a beautiful home to stay in - stylish decorations and very comfortable beds - we stayed in the Harakeke room which had a king size and a single bed in the same room. We had exclusive use of a large bath/shower room directly across the hall. Great shower - we didn't get to use the spa bath. Now ..... Eating here is a great experience as breakfast has so many options from fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, toast, croissants, cheese and salami, followed by a freshly cooked hot breakfast of your choice. If you get a chance do book dinner sometime in your stay. Blyth is a chef and it shows - we had a delicious 3 course dinner with wine which was far better than many restaurants we have been to. Fine dining in a B&B - it was excellent. Good to sit down with other guests too as it makes breakfast/ dinner a time to share experiences of your holiday. Nothing is too much trouble for Ann and Blyth and we had a great time staying with them for 3 nights.
Don't hesitate to book - you will love it!

Room Tip: Harakeke room is great
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi Val, thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review for us and Blyth very much appreciates your compliments on the cooking. We hope we will see you in these parts again one day. Have a great 2017. A & B.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A well appointed upmarket B and B. We were very impressed with the location and the debit. We had our own private bathrooms and a warn and cosy lounge and dining to share with the other couples .
Highly recommend

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Guest, we are pleased you enjoyed some Waiorau hospitality and thank you for taking the time to do a lovely review for us. Please come and stay again. Kind regards, A & B

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We've already recommended Ann and Blyths beautiful home to friends
Waiorou was the highlight of our generally fabulous accommodation across the southern island I'm glad we stayed two days and next time we'll stay longer Ann and Blyth are generous and welcoming hosts who genuinely helped us to feel at home except their breakfasts are much better than at our place Genuine service with a smile

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hi Ashrin
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your review - we appreciate you lovely comments. And yes , do stay longer next time! Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stayed at Waiorau Homestead for two night recently. Ann and Blyth were excellent hosts - attentive without being intrusive. Our accommodation was lovely and comfortable and felt like a smart home from home. Beautiful setting and great local pub in an area we love!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hi Sharon, we are so glad you love our area - so do we! Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review for us as it is much appreciated. See you next time you are in the area. Kind regards, Ann & Blyth

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! This is a beautiful B&B situated 20 minutes from downtown Wanaka. The hosts are super nice and you are welcomed back at night with a fire burning in the beautiful living room. There are many places to hike to in the area and the surrounding grounds are breathtaking.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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WaiorauHosts, Owner at Waiorau Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Hi Sam, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to do this review for us - it is appreciated and we hope to see you in these parts sometime again soon. regards. Ann & Blyth

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Additional Information about Waiorau Homestead

Address: 2127B Cardrona Valley Road | RD1, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range: €159 - €209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waiorau Homestead 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waiorau Luxury Homestead offers the ultimate in luxury Cardona Valley, Wanaka Accommodation – comfort, style and hospitality. Waiorau Homestead is within two minutes drive to the access roads of Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Park - from bed to first run - 20 minutes! With a large number of nearby attractions and activities, Waiorau Homestead is the perfect haven for unwinding at the end of the day. Nestled at the heart of Central Otago and ideally situated between Queenstown and Wanaka, there are a numerous outdoor activites, wineries and walks to be enjoyed. ... more   less 
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