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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Thank you Bill and Margaret for making us feel so much at home, while still respecting our privacy. We ate all the peaches you gave us and they were delicious. And the marmalade, yummy!! Had it for breakfast this morning. We loved our stay. Kippilaw House is ideally located within a 5 minute walk to the city centre, restaurants, shops...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

We have been wondering if you were safe on the Westcoast after the deluge of rain. Those Black boys peaches are the best our tree is always laden, we enjoy sharing the fruits with our guests. We have over 40 fruit trees on this small section and love when guest pick the fruits . Thank you for your kind words...

Emmingen
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was for sure the place we loved most during our trip through NZ. The host is great: friendly, helpful and very, very nice. The B/Fast is gourmet style. The room is very clean and need. And the bathroom is for sure the most luxurios one we had in any other accommodation.

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Bill and I love what we do, meeting lovely people from around the world. People like yourself make our days thank you for your kind words. I'm sure you have settled back home safely reflecting on your recent holiday and planning more in the future. Happy days.M

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This B & B was by far the best we stayed at during our New Zealand vacation. This was for many reasons - The first was that the hosts provided pick up at the train station and drop off at the ferry terminal - no need for taxis or rental cars here. The home was very nicely appointed with a...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Bill and I love what we do I guess it's the many years as professional hospitality hosts chef and manager helps us looking out or all our guests needs. With about 40 fruit trees on the property we love serving our produce at Breakfast and dinner times. Our own bee hives produce excellent honey...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A wonderful home run by some lovely people situated on the main road coming out of Picton. We had the opportunity of using the downstairs bedroom and en suite with the use of a shared lounge. We were made extremely welcome and NOTHING was too much trouble. Breakfasts were lovely as were the evening chats. A home from home, including...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you Carolyn for your kind words. Bill and I enjoy looking after our guest, making them feel at home and feeding them up. The cake in the covered cake stand in the lounge changes every second day for guests to have when time permits. I hope your safely home with fond memories of your travels.

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Bill and Margaret were excellent hosts and made us very welcome. Our room and bathroom were very comfortable with everything one would want. The breakfast was excellent. The house is on a main road and with it being a long weekend in NZ the first night we spent there had a lot of traffic noise. We were also a bit...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we believe that breakfast is as important as your bed and serve a three course fare to see you on your way. We appreciate your mentioning of the small house fly we have been experiencing in Picton of late we have the screens on the doors so the devils stay outside. The professionals have...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed at Kippilaw House for two nights and Margaret and Bill could not do enough for us. Room was excellent as was the food and Margaret sent us on our way to the ferry with a lovely bag of home made goodies for the trip. Wonderful hosts

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I'm sorry I missed replying thank you for your kind words, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Meeting lovely folk from many walks of life is fantastic although we lives miles away many of our alums and lives are the same. Thank you for choosing Kippilaw House. Kind wish.

Petworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Perfect stop off from the ferry, within walking distance of restaurants, Margaret does offer dinner as well I believe....Thank you Margaret for a restful night in your lovely B&B, warm welcome with clean and comfy, large room with great breakfast, we couldn't ask for more!

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Bill and I pride ourselves in offering a comfortable restful stay at Kippilaw House. Having been involved hands on for 40 years in the Hospitality industry it comes naturally catering for most people's needs and sending them on their way well rested and feed. I expect your homeward bound, safe travels .

Florida
Reviewed 7 February 2016

A perfect stop on our way to the North Island. The house is appointed beautifully and was very comfortable, but what made Kippilaw wonderful were the hosts! Margaret and Bill take the time to get to know you, they sincerely wanted us to enjoy the stay and Margaret's food was delicious. We booked the optional dinner and it was absolutely...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words regarding your stay with us at Kippilaw House. I've been in Hospitality all my life, it's been my career and passion for over 40 years. ( gee that makes me sound old ) Bill and I love meeting new people sharing knowledge and making their stay with us memorable. All the food served...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2016

From the moment you arrive you feel at home. Wonderful warm hosts and Margaret is an amazing cook. The room was beautiful with lovely french antique furniture, a big bed with beautiful fresh high-quality linen. Fluffy robes in the en-suite and a cosy sitting room just for me with a great library and sky TV available. This is my third...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Well thank you for your kind words, we always enjoy your presence in the house and look forward to the publishing of your book. I hope your friends wedding was great out in the sounds after your last visit a perfect setting I'm sure. Until your next visit Bill and I wish you and your family well. Kind wish.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My partner and I stayed here over New Year, Margaret and Bill are a lovely couple and staying here made our holiday in New Zealand. I would recommend anyone who is planning a stay in Picton to stay here. Breakfasts are simply amazing with the cooked course a few notches above the standard cooked breakfasts you get in B&B's. Margaret...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Bill and I love what we do for 6 months of the year. Our guests bring sunshine into the home, they enables me to continue doing my many years hospitality experience and service which I love to bits. The breakfast in our eyes is equally as important as the comfortable beds. I hope your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kippilaw House

Address: 98 Waikawa Road | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $227 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kippilaw House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both rooms are truly beautiful and fully appointed. See attached photos including our room upstairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles MilgromM, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in a comfy room. Our daughter was in the study in a sleeper (which she said was a bit creaky).”
 of 5 bubbles foodandtravelisfun, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The suite has lovely views, good sun and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles liveofftheland, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Bowden room appears to be wheelchair friendly.”
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“Downstairs room has own garden, lounge and excellent bathroom”
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