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Holly Homestead B&B

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Holly Homestead is well located just outside Franz Josef, and expertly run by Bernie and Gerard. Bernie has thought of everything - she was immensely helpful, providing advice, arranging pickups by restaurant cars, even having a glass of port waiting for us when we returned from a night out. In the morning Gerard cooked us an excellent breakfast and as...

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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bernie goes out of her way to make this B&B an excellent choice. The new suite is spacious and well appointed. Her advice on restaurants was good and the list of places to stop by on the way south to Wanaka and Queenstown was terrifically helpful - including very accurate drive times. Breakfasts were delicious!

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Surrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is characterful with great atmosphere and host Bernie was friendly and welcoming. Our room was clean and spacious with comfortable bed and wonderful mountain view. It had a large en-suite bathroom containing shower and separate bath. We also had shared use of sunny balcony with seats and table. The TV in our room didn’t have reasonable reception, but...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holly Holmestead is perfect as a base in Franz Josef. The house is very comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. There are four rooms and ours was the deluxe suite which had every amenity including a beautiful bathroom. Our host, Bernie, was very welcoming and took a great of trouble advising what to do and explaining in depth detail of the area....

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable and very accommodating hosts. Lots of helpful information for resort and travelling on. We had a room with a sitting room which was great to relax in. There are also patios to sit out on - good for sunset watching or just admiring the mountains. Breakfast delicious and plenty of choice. Just outside Franz Joseph but not a...

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Following a great welcome from Bernie and a tour of the property, she had us organised for our two night stay over a pot of tea in the welcoming lounge. Restaurants were booked on our behalf, including free return travel (one in a stretch limo), and alternative attractions as the weather was inclement - recommend the Glacier walk and the...

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Thank Alan J
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We only stayed one night there. Nevertheless we had a very warm welcome by our hosts. We stayed in the very spacious suite. There nothing is missing, even a moscito machine can be found. Excellent wifi signal available. For breakfast we were asked if we wanted a single or a double portion. Home baked bread and fresh fruit salad were...

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Crail, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Regrettably we could only spend one night here because of a late change to our itinerary, beautiful house full of character in scenic location. Close to both Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers which are both worth visiting. Bernie was very helpful aiding us change plans for our onward journey. Great breakfast with a welcome option of smaller portions. Must be...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Holly homestead was one the nicest places we stayed in our 5 weeks in New Zealand. From the moment we arrived, after a long journey from Nelson, the welcome from Bernie could not have been warmer. The room was high class and comfortable, the breakfasts excellent, and great to share with others, and the local knowledge in terms restaurants, walks...

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london
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a last minute booking and were not disappointed. Bernie is the perfect host and all the facilities are top notch for a B and B. Gerard does a cracking breakfast too. Bed is very comfy and rooms spotless. We had to move on after one night and we're sorry not to have Ben able to stay longer. Great...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique B&B : This colonial homestead whispers history. Originally constructed from beautiful native timber in 1926, now tenderly refurbished staying true to the Arts & Crafts style of architecture. Start your day early with a panoramic view of the Franz Josef neve from the breakfast table. Go exploring at your own pace and come home to a glacial sunset, a glass of port in the guest lounge and a welcoming bed. Age restriction: children 12+ welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holly Homestead B&B

Address: 2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $210 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holly Homestead B&B 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles G3779LZpauld, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The deluxe suite”
 of 5 bubbles DJFLondon, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Nice view of the mountain and of the garden but it rains a lot and you may be unable to see it.”
 of 5 bubbles nelylee, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 had great views of the snow capped mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 900deniset, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not a bad room in the house”
 of 5 bubbles McTravelSFO, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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