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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 September 2013

"Nomen est Omen"... The B&B's name is more than an indication, its a promise! You are looking for a gem in a historic house, a charming room furnished with mindful care, a cosy bed, a beautiful bathroom with nicely selected toileteries, a focus on environmental friendly hospitality and that all kept spotlessly clean? Then Holly Homestead is the place to...

Thank Charme-Travelers
Seria, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Warm welcome from the hosts with good advice about the options for activities and eating in the local area. Rooms very well appointed and with excellent bathrooms. Its on the outskirts of the town which was good for us but might be less convenient if you don't have your own transport. Would certainly recommend it to anyone passing through Franz...

Thank Pakistandy
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The hosts were incredibly friendly and accommodating and made us feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. The breakfast was a friendly affair with freshly made bread, jams and fruit salads as well as plenty of choices from the cooked food menu. The rooms are well presented and comfortable with lovely views from all Windows. I would...

Thank Bunfs
United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2013

A really lovely place to stay. The room was very nice and spotlessly clean. The toiletries were great and the chocolate in the room a nice touch. Bernie was very helpful in every respect and we really enjoyed our breakfast here, as well as the drinks and home made biscuits. A really thoughtful touch was the list of places to...

Thank Wolvesblue2
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We pulled into the parking lot of the Holly Homestead after a very long day of driving from Nelson. Bernie met us at the door with a warm smile and offer of a glass of wine, and that was only the beginning! She is a great hostess -- taking the time to sit with us and helping us to outline...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Holly Homestead for one night before our heli Hike at Franz Josef. We arrived late and were overwhelmed by the hospitality displayed by Bernie. We were shown to our beautiful room that had perfect views of the mountains and joined other guests the next morning at breakfast where we were treated to a...

Thank Fi_Lewis
from North Yorkshire
Reviewed 24 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here in this delightful house with great character in March for two nights on our 4 week trip round New Zealand. What a gem! Bernie was the hostess with the mostess from providing home made cookies, all the info we required for the area to providing us with a 'what to see en route' list...

Thank Swisstrekkers
Ocean View, Delaware
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Bernie was outstanding and a wealth of information. She insisted on carrying our luggage despite my willingness to do so. My wife loved the property and multiple thoughtful little touches. And to top it off, when we were checking out Bernie was in the parking lot cleaning off the car windshields for all her guests!! Gerard was a great breakfast...

Thank Bob Q
Oxford uk
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A wonderful homely welcome from Bernie awaited us at Holly Homestead. After unpacking we joined our host in the lounge for tea and cookies. Bernie was a mine of information and help us with deciding where to go for supper. This was a beautiful, immaculate B and B , with lots of thoughtful little touches. At breakfast we met hubbie...

Thank GillianMurray
Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We had a great view across the snow-capped mountains from our room, and were even able to photograph the peaks by moonlight. We had a good sized room with a large bathroom including a powerful shower. Everything was very clean and our room was very quiet despite the B&B being on the main road SH6. Our hosts gave us lots...

Thank JandP_Cotswolds

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $243 - $372 (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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“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
“All rooms have advantages for your stay.”
 of 5 bubbles jartman65, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The suite was very special”
 of 5 bubbles 5Sue7, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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