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Tophouse Historic Guesthouse Cafe & Bar

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68 Tophouse Road Nelson Lakes, Saint Arnaud 7072 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A lovely place and unusual for us, with only four individual stand alone houses with all facilities complete in each house. We got comfy beds in two separate bedrooms, nice and clean bathroom, full kitchen and dining table, big sofa, totally quiet night, and the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I had a reason for staying here on my little tour of the region. My Grandmother worked there in the early 1920s and I was anxious to check it out now it had been restored to hits former glory. We were not disappointed. The rooms...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you like everything to be orderly and predictable, you may be disappointed here. But if you are open to going with the flow and actually talking with other guests, you are in for a treat. My husband and I stayed three nights in the...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The Tophouse brands itself as an historical Inn as it was built in the 1800s. It has an interesting history with several albums of old photos and news articles of past events. It's a step back in time for those interested in the pioneer days....More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This place has a lot of history behind it . Its a shame the bar and Café are not open and utilised as it could. When we were there the units were full and just needs good management to be open for catering. It is...More

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TopHouse Historic Guesthouse offers accommodation, meals and drinks ( in NZ's smallest bar) to travellers and has done so since 1887. TopHouse is located on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park and offers ...More fabulous mountain views from the guesthouse or from your veranda of your chalet. The Guesthouse has a home away from home atmosphere. It is steeped in history so come and experience the atmosphere and feel the warmth. The mountainview chalets are each self- contained and sleep a max. of 4 adults or a family of five. The Nelson Lakes National park is an outdoor persons delight with, boating, fishing, walks & hiking on your doorstep. In the area there is mountain biking, wineries, 4x4 tracks and more. The property is set amongst farmland and is a safe haven for young children. We have the best views to the mountain ranges. Retreat to your deck of your chalet or the garden terrace and watch the bunnies, cows, goats, sheep meander in the fields or read a good book in utter peace. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$ 90 - US$ 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$ 90 - US$ 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
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Room & Suite (6)
Dining (5)
Pool & Beach (1)
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"Ask for one of the bigger rooms if you can."
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"warm comfortable ,country feel great views homely welcoming"
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"Take one or four"
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"May be more room in rooms not in main building."
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