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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
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Airport Transportation
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the ambience of the place. We stayed in the units which were clean and tidy. The evening meal was quite special with a fire burning in the cob fireplace and Jennifer telling us the history of the building.

1  Thank NZGrandi
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We stayed at the Tophouse for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute of it- the unique old house, the friendly and personal service of Jennifer with her fabulous cooking, the smallest pub of NZ with the sunniest garden combined with a stunning view and the...More

2  Thank Tauchmann
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Quiet, off the beaten track but only a short drive from St Arnaud Spectacular views and a house steeped in history. Such a beautiful place and such a great host. There are rooms in the house but we stayed in a 2 bed chalet which...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 18 January 2015

What a great spot. Quiet and peaceful, bathed in history and interesting stories . The historic house was awesome to look round and we had a 2 course home made dinner in the house one night. Delicious and healthy food in the company of the...More

1  Thank Jaxhida
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We have just spent a lovely night at Tophouse staying in a chalet. We enjoyed a 4 course meal ...the venison was delicious. To stay at Tophouse is a unique experience...history, service, quality, views, and amazing food. Would be a great location to spend a...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
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$ 86 - US$ 96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Number of rooms
Price range
US$ 86 - US$ 96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
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Room & Suite (6)
Dining (5)
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"Ask for one of the bigger rooms if you can."
12 Feb 2018
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"warm comfortable ,country feel great views homely welcoming"
30 Apr 2017
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"Take one or four"
19 Feb 2017
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"May be more room in rooms not in main building."
21 Jan 2017
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