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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our two nights here and we had a very comfortable room with our own balcony at the front of the house. We had use of a lounge and Bernie welcomed us with a drink. She and her husband were going away and Sharon was taking over in the morning. There was no tea making in our room so I...

Thank Nick W
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night while we were driving up the west coast. Our bedroom and the parlor were very comfortable. Sharon was an excellent hostess and her breakfast was delicious. If you're planning to stop in Franz Josef for a night or two (or longer), you'll certainly want to stay here!

Thank BaldEagle1776
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our room was comfortable, big bathroom in a 1920 home. Our hosts, Bernie and Gerry were just adorable. Bernie knows everything that goes own in the region. Gerry can prepare great breakfasts. We loved our stay there. Although it is a little bit out of town, the restaurants and tours gave us a ride, both ways.

Thank nelylee
United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the warm and relaxed atmosphere of Holly Homestead. Bernie was extremely welcoming and very helpful, sorting out evening meals and trips. Gerard's breakfasts were really tasty and there was wide choice of options. The room was spacious with a well-equipped bathroom. The guest lounge was warm and comfortable and a great place to chat...

Thank bighead
Billingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our room was spacious with a sitting area and kitchenette with Tea making facilities. Other rooms do not have this but your are encouraged to go down to the common room where they are available. Breakfast mediocre, cereal bar well stocked but the cooked breakfast, not so much. Bernie and Gerard very friendly and helpful in arranging trips to the...

Thank David E
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a beautiful home run by two lovely people in Bernie and Gerard. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with new bathrooms. Bernie is a wealth of information about things to do in the area while Gerard is the Chef and cooks a great breakfast. Bernie can also arrange a curtesy pick up and drop home from 3 places...

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Really comfortable, lots of space, good location...Bernie very helpful in advising on trips an booking for us...nothing too much trouble ..nice roaring fire.......great breakfast....go elsewhere and you will repent!

Thank Paul Z
Albany, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very charming B&B. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast offered plenty of variety. All new bathroom fixtures of copper. Located almost within walking distance of downtown. I'd go back there for sure.

Thank ScubaDiver2016
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The house is very charming and well kept. The owners are very attentive and make sure you know all about the area. The breakfast was really good. The rooms are very nice and the attention to detail really shows.

Thank Blackwood8505
San Francsico
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Located just minutes from downtown Franz Josef, Holly Homestead is a cozy, charming B&B. Although the structure dates back to the 1920’s, it’s been restored with all the modern amenities - no need to trudge out back to the outhouse in the middle of the night. Bernie & Gerard were on a well deserved holiday when my wife and I...

Thank McTravelSFO

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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: ₹ 12,643 - ₹ 19,037 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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