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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Stayed just for one night but really delightful. Lake views from the property are lovely. About 10 min walk from main downtown area but very easy. And the owners, Jo and Ian Harper, are especially delightful and helpful. Sad to hear they're looking to retire but wish them the best. Really lovely stay and highly recommend.

Thank hns009
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Jo & Ian Harper's B & B is situated above the town of Wanaka with great views over the lake. With just two letting bedrooms, this is an extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and furnished place to stay. There is a first floor lounge (great views) for the exclusive use of guests. It is set in luxuriant grounds. Jo & Ian... More 

Thank Harry B
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. We have been hosting for 20 years and are selling our home to move on now. It is heartwarming to know that we are still able to make our guests feel at home. More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stayed only one night, but Jo and Ian were great hosts, Jo getting us a last minute dinner reservation and Ian explaining cricket. The bedroom was comfortable, (and there was chocolate). We will definitely stay there again when we head back through Wanaka in a few years.

Thank Javery323
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We do appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We like to be able to assist our guests, especially when the town is so busy. More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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201 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Returned for our 2nd visit.Just as we remembered ,with Jo and Ian greeting us warmly. Still as good as ever with a lovely breakfast. Had some enjoyable chats both at breakfast and when coming back in the evening. Ian advised us or should I say talked us into doing the Rob Roy Glacier walk. Really glad he did it was... More 

Thank Barry-Jang
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you positive review. We are delighted that our travel guide was useful and yes the Rob Roy Glacier walk is a special experience. More 

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Jo & Ian make you feel very, very, ... welcome! They take a genuine interest in who their guests are, taking lots of time for you when you arrive, during breakfast... but without giving you the feeling they are "intruding your personal space" (wow, that sounds dramatic ;)). Location is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the lake and... More 

Thank Sven G
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Sven for taking the time tp post a review. We enjoyed your company and the movie experience is great. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We spent 2 nights at Harpers and had a lovely time exploring the beautiful town and area. Jo and Ian were excellent hosts, and we had some very interesting and wide ranging conversations. The breakfasts were delicious especially the freshly cooked pancakes! Jo also booked tickets for Cinema Paradiso for our second evening which was a fabulous experience which every... More 

Thank rosie_lusznat
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review The movies are definitely a must. We try and go regularly. More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We loved our stay at Harpers as it combined a perfect location with friendly and helpful hosts. I had arrived a few days after hurting by back and Jo helped me cope with lotion and hot wheat bags, which managed to control the pain so that we could get around and see Wanaka. The room was large and had a... More 

Thank xbob
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. We agree that Wanaka is a very special place and are happy that you thought so too. More 

Rambouillet, France
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We had a wonderful stay with Jo & Ian in Wanaka - they tried to help in any way they could, and made us feel very welcome. The room has a splendid view towards the lake too, and it's only a few minutes-walk to the lake and the city center. Plus, I thought they were very sweet as a couple!... More 

Thank LaurelineH
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. After 51 years of marriage it is great to think that we are still a 'sweet' couple. More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We enjoyed pretty much our two days in Harpers B&B. A short walk to the city centre, a quiet place with a beautiful garden, excellent vews to the lake and some enormous sequoyas standing like centinels. On top of all that Jo and Ian are very friendly. They gave us some useful advice about our trip and helped us with... More 

Thank Carlos L
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive review. And in Spanish too! We did enjoy your company and hope you enjoyed Doubtful Sound. More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Harper's is a great combination of a great place to stay and fantastic hosts. The room accommodations have everything you could need with a large bed and an ensuite bathroom. Jo and Ian also give you the living room outside of the bedroom to yourself so you have additional space to spread out and socialize. Let's not forget the great... More 

Thank Joe M
GaelLakeWanaka, Owner at Harpers Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed your positive review. The pancake record is still waiting to be broken. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm, friendly homestay within 5 minutes walk to lake and 15 minutes walk to town. Enjoy sharing breakfast stories with your hosts who have traveled quite extensively. Comfortable rooms with views of mountains and our extensive garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harpers Bed and Breakfast

Address: 95 McDougall Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: ₹ 6,782 - ₹ 7,751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are just two rooms (1double, 1 twin) both of a very high standard of furnishing and decoration. We had the upstairs double with Great Lake views.”
 of 5 bubbles HarryB226, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The double room is larger and nicer than the twin room.”
 of 5 bubbles rosie_lusznat, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The one on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles S4598DYcarlosl, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stay at least 2 nights and enjoy the peace. Queenstown is far more commercial.”
 of 5 bubbles stevesyred, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs room has great view of lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 255pauln, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
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