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2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7856 New Zealand
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Franz Josef
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Carolyn L wrote a review Aug 2020
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A lovingly restored 1920's homestead hosted by Bernie and Gerard who are warm and friendly and dedicated to providing a genuine 5 star experience for their guests. The rooms were large and comfortable and the lounge area cozy with a blazing woodfire. The special touches including daily baking, cooked breakfasts with home baked bread, and a complimentary glass of port in the evening were a highlight. Their local knowledge both local and of the West Coast was instrumental in making our holiday fabulous. We would highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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TonyBCambs wrote a review Mar 2020
Cambs61 contributions84 helpful votes
Lovely house on the outskirts of town. Welcoming hostess, very friendly, and the room is large, airy, and very comfortable, with all the facilities and amenities you would expect. In addition, we had 2 lots of washing done, and dried, which was a huge bonus, and very welcome. Breakfast was large and hot - brilliant!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Caroline Corcoran wrote a review Mar 2020
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Bernie is a lovely lady and was very informative about the Franz Josef area and advised us on walks, restaurants etc. The room was very comfy and homely, with plenty of space. There is also a guest balcony. Views of the mountains were lovely, especially at sunrise. Thanks Gerrard for the breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mei-Mei K wrote a review Jan 2020
Estero, Florida1837 contributions354 helpful votes
We had planned our Franz Josef adventure nearly a year out. So we were stunned to hear of the floods washing away roads and stranding tourists in December! Bernie was terrific in keeping me informed, providing clear updates and offering whatever flexibility we might need/desire. We thought we'd have to skip that portion but roads were mended quickly and we had two great nights with Bernie and Jerrod. I've lost my pictures but our superior room was very spacious, with a kettle, hooks, a small chest and plentiful counter space. The bathroom was likewise roomy and well equipped; the shower was a little less powerful than I prefer but is intended to be like a gentle rain, said Bernie when asked! (FYI room 2 was upstairs with a good number of creaky stairs to drag your bags.) Bernie's thoughtful touches made Holly Homestead really stand out: earplugs by the bed; a night light in the bathroom; port in the cozy parlor with fireplace; complimentary drinks in the small fridge in the kitchen; and use of the kitchen fridge. Restaurant info and menus are provided. And she even called Fox Glacier for us to check on our excursion the next day. We had two early starts and Bernie and Jerrod accommodated us with nice breakfasts to get going (he's the breakfast chef). Bernie bakes bread and scones and it was difficult not to eat them all up as they came out of the oven the night before. The home is just a few minutes drive past town, and slightly back from the main road. There was a tiny bit of traffic noise, which stopped at bedtime. Parking is right out in front of the house. Thanks for everything, Bernie and Jerrod!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Room 2 upstairs was terrific
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Jeff W wrote a review Nov 2019
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A great place to rest up ahead of or post a long drive. Bernie and Gerrard are great hosts, the rooms are beautifully appointed and you are made to feel at home immediately. Lots of great tips and local advice to ensure you enjoy your stay too. Great stop and only regret is that this was just one night.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete Adcock wrote a review Oct 2019
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Wonderful, comfortable accommodation in a fascinating and beautiful period building. Bernie the host is most welcoming, friendly and helpful, and provides lots of really useful information on where to eat in the village etc. Breakfast is made to order and is fantastic, to complete a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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David T wrote a review Aug 2019
Ottawa, Canada118 contributions35 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in Bernie and Jerrod’s care last week. The room was great and the hospitality fantastic. Bernie was a wealth of local knowledge and helped us choose terrific activities for inclement weather. We felt right at home!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Dawneen wrote a review May 2019
Beloit, Wisconsin195 contributions75 helpful votes
We enjoyed one night stay. Breakfast was delightful and hosts were full of information of what to do and where to eat. Room was very comfortable and we enjoyed a class of wine on the patio. Woke the next morning to the possibility of rain and our hosts said we better be on our way to Arthur's Pass as they were expecting A LOT of rain. This storm took the bridge out between the 2 glaciers and we were glad to be on the side we needed to be to continue our trip.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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danielczyk12 wrote a review May 2019
Mount Airy, Maryland202 contributions59 helpful votes
We were greeted with a glass of wine and some relaxation! The owners could not be more helpful. Our room was comfortable, clean and spacious. Breakfast included a wide variety to choose from. Holly Homestead is top notch!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Sandra M wrote a review Apr 2019
Reading, United Kingdom53 contributions4 helpful votes
we stayed here in march 19 for 2 nights and was so not disappointed Bernie our host was fantastic and what a lovely place to stay we had a fantastic room No 4 comfortable with a really lovely bathroom. the little touches were so nice . cookies etc. and i loved the toiletries. Gerrard cookes a great breakfast too !! Bernie goes out of her way to help with everything even a clever list for onward travel {which we used } can't say enough good things about that stay Brilliant !! Thankyou
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Date of stay: April 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$228 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland Tai Poutini National ParkFranz Josef
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holly Homestead B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Holly Homestead B&B?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Glacier (6.3 km), Te Koha Gallery (1.9 km), and Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holly Homestead B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Holly Homestead B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holly Homestead B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holly Homestead B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, and BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR.
Are there any historical sites close to Holly Homestead B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (9.4 km).