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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Affordable Luxury w Magnificient Lake and Mt Views

 Location is more about the view than being close to town. the batch came with basic coffee and tea making facilities which was a nice surprise. 

Apartment 4 on Conical

 I stayed with my 4 children for 4 nights. This apartment is in a great location/walking distance to everything in Hanmer. It would have been nice to have one more chair at the table( only 4 chairs) but I guess its ideally suited to 4( 2 queen beds) but 5 does work. The fold out ottoman I slept on was absolutely fine. We loved our stay here and look forward to staying again. Nice not to worry about linen and cleaning. Great heat pump for the cooler evenings and we did have some snow too. 

Beautiful Villa Accommodation

 The location is excellent if you have a child at the university halls and if you are a tourist enjoying the sights of Dunedin. The property is abound with character yet well heated and has the x factor! The warm and friendly host greeted us and inquired about our well being due to the extreme weather at the time. So environment great and people brilliant. 

Boutique waterfront apt, free Wifi, parking.

 Very nice apartment with great location 

Queen Charlotte Breakaway Bach

 Close to the Queen Charlotte Track and Picton and very peaceful. 

Beautiful Villa Accommodation

 Cleanliness,comfort,made to feel welcome and the little extras like the lavender sprigs,and heat pump and lights on when we arrived??