Geoff & Anne - Surrey, Great Britain FAB-U-LAS
Dave & Jennifer, Canada Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for your advice & hospitality.
Stefan, Netherlands Thank you very much for your warm welcome! I have had a nice stay in this fine house. Thank you so much for all!
Virginia & Sebastian (Madrid, Spain) Wonderfuly stay : excellent room and great breakfast!
Wim & Jeannette, Holland Very pleasant and cosy place to stay. Thank you for your hospitality.
Many, many thanks for your hospitality, your kindness and your good advices.
Florence et Patrick, Cathy et Michel - FRANCE
Alvin & Victor - Hong Kong Marvellous! Thank you very much!
Nili & Zeev - California, USA Great Hospitality, warmth and cleanliness. We are older and yet we felt like a mother took care of us. We love you. Thank your husband for the good food. We enjoyed every minute.
Emmanuel et Michele, Belgium Thank you for your kindness and lovely home!
Simon & Jess, Cardiff, UK Another wonderful visit at the Holly Homestead. Until next time.
Karl & Nicole, Colorado, USA We appreciate your wonderful hospitality and attention to detail! Great stay! Thank you!
Rosina - Essex, UK Wonderful Place - lovely hosts. Comfortable - make you feel at home. Spectacular views!
Blanca & Sergio, Spain Absolutely recommended! Awesome! Lovely & comfortable house! Kind & Friendly Hosts.
Dale & Kathy, Missouri, USA Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your home is beautiful and so is your glacier.
Dale & Maggie, UK Very comfortable & welcoming - lovely cookies.
Ken & Barbara, Kent, UK: "A beautiful place to stay with thoughtful hosts. Great breakfast, Gerard! Thank you."
Stefanie & Matthias, Germany: "It's such a wonderful house at a beautiful place ... one night is definitely too short."
Gerard & Carla, Netherlands: "It was beautiful. Thanks for good care."
Debora, New Orleans, USA: " Wonderful spot in this magnificent country - Great Hospitality."
Ruben & Sandra, Spain: "All Fantastic!!"
Karine & Mathieu, France: "Charming & Peaceful place, perfect to relax, thx you very much both of you."
Uta & Steffen Wagner, Germany: "Great hosts and a wonderful place to stay."
Randy & Dena AND Greg & Michelle, Las Vegas, USA: "Wonderful beyond words! Thank you for everything - charming!"
Katrina, London: "Most delightful place - like visiting a favourite aunt!"
Helen & Simon, UK : "A wonderful home, we felt very welcomed and really enjoyed the breakfast. Thanks."
Marta & Sergio, Madrid: "Thanks for all Gracias!! Thank you - the room was very comfortable, the breakfast great and the hosts very friendly!"
Bill & Gillian (London/Australia): "Holly is testament to the love and hard work you both put into the house. Will def recommend to others."
The best advice + support in planning and welcome to their wonderful home. Loved being here. Susan & Matt, USA
An absolute pleasure - wonderful view, food & rooms! Jenny & Phil, London, UK
Thank you for a wonderful stay, and for organising us so well. James & Sophie, UK
Wonderful time, very lovely B&B. Thank you very much. Christine et David, France
Thanks Bernie & Gerard for hospitality, fellowship & fabulous accommodation & food. Janey & Russ, Virginia, USA.
Had a lovely stay, great room, nice breakfast. Thank a lot. Pascal & Manon - The Netherlands.
Thank you very much for having a beautiful honeymoon-stop! :) Melanie & Stephan - Germany
Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Our stay was delightful. Christian & Natalie - Brisbane, Australia.
I have stayed with Bernie & Gerard several times and always thoroughly enjoy my stay at Holly Homestead. They make you feel very welcome and at home. The attention to detail is amazing. The rooms and beds are extremely comfortable with lots of little surprises. Gerard's daily changing hot breakfast is a great start of the day. In winter it is always lovely and warm and when I woke up one frosty morning, they had put a sheet over my car to avoid the windscreen from the frost.
The homestead itself is like out of a picture book. The old world charm with all the modern comforts.
I have stayed in many upmarket B&B and Holly Homestead would be one of my favourites. I can highly recommend staying here! You will love it!
1 May 2006
Dear Bernie & Gerard,
Thank you so much for treating us to such a pleasant stay at your lovely B&B. It really was the perfect antidote to a day spent climbing that glacier! It certainly felt like being at home - being looked after and having our washing done! Thanks too for the info re things to do - I wish all accommodation owners were as helpful as yourselves (and made such delicious muffins).
All the best, Charlotte & Vicky, Christchurch
Thank you for all. Best bread I've eaten in NZ!
Nicoletta, Hamburg, Germany
Seth & Tara, Chicago, USA
We had a wonderful 3 days. The natural wood in your home is beautiful. We especially enjoyed how at home you made us feel. Thanks for everything.
Franz & Nadine, Germany
We slept like angels & had breakfast like a king.
Denise & Mark, England
The weather wasn't kind but Bernie & Gerard certainly were! Warm and welcoming on a wet day. Thanks for your hospitality.
Great breakfast and Bernie is so bubbly! a great rep for NZ.
Jim & Sylvia, Australia
Excellent hospitality. An example to others of how such an establishment should operate.
Bill & Angela, USA
A lovely break from sterile hotels. Thank you.
Sophie & Jean-Claude, France
Surely the best B&B we did since arriving in NZ three weeks ago. Thanks for all.
Brigitte & Felix, Vienna
Lovely renovated house, love for details!
From the first impression to the fond farewells, this is a lovely, bright, stylish, meticulously efficient, friendly place to base yourselves in. Thank you to both
Rosemary & Jerry, UK
Charlie from Scotland
Wonderful stay 5 Star! Gerard and Bernie are great hosts and Bernie is nicest taxi driver I have met here. Food is excellent especially Bernie's banana & berry muffins. Would recommend stay to anyone and in words of Arnold Swarzenneger "I'll be back"!.
31 October 2005
Stu & Rach, Christchurch, NZ
Warm welcome, great food. Just like staying with family. Awesome!!
24 November 2005
Lisa & Horst, Germany
It was a great pleasure to be your guests, we enjoyed it!
Ray & Rosemary, UK
Very friendly and hospitable. One night not enough!
Colleen & Paul, California
This is the Mercedes of accommodation.
Richard & Anne, England
Fantastic, the perfect remedy for faceless hotels. Outstanding!
Frank & Wendy, Ireland
A little gem in the heart of Franz Josef!
George & Barbara, Australia
Many thanks 10 out of 10.
Louise from Cairns, Australia
Better than any 5 Star hotel and much friendlier. Brilliant!
Stuart & Nicola, England
Thank you both for your superb hospitality, beautiful location and help with the local info. Excellent breakfast too!!
4 April 06
Rowan & Fiona, England
Thank you for 2 nights of luxury and torrential rain!! Great fun, great food.
Superb place; can you open a UK branch so we can stay more regularly?
Home baking and breakfasts much appreciated!
Mat & Helen, Reading
Great! Best bed of our trip. Breakfasts fantastic. Thank you so much. We shall tell any future travelers to New Zealand. Extremely Charming! You looked after every detail.
Carl & Joyce, Ontario, Canada
Very beautiful place and wonderful house. Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. Tasteful breakfast! Hope we'll come back.
Cedric & Caroline, France
Patricia and Marcus, Surrey, England
What a wonderful warm welcome and home from home comforts. Great food, lots of help and information (especially with all our wet clothing!)
And what a wonderful bathroom!!
Lovely to meet you both and very many thanks again.
Pippa & Bruce, UK
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, all your useful info and a breakfast to set us up for the long glacier walk today!.
Simon & Sally, London
What a lovely home! Thank you so much for all your help. We'll be warning Gordon Ramsey he has some kiwi competition with Ger's breakfasts!! Our best wishes for the future.
Wonderful place to stay!! More than 5 stars *****
Jenny & Henry on honeymoon from Hong Kong.
Thanks for such a pleasant stay! We'll recommend here to our friends.
November 25, 2006
Derek & Jacqueline, St Louis, USA
Holly Homestead made me feel like I was back home with my mom! Thank you.
Carolin & Peter, Germany
We enjoyed our stay very much in spite of the horrible weather. Everything was fine; the warm and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for this experience!
25 December 2006
This is truly a "home" and you most certainly made us feel at home.
Thank you very much.
Chris & Wanxin
2 January 2007
A short but very enjoyable stay (one night only!), thanks for the big breakfast!
Many thanks for your warm hospitality, good information and wonderful breakfasts! Pity about the rain! But it has improved and we can see the mountain tops at last!
Jean & Tom, England
Adam & Davina, UK
First Class Hosts, First Class Accommodation and wonderful views. Wish we could have stayed longer!