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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE stayed at the Kipplaw house for one night before our departure on the Ferry to Wellington. Upon our arrival both Bill and Margaret greeted us warmly and immediately upgraded us to the larger upstairs rooms which were quite spacious. There was both the main bedroom/sitting area and huge bathroom and another room which was a quiet lounge tv area....

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Bill and I enjoy hosting lovely friendly guests, sharing their travel stories and giving out a little advice when asked. We believe that the breakfast is just as important as the comfortable bed. I trust you are home safe and sound planning your next travel experience. Kind wish.

San Jose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Margaret and Bill are so welcoming, the meals will not disappoint you, and the rooms are comfortable, clean... don't hesitate to make your booking. The dinner was beautifully done, and we were pleasantly suprised to get a full menu of delicious choices!

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Horley
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Margaret and Bill made our stay so enjoyable. You just could not fault their hospitality. The room was so tastefully furnished and the breakfast provided had to be seen to be believed. Margaret certainly can cook and we fear for our waist lines!! Apart from that, they both went out if their way to give us directions to visit little...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words apologies for my delay in responding, it's been a very busy summer . We love meeting great folk and very fortunate to host fantastic guests. Daily. You will be well settled back in your home best wishes for 2017

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The hosts at this unusual and characterful B&B are extremely warm & attentive. We too got upgraded to the large suite which is very spacious & private. They are happy to chat and advise or leave you in peace as you wish and they offer guests the biggest and most lavish breakfast you will experience for many miles around. We...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Our apologies in my delayed response. We value guests who take the time to write a review. Many thanks for your kind comments. Bill and I love what we do for summer, we are putting into practise our life time passion and training in hospitality. Picton Marlborough Sounds is sill looking stunning this summer time and soon we will move...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a great 2 night stay at Kippilaw house - Margaret and Bill were fantastic and attentive hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Margaret is a professional caterer and we had a fantastic gourmet dinner in house. We also joined them at the farmer,s markets at Blenheim on the Sunday morning where they run a food truck and we had...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Bill and I are professional hospitality hosts having been in the industry for many years. Now semi retired working summer season we love meeting lovely travellers making sure they leave Picton happy and had the best stay possible. Our guests really enjoy the option of seated plated breakfasts at The Farmers Market , it's...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

As I was a passenger on a cruise ship stopping in at Picton for a mere 12 hours, I had no need of accommodation. But I definitely had a yearning for a crayfish meal to mark the farewell of 2016. I tried to find a restaurant in town that could meet my wish. Every time I entered 'Picton' or ventured...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure meeting and hosting you for the meal of your choice. It was a great pleasure for me being able to sit and join you for lunch a luxury at this tins of the year. We were so busy talking and sharing life's experiences , joys and sorrows that the time flew and I felt we had...

Reviewed 12 November 2016

We can't imagine a better experience than we had at Kippilaw House. From the initial greeting when Bill picked us up at the Ferry, to the beautiful home and magnificent room, to the truly superb home grown and home made food, Kippilaw House exceeded our high expectations. Every detail is looked after for comfort and elegance in the wonderfully appointed...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us at Kippilaw House. All our working lives we have been in the hospitality industry looking out and after guest/customers. It's a life style we both love. You were both a delight to have in the house, sharing your holiday adventures and your home land life is always fun....

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on either end of walking the Queen Charlotte track and could not have wished for better hospitality and service (going the extra mile in so many thoughtful ways) by Marg (a trained chef) and her husband Bill. The accommodation in a large sunny room was luxuriously appointed with a large ensuite bathroom and we...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Bill and I love what we do , meeting delightful guests like you both on a weekly basis. Our many years as professionals in hospitality serves us well in out bed and breakfast. We know that the breakfast is as important as the bed to our many guest while staying. Kind wish on your...

Kirra
Reviewed 6 June 2016

What a great experience to be had at kippilaw house. Bill and Margaret were great. Bill picked us up from the ferry and showed us around town. It is a easy walk back into town for dinner. The room was amazing and the breakfast lovely. Margaret is an amazing cook. The house was lovely and so clean and comfortable could...

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I'm sorry for the delay we left two days after your stay for Europe. We were delighted with your kind review and pleased your stay at Kippilaw House ticked all the boxes. We love meeting charming guest who feel at home in our house. Kind wish.

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was staying in Wellington for several days and wanted to check out another area, so upon reading some top notch reviews of Kippilaw house on Tripadvisor, I decided to take a ferry and head to the South Island. Glad I did. First of all the views on the ferry were amazing, the bluest blue water, gorgeous mountains, just lovely....

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kippilaw, Owner at Kippilaw House, responded to this review

I'm very pleased you enjoyed yourself in Picton Travelling by ferry into the sounds is such a beautiful pristine sight. It was nice chatting with you and sharing stories. Thank you for your kind words I hope your still enjoying some egg dishes. I expect your settled back into your busy corporate life hopefully enjoying the challenges once again. Happy...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Feel relaxed, warm and comfortable at Kippilaw House our guests often mention that they have walked in as guests and left us as friends. We are just a few minutes stroll to the waters edge of the Marlborough Sounds, cafes and various activities. Margaret is a professional chef/caterer of many years standing and loves sharing her recipes and experience in food. Bill is excellent passing on knowledge of the region things to do and see. Originally from the borders of Scotland he spent all his school holidays at Kippilaw Estate where his grandfather was the groom. We also operate a very well stocked deli Trailer at the Marlborough Farmers Market in Blenheim on Sundays where guests are most welcome to enjoy their breakfasts if staying Saturday night with us. We pride ourselves on good southern hospitality and place equal importance on the breakfast and the comfortable beds. Our point of difference is providing freshly sourced food with menus changing daily. Complementary afternoon tea is served at 3pm if you have not arrived this is left covered in your room. We make tasty interesting packed breakfasts for early travellers to take away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kippilaw House

Address: 98 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $232 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kippilaw House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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