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33 Kerr Bay Road P O Box 25, Saint Arnaud 7053 New Zealand
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Avarest B & B, set in the heart of Nelson Lakes National Park, overlooks Lake Rotoiti,2 minute walk to the waters edge. Our luxury mountain retreat is nestled amongst mature native forest filled with the sound of Tui's and bellbird's, about 130 Rhododendrons flower progressively from September to January. With the whole of the downstairs for our clients, which includes bathroom, lounge/library plus tea/coffee making facility. Avarest breakfast can be as simple or elaborate as your appetite requires. Pre dinner drinks and finger food served around 5 ish. Lunches and dinner by prior arrangements.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Archery
Airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Boating
Hiking
Skiing
Archery offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Andrew W wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
My parents had stayed with Steve and Margaret on their trip around South Island and recommended that I did the same - this was the best advice! I was the only guest and Steve and Margaret were so friendly and welcoming - we had such a great evening chatting together. A cyclone had just blocked the road to Franz Josef and Steve and Margaret were a huge help for my onward travel plans. I'm looking forward to recommending Avarest to anyone visiting St Arnaud - it's already a family tradition! Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Alex H wrote a review Jan 2018
Toronto, Canada85 contributions35 helpful votes
My wife and I had a fantastic time staying at Avarest Bed and Breakfast in St. Arnaud. The proprietors Margaret and Steve are both really friendly and provide an outstanding service and welcome to guests. The location of the B&B could not be better, just 200 meters to Lake Rotoiti, it is the closest property to the lake in the whole town. Margaret makes wonderful canapés in the early evening and breakfast was delicious featuring eggs, bacon, hash browns, homemade blueberry muffins, freshly picked raspberries, toast and delicious honey from their own hives. They only book a single party of guests on any night, so guests have access and use of the entire lower floor of their house (bedroom, lounge, bathroom). The property is lovely with a very nice garden as well. Overall, it's pretty much a perfect B&B experience and probably the best option for accommodations in St. Arnaud. Thanks for a great time Margaret and Steve!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Margaret A, Owner at Avarest Bed and Breakfast
Responded 19 Jan 2018
Thank you Alex and Christine, Steve and I enjoy sharing our home and the Nelson Lakes National Park. I hope the sunshine followed you for the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Marg and Steve.
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Zubie C wrote a review Jul 2017
Jersey, United Kingdom59 contributions21 helpful votes
The B&B is perfectly located right on the track to Lake Rotoiti, so if you are heading down to Kerr Bay you cant miss it. Steve and Margaret only offer single group bookings, so once you are booked in you can be safe in the knowledge you will be the only guests. You will be looked after, with great facilities, comfortable rooms, a lounge area to your self with refreshment facilities. Margaret and Steve really made our stay, inviting us into their home for drinks and canapés while we chatted away for hours, and breakfast the next day was great. Value for money and a great personal touch, we would definitely make a diversion or plan our trip to go via St Arnaud if we went back!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from Margaret A, Owner at Avarest Bed and Breakfast
Responded 15 Jul 2017
Thank you for your kind comments. We also enjoyed your stay with us and hope any plans to return to our country come to fruition. YES - it was a draw all smiles here! Kind wishes Marg and Steve
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gjvanleer wrote a review Jan 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Very friendly host who will al they can to make your stay comfortable and interesting. They realy make you feel at home. Comfortable room including small fridge, fresh fruit, coffee & tea. This is not a hotel, this is visiting good friends you've just met.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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BURGWIN wrote a review Jan 2017
Melbourne, Australia3393 contributions343 helpful votes
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We've enjoyed a perfect stay at Avarest B&B: very friendly and helpful hosts. A rich aperitif before going out for dinner and sumptuous cooked breakfast with a lot of interesting talk and home made muffins. The rooms are clean and of a reasonable size. We haven't had to share the bathroom as they do not rent out the second room if the two parties are not travelling together. Lake Rotoiti is a quiete peaceful place.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$153 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionSaint Arnaud
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avarest Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Lake Rotoiti (0.2 km), Mount Robert Circuit (3.5 km), and Rainbow Ski Area (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alpine Lodge Restaurant & Bar, Tophouse Inn, and St Arnaud Cafe.
Does Avarest Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Avarest Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Avarest Bed and Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Avarest Bed and Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Avarest Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Saint Arnaud.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avarest Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.