Archer House
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Archer House

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5.0
#3 of 3 B&Bs in Westport
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Archer House Offers, 3 large bedrooms, all with en suites.Sunny balconies and relax in a sheltered private conservatory or one of the two guest lounges.Category 1 New Zealand Heritage Home, with outstanding historic significance to the West Coast created by lead lighting masterpieces, fireplaces and antique furniture.Short stroll to all town amenities including restaurants. Or simply relax in a spacious idyllic setting to experience history and charm and be pampered with a sumptuous breakfast and with an afternoon or early evening sherry or wine.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

75 Queen Street, Westport 7825 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 79 out of 100
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Westport Airport
Christchurch Intl Airport
207.4 km
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jilrick wrote a review Aug 2022
Birkenhead, New Zealand123 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, this is a beautiful place to stay.
Built in the late 1800s, it has been lovingly restored and furnished.
Our large room opened onto a broad central hallway, with beautiful stained glass at either end, and an eclectic display of art collected by the owner. At the back of the house you move seamlessly from 1890 into 2022, with a large and fantastically equipped designer kitchen opening onto a large conservatory overlooking the garden.
Although our stay was in the middle of winter the house was warm, with several heat pumps and a fireplace, plus underfloor heating in the ensuite.
Our bedroom was very comfortable, and although the ensuite was compact, it had a generously proportioned shower.
The house is a short walk from the centre of town, and is in a very quiet location.
We will definitely be staying here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Friiskiwi wrote a review Jun 2021
Nelson, New Zealand291 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderfully restored home, full of charming personal touches. The bedrooms and lounge are so lovely and interesting, I could spend days in each room just looking at all the features. The kitchen and dining area are modern and very light with a heat pump and a lovely fireplace, opening up to a deck and the garden. Ensuites in all bedrooms.
Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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JohnnyIrwin wrote a review Feb 2024
Virginia Beach, Virginia12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The b&b was fantastic. Large comfortable rooms, the whole house is beautifully decorated with eclectic furnishings and art works. The host was friendly and helpful. You are made to feel at home and given wine and breakfast offerings. Loved it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get there so you can enjoy it, we didn’t have enough time.
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Katheryn C wrote a review Mar 2023
Menlo Park14 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The house and especially the gardens are lovely. We stayed in the Red Room, which has a nice bathroom and the largest bathroom in the house. The room is very dark and although we understand that soft lighting is in line with the decor of the house, several of the side lamps were not functional and it was difficult and somewhat dangerous to move around in the darkness. The biggest dissapointment was the breakfast. We had read about the fresh fruit, eggs and croissants for breakfast but what Jackie made available to us was an assortment of bread loaf ends that had been stored in the freezer for us to toast along with a fruit salad comprised of mainly overly sweet canned fruit and this was in the middle of summer where fresh fruit is abundant in the markets! Westport has amazing bakeries and fresh bread and/or pastries rather than old frozen bread ends would have made a huge differnce in our overall experience. Bathroom linens were sparse and since the hosts don't live at the house, there was no opportunity to request an additional bath towel or wash cloth.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Red room has the largest bathroom. The other two rooms have very small bathrooms.
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Stoddardhowell wrote a review Apr 2019
Taradale, Napier, New Zealand308 contributions123 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Archer House for one night on 18 March 2019. What a beautifully restored home. It was such a pleasure to stay here and admire all the beautiful artwork and ceramics. The modern kitchen was gorgeous and brought in such wonderful light to the area. A big thank-you to Charles & Jackie for being such wonderful hosts. We had such a lot in common and I am sure one day will meet again. On our arrival we had a welcomed glass of wine and that was very much appreciated. We would have loved to have stayed longer but Westport was at the end of our trip. It was such a pleasure to stay in such a gorgeous home - a real delight. The breakfast was great - fresh croissants, muesli and fruit - thanks. If in Westport stay here you won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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theroamingzimmers wrote a review Mar 2012
Geneva, Switzerland49 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled upon this gem and could not have been luckier. The house is a perfect combination of antique and modern, comfortable and exotic--absolutely beautiful. Jackie and Charles completely surpassed all our expectations and were perfect hosts. We really enjoyed visiting with them over our breakfast, which included delicious fresh-baked muffins. And to top it off, it was a great value. Unforgettable.
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Date of stay: April 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel M wrote a review Nov 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania62 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Archer House is outstanding. A beautifully restored house with a regal feel. You must do it justice, both to the area and the accommodations by staying a good 3 days as a base for all the great hiking nearby. Add to that the original artwork, and the fabulous hosts Charles and Jackie. We had the house practically all to ourselves. The lounge-kitchen-dining room is open plan, spacious and extremely comfortable. We fixed ourselves a couple of light suppers, and Charles and Jackie go out of their way to prepare you a wonderful breakfast each morning. Charles & Jackie will help you pointing out all the wonderful attractions in the area, they are long time residents of Westport, world travelers and photographers, for sure you get the royal treatment.
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Date of stay: October 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Any room, if not fully booked ask to choose the one you prefer best. It's all beautiful!
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Mar 2016
colorado62 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay at Archer House! Beautiful home with art treasure from all over the world. Our hosts were wonderful and full of helpful travel tips. We felt so welcome and comfortable. The garden was beautiful. We wished we had stayed longer!
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had the room with the large bathroom, it was great!
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wendy s wrote a review Apr 2014
auckland18 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you would like to try something different this is a great experience. Staying in a fabulous old cat 1 listed building. the stained glass is the most amazing I have ever seen. The only things not old are the ensuites which are new and up to date. The hosts are very attentive and happy to help in any way and the breakfast is lovely with home made preserves.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bigeckscot wrote a review Dec 2011
Edinburgh, United Kingdom99 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We used Archer House as a base to travel and carry out hill walks in the area.
It is an old house for New Zealand standards and is well cared for and presented.
The location is ideal but the best part are the hosts who ensure your trip is what you expect and are available for advice at any time.
Westport itself has limited appeal but is a good base to visit the surrounding area which is steeped in history.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JohnnyIrwin wrote a tip Feb 2024
Virginia Beach, Virginia12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get there so you can enjoy it, we didn’t have enough time."
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Katheryn C wrote a tip Mar 2023
Menlo Park14 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Red room has the largest bathroom. The other two rooms have very small bathrooms."
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Daniel M wrote a tip Nov 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania62 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room, if not fully booked ask to choose the one you prefer best. It's all beautiful!"
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Robyn B wrote a tip Nov 2017
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the Red Room which has the largest bathroom, but the Blue & Green rooms were equally beautiful"
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JFBIvyland wrote a tip Apr 2017
Ivyland, Pennsylvania26 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I believe there are only 3 rooms and all are gorgeous; if you can stay here, you're in for a treat."
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PRICE RANGE
$230 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Archer House
Which popular attractions are close to Archer House?
Nearby attractions include Coaltown Museum (0.4 km), Shortjaw Brewing (0.4 km), and InterSpace Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Archer House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Archer House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Archer House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Archer House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar, and Gibbys Cafe.
Is Archer House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Westport.
Are there any historical sites close to Archer House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coalmining (14.4 km).
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