This place is a pot of gold! Lovely warm cabins that are well equipped with cutlery, utensils, pots/pans, heater, towels etc. Also provides access to free WiFi and Netflix use in each room - something you often don’t get elsewhere. Kitchen and bathrooms are very well kept and fully functional. Super friendly owner with some great tips for local walks etc. Will absolutely be coming back next time we are in the area.
We stayed here instead of Hanmer and we’re so glad we did.. the cabins are awesome with a real rustic feel but super tidy and clean, as were the shared facilities. Waiau is such a beautiful wee village, feels like you’re stepping back in time. Right next to the river for a lovely morning stroll.. can’t fault this place, great value for our family..recommend to all!
This feels like you have stepped off the grid and are holidaying in old school NZ, don't go past it, actually take the short detour to it. Owner was great and gave me peace of mind as a female solo traveller. I stayed in an economy double and it was a great price, spotlessly clean, comfy bed and had everything I needed. All the shared facilities were just immaculate. My motorbike was parked up on the hard gravel and I felt safe and secure. The kai cart was open the night I was there so didn't go into town for food. It was probably one of the best meals I have had for a very long time and incredibly reasonable. Again friendly people happy to have a chat whilst making my food. There is the local pool just across the road and it looked brand new and very inviting i'll use it on my next visit. When breaking my trip i'll use this place now instead of Hanmer, you just can't go wrong.…
Exceptionally clean, tidy, comfortable rooms. The toilet facilities were excellent with great showers and endless hot water. We had a fab night here on our way through. Family of 5 teens and parents booked 3 cabins. Expansive views of the Waiau River on the way! Would definitely return and spend more time here :-)
Awesome place, very quiet, nice and tidy, very good amenities, super clean, and very friendly host. So peaceful that we decided to stay an additional night (which we never do!) just to relax and enjoy the calm of the area. Highly recommended.