Kippilaw House

4.0 star property
4-star B&B with restaurant, near Picton Harbour

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Kippilaw House

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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local cuisine, garden views
Picton View Suite | Bathroom

Overview of Kippilaw House

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
98 Waikawa Road, Picton, 7220
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area

Room options

Picton View Suite

  • 66 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Bowden Room

  • 37 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Picton
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 9 min drive
  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 31 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free train station pickup


  • Cockles Kitchen & Bar - 3 min drive
  • Oxley's Bar & Kitchen - 13 min walk
  • The Thirsty Pig Picton - 15 min walk
  • Seabreeze Cafe & Bar - 14 min walk
  • Mikeys Bar & Restaurant - 15 min walk

About this property

Kippilaw House

A great choice for a stay in Picton, Kippilaw House offers a free airport shuttle (available on request). You can indulge in facials or manicures and pedicures, and local cuisine is served at Kippilaw Dining, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM until 10:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, 1 total)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking


  • Free airport shuttle from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM*
  • Free train station pickup


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Mini golf
  • Free local shuttle
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Mini golf
  • Private winery tours
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Kippilaw Dining – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 75 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kippilaw House
Kippilaw House Picton
Kippilaw Picton
Kippilaw House B&B Picton
Kippilaw House B&B
Kippilaw House Picton
Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast
Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast Picton

Frequently asked questions

Does Kippilaw House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kippilaw House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kippilaw House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kippilaw House?
Yes, dogs stay for free, with a limit of 1 total. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Kippilaw House?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kippilaw House?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kippilaw House?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kippilaw House and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Kippilaw House also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kippilaw House?
Yes, Kippilaw Dining offers al fresco dining, local cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Kippilaw House like?
Kippilaw House is in the heart of Picton, a short 4-minute walk from Picton Harbour and 14 minutes' walk from Picton Museum.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

George, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

generous Kippilaw.
Wonderful stay with our hosts who did more than was expected. Nothing was a problem. They even met us at the train station with our luggage so we would not have to walk back from town. What a treat breakfast was. I would book again in a heartbeat.
Tazmina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely couple. Fantastic breakfast! The room was very cosey.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Picton Gem
Great stay here for NYE. Margaret and Bill are excellent hosts, both friendly and informative. Breakfast was a the best we've had in a very long time. Would heartily recommend to anyone.
Peter, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely home nice stay. Central location. Fantastic breakfast
David, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Suited us perfectly with really friendly hosts. Great attention to detail. Highly recommend.
Stuart, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Extremely quiet and warm room with a very comfortable bed. Easy walking distance into town. Margaret and Bill are wonderful hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. The food was absolutely amazing.
Catherine, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fruitful accommodation with fantastic evening meal
Amazing house full of all sorts of reminders of Scotland. A garden full of wonderful fruiting plants figs, peaches etc. we were provided with a fantastic evening meal.
Mark, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The most unique thing about this accommodation is something that can’t be faked. It has great atmosphere, soul and a homely feel.
2-night romance trip
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