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Holly Homestead B&B

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Front of property
Premium bedding, free WiFi
Standard Room, Non Smoking (Standard Queen) | Premium bedding, free WiFi
Free toiletries

Overview of Holly Homestead B&B

Holly Homestead B&B

4.5 star property
Upmarket B&B in Franz Josef Glacier
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
2900 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef Glacier, 7856
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 94 min drive


  • Monsoon Bar - 2 min drive
  • Snakebite - 2 min drive
  • The Landing Restaurant & Bar - Franz Josef - 2 min drive
  • Alice May - 2 min drive
  • Guzzi Takeaways - 2 min drive

About this property

Holly Homestead B&B

Enjoy your visit to Franz Josef Glacier with a stay at Holly Homestead B&B. Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and full breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Other highlights at this luxurious bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–8:30 AM


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Holly Homestead B&B Franz Josef Glacier
Holly Homestead B&B
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Holly Homestead B&B Bed & breakfast
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Holly Homestead B&B Bed & breakfast Franz Josef Glacier

Frequently asked questions

Does Holly Homestead B&B offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Holly Homestead B&B 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 Holly Homestead B&B?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Holly Homestead B&B?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Holly Homestead B&B?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Holly Homestead B&B?
You can check in from 3 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Holly Homestead B&B and nearby?
Holly Homestead B&B has a garden.
What's the area around Holly Homestead B&B like?
Holly Homestead B&B is a short 20-minute walk from Glacier Hot Pools and 20 minutes' walk from Waiho Hot Tubs.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful rooms beautifully appointed, fantastic breakfast and Bernie is a lovely host. Highly recommend!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely property, great hosts and very nice breakfast. Great location and lovely old home.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location
It was great, great food, great host, it was good that 3 of the local restaurants provided free transfer from hotel to restaurants (Great service).
Rob, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful place to stay and revisit
We stayed at 8 different places including B&B, hotel and motel during our 9-day long vacation in South New Zealand. Holly homestead prevails as the top one. Bernie was so friendly and welcoming, and made us fresh chocolate cookies and hot tea soon after we arrived. That was a nice gesture considering we just spent hours of driving in hard rain and cold weather. Gerard made great breakfast. Before we left for our next adventure, Bernie reminded us to fill up gas and gave us a list of things to do between Franz Joseph and Wanaka. That was so considerate. Not to mention about leaving behind a battery for our Canon camera, Bernie emailed us proactively and made arrangement to deliver it to our motel. Thanks you, Bernie!
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice B & B.
Great B&B in small town of Franz Joseph. Hostess, Bernie was welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. We stayed in the large suite which was comfortable with plenty of space. Breakfast was great with 3 other couples to share travel info with.
John Donald, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the best b&b’s I’ve stayed in.
When we first saw the b&b from the outside we thought it looked a bit Victorian. But from the moment Bernie greeted us to showing us our room, we were mesmerized. Everything in our room was pretty modern and the bathroom was in excellent condition and very clean. We are quite sticklers when it comes to clean accommodations, but they definetly have met the standards. We are also quite introverted, but Bernie made us feel welcomed and we eventually met her husband Gerard who was our breakfast chef and the breakfast was delicious. I have stayed in many b&b’s and this is definetly one of our top 3. We booked the bedroom suite with its own living room. The bed was very comfortable. I am a light sleeper, but I slept very well. Also because we didnt know much about the area, Bernie gave us wonderful hiking, driving and lunch suggestions. She also put our luggages on the luggage rack (which are quite heavy and w/o our knowledge which is an added touch). We would of never asked anybody to do that. Thats what many 5-star hotels do..didnt expect it from a b&b. Overall, A+ and if anybody is ever in the area, I would definetly recommend them to everyone.
John, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Charming B&B with gracious hosts and great food
We are not B&B people but fell in love with the old charm yet modern amenities Holly Homestead had to offer.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Glacier and B&B
This is a what you want in a B&B experience. Great classic property with high touch service. Sorry we only had one night.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful area with upper class B&B
Very nice upper class B&B. Owners are very polite and helpful. Serve good Port in the living room.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Pleasant B&B
Very warm welcome from Bernie whose local knowledge is extensive and who was able to advise on those restaurants able to run a courtesy transfer service although during our stay of two days we did not avail ourselves of this, preferring the 20/25 minute walk into town. Reasonable variety of choice for cooked breakfast and cereals etc. Bernie supplied details of places worth visiting en route during our onward journey southwards.
Verified Expedia guest review