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Gunyah Country Estate

4-star guesthouse in Windwhistle with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
S$161

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Sleemans Road, Windwhistle, 7572, New Zealand
8.8.Fabulous.
  • everything was excellent

    Aug 5, 2021

  • Really great to get to stay in such a peaceful setting.

    Feb 6, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 8 shared guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • Ski storage
    • Childcare

    Feel at home

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate sitting area
    • Garden

    What’s around

    • Rakaia Gorge - 4 mi / 6.5 km
    • Hororata Golf Club - 7.4 mi / 12 km
    • Rakaia Gorge Walkway - 11.2 mi / 18 km
    • Washpen Falls - 13.7 mi / 22 km
    • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 20.3 mi / 32.6 km
    • Mount Hutt Skifield - 27.7 mi / 44.6 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Country Estate Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite, Garden View
    • Country Estate Deluxe Twin Room, 1 Queen and 1 Single Beds, Ensuite, Balcony Garden View
    • Country Estate Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite, Garden View
    • Country Estate Deluxe Double Room,1 King Bed, Ensuite Mountain View
    • The Granary at Gunyah 3 Bedroom Self-Catering Holiday House
    • Stablehand Quarters 2 Bedrooms Self-Catering Holiday House

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Rakaia Gorge - 4 mi / 6.5 km
    • Hororata Golf Club - 7.4 mi / 12 km
    • Rakaia Gorge Walkway - 11.2 mi / 18 km
    • Washpen Falls - 13.7 mi / 22 km
    • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 20.3 mi / 32.6 km
    • Mount Hutt Skifield - 27.7 mi / 44.6 km
    • Oxford Museum - 28.3 mi / 45.6 km
    • True and Daring Winery - 28.2 mi / 45.4 km
    • Pearson Park - 28.4 mi / 45.6 km
    • A and P Showgrounds - 28.6 mi / 46.1 km

    Getting around

    • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 49 min drive
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    Sleemans Road, Windwhistle, 7572, New Zealand

    At a glance

    Size

    • 8 rooms
    • Arranged over 2 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM
    • Express check-in/out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
    • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 12 days prior to check-in.

    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 21

    Children

    • Babysitting/childcare*

    Pets

    • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
    • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
    • 1 per room (up to 66 lbs)
    • Pets must be supervised
    • Off-leash area available

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
    • Free secured, uncovered onsite extended parking
    • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
    • Onsite parking limited
    • Onsite parking includes off-street options

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Barbecue grills

    Things to do

    • Ecotours on site
    • Golf driving range on site
    • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
    • Cross-country skiing nearby
    • Downhill skiing nearby
    • Skydiving nearby
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Water skiing nearby

    Working away

    • Number of meeting rooms - 1
    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 377
    • Conference space size (meters) - 35

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 4
    • Year Built - 1912
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Library
    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Television in common areas

    Accessibility

    • Handrails in stairways

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Soundproofed rooms
    • Tempur-Pedic mattress

    Things to enjoy

    • Yard
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate sitting area

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Shared accommodations

    Special features

    Dining

    Gunyah Estate-The Lodge - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

    Recreation

    On Site

    • Ecotours on site
    • Golf driving range on site
    • Helicopter/airplane tours on site

    Nearby

    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
    • Cross-country skiing nearby
    • Downhill skiing nearby
    • Skydiving nearby
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Water skiing nearby

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 36 for adults and NZD 36 for children (approximately)
    • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 50 (subject to availability)
    • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
    • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent
    • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of NZD 35 per night

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per stay
    • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 50 per night
    • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge
    • High chairs are available for an extra charge of NZD 20 per stay

    PetsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 20 per pet, per stay
    • Service animals exempt from fees
    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions and to request a pet-friendly room

    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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

    COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 12 days prior to check-in.

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

    Policies

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

    This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Gunyah Country Estate
    • Gunyah Estate Windwhistle
    • Gunyah Country Estate Guesthouse
    • Gunyah Country Estate Windwhistle
    • Gunyah Country Estate Guesthouse Windwhistle
    • Gunyah Country Estate B&B Darfield
    • Gunyah Country Estate Darfield
    • Gunyah Country Estate B&B Windwhistle
    • Gunyah Country Estate B&B
    • Gunyah Country Estate Windwhistle
    • Gunyah Estate Windwhistle

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 66 lbs per pet. There's a charge of NZD 20 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of NZD 50 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, Gunyah Estate-The Lodge offers alfresco dining, local cuisine, and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
    • Have fun with activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain climbing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
    8.8.Fabulous.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely property. Our springer spaniel, Alfie, loved the grounds!

      2 night romance trip, Dec 3, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely old homestead in huge grounds. Quiet, tranquil setting. Our hostess was a lovely lady and the dinner and breakfast we had were above average.

      2 night romance trip, Nov 23, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      The location and was ideal and the building offered a lot of character

      1 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Very nice period property, with old furniture and fittings. Comfortable bed, and quiet environment.

      1 night romance trip, Feb 25, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      1 night trip, Mar 17, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      1 night trip, Aug 19, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      2 night trip, Aug 30, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Mary, 1 night romance trip, Apr 5, 2019

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