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!