We welcome feedback, you can either write in our guest book, email us, write about us on trip adviser or on our facebook page (


Here are a few reviews we have recently received from guests:


Trip Advisor:


“Its all about the breakfast and the great service!!”


Reviewed February 9, 2012


Wonderfully appointed rooms, great shared living areas with magazines, DVD's, cookies and honesty bar (with good beers and wines). Very nice view over the valley which can be viewed from the table and chairs outside each room, although I think all guests do worry if their old rentals will make it up the very steep driveway (they all do!). 

Breakfast is truly awesome with enough options (and portions) to suit even the fussiest eaters/drinkers.

Only downside is the swinging door to the kitchen (v loud!) and the noise from walking on the timber floorboards limit your ability to sleep in late as its just a bit too noisy but we'd gone to bed early after taking up the hosts recommendation of dinner at HuHu so we weren't too bothered.

Hosts were very helpful with advice on which cave tours would best suit our needs.

All in all, a very nice stay but perhaps not the right place if you want to sleep in till late!


Room Tip: Something away from the kitchen is probably best if you want to sleep late on a Sunday morning...


“Good accommodation at Abseil”


Reviewed January 21, 2012


A very nice place to stay with stunning views. Lovely friendly, homely atmosphere, with lots of nice little extra touches.
Breakfast was the best we've had on our trip around New Zealand. Choice of several cereals, fresh fruit, with choice of cooked breakfast etc., not to mention a huge tray brought to us with the most fab choices of jams and 13 jars of honey to choose from!!! had to stop after the fourth. Also several choices of tea. Was amazed to be served leaf breakfast tea..... v.nice.
Helen and her husband were very friendly towards us, wish we could have stayed longer. Would recommend to anyone.


Room Tip: great value


Guest Book:


“What an amazing place! Incredible room (love the mammoth), gorgeous views and warmest hospitality in NZ. Thanks for looking after me! And Best Breakfast too”.

 - Bethan Fallon, England


“Superb place and great breakfast, good hospitality. The best reason for coming back to NZ. Thanks Helen and John”

- Piyawan and Vilawan, Thailand


“Its difficult to find the correct words, but we try: it was beautiful, marvelous, great, perfect breakfast, the most beautiful B and B we’ve ever had the pleasure to stay! Thank you very much!!!”

- Edda and Oliver Huber, Austria