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Hotop House: Fat Ladies Room
Hotop House: Fat Ladies Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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This room has twin beds that can become a superking bed, It is possible (at a squeeze) to add a trundle bed for a child. Includes a shared bathroom (2WCs) with one other room, bath robes, ceiling fan and original Victorian glass sash window.

The space

The name of the room comes from a conversation with Jill (nee) Hotop held in 2014 who is a granddaughter of Apothecary Henry Hotop. She relates that as an 8 year old in the 1930's lots of 'fat ladies' stayed in the room. It was only later she learnt they were country pregnant women waiting to give birth at the locan Maternity hospital!

Guest access

You are welcome to share our living spaces: lounge, dinning and outdoor veranda. We have a tea/coffee station in the kitchen which you can use. (I usually have a piece of cake or biscuits to have with it.)

Interaction with guests

We are delighted to share our local knowledge and can often point guests to the hidden gems in the area.
We are informal friendly hosts but are keen to respect your privacy needs.

Other things to note

This is a quiet neighbourhood near the Lake and the Historic Precinct with its cafes, old 'Vic' pub, art galleries, walking and cycling trails. It is 45 minutes drive to both Wanaka and Queenstown. Arrowtown is 30 minutes from here.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We ask that you respect our home and other guests,
Check in is 4.00pm or earlier if arranged and Check out is 10.00am
We can arrange a discreet outside space for smoking. Feel free to bring a take-out meal back here- we will provide plates etc but do not allow cooking in the kitchen. There is a laundromat five minutes drive away and wet gear can be hung here to dry.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Lesley User Profile
March 2016
Paul made us very welcome with a cup of tea, joining us for a chat.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Thanks Lesley
March 2016

Jose User Profile
February 2016
Heather is a lovely host. It was a great experience staying at the remodeled house full with historical stories. The house is spacious and the room is very clean and comfortable, very convenient to visit all the major vineries and the PYO fruit farms, also not far from the glaciers (Rob Roy glacier) Also,Heather is a great company for a nice evening conversation full of rich stories and travel experiences, I sincerely recommend her as a host if you have the opportunity

洪庆 User Profile
February 2016
A house with a comfortable and artistic atomousphere and a wonderful couple with a wealth of practical travelling advice.We enjoyed our stay with them very much.

Clare User Profile
February 2016
Heather and Paul were great hosts - considerate and full of local knowledge. The house was lovely, and the room was really comfortable - would happily return! :)
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
The pleasure was ours Clare.
February 2016

Romain User Profile
February 2016
We came late and left early in the morning so we didn't have the chance to interact lot with Heather but she was very welcoming and gave us tips for the rest of our trip. The breakfast was awesome :)

Paddie User Profile
February 2016
We enjoyed our stay with Heather and Paul very much. The room was comfortable, we shared the bathroom with one other guest, which was absolutely no problem. We were invited to use the family living room and garden, which we often did. There we enjoyed the hospitality and the talks with our hosts. We definitely recommend the place.

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Heather User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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