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5.0 out of 5

"Extremely quiet and warm room with a very comfortable bed. Easy walking distance into town. Margaret and Bill are wonderful hosts. We couldn't have as ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Kippilaw House puts you in the heart of Picton, within a 20-minute stroll of Picton Harbour and Picton Museum. Highlights at this B&B include free breakfast (local cuisine), a restaurant, and free self parking.

Free WiFi, living rooms, and dining areas are featured in all 3 rooms. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Select Comfort beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

The fine-dining restaurant, Kippilaw Dining, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Picton B&B include EcoWorld Aquarium and Picton Ferry Terminal.

Bowden Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$244* Per night/room 13 Mar. - 14 Mar.

Picton View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Kippilaw House ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kippilaw House

Everyone (3) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Extremely quiet and warm room with a very comfortable bed. Easy walking distance into town. Margaret and Bill are wonderful hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. The food was absolutely amazing.

Posted by , from Wellington on 15 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
The most unique thing about this accommodation is something that can’t be faked. It has great atmosphere, soul and a homely feel.

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar. 2019 by Kippilaw

Thank you for your kind words we love hosting great guests( that all we have ) 40 years experience in the hospitality industry helps. Kind wish Ⓜ️🌺

5 out of 5

One night of homely luxury!!!

I had the opportunity to stay at this fantastic 'home' for one night. I was treated so well. The owners and staff were friendly, warm and inviting. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was a FEAST!!! My dog was happy, I was happy and I highly recommend this hotel to anyone!!

Posted by , from Dunedin NZ on 3 Nov. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Dec. 2018 by Kippilaw

We aim to please delighted you were well cared for

5 out of 5

Beautifully appointed b&b

The owner looked after us beautifully. Yummy huge breakfast. Room was superb - very nicely done.

Posted by , from Sydney on 27 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Dec. 2018 by Kippilaw

Thank you for your kind words.

5 out of 5
Pros: Great breakfast served at a time that suited us with late checkout
Walking distance to Picton Centre. Very spacious accommodation.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 2 Mar. 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request), an area shuttle, and a train station pick-up service are free. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Kippilaw House. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Picton bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Separate living room1
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) (35.7 km / 22.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, area shuttle, and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kippilaw House offers 3 accommodations with minibars and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Picton bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Select Comfort beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Kippilaw Dining - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 10:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 75 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • No lifts
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: NZD 00 per stay
  • A television is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 75 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kippilaw
  • Kippilaw House
  • Kippilaw House Picton
  • Kippilaw Picton
  • Kippilaw House B&B Picton
  • Kippilaw House B&B
  • Kippilaw House Picton
  • Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast
  • Kippilaw House Bed & breakfast Picton

You should know

  • Kippilaw House offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.