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The Old Eltham Post Office

New Zealand's most elegant, exclusive and luxurious Bed and Breakfast stay - Contact David & Maria direct for best rates.
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2 days ago
I enjoyed my stay at The Old Eltham Post Office immensely. Maria and David's warm hospitality added an extra layer to the charming atmosphere. The room's design, a perfect blend of heritage and personal flair, surpassed the online images. Exploring the nearby walks, especially Wilkies Pools and Lake Rotokare, was a delightful bonus. Without a doubt, a return visit is on the horizon!
- Alex I
6 months ago
An Amazing place to stay! This place should be at the top of your list for a NZ getaway. Stay for 3 nights like we did , otherwise I fear that you may not get the full experience. The apartment is unique, stunning and decorated with a style and eye for detail that makes many 'Home and Garden' magazine entries look monochrome and boring by comparison. It has to be seen to be believed - it's truly beautiful. David is a fantastic host, friendly, knowledgeable with the perfect balance of being attentive and knowing when to leave you to enjoy the apartment. The welcome platter and dinner on the first night was great , it was restaurant quality and meant that we didn't have the leave the apartment on the first night. The area has a great deal to offer. I've travelled through Eltham and South Taranaki many, many times and never realised how much there is there to do, much of it for free. A walk around the old buildings of Eltham is well worth it. We 'go-away' every year for our weddin...
- Andy M
7 months ago
We loved our time with David and Maria. Great hospitality and such luxurious surroundings. What a treat when on a road trip. David's suggestions to drive the Forgotten Highway ended up being one of the highlights of our road trip. What a stunning drive we had with such magnificent views. The green hills were breathtaking. Hardly anyone else on the road and stopping for coffee at the famous Whangamomona Pub chatting with some locals was a real bonus. Such a wonderful place to stay to discover a rich part of the country.
- Fiona F

The Helena Suite $325-$425 per night

Take a journey into a romantic past in the Helena Suite, which boasts the beauty and opulence of a bygone era. Located in The Old Eltham Post Office in the Historic Sth Taranaki town of Eltham, this 100 sq metre apartment offers full central heating, a large flatscreen TV, a spa bath, separate bathroom, ultra-fast unlimited wifi, and a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave, toaster, and utensils. 
You can indulge in locally sourced food from the small menu we offer, and a cooked breakfast that includes bacon, local ciabatta, and fresh eggs. 

Situated close to the shadow of Mt Taranaki and within a half-hour drive of The Post Office lie the famous Wilkies Pools, which are reached by a track through stunning miniaturised sub-alpine rainforest.

The Helena suite is a perfect location to slow down and enjoy the romance and leisurely pace of the past. Discover the secret histories of war and peace in Taranaki's past, visit the Tawhiti museum or Rotokare wildlife sanctuary. 

Ask us for recommendations on local restaurants, home-cooked meals or breakfasts. You can also devour a dish upon arrival utilising locally-sourced products. Along with The Helena Suite, we also have The Red Room with a Queen bed, accommodating up to four guests in luxury. 
In the Eltham Post Office, cleanliness, integrity, and attention to detail are paramount to us in this beautiful heritage building, which is shared with our guests. We provide substantial discounts for multi-day stays, so contact us directly.

Best wishes David & Maria 

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45 Bridge street
New Zealand 4322
New Zealand

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