We are very happy to receive the Guest Review Reward 2017 from #guestsloveus @ booking.com by Mike de Ruiter for his commitment and hard work and boundless passion together with Mariette de Ruiter
David & Lesley White, Cumbria - UK
Fishtail is a wonderful find. 1 night stay is not enough. Will have to return some day.
Thank you for your great hospitaly.
11 April 2016
Supatra Bhumiwat, Auckland
It's a home away from home. Definitely will be my home everytime I work in this area.
Thanks very much for everything, very kind of you. A really lovely place to stay.
5 April 2016
David & Tina Cullenberg, New Hamshire - USA
We had a wonderful 4 night stay while exploring the Wairau Valley.
Mike, we thoroughly enjoyed our days with you and your wealth of stories.
19 March 2016
Roy & Barbara McAdam, Malvern - UK
Only stayed one night but sufficent to feel we must return.
Great hospitality. Chalenging fishing!
8 March 2016
Gregory & Rebecca Watson, Colorado - USA
We, too wish we would have found Fishtail earlier, but we will be back another year.
Enjoyed meeting Mike & Mariette and seeing their lovely property.
Peace, quiet, beautiful and great breakfasts - wonderful.
23 February 2016
William & Pamela Hempel, NSW - Australia
We have enjoyed your wonderful hospitality and your very peaceful part of the world.
It's a lovely clean little cottage with everything you could possible need.
Mike is a very good host and very welcoming to us. Wish we could have stayed longer and also
enjoy the fishing too. Mustn't forget your breakfasts!
12 February 2016
Greg & Janet Gripps, Qld- Australia
Thank you so much Mike & Mariette! You made us feel so welcome with your generous hospitality.
Thank you especially Mike for the ime you took explaining the art of Fly fishing.
You are a true master! This has been an amazing place to visit.
We would love to return once we're practised a wee bit.
4 February 2016
Will & Alison, Wellington
Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Mike & Mariette.
We very much enjoyed meeting you staying in this peaceful, beautiful place.
24 January 2016
Jim & Ros, Dorset - England
Thank you Mike & Mariette for a warm welcome, lovely accommodation and excellent breakfasts.
Mike, you are a perfect guide, we have learnt so much and enjoyed your company.
27 December 2016
David & Jasmine Hart, E.Sussex - UK
Good time. Caught my first N.Z. trout!!
18 December 2016
Jenny & Dean Dillon, Canberra - Australia
Thank you both so much for a wonderful two day stay. Great to get away to such a relaxing place.
We felt right at home the moment we arrived. We'll be back !!!
3 October 2016
Your property, Fishtail Lodge B & B & Fly Fishing, has been awarded 100% Guest Rating 2015 in this year's Travelbug awards! Qualifying for these awards is no simple task and the winners represent the very best of the accommodation operators listed on Travelbug.
Marie and Patrick Walsh, ChCh
Fantastic facilities, fantastic hosts, fantastic weekend.
We will be back.
Thanks, Mike & Mariette
5 April 2015
Paula and Peter Anstay, Dunedin
A lovely weekend. Came for the graperide and to look at the local fishing
and found a quiet, spacious accommodation and a charming hostess.
Will return to meet Mike next time.
29 March 2015
Robert and Lorna Kincaid, Canada
Thank you so much for a very relaxing homely stay.
It was great to get away from the tourist areas and stay in the quiet country side.
3 March 2015
Ellen and Pat Maxon, USA
Great accommodation, clean and spacious.Great hosts too.
We enjoyed our conversation about traveling and Mike's tour of his river.
Beautiful valley here and a fine restful visit.
19 February 2015
Tara and Tony Hooley, UK
A wonderful place to stay! Thank you for your kindness, hospitality
and great conversation. We shall return soon! Tight lines, best wishes.
18 February 2015
Amber and Nate Bond, Picton
Really enjoyed a peaceful honeymoon at your beautiful property.
Nate also learnt so much and enjoyed fishing with you Mike.
Thank you again for having us.
16 February 2015
Ravic and Arbex, Israel
Warm welcome and nice hospitality . Thanks
Enjoy your stay in your new home land!
15 February 2015
Fiona and David Cliff, Upper Hut
Beautifully quiet and clean accommodation. Stunning breakfast and
very friendly hosts. Will come again for a longer stay.
14 February 2015
Ben Lucke, The Netherland
Very nice B&B, very good bed & shower. Loved the time to chat with
Mike about his travel and immigration to NZ. I am a jalous guy.
Will come again.
10 February 2015
Mervyn and Evelyn Kinloch, N.Ireland
Lovely warm welcome and much enjoyed our stay in very comfortable
accommodation and great hospitality.
11 January 2015
Shaun and Elyse, Auckland
Great location with stunning views over the Richmonds. Really enjoyed swim
in the pool after a long hot cycle from Blenheim. Great hospitality from Mike
and Mariette, a really lovely spacious unit. A memorable stay!!
5 January 2015
Ken and Frances Anderson, Hamilton
A very pleasant stopover for a night, with wonderful hosts and some good
fishing tips from Mike! This is a great accommodation, spacious and private,
all topped off with a nice breakfast in the sun.
1 January 2015
Peter and Sue Kasper, Australia
Enjoyed our couple of nights here in this spotlessly clean B&B.
Mariette & Mike, thank you for everything. We both enjoyed your company
very much. Peter enjoyed his fishing too. Lovely garden & friendly (?) Desmond!
26 November 2014
Chapmans Family, Sydney
What a beatiful spot! we've had a lovely,albeit windy few days-
will love to return for the elusive fish. Thank you Mike and Mariette -
you are really wonderful hosts.
20 November 2014
Lynn and John Francis, Auckland
A superbly well set out unit.
Everything we needed, immaculate, very friendly hosts.
18 August 2014
Joy Baker, Camerons
You know how to make people feel welcome, it comes so naturally.
Thank you so much for being such kind and caring hosts.
6 May 2014
Sheila Grainger, Nelson
Thank you for your hospitality while I was working at the school.
I really enjoyed our evenings with a glass or two of wine, and great
breakfasts. I had an excellent time.
7 April 2014
John and Carol Lipscombe, Sunderland UK
Mike and Mariette are excellent hosts. We were made to feel so welcome
and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thanks.
24 February 2014
Frank and Laura Rands, Auckland
Thank you, so pleased we stayed, friendly & fabulous!!
Tina Parkin, Christchurch
Great hosts, made you feel like one of the family.
Spotless accommodation, peaceful & serene. Will definately be back.
30 January 2014
Alun and Qwyneth Jones, North Wales UK
Lovely place to stay, hosts very friendly and helpful.
Very nice breakfast.
28 January 2014
Lynn Williams and Roy Myers, Leithfield
Great place to stay, friendly and welcoming hosts. Will recommend to others.
(ps a great breakfast!)
22 January 2014
Paulette and Tony Smith, Christchurch
Happy New Year. Great place to stay, thought of everything. Nice and quite, cosy.
Hosts very nice. Thank you.
31 December 2013
Stella Miranda and Alu Eisen, Germany
After a day cycling in the rain it feels like coming home. Thank you.
29 December 2013
Lorraine Quirke, Wellington
Great stay, warm and cosy place. Friendly hosts, garden is beautiful.
Thank you, will come again. Even nicer than photo's online.
23 December 2013
Jill and Trevor Price, Auckland
A lovely place to stay. Very welcoming hosts and great accommodation.
15 December 2013