Our First Assessment by Qualmark, the New Zealand Tourism Rating Agency
The Qualmark assessor had this to say: "The Vicarage is a stunning building, superbly restored and located, representing the top accommodation of its kind in the region and able to satisfy very discerning guests. The development has been widely welcomed by the local visitor industry and community alike. Your property is a beautiful two storey Victorian mansion built in 1900 that you have fully restored to the highest standards of modern insulation (it is a listed Class 2 Historic building). You have navigated the preservation of all the historical features and extensive fire prevention requirements. The way you have told the stories of all the parish vicars and their personalities, careers, and importance to the emerging region throughout your complex is outstanding in its messaging and sensitivity - right down to your cushion covers and wall decorations being replicas of the Vicar’s Sashes."
The Silver “Sustainability” rating is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Proactive leadership and management ensure that a culture of high performance is evident throughout the entire business. The business will have a real focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to ensure the tourism product they deliver is a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience.
You can read more about Qualmark ratings here.
Amazing establishment and history! The rooms are beautiful and has so many thoughtful touches. We had a very comfortable stay and would come back again!
The Vicarage is amazing - right up there with the best we have experienced Internationally. I cannot think of any thing you could do to enhance our experience. We will be spreading the word and encouraging friends and whanau to visit Geraldine and to stay at the Vicarage. We wish you every success.
Robyn from Auckland, Auckland
Perfect for our wedding night. Great outlook, comfy bed, lovely decor, had fab shower, coffee maker in our room. We enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine. We had a complimentary glass of port in the lounge room before bed. Beautiful restoration but with all the mod cons. If you looking for a...