Teichelmanns is a cozy guest house, located in the historic gold rush district of Hokitika, the setting for Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries. Set in the heart of the town, opposite the Hokitika Museum and a few short steps to cafes, restaurants, gold and greenstone (pounamu) carvers and galleries, it’s a great location from which to discover the beautiful New Zealand West Coast.
The house is named after Dr Ebeneezer Teichelmann, a renowned mountaineer, photographer and conservationist who built the house in 1910 as his first home and medical rooms. Today, the house is comfortable and relaxing for guests with lots of added touches to make your stay special.
Hosts Frances and Brian enjoy sitting with their guests over a breakfast of homemade jams, fruit compotes and bread and sharing the history of the house and the town of Hokitika, and their knowledge of the local area (including great restaurant recommendations!) is second to none!
What our travellers love about staying here…
- The hospitality! Frances and Brian are some of our favourite hosts in NZ!
- The location, such easy access to all of the West Coast
- We mentioned it above, but the breakfasts here are seriously good!
- The Garden cottage with its spa bath makes your stay extra luxurious.