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Alpine Lodge

Travelers' Choice award winner
75 Main Rd | Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute must-stay and treat yourself when in the Nelson Lakes area! I have stayed a number of times - before and after walking or running (they sponsor the Loop the Lake trail run every April), both in the standard room and the family unit and always have a great experience. We treat ourselves to dinners at the superb restaurant... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little hotel is in the middle of the mountains, far from busy tourist activity. It had a European flair that was a nice change. The staff were very helpful with suggestions for what to do in the afternoon we had there. It is definitely a location for active people, there were many cyclist and fisherman there when we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had booked a room in the backpackers here as it was pretty much the only place to stay near a location on my 'must visit' list. Unfortunately the night we stayed here there was a large storm and the wind was whistling through the windows all night. The rooms were a little tired and pretty dated and the shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I came to the Alpine Lodge first for the all you can eat barbecue and was impressed to even have steak - booked perfectly at that. Beautiful salads to go with and constant replenishment from the chef. The managing director Leighton was really friendly and visited our table to see if our shrunken stomachs (we were long distance trampers) were... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If it wasn't for the views this place doesn't have much going for it! The bed was uncomfortable the room wasn't as pictured on the website and it wasn't overly clean. No mention of the spa being out of order, on their in room brochure it says they close for repairs in June, my suggestion is that it needs a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed recently with a group of firends, had a lovely couple of days, what a beaut spot, your can walk down to the lake via the walkway from the Lodge, the restaurant and our room was lovely, food very very nice, room was clean and fresh. We had the room wthe the bed upstairs, found this to be really spacious... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Extremely small rooms - try getting out of bed without hitting your head No power plugs in the rooms Poorly equiped and dirty kitchen. Many damaged cooking utensils Very unfriendly staff - obviously prefer to sell expensive Alpine Lodge hotel rooms than hostel accomodation No wifi access Even though choice is limited in St. Arnaud, avoid if possible. Consider a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

It rates so highly because it is exactly as it should be in this location. It is not a big city hotel and thank goodness. It is understated but amazingly comfortable and functional. Our room, I think at the top end of their offering was delightful and looked towards the stream. We sat watching birds and listening to the bush.... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The room at this lodge is not the greatest - veRy rustic, simple, and austere, but the friendliness of the staff and the setting make up for the lack of creature comforts. I would stay here again but don't have high room expectations. The restaurant is quite nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

St Arnauds is a small quiet village, especially on a Sunday night. The lodge was clean and basic. Nothing special at all. The highlight was the Sunday evening BBQ buffet. So much delicious food. If you arrive early enough walk down to the lake and take in the view. Wouldn't spend more time than that here.

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