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Furneaux Lodge

Endeavour Inlet | Queen Charlotte Sound, 7250, New Zealand
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a self catering Chalet. Window sill in the shower needs new paint, but apart from that it was great. Great refuge after a wet days tramping from Ship Cove. Bar/Restaurant a great asset. Food great and well priced. Accommodation seems overpriced for standard.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Furneaux Lodge after our first day of mountain biking Queen Charlotte's track. We checked into one of the Studio rooms overlooking the water and returned to the main lodge for a drink. One of the staff members had moved a table to a corner of the verandah so we were able to enjoy the last of the... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Donna R, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of your stay at Furneaux Lodge. Great to hear your comments about our friendly service (much appreciated by all the staff, particularly Sandie), our beautiful location, our delicious food and our peaceful waterfront accommodation. Pleased you enjoyed your packed lunch so much! Steve and the team at Furneaux Lodge More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fortunately we only visited for about an hour, waiting for the water taxi after walking from Ship Cove. The toilets were dirty and overall the place was very run down, which is a shame because it is in a beautiful location.

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear APDC2014, How disappointing to hear about your impression of Furneaux Lodge. We have a lot of history here, of which we're very proud, and historic buildings which are undergoing a constant renovation programme, as well as a huge range of accommodation options from waterfront suites to hikers' cabins to chalets for families. We would hope to show you more... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please don't make the same mistake I did and stay here. If you want to stay in the Sounds I strongly recommend Portage or Punga Cove over Furneaux. The service was far below what I would expect: massive delays when dining, unwelcoming and unhelpful, surly staff, including the manager, and the standard of accommodation was extremely poor. The 'excuse' that... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Samothing, We are extremely disappointed about your experience at Furneaux lodge. We know we ahve something very special here which we love to share with our guests and that many guests love it too. We realise this clearly wasn't your experience. We acknowledge that there were things that could have and should have been handled better at the time... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We recently stayed here as part of a 10 day trip to NZ. There were 7 in our group (4 adults and 3 children) and I had booked for 1 night in a 2 bedroom chalet and one of the suites to accommodate all of us. Our stay here was the absolute low light of our trip, and unbeleivably disappointing!... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mrsmac756, We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at Furneaux Lodge. We are very proud of our picturesque location, our history and our historic buildings and we wish to welcome each and every guest to enjoy this paradise with us. A large part of the charm here at Furneaux is the remote location with no road... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We recently stayed for 3 nights at this lodge in a 2 bedroom cabin. Upon our arrival we discovered a decomposing mouse in the kitchen cupboard - it had obviously been there for some time. (The staff were obliging and dealt with it quickly.) Though the beds were extremely comfortable and fresh linen given daily, we were very disappointed with... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jill M, Thank you for staying at Furneaux Lodge. We're very sorry to hear your experience didn't live up to your expectations in every aspect but we appreciate your understanding of the challenges faced by our location. Clearly this doesn't excuse some of the issues you came across and we can't apologise enough for that. We do have a... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed here for one night while trekking the QC. Accomodation was comfortable in one of the chalets. Restaurant food was delicious with plentiful servings. Beer was cold and refreshing after a tiring trek. Furneaux is a pretty setting, nice outlook and accesible by water taxi as well. Staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here.

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Iankaboy, Thanks very much for choosing Furneaux Lodge and for taking the time to post your positive feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our chalets as well as your comments about the restaurant, staff and service. We think our setting is pretty special and we always enjoy guests' reaction to it. Thanks again, Steve... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were taken by water taxi to the jetty at Ship Cove, the end of the Queen Charlotte Track in the South Island in New Zealand, and walked on well groomed pathways through verdant forests (15 k.) to Furneaux Lodge. Our luggage had already been delivered there by Cougar Line Water Taxi and deposited in our room. There are several... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jkp p, Thank you very much for staying at Furneaux Lodge, and for posting your great feedback. We do have a range of different accommodation to suit different requirements and budgets. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in one of our waterfront suites. We think they're pretty special - pleased to hear you do too. The native forest around... More 

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17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We set out to walk the Queen Charlotte Walkway in the Marlborough Sounds staying in budget accommodation, taking our own breakfasts and lunches, and eating dinner in restaurants and pubs where that option was available. Our second night was spent at Furneaux Lodge. Also see the related reviews of Resolution Bay Cabins, Punga Cove Resort, DeBretts and the restaurant at... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Dear HineNZ Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your stay at Furneaux Lodge. We're so pleased you enjoyed our great bar, food and friendly service, but we're sorry to hear you felt other aspects weren't up to standard. We do have a range of accommodation options, from our basic hikers' cabins to self-catering chalets to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were dropped off late at Ship Cove so arrived in at 7pm. Cant say there was a warm friendly welcome and put this down to the fact of most of the workers are backpackers. Quite disappointed with our room as it appeared we paid for the better rooms but these had not had a makeover in a long time... More 

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FurneauxL, General Manager at Furneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting feedback on your time at Furneaux Lodge. We are disappointed to hear your stay didn't meet expectations. We aim to make each & every guest feel welcome here at Furneaux and we realise how important a friendly reception is to your stay. Unfriendly service is unacceptable and it is something we are addressing with... More 

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