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Endeavour Inlet | Queen Charlotte Sound, 7250, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were doing the Queen Charlotte Trek and staying at lodging along the way. We booked into the Backpacker lodging and were surprised at how nice it was. The room was small but very clean and had a coffee/tea maker with cream :) The shared rest room and shower facilities were clean. We did have to pay $2 for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I could not believe that Furneaux could combine the history with the old magnificent homestead of the Queen Charlotte Sound with such gorgeous lodge accommodation. I was totally blown away by the sheer beauty of the place but also by the hospitality and their attention to every detail for the weary walker. Congratulations to everyone involved because we LOVED it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was our first night on the Queen Charlotte walkway and we stayed in the 'backpacker-style' cabins. These were clean, but small with no storage but for the clear floor in front of the tea/coffee station. Our biggest disappointment was to find the shared bathrooms were very basic, bare concrete floor affairs, reminiscent of public toilets of yesteryear. To find... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in at Furneaux Lodge for lunch while mountain biking the Queen Charlotte Track in the middle of a storm. We pulled in dripping wet and muddy as hell. They invited us in and served us some amazing food and beer. Even though we weren't staying there they washed and dried all our super muddy riding gear while we... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed here on our first night of a 4 day walk along the Queen Charlotte Track. The rooms were nothing special but warm, dry & with all the amenities you need. The bar & restaurant area were very welcoming, and would have been fantastic if they had the fire going. The food & service were very good and they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We attended a family wedding at furneaux the service, weather and setting could not have been better. But thought the new apartments were overpriced with only tea and coffee making facilities and a very small fridge.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We paid 96 nzd for a hikers cabin of a size of approx. 4 square metres. The "bathroom" was outside and had the flair of a camping site. We had to pay 2 nzd extra each, to get a warm shower, again with the feeling as if you were staying on a regular camping site instead of a pricy lodge.... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Set on expansive grounds in an idyllic location, Furneaux was probably, once, the place to stay in Endeavour Inlet. It still has a pulse but desperately needs resuscitation. No complaints with the bar/restaurant in the main homestead building. We were provided with good service (well done Mitch) and decent food in a lovely setting. However, the accommodation is sub-standard. We... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've been here two times for lunch in the last 2 months, and both times the food was really nice. Great flavours and presentation. The service is pretty good, and wait times for food has been quite short both times. The actual restaurant feels very dark and cold and could benefit from some better lighting. The property is very nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed overnight here while walking the Queen Charlotte sound, our room was upgraded to a beautiful studio with views of the sound and mountains behind. It was clean and spacious and it was so nice to relax in comfort after the days walk. The Lodge has a lovely feel to it with a great veranda and lovely green grass... More

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Address: Endeavour Inlet | Queen Charlotte Sound, 7250, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Furneaux Hotel Marlborough Region

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Nestled at the head of Endeavour Inlet in heart of New Zealand’s stunning Marlborough Sounds, Furneaux Lodge is a boutique hotel in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound. It looks out over the calm, clear water of the bay, embraced by virgin native forest, unchanged since Captain Cooks first visit in the inlet in 1769. Here at the lodge, the pace is easy, comfortable and relaxed. Ideal for the complete retreat. ... more   less 
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