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Timara Lodge

Dog Point Road, RD2 | near Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bern, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lake Timara Lodge has only 4 rooms and is located in one of the most spectacular gardens one can imagine. All flowers are huge, there seems to be a micro climate or special vibrations. Its story is also interesting and related to the building of the railway. Artwork is also present in the gardens and a rowing boat invites you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The website for Timara Lodge almost doesn't do it justice. The house and gardens are absolutely stunning. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the two suites overlooking the lake which I would highly recommend for the best views. Most importantly when you stay at Timara, make time to just walk through the gardens or relax in the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed at Timara Lodge for 3 nights in May. It was a great experience, combining warmth and comfort with a touch of luxury. The staff were great and the special dinner the chef cooked one night was outstanding with food from the region matched with Spy Valley wines. Timara is in a beautiful setting with large established gardens set around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was an exceptional find. Everything from the welcome by Debbie to our farewell was perfect. Food was outstanding as cooked by Louis, the chef cum manager, who also recommended the excellent wines. The grounds were well manicured with good opportunities to walk and relax. The suite was very comfortable. The general ambiance was one of being a house guest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
85 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent does not reflect the quality of this lodge. Located in the depth of the vineyards and wineries of Marlborough, Lake Timara Lodge oozes elegance and charm yet all with a simplicity and warmth. All members of the staff were absolutely marvellous with loads of suggestions and help. This lodge was built in the 1920s and has four comfortable suites.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have just had the most fantastic weekend at Timara Lodge. Everything about it was perfect. The service was incredible - everyone was so helpful and professional and nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely amazing - we are all foodies and it was such a treat. We have stayed in a number of similar lodges and this... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Exceptional 3 days spent at Timara Lodge with 7 others. Louie's food was a standout, as well as the incredible level of service. Deborah and her team, made us feel very welcome, nothing was a problem. Timara Lodge is set amongst a haven of daffodil filled fields, spring blossoms and immaculate grounds & a lake. The birdsong in the morning... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Incomparable setting. Wonderful restful garden, lake and sculptures. To walk among the huge mature trees, colourful rose garden, and many other surprises is a great experience. And then there is the walk around Lake Timara, topping off an unique experience. really first rate dining experience, and wine cellar. Warm and friendly staff. Not to be missed.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is an amazing property. We were greeted by name and given a tour of the lodge and shown our rooms, then brought a coffee to enjoy. The meal was the best I have had in my life, a culinary delight summed up in one word - delicious - expertly matched with local wines. The room was peaceful and serene... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Great food. Could not have been more attentive or helpful. Of Relais standards and surprised not one.

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