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7204 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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Hopewell Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed at Hopewell Lodge in February, for two weeks, on a Photography Course with Freeman Patterson and Sally Mason. Our hosts, Mike and Lynley, looked after everyone's needs beautifully, whatever they were. We were catered for, as a specially organised group activity, but there are meal options available if you're staying as a regular guest. Their coffees are to... More

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Ulm, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a very great time out there. Nice place for relaxing and exploring the sounds by kayak. Mike and Linley made us the most welcoming welcome we ever had. What great hosts. That place is a must visit in New Zealand.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The owners are so heartwarming and welcoming. Not just landscape but also the people, woofers and every guests are awesome! Because of 2 of owners, I guess. It's supposed to do the wedding party here as well, like some people did. A tiny thing I cared a little was the sound of door in share room. But the days were... More

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Fulda, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is officially a backpacker lodge but has nothing to do with every other hostel in New Zealand. I was warmly welcomed by Mike and Lynley with a coffee and cake in the beautiful garden. They give you the feeling that they really care about their guests. Not only the hosts but also the guests are special: an interesting mix... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We found out about Hopewell Lodge from other travellers as we travelled around South Island, and extended our stay on the Island in order to experience three nights there. We were not disappointed. It was rated highly on BBH and Trip Adviser and it well deserves the superlative assessments it constantly receives. Mike and Lynley are truly excellent hosts and... More

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McKinney, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

What can I say...? This place was truly a paradise. The scenery, the accommodations, the mussels, Lynley's garlic bread, and most importantly, the people were all first class. Such a family atmosphere with such an amazing piece of property. It was truly the perfect setting for us to spend a good part of our honeymoon. Our kind of place, our... More

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a truly amazing place to stay…..Mike,Lynley and staff are wonderful warm people and nothing is to much trouble…..lots to see and do….food is amazing….very very clean…hope to come back next year…….Great for a large as well I attended a photography workshop with Sally Mason and it was ideal…..

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Fabulous setting, quality rooms, great facilities (fishing, kayaks, walks, golf etc etc) and the owners Mike and Lynley are exquisite and impeccable hosts who go out of their way to make everyone feel special. Stay here and you won't want to leave!

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Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Visited for four days to attend my sister-in-law's wedding. Takes a bit of effort to drive there but what a drive and what a destination. Secluded, peaceful and spotless. Impeccable standard of cleanliness and very well maintained. Great communal kitchen and lounge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This getaway in paradise really lives up to its rave reviews! Lush gardens, open spa located by the beach, another private beach and some lovely common meeting spaces. There are activities galore (kayaks, sailing, mountain biking, glow worms, massages...) which you can chose to get involved with or find some nice spots to sit and read a book. Linley went... More

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Address: 7204 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Also Known As:
Hopewell Hotel Marlborough Region

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