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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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Shanghai
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Where in the world does $20 get you unlimited access to a rowboat, fishing tackle and a block of bait and where NZ Snapper are within minutes of launch? The same place with a luxurious 24 x 7 hot tub overlooking the Sounds, and day trekking along the Queen Charlotte Track easily accessible. Foodies are well catered for with a... More 

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nmlambe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My partner and I spent three days at Hopewell over the Labour day wknd and had a really lovely time. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much hassle for Mike and Lynley. The cup of tea and freshly baked biscuit on arrival was nice after the long drive. Our room was very nice with a balcony and beautiful... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed at Hopewell at the end of the 2013/2014 season, and I have been meaning to write a review for ages! We had the best time - the location, accommodation, facilities and hospitality totally exceeded our expectations. We had a king room closest to the main house, overlooking the grass and little beach, with balcony perfect... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed here at the beginning of the season - the last week of September 2014 for four nights - with our extended family and it was a total delight. The rooms were comfortable, the electric blankets worked (it was still quite cool at night) and nothing was too much trouble for Mike and Lynley. The communal kitchen is large... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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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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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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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
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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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Address: 7204 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hopewell Hotel Marlborough Region

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