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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopewell is a little piece of heaven. It sits in a protected cove where you can fish, kayak, and stand up paddle board, all of which can be rented from Hopewell for a small weekly charge. We paid $20pp for fishing and were provided with bait, row boat, poles, and fishing tools and caught a half dozen fish. It is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopewell Lodge is a dream come true for any traveler. It's located in Double Bay on the Kenepura Sound, a magnificent spot that's secluded but reachable by water taxi or a wonderfully windy drive. The rooms are warm and comfy, the facilities first-rate, and the activities seemingly unlimited. (Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaks, harvesting oysters, or just hanging out in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed at Hopewell as part of our Honeymoon in NZ. We booked to stay there for 2 nights thinking it'll be enough, but we wish we'd stayed longer. Most beautiful location on Kenepuru sounds. The owners Mike and Lynley were so friendly and helpful. While we were there we took part in a mussel night,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time to visit in 5 years and we made sure to stay more than 2 nights this time, in fact we opted for 5 nights, and were not disappointed. Remotely located in the Kenepuru Sound, which is huge plus as you can totally switch off from the outside world, enjoy several land and water based outdoor pursuits.There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I’m going to keep it short (but sweet!) as previous reviews have plenty of info. Lynley and Mike are absolutely wonderful hosts and so passionate, which reflects in the quality of their accommodation and basically the entire Hopewell experience. We felt at home straight from the start and you can’t get anything better. The accommodation is lovely and it’s in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

99.999% perfect - it's THE best hostel I've ever stayed in. Everything has been thought of and you will not want to leave. My only gripe is the lack of door locks. To be honest, the chances of anything going missing are next to zero, but for some this is a deal breaker if you want to go off for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I recently spent four perfect days at Hopewell Lodge on our South Island Tour and loved every minute. Hopewell is situated in beautiful Kenepuru Sound, not too far from Picton. We left our car in Te Mahia and caught the water taxi which was a gorgeous experience in itself and saved a lot of driving. We were... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great hospitality -Mike and Lynley are welcoming and friendly and create a warm ambiance. Mussel nights are great fun. Good facilities with access to kayaks, bikes and fishing gear, all in a fantastic location. The spa is to die for. We'll definitely be returning.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I spent three wonderful days with our daughter, son-in-law, and their three-year old last Oct. We ALL found fun gathering mussels (and cooking them!), shells on the beach, hiking, toys galore to entertain our granddaughter, a hot tub, interesting guests from all over the world, a well-equipped and clean kitchen and other facilities, the unexpected home-baked treat... More 

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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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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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