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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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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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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