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Hopewell Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
7204 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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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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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful location with fabulous views! Clean and comfortable. Excellent kitchen facilities and a comfortable lounge area with a real fire and plenty of space to chill. The hospitality and warmth of the owners was enormous! Nothing was too much trouble. The home made pizza was delicious. A real gem of a place!!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just left Hopewell, reluctantly. We are a family of four on a road trip holiday around the South Island. Hopewell was a one night stay that we had booked in as we were keen to see the Marlborough Sounds. We were absolutely delighted with this place. If only we had known, we would have allowed ourselves more time... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place ! This was our third trip to one of our favourite places anywhere, and we were in no way disappointed. The location is superb, almost like an island across the Kenepuru Sound, reached via a short trip in Mike's boat. The accommodation is modern, clean and nicely designed (we had an ensuite cabin) and the communal... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a glorious B&B type establishment on the shores of a stunning lake. It is a photographers dream as all of the scenery is a postcard waiting to happen. The hosts Lyndsay and Mike are absolutely glorious. I was part of a group that had booked out the entire place for a course and so it was a slightly... More 

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Mojave California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Staying at Hopewell was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. Absolutely idyllic setting with lots of water-based activities as well as hiking opportunities. Wonderful facilities with massive industrial-quality kitchen. I am glad we read the reviews and took the advice to stay at least 3 nights. We had a great time meeting so many wonderful... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is a true gem! Run by a couple who knows how to make your stay as good as it can get. We rented a room with attached bath. Loved the grounds. Short walk to the communal kitchen which is awesome. You feel like you should be on a cooking show with that type of space and equipment! Loved... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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 February 12, 2015

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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New Zealand
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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