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Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast

3312 Lauder-Omakau Road | Lauder, RD 2, 9377, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous b&b with wonderful hosts. Bruce and Esme couldn't do enough to look after our party of 11. Bruce even drove down the trail to pick up the 3 rainsoaked kids in our group who were in need of a lift to our accomodation! The rooms are very modern and the beds are luxurious. All in all a perfect... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family of four - parents, with 2 adult children. We did the trail over three days starting at Middlemarch and Lauder was a perfect location to stop on night two. We chose to stay at the school for it's quaintness and booked The Detention Shed. This was a two bedroom one bathroom bungalow type room and was... More 

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for posting the photo of us all outside the B&B just before you left. I'm very keen to get one of those remote shutter devices - saves a lot of rushed positioning with the timer! Thanks too for sharing how much you enjoyed your stay in Lauder. We enjoyed having you here. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here during our journey through the Otago Rail Trail.Honestly can say I had the best sleep ever!! Beds were really comfortable- beautifully clean and tidy. Can highly recommend.The communal dining room kitchen was a nice place to meet others and a hearty meal straight across the road.

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review. We are glad that you slept so well. We think it is a combination of the quality commercial beds we have, the lack of light pollution and the peace and quiet of Lauder that contribute to the sleep that most of our guests experience - that and the fresh air and exercise that most... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lauder School B&B is an excellent choice for a place to stay in Lauder. It has several separate buildings as well as the main schoolhouse in which is found the kitchen and large comfortable lounge. We stayed in the Sport's Shed which had a large double bed and just enough room for our suitcases. The bathroom was right across... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice home away from home after a long day on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Lauder is a small settlement with only a dozen or so inhabitants but multiple accommodation options. The Lauder School Bed & Breakfast is housed in a former school building. There are a number of rooms in the main building with additional rooms in separate... More 

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It is great that you enjoyed your whole Lauder experience. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were lucky enough to stay at the Lauder Railway School on Monday 21 Dec 2015, the first of two nights doing the Rail Trail. We got to meet the adorable Bruce. He and his wife Esme run the School and its one of the cleanest places we've ever stayed - spotless!! Great facilities in the room, just what you... More 

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a glowing review and recommendation. We hope you will come back to stay again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in December and had the best time. Bruce and Esme were delightful hosts, the beds are comfy the hot tub is amazing and the location is simply spectacular. We really enjoyed that we could easily walk across the road to the pub for great meals and a chat with Nobbie the Publican. Would highly recommend!

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed your Lauder experience More 

Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We stayed one night in the 'Drama cottage' of the Lauder School B&B while cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail. We very much enjoyed the setting of the cottage in the well-kept garden (with spa!) As we were very tired after our first day on the rail trail, we appreciated the big, comfortable bed. And to top everything off, we... More 

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad you have good memories of your stay with us. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Lovely B&B. Bruce very hospitable / knowledgeable. Hot tub was fab. Big comfy bed & shower. Great continental breakfast. The hotel across the road had sublime beer & wine & the food was delicious, home made & locally sourced. A great stopover after 47k on the Otago Rail Trail

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed our B&B and the meal at the hotel - we will pass on your compliment to them too. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This bed and breakfast has Charming and discreet hosts; stayed in the ensuite as a family of 3 while doing rail trail ; wonderfully clean ; comfy beds ; quaint and welcoming - cuppa tea and bikkie on arrival ; even have a bowl for compostables in the kitchen ;

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Lauder School B&B. We wish you a Merry Xmas and all the best for 2016. More 

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