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Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast

SH 85 Lauder Omakau Road RD2 | Central Otago, SH 85 , New Zealand
Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here after our second day on the rail trail. The owner was fantastic preparing a potion to help with my achy cramping legs. A dip in the spa pool also helped ease the pains. Although there was no power in the district when we arrived we were welcomed and shown our detention room to settle in. The communal... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our night at Lauder School B & B and felt quite nostalgic as the old school house was very similar to our old school house that we attended 45 years ago as students. Esme and Bruce were fantastic hosts and were there to greet us and had the fire going which made the rooms nice and cosy.... More 

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

We are happy to hear that you had such a good stay with us. We look forward to having you here again. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our stay on the night of Tuesday 5 May 2015 was wonderful. Greeted by Bruce who made us a cuppa, stored our bikes and helped to settle us in. The accommodation was excellent in the old school's staff room with a modern en-suite fitted with an excellent wet floor shower. All rooms were clean, warm and relaxing. An... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We hope you will come to stay again. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation, Esme was fantastic to communicate with via phone/email when we organised our trip and Bruce was very welcoming and hospitable when we arrived. The spa was an absolute bonus! Thanks Esme and Bruce!

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Wanaka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here while doing the rail trail. Room was comfy, shared lounge was comfy and the bikes are kept undercover so they stay dry. Also the pub across the road has superb food. The hosts went above and beyond for me when I broke a spoke, driving me to the nearest bike shop and hanging around while... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to having you back to stay with us again. More 

Oxford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Esme was waiting as I pulled into the Lauder School B&B, to show me to the Sports Shed where I was staying the night - perfect! Very cosy room with a very comfy bed. The B&B is made up of all of the old school buildings with bedrooms in different buildings and the big shared living area in the main... More 

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

Thanks for such a positive and comprehensive review. We enjoy the people who come to stay and hope you will be able to come and stay with us again another time. More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here recently as part of our Otago Rail Trail Adventure. We found the hosts very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in The Music Cottage which has everything you need such as a small kitchenette to make a cup of tea, ensuite and a very comfortable bed. The cottage was fairly new and very clean and tidy. Breakfast was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We try to be available at breakfast time each morning but leave breakfast ready for guests to help themselves in case they prefer an earlier start to the morning. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic little bnb. Esme was so welcoming and joined all the guests for breakfast. We stayed in the Detention Hut which had it's own wee kitchen area. The room was clean and warmly decorated. The shared spaces were great and contained lots of history about the place. The pub directly across the road does a good dinner too.

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

Thanks for writing us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Detention Shed. More 

Orewa, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our 2nd night on Otago Rail Trail and we were once again amazed by the outstanding quality of the accommodation. Esme + Bruce were excellent hosts who provided very clean, quiet, and wonderful rooms. We stayed in the Staff Room and not only was the room of ample size for the 2 of us, but the bed and bed linen... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We hope you will come back and stay with us again. More 

Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We arrived by car, with two huge suitcases and found the hospitality of the owners over the top. We were able to comfortably spread out in the Staff Room but salivated over each of the other unique rooms. For an old historical building, I found our room and the common areas to be impeccably clean with updated bathrooms, quality beds... More 

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

We really enjoyed having you both stay with us and appreciate that you have taken the time to write such a thoughtful and glowing review. More 

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