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SH 85 Lauder Omakau Road RD2 | Central Otago, SH 85 , New Zealand
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Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 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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rural Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed with my parents in the Detention Shed. I loved looking at all the different rooms with the variety of size and characters. The hot tub would have been lovely if it hadn't cooled off so much with the group who had been in it for a while (it was a cold, windy, rainy day), but... More

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

We are sorry that the spa pool wasn't warm for you but we are glad to hear that you were cozy and comfortable and enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for writing a review for us. We hope you will come back to stay with us another time... we will try to have the spa hot for you then! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Thank you Bruce and Esme for allowing us to stay at your lovely cottage. It was a restful retreat after a day on the bike cycling the Rail Trail. When we arrived there was no one about, but we saw a friendly local who said "just go on in, it's okay, Bruce or Esme will catch up with you later".... More

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

Thanks for writing us such a good review and for your recommendation. We were sorry we weren't able to be there when you arrived. We try to be on hand to greet all our guests and help them settle in. It is good to know that you all had an enjoyable stay and that the Lauder locals filled in for... More

Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed in the 'Detention Shed' with two friends while biking the rail trail last week. What really made the stay wonderful was not just the comfy beds, lovely warm lounge and spa pool but the feeling of being genuinely looked after and cared about by Bruce and Esme who made the effort to not just welcome us when we... More

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

You were such a great bunch of people to have stay with us. We enjoyed spending time with you all. Thanks for taking time to write such a wonderful review. We are glad you have such good memories of your time with us at Lauder School B&B. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

From the moment we were welcomed by Esme with a cup of tea we felt at home. Great accomodations with well appointed decor and great facilities. The hot tub was a great way to spend an hour recovering from our efforts and Nobby across the road at the Lauder Hotel was a fine host and referee of the evenings banter!

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad you both felt at home when you arrived as that is what we are trying to achieve when we meet and greet our guests. We enjoyed your company and conversation too. More

Clyde, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed at the Lauder School B&B my first night on the rail trail. Esme and Bruce are such lovely people and they make you feel welcome and home immediately. This is absolute not my last time staying there. I recommend that evryone who is staying a night in Lauder should stay at the school!

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

Thank you Julia for such a positive review. We are glad that your stay with us was so enjoyable that you want to come back. We look forward to having you with us again. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Milmore cottage on the 10th March ( same people as Lauder school accom) as a group of 6. It was amazing and such a comfortable place for a group . Esme went out of her way to make sure we were all comfortable. We went and checked out the school as well and it is done beautifully... More

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

Thanks Merlyn for taking the time to write such a good review for us. We are pleased your group enjoyed your stay in Milmore Cottage. We are keen for all our guests to be able to recuperate from their day's adventures in a warm and comfortable place. More

Leicestershire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our second night on the rail trail and were welcomed by Esme and a cup of tea - and warmed up in the school room with Radio NZ for company. Dinner at Esmes recommendation in the hotel across the road was substantial and enlivened by lots of chatter with the locals. We slept in the detention... More

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

We are glad to hear that the poor weather didn't stop you having a good time in Lauder. No-one can control the weather, the best we can do is ensure that we have covered the bases so that our guests are comfortable, warm and well cared for. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our B&B for... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I spent our second night of the Otago cycle trail at the Lauder School. We arrived, hot and sweaty and were immediately greeted by the owner Bruce who made us feel most welcome with fresh tea and cookies. I accept that we were the only guests that night but as such were given a choice of rooms.... More

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

Thank you for writing us such a positive review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed two nights in the Music Room, one of the newer units at the former country school now B&B. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. You can have the continental breakfast in your room if you choose. The B&B is perfectly situated for people doing the Otago Rail Trail which is about 100 metres away across SH85. Dinner... 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 such a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come and stay with us again. More

Unknown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were very impressed with the School House. It was clean, comfortable, authentic, and warm. We had a great welcome from Esme (who answered our questions over tea and cookies) and send off from Bruce (who offers to take a photo of your party as you head out). We enjoyed our room and loved all of the garden spaces, and... More

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

Thank you for your review which we appreciate. We were glad to spend time with you and to help you to make the most of your Rail Trail experience. More

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Address: SH 85 Lauder Omakau Road RD2 | Central Otago, SH 85 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island
Number of rooms: 3

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