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115 Birds Ferry Rd, Westport. Charleston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Derry, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
80 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights and really loved the peace and quiet I enjoyed here. Nancy and Grae were very friendly and helpful. The Eco lodge is off the energy grid which is excellent and means the greedy power companies don't get a penny of your money. All power is supplied via solar panels. Grae and Nancy have taken... More

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Toronto
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35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This Eco Lodge was recommended to us by friends who visited in 2013. It is definitely unmissable although we, unfortunately, only had one night there - silly us! The lodge was very welcoming. It was built about 14 years ago by owners, Nancy and Grae and is a "state-of-the-art" eco experience. It's only powered by solar panels and gas. They've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Wow what an amazing place - Beaconstone Eco Lodge was built by the owners Nancy and Grae with so much attention to the environment. The Lodge is very comfortable with lovely futon beds and spacious living area. There are walking tracks through the bush down to the river and the sunsets are incredible. Nancy and Grae are fantastic hosts making... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night on our long drive from Golden Bay to Greymouth. It was wild, wet weather. The lodge is cosy and very clean. The hosts Grey and Nancy have built with great attention to sustainability. Importantly you feel like guests rather than a source of income. When I left my reading glasses in the room they... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

There was heavy rain when I reached to this Lodge in the middle of native bush. When I entered, I found a cosy place in a very tranquil and peaceful environment. This Eco-Lodge has been built by the owners themselves and you can feel that everything has been made with love and attention to detail. Nancy and Grae are very... More

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New England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had the Mountain View Hut reserved for two nights. This is a large, attractive room, simple yet extremely comfortable.The facilities are located a minute's walk away- either a bathroom with a running water "night toilet" and shower in the lodge, or the very modern and clean composting toilets close by. We selected this private cabin before we knew how... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Wonderful stay in the mountain lodge. They really should charge more, this place is amazing. They have just built a garden lodge too, which also looks beautiful. Bear in mind there aren't too many places to eat or drink in the area so you must bring your own supplies but the kitchen is very well equiped and immaculate. And this... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

A beautiful, tranquil place, run by two of the nicest hosts you're ever likely to come across, Grae and Nancy. It doesn't really feel like a backpackers, it feels more like your own home. Spotlessly clean, with excellent cooking facilities. Plentiful hot water and electricity. It proves that eco-lodges can be efficient and don't have to be expensive. I hope... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Arrived late afternoon, welcomed by Grae & Nancy, and shown to our cabin set aside with lovely bush and mountain views from bed. The amenities are good, no shortage of water or hot water, great to know all is eco-friendly and not going on the vegie garden. Lucky enough to have a meal prepared from garden vegies and salads, can't... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

Beaconstone redefines the meaning of hostel. The owners Grae and Nancy Stevens poured themselves into the building of this off-the-grid eco-lodge on the rugged West Coast of the South Island. It offers serenity from the well-beaten hostel route in New Zealand. It's the kind of place you want to stay for more than one night because... - a rejuvenating sleep...the... More

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Address: 115 Birds Ferry Rd, Westport. Charleston, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island
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Small custom built timber lodge set on 42 hectares of bush. Trails through the forest to the Big Totara River take a plunge or just enjoy the birds and the quiet of the rain forest. Running on solar power and sustainable principals used throughout. The interior lodge is homelike. The spaces are decorated with original art and weavings. There is a kitchen for self catering and a barbecue patio. We are Highly Recommeded by Lonely Planet ,Rough Guide and several guide books. Come and enjoy this special place in the country. ... more   less 
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