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Dock Bay Lodge

192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
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N. California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Returned to Dock Bay Lodge for the 6th time last January, and it feels like coming home again. Dawn and Mark are the finest hosts in the land and they take a genuine, personal interest in each of their guests. Breakfast is always excellent - cooked to order, fresh fruit, and fantastic croissants. Rooms are very large, very nicely appointed... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Dawn and Mark (and Colin the dog) made us so welcome at their home from the moment we arrived until the sad moment that we had to move on to our next destination. The room was luxurious, clean and with a lovely view over the lake. Breakfast, cooked to order, was delicious and there was a really friendly atmosphere at... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 night for part of our honeymoon. The Owner, Dawn, showed us great hospitality which made our stay so comfortable and special. Room was very clean and spacious with good facilities. Breakfast is far above B&B standard. I'd love to return Dock Bay Lodge again next time we visit Te Anau!

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we particularly loved how you embraced being in Fiordland by spending as much time as you could out doing day walks on the nearby tracks. We would love to think you will get a chance to come back again in the future... More

california
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in March. I was very impressed by Dawn. She really cares about her guests. We are hikers, and told Dawn that. She picked out a trail that she thought we would like, and drove us there herself. This is a busy woman, but she took the time out of her day... More

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Your response is very humbling, but I care very much about everyones stay with me and do want to make sure that you don't miss any of the places of interest that you would want to see and do. Mark and I travel a lot and we know how much time can be wasted by not knowing where to go... More

Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stayed only 1 night (mistake, wish we stayed longer). Our room was superb! We stayed in the Luxmore suite. Dawn has thought of anything and everything you might need or want. Everything is 5 star and more. Dawn gave my husband a ride to a hiking trail than will forever be his favorite hike of all times. She gave us... More

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous appraisal of our Lodge. It was a shame you were only here for one night but of course there is so much to see and do in New Zealand and it takes a lot longer to travel everywhere than you anticipate. I hope you got to walk a small part of the walk the next... More

Fairfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed at Dock Bay Lodge for one night en route to Doubtful Sound, arriving late evening after a long drive from Queenstown airport and departing the next day after breakfast. The house is stunning, with views of the lake from bedrooms, common areas and lovely patio. Dawn Dowling, the proprietor, could not have been more welcoming. As we arrived... More

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Queenstown
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My clients stayed one night here and were thrilled with the level of service and accommodation standard. They said the hosts could not have been more helpful and charming. They only stay in the top lodges in New Zealand when visiting here, eg Blanket Bay, Kauri Cliffs etc, so were pleasantly surprised with Dock Bay, and will no doubt stay... More

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would love the opportunity to host your clients again and hopefully they will get more time to relax and enjoy themselves. More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have just spent four nights at the Dock Bay Lodge and highly recommend it. It is superbly situated, with the most stunning views over beautiful gardens, golf course and the lake, with the mountains in the distance. We had a very luxurious suite, with a veranda to enjoy the views and wonderful breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A beautiful setting beside a golf course overlooking the lake with the mountains in the distance. Wonderful suite that included a sitting room with a veranda to enjoy the views. Breakfasts were excellent as was the overall hospitality.

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devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a most enjoyable two night stay with great hospitality by Dawn, Mark and not forgetting Colin the highly amusing Jack Russell. Nothing seems too much trouble for them, they booked our activities and then came and picked us up after an arduous mountain walk ( from the base of the mountain not half way up). The accomadation is extremely... More

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for doing a review, we loved seeing you again, it is hard to believe that two years have gone since you were last here. We have continued to have a very busy time and met some more amazing people. Take care. More

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Address: 192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
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