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Dock Bay Lodge

192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to top some of the previous comments, so all we can do is echo them. Dawn and Mark have built a delightful, elegant, comfortable home that their lucky guests can share. Nothing is too much trouble, Dawn did our washing, fixed up a great boat ride and organised yet another fabulous fiord land walk for us. Breakfasts are... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in seven excellent B&B's and two outstanding hotels during our visit to this spectacular country. Dock Bay Lodge is unequivocally the best of a very good bunch. The lodge is set on a beautifully landscaped property overlooking the gorgeous lake and mountains. There are no other buildings anywhere in sight to detract from the view. The lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was our third stay with Mark and Dawn - they could not be more hospitable and accomodating.From arrival to departure, nothing was too much trouble. I only wish we had been able to stay longer , to enjoy the comfort, the view and the great breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed in Dock Bay lodge with a large group. The owner, Ms.Dawn was a perfect host catering to many of our unusual requests. She organised private helicopter trips of the Fiord National park and private boat rides in Mapouri lake & to Milford sound, Night sky watch with a telescope and local astronomer . We had taken all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great hosts. Start the day with a great breakfast and return at night to a beautiful view from the comfort of your well appointed rooms. Best place to base yourself if you are exploring lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and the South West Fiordland area. Or begin and end the Kepler track walk here.

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Santa Clara, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We couldn't have started our holiday in a more perfect place. The lodge is absolutely beautiful, comfortable rooms, nice living space and great views over Lake Te Anau, but what makes Dock Bay Lodge stand out is the hospitality of Dawn and Mark. They welcomed us in their house, and made sure our stay was beyond perfect. I can recommend... More 

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New England
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22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Dawn and Mark have achieved that perfect blend of creating an upscale B&B which is elegant but not in the least pretentious. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The view down toward the lake was stunning. After returning from dinner we relaxed in front of the fire with a glass of port. Dock Bay is just far enough from... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to right a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Te Anau and only sorry that you probably didn't have the fabulous weather we are having at the moment. I am sure your review will be helpful to others. Only a week until Santa!! Have a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
34 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

perfect place to stay in Te Anau, away from the huzzle and buzzle , having a spacious , tastefully decorated room with a view and balcony and dear Dawn around. what a woman who is running this Lodge (and not to forget Collin the Jack Russell who is always willing to play on the large property). Dawn knows everything within... More 

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

Meeting people like yourselves makes our job even more fun. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us and also for sharing your experience with our potential new friends. The house was quiet after you left and Colin was looking for you. I was thinking about you during your time of moving house and hope you have settled in to... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We wish we had stayed longer, the lodge and our room were superb, posted a picture to my friends of the view from our room and it was the most commented on of all my photo's so far. Dawn could not have done more for us, was very helpful with some chores we needed done, and jumped into travel booker... More 

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

Thank you for your really positive review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget just how easy it is to fly from Sydney to Queenstown and drive to Te Anau so that you can relax and do some more sightseeing at a leisurely pace, we would love to see you again. Take care. More 

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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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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