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Birds Ferry Lodge

4.5 of 5 Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a long weekend in Buller staying at the cottage at Birds Ferry Lodge. It was clean and comfortable and all of the goodies in the breakfast hamper were fabulous. Everything from the log fire to the outdoor baths and ducks visiting in the morning for breakfast were great. The lodge is well located not too far from Westport... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had 3 nights staying at the birds ferry lodge cottage. Alison and Andre were impeccable hosts without being in your face. The individualised welcome message on the blackboard to the home prepared first night meal, just ready to heat and eat. The accommodation was splendid with a log fire and wonderful forest to sea views. Herbs at your back... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Fantastic news that you enjoyed your stay with us - always happy to provide an extra treat or two for a special birthday! Alison and Andre More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Such a nice get away, the pictures don't do it justice. We took our (well behaved) german shepherd with us, so it was nice to have understanding pet friendly cottage owners. We stayed four nights, and enjoyed the assortment of breakfast goodies and laying in the hot tubs at night steering at the stars. We even came across a couple... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased to have been able to make your honeymoon extra special! The stray dogs have now been returned safely to their owner! Alison and Andre M&M More

Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Presentation, attention to detail and execution. Cottage facility is very well equipped making this wilderness location superbly comfortable.Abundant bird life, close to the wild west coast, but almost all attractions require driving.

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing you compliments here! Our semi isolated idyllic rural location is indeed one of our unique features and guests choose us for that reason again and again! We are also glad you were able to take advantage of one of our specially priced multi night packages which... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Birds Ferry Lodge. It's so rare to find accommodation that so comprehensively exceeds one's expectations. There was nothing not thought of in the cottage-the inventory, the ambiance and even the clear user instructions. We arrived at short notice, but even our vegetarian preference was catered for exquisitely.

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Birds Ferry Lodge is lovely. Alison and Andre are outstanding hosts. We arrived with wet bathing suits which they immediately offered to wash and dry. The lodge is warm and cozy and the food is outstanding. I left with recipes in hand!

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I don't think I need to add to the excellent reviews already on here, but to echo the same amazing sentiments that this place is worth the drive up. Arrived at 7pm with a fishpie and a berry crumble ready to warm up, plus a breakfast hamper which we couldn't finish and took some even for lunch. Stunning lodge and... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in Ferryman's Cottage. It was brilliant! The weather was lovely and mild, with hardly a breath of wind. The surrounding bush is just stunning. Our kids enjoyed the resident ducks and weka. Alison and Andre are warm and friendly. We needed to take our boy to the doctor during our stay - they not only told... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had two nights recently at the Ferrymans Cottage. With the remote location and gorgeous surroundings it was truly an unforgettable break away. The cottage overlooks the most gorgeous bush where you can watch the sun set beautifully in the evening. The outdoor baths were such a beautiful way to unwind in the evenings too! Pet and family friendly -... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

Surat, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are very grateful to Alison and Andre for there great hospitality.We stayed there two nights and do not want to live the place. We roam around there organic farm which was great. The 2 BHK cottage with full amenities was a luxury place to live in. The pond next to the cottage with beautiful ducks. Had a great time... More

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay all the way from India!!!. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M More

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Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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