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Birds Ferry Lodge

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Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Westminster, CO
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful, unique location with all the amenities for a comfortable, quality visit. Great hospitality and wonderful food. A first class location! Owners (Andre and Alison) go out of there way to help with any requests or needs

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience of Birds Ferry Lodge, both of the lodge and the associated Ferryman's Cottage was delightful each time. Attentive and caring host and hostess Andre and Allison prepared and stocked fabulous food and were unobtrusively attentive to our every need. The accommodations were simple but thoughtful and excellent, the surrounds rewardingly different and Andre guided us to local points... More 

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Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Birds Ferry Lodge in February and enjoyed being so far north on the west coast. Birds Ferry has amazing views (and rainbows), but the hosts Allison and Andre are what made the stay so special. They truly made us feel very welcome at their home and the breakfast and dinner were superb and plentiful. The... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ferryman's Cottage - what a unique, fantastic place. The cottage and its surrounds were bursting with imagination and thoughtfulness. From the beautiful lake with friendly ducks, stunning views, homemade croissants and bread, lovely interiors and luxurious touches, to the bath outside, perched on the cliff top and adorned by candles. 'Landscape art' like we have not seen... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the West Coast of the South Island and chose to stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. Thank you for you review and we wish you happy travels! More 

Hamburg, Deutschland
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

we stayed at the cottage and enjoyed the private ponds and view over the mountains. we loved to have the privacy and quietness of the mountains. the only sounds we heard were the ducks from the pond, whom we fed every day. The BBQ was in use each night on the sun deck. Andre would bring us veggies from the... More 

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

Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the West Coast of the South Island and chose to stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. Thank you for you review and welook forward to seeing youa gain some day! More 

Northants, UK
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47 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We used this as our base for a visit to Karamea and as far north as one can drive in north west South Island... a really beautiful area to explore. It is a two hour drive each way, but well worth it. Birds Ferry Lodge is remote, yet not far from the highway, so easy to get to. Lovely views... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate your kind words. Andre & I love hosting people from all over the world. We wish you happy and safe travels. More 

Lawrence, KS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A bit of a challenge finding this remote paradise in dreary spring rain, so the warm welcome was, yes, welcomed. Sadly, we could only imagine the vista off the balcony but the comfort and beauty of this home more than compensated. Allison is a gifted cook, preparing one of the best meals of our 5 1/2 week trip. Her whitebait... More 

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

Andre & I really appreciate that you have taken the time to write your very kind review. Thank you. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was our first experience of the West Coast and it didn't disappoint. Andre (nice to meet a fellow South African) and Alison were the most welcoming hosts, and cooked us a delicious dinner and breakfast. Also a fantastic massage by Andre. This is truly a special find, we wished we could have stayed on a bit longer.

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

It was a real pleasure to host you both and hopeful you will be able to return in the near future. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at the ferrymans cottage and were delighted with the comfortable house, the outdoor baths and the glorious setting with lakes, gardens and ducks. We also loved the commitment to sustainability expressed by lovely hosts Alison and Andre.

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

Thank you so much for your very kind words in your review, we did enjoy hosting you both during your stay on The West Coast of New Zealand, we really appreciate our guests taking the time after their holiday to write a review for us. More 

manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although we only stayed for one night, we were wowed by all that Alison, Andre and their beautiful home had to offer. We chose to dine in and the local whitebait patties and venison steaks which Alison skillfully prepared proved this to be a great decision. The two lovely dogs (I forget their names) added to the homeliness of the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Andre & I really enjoyed having you visit. The West Coast has so much to offer one visit is never enough!!! More 

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