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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   33 Seddons Terrace Road | Rimu, Hokitika 7842, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed four nights at the lodge and Helen and Peter were so welcoming. The room was large and beautifully decorated with a gorgeous view over the river. Breakfast was delicious and Helen was very informative about the area. We loved being just that short drive from town. A real delight and highly recommended. The best place to stay in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was one of the best places in New Zealand that we stayed in and we stayed in loads as we toured the whole country. Helen was extremely friendly and helpful. She runs a very clean and tidy lodge and her cooking was wonderful. I would not hesitate in recommending Rimu Lodge to anyone.

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sioux falls
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Rimu Lodge while breaking up our trip after several days of driving the South Island. What a perfect location to kick up your feet, sit on the large deck and enjoy the amazing views! Rooms were spacious and wonderful. Clean, comfortable and well appointed. Local artists featured in the lodge (be sure you check... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This lodge provided a comfortable stay, with nice food, and clean rugs to allow for floor stretches. We enjoyed conversing with the other guests.The owner, Helen, is pleasant, but business oriented. It is not located in town, but the short drive out affords a nice riverview.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This B&B bats so far over its star rating they should invent a higher rating. Paula and I had the best time here combining her birthday with the festival. Helen and Peter were super hosts, everything from room prep, breakfast and local knowlege excellent. Thank you for letting us stay and combining Paulas birthday with you anniversary. I would highly... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
54 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very modern four-bed B&B with huge terrace giving great views over valley and distant hills. Enormous guest 'extension' incorporating cathedral atrium, comfortable chairs and log fire. Comfortable, roomy bedroom with Freeview TV and free WiFi. Great breakfast choices. Friendly reception from Helen and Peter, who even shared a glass of wine with us in the evening. Just 10 mins out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Helen and Peter provide a welcoming place in Hokitika, with delicious breakfasts, up-to-date accommodations, and a spectacular deck. Helen offers good touring advice. The location is out of the main town, in a residential neighborhood.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The rooms are new and hotel quality, facing a wide deck with splendid hilly views. Helen provides a sumptuous breakfast and good touring advice. A good option after a TransAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth. This place offers rural ambiance but upscale appearance.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Lovely lodge with a superb view. Helen was a great host and took the time to give us some great tips. Well appointed room with everything you would need and a great guest lounge. Not cheap but it's worth the price. Best place to eat locally is Stumpers, perfect meal.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rimu lodge is a lovely place to stay, albeit not in the town itself. The views over the valley were fantastic. We arrived to yummy chocolates on the bed and the room was clean with a lovely ensuite. Breakfast was pleasant with plunger coffee. We did get a sense that the B&B was run more as a business, than a... More

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Address: 33 Seddons Terrace Road | Rimu, Hokitika 7842, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rimu Lodge 5*
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Nestled in native bush, on a ridge top, Rimu Lodge gazes out across the Hokitika River, across farmland to the mountains beyond. You will be immediately struck by the absolute silence and the sheer majesty of the surroundings where you can truly relax and take in the splendour of native New Zealand bush, snow clad mountains and the Hokitika River running through fertile farmlands. Rimu Lodge is this place. Four individually styled en-suite rooms (two ground floor, two first floor), all taking maximum advantage of the wonderful views. ... more   less 
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