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Dusky Lodge

67 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was sold to us as a deluxe ensure double - well there was nothing deluxe about it!! It was all a bit grubby and you can tell they pay students or other back packers to clean it as it was very very grubby, although the room was a good size. The wicker container the tea and coffee was... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very huge hotel, very simple and affordable. As the many other in New Zealand you can cook, they have three big kitchens and a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms. it's quiet and near of the supermarket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in the Dusky room located at the front right of the building on the first floor, views of the mountains and the sea. Clean and tidy room with en-suite, television and tea coffee making facilities. Spa, swimming pool and sauna. The great thing with this establishment as a solo traveller is the common areas where... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$70 for a private room double with en suite. Amazed with the facility, lucky for us it was hot hot hot so got to use the amazing outdoor space, deck, hot tub and nice warm swimming pool! Loved it wish we could of stayed longer. Short walk to the main town 10-15mins. (2min drive).

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Woodbourne, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large, clean and well maintained lodge on the main highway about ½ km to the center of town. While it isn't a magical little hideaway in the woods it does have three kitchens, several lounges and pool with patio area. The staff are friendly and helpful and the price is fair.

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night at this place, but it was a good night. The double room ensuite was nice and tidy (however a frame or some character could have been added). The bed very comfortable, we slept like a baby. The only minus we could add was the toilet paper hadn't been filled up and no bin bag/bin not... More 

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alibry
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Seriously the worst mattress I've slept on since college backpacking in Central America. Otherwise, everything was ok for the price. But it was such a bad night's sleep, I wish we had just camped instead. Maybe it was just the mattress in our room??

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night while traveling on South Island, we had a private en suite room. For a backpackers hostel it's absolutely fine! The only issues were that the shower was a bit wild so everything gets wet, and general cleanliness was dubious. We didn't use the pool/hot tub, but based on cleanliness were slightly... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The staff is friendly. The hostel is spacious. You have a pool and a spa, not really clean but OK The big advantage of this hostel is the living room and the balcony who is big and great to meet new peoples. Kitchen....ok :/

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The hostel is so nice and really well looked after, the rooms and bed that I stayed in were really comfy. Also the pool is really nice, though need a towel to lie on if you want to sunbathe as the floor is the only option. Downside, the atmosphere was pretty rubbish. There wasn't a main common area, so hard... More 

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