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Echo Lodge

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5 Rutland Street | Picton, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sharon and Russ were amazing hosts. My husband fell in love with Sharon's baking. Breakfast was excellent. The view and the setting just a 5 min walk from downtown and Shelley's beach is perfect for exploring Picton and for exploring the wineries in Blenheim (25 minute drive) We would highly recommend Echo Lodge

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Wow I am so glad your husband liked my baking, I wish I hade more time to do it. There is just something special about food made at home. I am so glad you enjoyed our area, we are lucky to have paradise on our doorstep. Happy travelling. Sharon More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Russell and Sharon are fabulous hosts and the house is a lovely traditional bungalow. Ensuites have been added to each room and the communal dining room/ library is warm and welcoming. It's an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of Picton.

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for such a wonderful review especially the" fabulous" part. We really enjoyed having you and your brother stay with us, so glad the weather was good for the air-show. Hope to see you again at Echo Lodge. Kind Regards Sharon & Russell More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hosts Russell and Sharon have created a beautiful restored villa which makes for a comfortable and luxury stay at Echo Lodge. Big rooms, tastefully decorated, with a lovely dining room for breakfast. Great feed and lovely extras like Easter eggs and hot cross buns! A must stay in Picton

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am so glad you appreciated our Easter goodies. It was a pleasure to have you and your mum stay with us. Kind Regards Sharon More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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313 hotel reviews
1,333 helpful votes 1,333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very charming B&B, the house has been renovated to very high standards, the rooms are very comfortable. The pictures can't show how lovely it is in real. The breakfast was okay but couldn't keep up to the standard some other B&Bs have set. But at the price paid it was totally okay. We got some very good... More 

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and for being so positive about the house when you arrived. It means a lot to us when others enjoy our home. Re breakfast, we have always had positive comments about what we serve so we had a think about your comments. We feel that our breakfast offers a good range of healthy food,... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed at Echo Lodge for one night on 16th January 2015 and was made extremely welcome by Sharon. The room was lovely, clean and bright and perfect for our purpose. The facilities were very good, especially choice of beverages. We had to leave very early in the morning to catch the ferry and Sharon provided us with an excellent... More 

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review about Echo Lodge. It was no problem at all to make our take-away breakfast, it has been popular this year and other guests have enjoyed having a "picnic" on the early ferries. Hope you can make it back to Picton again. Kind Regards Sharon More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I just spent 29 nights on the South Island and this was one of my favorite accommodations. The host is very outgoing and friendly. The place is warm and inviting. The location is a short walk to the harbor. There is unlimited free wifi, with good download speeds (unusual to get unlimited/free on the Island). Cooked-to-order breakfast and friendly cat--... More 

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic review and for staying with us and also enjoying our L.P collection (lol) I hope the fish were biting during your south Island Travels. Kind Regards Sharon Echo Lodge More 

Cary, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Could not be faulted. Beautiful home, clean comfortable quiet rooms, graceful hosts and a good breakfast. We would return in a heartbeat. Located only a few minutes walk from town. It was our second night in Picton and our original B&B was full for the second night. Both places were outstanding. nuf said!

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy campers we hope you are enjoying your holiday around the South Island in your campervan. Thank you for the great review it was lovely to have you stay with us and enjoy Picton. Kind Regards Sharon Echo Lodge More 

Moraga, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We just spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lodge is located just a short stroll from the center of Picton. Our hosts were very friendly and attentive, giving us lots of good ideas for seeing the area. The house has lots of character and our room was lovely, with a little sitting area and a great... More 

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to other travellers that means a lot to us. Kind Regards Sharon Echo Lodge Picton More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was such a nice place with a very reasonable price. Our room was super clean and comfortable with nice linens and decor. The bathroom was very up to date and had great water pressure. The owner could not have been more friendly and had loads of advice for places to go. Breakfast was included and very delicious. If you're... More 

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic compliment and review - Thank You. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we are so glad you enjoyed the lodge and the Picton area plus the vineyards. Thank you also for the travel tips. Kind Regards Sharon Echo Lodge Picton More 

Canberra
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104 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Comfortable, quiet, friendly, spotless, well-located, great breakfast - really, this place had it all! Our host even picked us up from the ferry and had all relevant information for visitors and travellers.

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echolodgepicton, Owner at Echo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review and staying at our lodge. We appreciate that you took the time to write the review. We Hope you enjoyed the hike on the Queen Charlotte Track. Kind Regards Sharon & Russell More 

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