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Tory Lodge

3.5 of 5 Maraetai Bay 7250, 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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Nelson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tom & Des were the ultimate hosts for our brief stay at Queens Birthday weekend. While a typically cool winter weekend the warmth of the hospitality shone. The food was tasty and we had a great time just sitting back doing as little as we pleased. We had the lodge to ourselves and Tom and Des were always available if... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We recently spent 3 days at Tory Lodge and really enjoyed it. The water taxi from Picton was organised for us, Tom and Des were on the wharf to meet us and made us very welcome. Fantastic hospitality, great facilities and delicious home cooked meals. Spent time fishing and walking in the Hills behind the Lodge. We'll be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

As soon as we were greeted by Tom and Des at the jetty we knew we were in for a great time. Beautiful setting, great food and lots of laughs. What more could you ask for. Highly recommended. Will be back. Cheers Tom and Des for a bloody fantastic break

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were fortunate to have won this weekend away due to the generosity of Tory Lodge's, Tom & Des and Arrow Water Taxis. Both had donated this prize to raise money for the Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. From the moment we stepped onto the wharf we were treated like old friends. Nothing was ever too much trouble. we were both stoked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Who knew that just 5 minutes rowing out in Des & Tom's yellow dinghy would secure a snapper and a cod for our New Years feast….while the others enjoyed checking out the surrounding bays in the kayaks. Just a couple of days at Tory Lodge over New Years to catch up with a kiwi mate and his lovely English girlfriend... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent 3 weeks in New Zealand and our only regret was to not spend more time at Tory Lodge, an idyllic setting combined with the perfect hosts. As we hopped off the water taxi Tom and Des were waiting to take our bags upto the lodge with huge great friendly smiles as if they were welcoming old friends. They... More 

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Tom B, Owner at Tory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dan & Kaz Thanks for the really great review, its always rewarding for us to know that our efforts are appreciated. It was our pleasure to have you stay here and we really enjoyed meeting you both, we hope you had a fantastic time on the rest of your honeymoon in NZ and look forward to seeing you both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at Tory Lodge Food is great Room is nice and cosy Location is also great Open-air Jacuzzi (Rotenburo In Japanese) is recommended We did Kyaking and walking around the Lodge Furthermore staffs are so helpfull

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Tom B, Owner at Tory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Masaharu, Thank you for your positive review we are so glad you both enjoyed your time here and hope too welcome you back in the future. All the best Tom & Des More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is the second time we have been to Tory Lodge. If you want a break away with breathtaking views and scenery, excellent hospitality and outstanding food and service, then this is the place for you. Tom and Des are so welcoming and have everything you need for a relaxing time away. Could not fault our stay both times at... More 

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Tom B, Owner at Tory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chelsea thanks for taking the time too review us, as always great having you guys here and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!! Cheers Tom & Des More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Look after, nothing a issue, beds and rooms are great, good food. There for New Year's Eve great spread, fire works like you had as a kid, just waiting for what Tom is planning for their third birthday , thanks guys really enjoyed the break. Richard & Emma

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Tom B, Owner at Tory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Richard & Emma, thank you for your positive feedback. It was our pleasure to host you both over the New Year and thank you for choosing Tory Lodge...we will keep you updated on the Birthday Celebrations and look forward to seeing you both again :-). All the Best Tom & Des More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

5 words: Go to Tory Lodge NOW. This place is a fabulous slice of paradise in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, even in the rain. Right from the initial inquiry emails (“please advise of any dietary requirements” really means “tell us what you like, and we will provide the best feasts of your life”), we could tell that we had made... More 

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Tom B, Owner at Tory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kate & Erica. Thank you so much for your kind words...it was our absolute pleasure to host you both for your 2nd Honeymoon. As per out motto Relax Unwind & Indulge we strive to ensure all our guests have a special time. And we are so glad we succeeded :-). Basil would like to add his thanks for the... More 

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Address: Maraetai Bay 7250, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Maraetai Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tory Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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