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Tory Lodge

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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, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our family group of 9 adults and 4 young children spent Waitangi weekend at Tory Lodge and had such a relaxing break. (Booked the whole lodge just for us) Tom and Des were so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem and the food was great! We appreciated being able to use the fishing gear, lifejackets and kayaks and... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A real pleasure to stay with Tom and Des who are both very genial hosts. Plenty of things to do, such as Kayaking, fishing, walking to see the glow worms and waterfall. Nothing too much trouble to organise. Or you could just just relax in the extensive grounds. Lovely hot tub available for use. Great service and food that Tom... More 

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

Hi Ian thanks for taking the time to submit your review, It was our pleasure to host you and the family and we are glad it was one of the highlights of your Holiday. All the best Tom & Des More 

Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and i stayed here over christmas and thanks to Tom and Des they made it very special especially as we were miles away from home, they even including us in the fireworks display. Accommodation was excellent, a real relaxing paradise on the bay, as was the hosts. Food was delicious, we never went hungry. The scenery, fishing, kayaking,... More 

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

Hi Dan & Diane thanks for your great review we always appreciate feedback, it was great hosting you both I think we had as much fun as you did :-). Glad you enjoyed the fireworks they were pretty spectacular. Hope your enjoying the rest of your trip around NZ, and we would love to see you back here one day.... More 

Nelson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

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