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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were really looking forward to our trip to Lochmara with some friends on their boat. We were disappointed. The service was slow and unprofessional . The food left a lot to be desired. It is generally looking run down and unloved. We had such a good time three years ago it is sad how it is now.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lucked out with excellent weather the 3 days we stayed, which I'm sure made a big difference to our stay, and were charmed by ambiance and quirky (in a good way) personality of this wildlife and recovery center. We made use of the complimentary kayaks available to us, and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the kakarikis, eels and our leisurely nature... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lochmara lodge is suitable for everyone because this is all-in-one place such as zoo for children (Kerikeri, eels, chickens, bees and pigs), suite rooms for couple and art gallery for people who are interesting in arts. Along the way to Lochmara Lodge, you will see the beautiful scenery of Marlborough sounds.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A beautiful spot, and lovely place to visit. Wonderful to sit on the deck in the sun with a wine, friendly parrot to sit on our shoulders, steal the sugar sachets and entertain the kids. Exhilirating rope swing for the more daring bigger kids, exotic sculpture park to wander through as well as intersting animals and information to view. Have... More

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. Staff were amazing, accommodation wonderful with stunning views. The restaurant was delicious and wait staff were friendly. Best packed lunch on Queen Charlotte Track. The animal feedings were great fun! Would love to go back soon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A nice relaxing place to be if you want to call in for a meal or just a coffee. Service is top notch and the food is beautiful...loved the mussels. The dedication to the preservation of wildlife is apparent as you take a walk throughout the grounds. There are lots of hidden things to be discovered. We went at night... More

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have just stayed at Lochmara Lodge for 2 nights in a Tui chalet, and are a family of 4 with 2 young children. I must say that from the moment we boarded the Lochmara water taxi in Picton until the moment we checked out, we felt we were lucky to be part of a very special place in New... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a awesome evening tonight, boat over to Lochmara and the meal was fantastic!! Booked at i site, so easy! Got boat over from wharf in 15 mins. All round fantastic experience. Well done to the staff .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great sheltered wee bay not far from Picton with very nice accommodation. The lodge allows 'day trippers' and has it's own water taxi for this. Very safe, sandy beach for kids (and Poms) and a licensed cafe, with indoor or alfresco options and great view into the sounds.Queen Charlotte walk, Wildlife commitment plan, fish feeding and arts centre are a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The lodge and centre have great staff and the food is good however the management service experience was poor. At check out just about everyone had some problem with their accounts and the bill itself did not detail each of the items so you had to ask what each amount represented. There was confusion about what groups were entitled to... More

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Lochmara, Manager at Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and feedback – we take all feedback seriously and I have investigated your concerns regarding management service. I suspect that you are part of the party who ordered breakfast, not realizing that it wasn’t included in your pre-paid voucher issued by your travel agent? We apologise that this spoiled your stay at Lochmara (although thanks for... More

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Also Known As:
Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery And Arts Centre Hotel
Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery And Arts Centre Hotel Picton
Address: Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Lochmara Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great accommodation in 14 units & bay view chalets set on the tranquil shores of the Marlborough Sounds, a short cruise from Picton in our water taxi (Lochmara can easily arrange this for you, there are no roads to Lochmara). Explore the Wildlife Recovery & Art Centre, nature & sculpture trails, Queen Charlotte Track, art gallery, wildlife, free use of our kayaks, or relax on the beach, hammocks or Bath House spa. Licensed cafe/restaurant serving local and seasonal produce and local wines. ... more   less 
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