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Awapiriti Lodge

560 Shenandoah Highway, Murchison 7049, New Zealand
Awapiriti Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Maudie and Dean made us feel like home the moment we drove up to the lodge. The couple from Australia who joined us later were a perfect fit, so the 6 of us had some very interesting conversations, before Maudie served us some 'home grown' venison, wine and after diner drink. Next morning we enjoyed a first class breakfast before... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My grandson & I stayed here for a couple of nights & really enjoyed it. We had marvellous breakfasts and that first night we shared a super yummy tea with Maudie & Dean as well...they made us feel real welcome & 'part of the family'! Our bedroom set-up was just ideal & we couldn't have asked for more. Thanks so... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We very much enjoyed staying with Maudie and Dean on their property alongside the river Matakitaki. A beautiful drive to reach them and a very attractive house in their farmland where they breed deer. We had an excellent supper and breakfast with our hosts - and enjoyed Dean's home-brewed beer! We had a lovely room overlooking a flower-filled garden. The... More 

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Playa San Juan, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were so lucky to pick this fab B and B to stay in. Maudie and Dean are just lovely people and so warm and welcoming. Their place is so peaceful and pretty. Maudie is a wonderful gardener and her garden is superb. We had an evening meal with them, what a delight, fantastic cook is Maude. Sadly Maudie was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the hidden secret of Murchison. The place is like a dream, the hosts are so lovely people. You really envy of them that they can live in a place like that. We felt ourself more like family members than travellers.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wonderful hosts with our one night stay near Murchison. They helped us redirect our travel plans which saved us a ton of $$!!! Thank you so much. The breakfast was amazing. I required no food for the remainder of the day due to the generous portions. Beautiful grounds and wonderful hike at the edge of their property!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were a group of three including my dad, and my 21 month old daughter. I found Awapiriti Lodge at the last minute after deciding to return to Christchurch via Murchison. From the first moment Maudie & Dean made us feel very welcome in their home. They took my active little one in their stride, and even had some children's... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

What a wonderful retreat this is, wish we had time to stay longer. Maudie and Dean were great hosts. Venison stew and nashi and rhubarb crumble for dinner. Yum. Breakfast was abundant and delicious. Rooms great, even if the ensuites are a tad small. Gardens glorious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A last minute organised stay which wasn't a problem to get organised. UNfortunately were too late for dinner, but Dean's beer collection was the best substitute. Amazing home-made beers. Clean and warm. Fully catered for. Varied breakfast with fresh juices and home-made just about everything. Humble hosts and honest, down-to-earth people. Ideal one-night stay on the way South.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A deer farm tucked away about 15 km from Murchison with a lovely garden and orchard. The bedroom was pristine and quaint with doors opening to the garden. Breakfast was superb with venison sausages, Boris bacon and homemade jams with a selection of teas served on beautiful crockery. The attention to detail was clearly evident and the company extremely pleasant.

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