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Lake Rotoroa Lodge

Gowan Valley Road, RD 3, Murchison 7077, 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a flat battery at the Lake car park nearby and frantically searched for help. I found the manager's house and asked if he had jump leads while he was eating dinner with his wife. He stopped what he was doing, found some jump leads and gave me a lift to the car park and started the car for... More 

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only to pleased to help. More 

Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Absolutely fabulous place to stay, exceptionally comfortable room, exquisite food, wonderful host and magnificent views of the mountains and lake. Wonderful walking tracks close by and definitely the best quad biking experience I have been on in NZ. Thank you Bill

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pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time 'exploring' the countryside. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Exceptional service. Bill the manager could not have been more helpful or friendly, made our stay amazing with his suggestions of activities and helpfulness in organising everything. the lodge is incredibly comfortable with fantastic views of the lake & mountains. We had the place to ourselves so it was particularly quiet and relaxing, but I think it would be even... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

we love to read guest comments and when there are 'suggestions' that' we need to improve on something we take notice. The bikes had all been recently serviced locally in a small community hence some 'hybrid' parts on two of them to keep them safely operable. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you have been fortunate enough to experience the private fishing and hunting lodges founded around the world in late 19th and early 20th centuries, you will know what to expect when you visit the Lake Rotoroa Lodge. If you haven't had this experience, I recommend it enthusiastically. At LRL, you will be treated as a member of a club,... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks-always easy with such nice guests. As I write, further renovations are taking place as we continue to enhance guest comforts. We look forward to next season with a further revamp of facilities. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our expectations for LRL were very high and I'm pleased to be able to say that they were exceeded. You might think that with all of it's history dating back to 1920 the lodge might be excused for resting on it's laurels but the way Bill, Jenny and Alasdair treat their guests you'd think that the lodge was making it's... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the generous comments about your stay with us at LRL. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and thank you again for choosing Lake Rotoroa Lodge for your New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Bill McDermott General Manager More 

Motueka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Lake Rotoroa Lodge and were we impressed (again)! The recent refurbishments are refreshing and Alister (the Chef) cooks a mean Salmon...Bill & Jenny attended to our every need, and some...they are brilliant! The whole place runs like clockwork, and we are already looking forward to visit number 4!

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words. It is always a special pleasure welcoming returning guests to LRL. The new refurbishments have been received especially well and we are proud to show them off. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Bill More 

Orange, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Three nights at the lodge was a surprise birthday present for my husband. On arrival the scenery was spectacular, nestled by the lake and river with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains. We were the first guests of the season and we enjoyed the first stage of a total refurb. The eclectic mix of old and new was warm,... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments on the lodge and our new refurbishments. Stage 1 has added a completely new feeling of comfort and luxury to the lodge. The addition of the separate media room will be well received as a space for catching up on world news, watching movies or simply to relax and read a book. We also... More 

glenwood springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I recently accompanied my husband and son on a grand fly-fishing trip to Lake Rotoroa Lodge. It was a trip of a lifetime. The historic ambiance of the lodge was a nostalgic step back in time but with a luxurious touch. Bill and his wife Jenny and their staff were spectacular hosts and made us feel very welcome. Allistar, the... More 

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lakelodge1, Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind review about the Lodge and our wonderful team. We do our very best to ensure everyone gets to enjoy a special place in a special part of New Zealand. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

To get to the Lodge you have to drive 5 miles from the main road - surely it can't be here, and then you arrive and take five minutes to take in the view - it is simply beautiful. The welcome was warm and friendly, the rooms gorgeous (get a front one if you can). Only one of us fished... More 

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lakelodge1, Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Pleased we could make your stay with us a memorable experience. There are mountain lakes and there are mountain lakes but like many of our guests, we think the vista from Lake Rotoroa Lodge is simply magic. More 

Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed at the lodge for several nights, and were swept off our feet by the staff's warm nature and service-plus hospitality. The lodge very much in theme (hunting/fishing lodge), but with a high-end, luxurious touch. The chef Alistair is a wizard - cannot speak highly enough of his cooking - we stayed 5 nights & he presented a terrific... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much guys-it was great fun having you all here and we look forward to doing it again some time. More 

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