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Maruia River Lodge

State Highway 65 Paenga | PO Box 12, Murchison 7191, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked our stay for 3 couples in the summer of 2013. Lauren (the owner) informed me in November that they were having some technical difficulties with the plumbing and were going to have to close for the season. She tried to get us similar accommodation at another lodge but the dates didn't work. When she realized that we couldn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

You had to be on the watch so that you did not miss the turn in to the Lodge. Had the best fresh salad I have ever had, I will be telling my guests to stop and have lunch on their way to Nelson or even stay in the beautiful cabins overlooking the pristine Maruia River.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Motueka and on the way back to Christchurch. The first stop we had a "special" of chicken and salad for $10 each. It was a huge plate of freshly picked ingredients out of their garden and a good portion of chicken. On our return we shared a hot ham and salad... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at Maruia River lodge for 4 days and wish it could have been longer. The accommodation overlooks the Maruia river and was magic sitting with complete privacy watching the river and see the occasional fish swim by. The luxury cabins were spotless and we gained a few pounds from the magnificent meals provided by Raima. Steve was excellent... More

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Timaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were heading south heading towards Christchurch, when we came across this stunning scenic venue for lunch, food was great and the ham sandwich is highly recommended. Host was friendly with quick service, Would definitely stop again if heading that way.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

The road between Hanmer and Murchison is bereft of dining out options and we stumbled upon Maruia Lodge late in the afternoon. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a plentiful platter of lovely fresh produce, relishes, cheeses, salami and I think, the best ham off the bone I've ever had. Not to mention all washed down with a bargain priced... More

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Mapua, Nelson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We chose Maruia for a night away for our anniversary on New Years Eve. We stayed in one of the deluxe cabins which was a lovely spacious suite - bedroom and huge bathroom, with separate dressing room and separate sitting room - with views to the River. Raima and Steve are excellent hosts and Raima cooked us a lovely dinner... More

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed here for a romantic night away from busy work and family life and we couldn't have imagined a better escape. The location and grounds are magical - the views of the Maruia River are stunning and the facilities are certainly luxurious. Best of all was the friendly and hospitable service from Steve and Raima - a perfect blend... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Maruia River Lodge Cafe is our new favourite place to break up our regular Christchurch to Nelson journey. The staff are fantastic and the food devine. You can't get any fresher than watching the chef pick the veges from the garden. After a stroll through the garden to the river you're refreshed and ready for the journey to continue.... More

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Address: State Highway 65 Paenga | PO Box 12, Murchison 7191, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
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