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Murchison Lodge

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15 Grey Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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    Tallahassee, Florida
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

    Merve and Shirley are the best hosts you will ever meet. From the time I booked to the day we left, they were helpful, friendly, yet respected our need for time alone. They have their interactions with guests perfected. The lodge is wonderful. We stayed in one of the downstairs rooms since we needed two beds and had a huge... More 

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    mervetheswerve, Owner at Murchison Lodge, responded to this review

    Hey Florida Traveller. It was great to have you both to stay - turns out you were are last guests of the season. Thanks for making the time to stay here and for coming up to see the Flames. Thanks for the review... More 

    Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

    Murchison Lodge is lovely ! Located in a wonderful and peaceful place near the nature and beautiful views . The hosts Merve and Shirley are friendly, helpful and very kind .Kali is very cute and friendly too . Very clean , comfortable and cozy . The lodge is tastefully decorated with attention to detail . The Riverside room is very... More 

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    Thanks Liz. Enjoyed having our first guests from Brazil! More 

    Bristol
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

    Merve and Shirley are fantastic hosts, and have a lovely lodge. We stayed just one night and could have easily stayed for longer. We had the Tui Room, which is on the ground floor. It is a good size, with an en-suite shower-room and a decked area just outside. Shower gel, shampoo and soaps were all provided, as well as... More 

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    It was a delight to host you both, even though you were only here for one night. One of the downsides of the lodge is just as you get to know someone they leave again!! The trip to the flames was on what proved to be the hottest day of the year, but the cool stream gullies were a delight... More 

    Napier, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

    The books on the coffee table in the lounge are there for you to share in the history of Murchison. Help yourself a cup of tea and a book but give the 3 types of biscuits a miss because it will soon be time for appetizers then dinner followed by the homemade plum brandy, 5 months in the making. Thanks... More 

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    mervetheswerve, Owner at Murchison Lodge, responded to this review

    It's an unusual pastime, taking photos of woodpiles but it's interesting to share one's delight! We do have some more normal interests forunately… Thanks for reviewing us M.E.W. More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

    It was just a stop over for us, we only stayed 1 night at Murchison, however, this might be one of the most cozy and comfortable place that we experienced in NZ. Love the dog Kelly who is a great walking companion, also love the Gin that Merve and Shirley provided, especially for a chill night. Great breakie but unfortunately... More 

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    Glad you found us so comfortable; sorry we didn't have time to do a meal for you - we need a little advance notice!! Thanks for reviewing us More 

    Alberta, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

    A lovely bed and breakfast, super clean and comfortable. Lovely rooms, beautifully appointed. Welcoming tea and biscuits on arrival. Damson liqueur (or similar) set out for post-dinner chats with other guests. Plentiful, satisfying breakfast. Lovely setting and views. Highly recommended.

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    New brew of damson gin has just put down for the winter. We raised a few eyebrows at the bottle store walking out with so many bottles! Thanks for the review amiga… More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

    This was our first ever stay in a B&B and we were very happy. The hosts Merve & Shirley were friendly and helped with suggestions on locations to see in the area and beyond. We had Dinner as well as breakfast & both meals were great. We were the only guests, at the end of the summer season so were... More 

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    Glad your first stay in a B&B was a positive experience! Nice to have met you and yes, Murchison is not only an ideal stop over but we like to think that it's worth exploring the area for a couple of days also. Thanks for the review... More 

    Norfolk, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

    We only spent one night in Murchison Lodge, but wished it could have been longer. An unusual and intriguing property, hidden down a small road. We were greeted with tea and biscuits, the log fire was burning,(it was raining), and it seemed like home from home. The sitting area in the centre of the property was comfortable and spacious, and... More 

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    mervetheswerve, Owner at Murchison Lodge, responded to this review

    Yes Murchison isn't on people's radar much - until they get here and find it's a hidden gem! Although the summer has been great - it's always nice to sit in front of a cosy fire! Thanks for the review. More 

    London, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

    If, like us, you are traveling from the South Island to the North, by road, there are times when you say, "I wish we could find a nice place to stop and rest". Tucked away down a side street off the main road through Murchison is just such a haven of peace and relaxation. We had been on the road... More 

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    So glad you found us and that you enjoyed your night here. The chooks are still laying well - have eggs coming out our ears at the moment!! More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

    This is a delightful bed and breakfast with very comfortable rooms, great hosts and terrific food. Definitely ask to have dinner there -- there isn't a better place in Murchison, and we loved the meal and the time with the other guests. The hosts offer bottles of wine at close to grocery store prices, as well as after dinner drinks... More 

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    mervetheswerve, Owner at Murchison Lodge, responded to this review

    Thanks for your review Maude. Yes, we have the alcohol here for 'emergencies' so that guests don't have to bother go out to have a wine with dinner. Seems to work well - no one has taken advantage of the 'tab' system (as far as we know!) And yes, there is plenty to do here if you are into getting... More 

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