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Mount Lyford Lodge

10 Mt Lyford Forest Drive | Inland Kaikoura Road, Waiau, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Marchello and his team for a really relaxing weekend. Great scenery and a lovely lodge! There was no snow but, it didn't matter, the spa pools and the open log fire with marshmallows made up for it :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stumbled on this place in the dark after no vacancies in Hanmer Springs. Young Scillian manager was so welcoming and helpful. Beautiful lodge with fire and carved tables. Excellent food, best steak while travelling round NZ and there have been many good ones!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Although we have a house at Lt Lyford village we have never had a meal at the lodge...until this weekend. My brother and his partner were over from the UK (I haven't seen him for 10 years) and we took them there for a meal (they paid!!!!) Wonderful meal cooked in front of us on a volcanic stone. Staff friendly... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

An unexpected pleasure was discovering the Saints cafe and bar operating in the Mount Lyford lodge. Whether you are passing through the picturesque drive between the Canterbury plains and the Kaikoura coast or if you are looking for a getaway destination, the Mount Lyford Lodge is set up to meet your requirements and well worth the stop. Open from 7am... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I just got married at Mt Lyford Lodge on the 6th of July. Rob and Lisa went out of their way to make our day hasslefree and supply everything we asked for and more! It had been snowing heavily the week before our wedding and we wanted to get married outside, Rob and Lisa spent ages, digging... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I Know sleeping in a log cabin could be noisy when it is full or even just a few guests but as we were the only guests and I had asked for a quite room and got one well so I thought it turns out the managers quarters are above and they should put carpet down rather than what sounds... More

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Hanmer Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We love going to Mount Lyford Lodge! The owners make us feel very welcome and the rest of the staff is great too. The building is absolutely stunning and worth stopping for. Great food and good cofee. An absolute must to stop in at this lodge between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

A great location with a more than pleasant timber log structureand the views to Mt Lyford covered in snow are memorable. The shame was that the food did not match the surroundings. The soup was interesting but it should be described as having chilli and the Pork Pie was just largely thick pastry and a minmal filling. The food was... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nestled at the base of Mt Lyford this very large log cabin offered simple but effeicient accommodation and food. The large fireplace and bar were certainly a good focal point. This is a not a luxury experience but it never promised to be either. It is a very convieniet place to lay your head and get some food if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

If you want to stay away from the noise of touristy Kaikoura, it is the place to be. Located 50 min away from the coast it is a great place to relax, even in summer. Check out their horse riding package - a very good deal and takes place vitually next door. The rooms are nice and clean, a wee... More

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Address: 10 Mt Lyford Forest Drive | Inland Kaikoura Road, Waiau, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waiau

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1500 feet above sea level on the foothills of the Inland Kaikoura mountain range you will discover New Zealand's largest log buildings. We offer a range of accommodation options from ensuite rooms to budget accommodation to backpacker and campervan sites. Along with the atmosphere of a large stone open fire is 3 free hot tubs and the well known and loved Saints Cafe, Restaurant & Bar - you won't wanna leave!! ... more   less 
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