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Mt 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
    3.5 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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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We just had a mini family reunion at Lyford and were so well looked after by the amazing staff I just have to write them a review. We had 20 in our group and the children were allowed to run and play all over. Great kids play room and food was no problem for them as well as adults. We... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed at the lodge just one night en route from the Picton ferry to Methven, but would happily have stayed longer. It had been a long day, and we received a warm welcome from Marcello (my daughter was quite taken with the way he sat down at our table like a friend when he took our orders). The food... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A real log cabin set in the hills between Kaikoura and Hamner Springs in North Canterbury. Some interesting events make for a memorial stay, waking up to a mouse crawling through our luggage and creaks and groans from the building cooling down. However none of these would ever put me off staying here again. the staff and facilities are great.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We checked online for a place to call at on our journey. We found this lodge open 7 days a week all day. We arrived to find it was closed on Monday and Tuesday. Why did they not put this on the webste? Very disappointed!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having stopped via crowded towns ALL FULL we travelled on with our little Grandson... winding roads through forests to come across Mt Lyford Lodge - what a beautiful surprise! This turned out to be our highlight stay, where we spoilt ourselves to wonderful surroundings, hosted by Marcello - very friendly & efficient. We felt very welcome, the food excellent too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Absolute must for anyone looking for some peace and quiet. Stayed 3 nights on their small lawn all to our selves. Clean facilities, beautiful food, coffee and cocktails! Not to forget the great staff!! Our girls were easily entertained in the games room. Top spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mt Lyford creates a beautiful secluded wedding location amongst pine and beech forests with dramatic snow capped mountain back drops. Hosted by Mel the owner and Marchello the manager our wedding was absoloutly awesome. They went out of their way to help us with any request we had. Our guests raved about their hospitality. Our wedding wad everything we could... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Mt Lyford Lodge is the coolest place to stay... we all loved our weekend there and didn't want to leave! It has a really cool vibe, the food was great, spas were amazing, accommodation was warm and comfy and the service was brilliant. Marcello was a fantastic host and he makes great coffee!! There was a range of people there... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed in the bunk room. Nice room, warm and comfortable, but at night we heard the kitchen playing loud music through the wall and 7am we heard the dryer with shoes in right above above our bed for 30 minutes. Staff were friendly. Toilets and showers big but not always clean. Great location. Would stay again but in private... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed at this lodge for two nights, the staff were amazing, friendly , and willing to help. The food was great, good coffee and the facilities had everything that we needed. Great place for the kids they had heaps to do. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family and not far from Christchurch. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful... More 

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