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Aoraki Lodge

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32 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Aoraki Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dundas, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little concerned when I looked up the lodge on Google Earth, but I needn't have worried as everything about it was first class and in particular, the hosts. In additional to first class accommodation, all the guests were invited to an informal get-together in the early evening and provided with a free drink. I would unreservedly recommend... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for your kind words about us and our Lodge. We hope that you can come and visit us again some day. More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in January on the way from Christchurch to Te Anau and were made very welcome by Korey and Anita (not to mention Taffy, the cat). Nice comfortable B & B, good location for trip to Mt Cook (which was actually visible!). Pre dinner drinks with hosts and other guests and good information about local... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Taffy is indeed a most welcoming cat and thrives on the attention he receives from the guests. We very much enjoy sharing out beautiful slice of New Zealand with our guests and want to be sure that you know of all the things that you can do here. Drinks are our favorite time of the... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Korey and Anita run a spectacular B & B. The room and furnishings were impeccable - and the company was enjoyable. We really enjoyed meeting the hosts and the other guests for a drink before dinner - and we loved the great referrals, information, and tips on where to go. The breakfast was "yummy and well-made" - those are my... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that your family enjoyed staying with us. I know that we enjoyed meeting you all! We hope that you come back as see us again. More 

Paris, France
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204 reviews 204 reviews
65 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed one night here on our way from Christchurch to Queenstown. Perfect spot on the way and an easy 45 minute drive to Mt Cook. Room was clean and spacious. Not fancy but fine. Korey and Anita are lovely welcoming hosts. They offered a free drink around 6:15pm and a very good hot breakfast in the morning. Just around... More 

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Thank you foe your review and for choosing to to stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the room and the drinks. More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very friendly host, and a good B&B. Room was spacious, bathroom was huge, and our hosts were very informative about where we could go for dinner in town. Twizel is a small town, so the options were limited, but our hosts gave us a thorough run through of all the available options. The big plus for us though was Tuffy,... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, the cat is not allowed in the rooms! We are very careful to ensure that he does not go into the guest rooms, as we like to make sure that people with a cat allergy are comfortable here. As much as Taffy loves the guests, we are never offended if asked to keep him outside during drinks. However for... More 

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here on our second night in New Zealand and was our first night on our Motorcycle tour of New Zealand. We were made to feel so welcome. It was lovely to be invited in for a drink with the other guests before we went out for dinner, which Korey kindly booked for us. It was lovely to meet... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We love to have guests who are doing motorcycle tours stay with us as it is a great chance for us to invite my Mum and Dad over for evening drinks and for them to share their knowledge about motorcycle touring in the south of New Zealand. Twizel is not just for bicycling! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When looking for a place around Mt. Cook, we happened to luck out and chose the Aoraki Lodge in Twizel. Only minutes away from the park and beautiful riverbed, Aoraki offers you a chance to unwind after leaving hectic Queenstown and is still quite close to Mt. Cook for an amazing Hooker Valley hike. Korey and Anita were quite welcoming,... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. New Years was such a busy time and we did work hard to make sure everyone was fed! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

From the time you set foot on the front deck you are instantly feel welcome in this lovely home. Everything you need to know is clearly explained and you are then invited to join the delightful hosts for a pre dinner drink in their very spacious lounge. Korey and Anita also have two lovely children who add to the homely... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We so enjoyed meeting you both and "Elsa" is muchly impressed with her gloves, though she insists on only wearing one..cause Anna pulled the other one off you know...The young man is very clever with the stickers, trying very hard to stick them exactly in the correct spot! More 

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed here for 2 days. We were late arriving but were warmly welcomed with a nice glass of wine by Korey & Anita. The ensuite room was very comfortable & the fresh flowers & cookies, a nice touch. Having free unlimited wifi was a bonus. Breakfast was plentiful & Anita adds a secret ingredient to her scrambled eggs, which... More 

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AkMidd, Owner at Aoraki Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Our aim tom to make people feel at home and welcomed, so we are very happy to hear that you felt that way. Thanks for your kind words. More 

York, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I needed a stop over point between Queenstown and Christchurch. This fit the bill perfecftly. The drive is beautiful. My check boxes are clean, comfortable bed, hot water, and welcoming host. Aoraki gets all checks. There is a super market and a number of resteraunts within walking disance. I had aksed Cory for some recommondations for some... More 

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Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great to have you here and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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