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Nugget Lodge

367 The Nuggets Road, R.D. 1, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cornucopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

We had a delightful stay, and found our hosts, Wille and Pauline to be most helpful and lovely people. We just happened to be in Kaka Pont and stumbled upon their accomodations. We tried to stay another night, but to our disappointment, they were booked solid for 3 weeks. We kept calling back to see if they had a cancellation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Nugget Lodge is in an amazing location, you are actually on the beach and also very close to Nugget Point. We travelled up during the day through the Catlin’s and arrived in the early evening and straight away watched a Penguin on the beach. WOW. We had a meal in the pub (10 minute drive) before watching the penguins returning... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Unfortuneately the Lighthouse room was booked but we have no regrets about staying in the Sealion unit. It has nice views and all you need in a room. From Nugget Lodge it is just a short drive down to the lighthouse and just steps to a lovely beach where you may get lucky like we did and see sealion up... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We were lucky enough to have stayed for 3 days in the "lighthouse unit", it was just what we wanted. Positioned on the upper floor on the headland just above the beach, this self contained unit is fantastic and a snip at the price. Pauline and Willy are lovely hosts. The water tanks don't impact on the "lighthouse unit" but... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Highly recommend this as well as the Catlins. Beautiful area and Nugget Lodge is very special. Saw the yellow eyed penguins coming back to their nests in the evening and leaving again in the morning. Wow! Note: I cannot believe this place would receive anything but high praise. Our breakfast was delivered to our room the night before to prepare... More 

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Cranleigh Surrey UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

We are amazed that the previous reviewer only gave Nugget Lodge 2/5. It had everything promised and Pauline provided a good breakfast including poached nectarines one day and scrummy stewed rhubarb the next.. Also worth a mention is the lovely lady in the Balclutha i-site who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

We stopped here for the last two nights of our tour of the southern part of south island. The Lighthouse Unit had a fantastic view north up the beach and from the deck you looked south to Nugget Point. Weather was pretty cool for us, even in March, but the unit was cosy and warm and provided peace. The kitchen... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

Our host and hostess were quite agreeable with any of our requests and offered good advice on where to see the penguins (about 2K away). We did watch them come out of the (about 5 total) water and did see a sea lion. However, we stayed in the Sea Lion unit (downstairs). While clean and well equipped, the layout leaves... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

This lodge is actually 2 full sized, well appointed apartments set directly on a spectactular craggy point on the dirt road on the way to the Nugget Point Light House and Penguin hide. The immaculate, comfortable units are one over the other, and views from from either apartment are beautiful beyond words. We stayed in the larger lower unit with... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

Nugget Lodge is actually 2 full sized, well appointed one bedroom apartments directly on a spectactular craggy point on the way to the Nugget Point Light House and Penguin hide. The views of the sea, rocks and beaches from the terraces and windows are beautiful beyond description. While breakfast will not be cooked for you, bring groceries from Balclutha and... More 

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