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The Summit Lodge

5.0 of 5 4 Admiral Road | Gladstone, Masterton 5883, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to getaway from the stress of work/city life. Amazing hosts, beautifully decorated rooms and gorgeous gardens not to mention super friendly animals! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and hope to return sometime in the future.

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thanks Becky - such a pleasure to host you and your mum and to help her celebrate her birthday. So glad you enjoyed your stay...creating happy memories and providing a place to relax is what it is all about! Tracey & Jim More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night at the summit lodge and wished we stayed for the entire weekend. Tracey and jim are extremely accomodating and the rooms,meals and surroundings were superb. What a great place to relax and revive. Thanks

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind words! we love meeting people and we always endeavour to make our guests' stay is more than just a bed for the night. Good food, conversation and some serious R&R is what a break away is all about in our view! And two or more nights provides you the opportunity to unwind and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My partner and I spent a lovely night here. The rooms were excellent, the lounge was luxurious and the surrounds were peaceful and serene. We would highly recommend this a place to treat yourself. Liz and Jim were very friendly, as were the animals when we ventured outside. Feeding the Alpacas was a definite highlight. Do try the food here,... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thank you Hadleigh for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. There is always local seasonal produce available of some sort but we can't wait for the berries to start again! Nothing like strawberries, raspberries and boysenberries freshly picked from the garden! Have to make do with our jams in the interim (and the fresh... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Absolute highlight was sitting in the spa pool, drinking local wine, with a view of the milky way. Unbeatable! Room was fantastic - comfy bed, lovely bathroom, and plenty of space. We enjoyed relaxing in the guest lounge with the fire, eating the yummy cake. Great fun meeting all the animals too! Thanks Tracey, we had a fantastic time and... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much Laura for your review. It is wonderful sitting in the hot spa under a clear sky at night - something very special! The night sky here is wonderful - we are spoilt.....Shame you are not around for the next Solstice or Matariki - they are both held at Stone Henge Aotearoa, 10 mins drive from here....you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Summit Lodge. We were treated to a lovely local wine and given a morning tour of the farm animals, which included feeding the alpacas. What fun! The local pub has excellent food, and the breakfast prepared by our hosts was fantastic. Our bed was extremely comfortable and looked out on beautiful countryside. We highly... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review. it is always good to know that we are doing the right things! We agree, the local pub - the Gladstone Inn - is a real asset, a 'proper' country pub. Good atmosphere and great food.....and, well, you can't go wrong with our local wines, in our view, they are all great! More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Summit Lodge with two other couples and shared a lovely meal with Tracey and Jim that evening. The rooms were quiet and comfortable and we found the guest lounge great for pre and post dinner socialising. We had a lovely walk around the beautiful garden and enjoyed interaction with the family pets. A... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

hi Karen - thank you for your review and we are so glad that the weekend lived up to expectations. It was wonderful to meet you all. We agree, Johner is a fabulous winery and we know how lucky we are to have it close by. The only problem we have is choosing which of the 16 varieties of wine... More 

Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Summit Lodge. Our room was very quiet, clean and comfortable. We loved all the animals that were very welcoming. Tracey and Jim were great hosts. Jim loaned my husband his golf clubs to go golfing with. Tracey is an excellent cook - all our meals we had there were too good. I would totally... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Gwen thank you so much for your review - we really enjoyed hosting you and David. It was a pleasure celebrate special occasions with you and to know you enjoyed your stay in the Wairarapa. PS - Dexter misses David's ear rubbing! Tracey & Jim More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Summit Lodge for the weekend. We wanted to get away from the city and have a relaxing time away. I was hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if the lodge would be the right fit as we really like to have our own space when we go away. Long story short I... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

thank you for your review - and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to provide what our guests want and it is good to know that we are delivering. The room you stayed in (Rimu, at the back) does provide good seclusion and privacy, even when other guests are in-house. Looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Tracey and Jim are great hosts with a lovely B and B ten minutes south of Masterton in New Zealand's beautiful Wairarapa region. The property is immaculate with great gardens with fruit trees, the rooms are vey comfortable and quiet. We had a very pleasant dinner with the other interesting guests and the finale after a great breakfast was to... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we really enjoyed meeting you both. It is always fun when we have a group of guests for dinner - such great conversations! It usually happens that guests find things in common and we get to hear wonderful stories. Plus the alpacas ALWAYS enjoy meeting guests who have food for them! Hope... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We enjoyed staying at The Summit a few months ago so much that we came back in November 2013 for our 7th wedding anniversary. The hosts are wonderful, the food recommended, the animals lovely and friendly, and the rooms are so comfortable. Plus it's one of the very few places I've stayed with decent sized bath towels! The Summit is... More 

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Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Ann-Marie - we really enjoyed hosting you both again, particularly as it was your wedding anniversary! We can also confirm that our latest Qualmark assessment, which happened on the Monday after your stay, confirmed our 5star rating - and in addition we now have Boutique and Lodge status as against guest and hosted. Look forward to seeing you... More 

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Address: 4 Admiral Road | Gladstone, Masterton 5883, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Masterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Summit Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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