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The Summit Lodge

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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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed 2 nights here as a centre for visiting the wineries but we impressed with the surrounding beauty and some lovely towns to visit nearby. Jim and Tracey are superb hosts welcoming us with drinks and snacks in the courtyard and later we enjoyed an excellent meal which we had prebooked with matching wines. The accommodation was impressive with... More 

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

thank you for your review. Dinner with guests is always something we enjoy - and talking over drinks and canapés - there are always interesting conversations! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Many people don't realise how much there is to see and do in the area - the walks, towns, beaches, wineries and numerous attractions (and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great time at the Lodge. Tracey and Jim were excellent hosts, with helpful information about the area and excellent conversation over breakfast. The breakfast was generous and well prepared. The facilities are very comfortable, the garden a marvel despite the near drought. We hope to be back.

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

thanks for your review, we very much enjoyed having you here! Yes, we are ideally placed for exploring the area - and as you discovered, there is some great road cycling close by! The Admiral Hill Rd is an excellent challenge and there are several circuits of various length. A tip for next time - book direct through our website... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A very relaxing and comfortable place to unwind. Great hosts and animal family. One night not long enough. Only criticism is the misleading name; you can see and drive to summits but you are not on one! Apart from that couldn't fault it.

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

hi thanks for your review and feedback. in relation to the name there is a story....we came up with The Summit Lodge before we bought the land and it relates to setting goals and achieving them - plus I'm Irish if that is any excuse! hope to see you back sometime - ad by the way, the summits you can... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Glendale, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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 

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