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Lake Coleridge Lodge

114 Hummocks Rd | RD 2, Darfield, Methven 7572, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've stayed here both in the winter and summer months and thoroughly enjoyed my stays. There is some stunning hiking available in the area with views of the surrounding mountains (the Peak Hill hike is a must, as is the nearby arboretum and power station). The proprietors' are very knowledgeable about the area's history and ensured a fantastic stay. Comfortable... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience of our Lodge and area. Great to know you've enjoyed your time here both in winter and summer. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We arrived out of season to find the lodge closed. We are 2 te araroa trail hikers. We rang the bell and the nice lady gave us free hiking food and let us use the the kitchen to refill our water bottles. So far most kind accommodation on the trail.

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Very kind of you to take the time to post these comments, especially considering I didn't do much at all!! Travelling in winter will certainly present a lot more challenges (like our Lodge being closed when you arrived), but hopefully you meet lots of helpful kiwis on your trip. All the best. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed only one night here, but it has lovely scenery and the owners are so accommodating and friendly. They make all the meals here, and I totally recommend you eat them. They have large portions for dinner, nice breakfasts, but don't miss the afternoon tea!

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay :) More 

Stamford, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a hostel for single working men and the size of the bedrooms and quality of the fittings reflect this. Only a continental breakfast is offered. I would go elsewhere for a meal in the evening.

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. As one of the more affordable places operating in the High Country, we have sought to keep prices down by offering a set menu dinner and continental breakfast (although cooked is available on request) and this seems to work well for the majority of our guests. There is also a kitchen for guests who prefer to... More 

Uki, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed at Lake Coleridge Lodge after a three day segment of the Te Araroa trail. This entailed a long walk down the Harper River and then Harper River Road. Staggering into the lodge it was quite a contrast to experience the luxury of the lodge. A great room, great meal, and with some fine NZ wines on their wine... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review - good to know you enjoyed your stay :) Hope the onward hike is going well. More 

New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have just spent the weekend at the Lake Coleridge Lodge and I have to say in terms of service and cleanliness, it could not be faulted. We booked it out as a family for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and Toni and Dean went out of their way to make sure that we wanted for nothing. They were a... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful to know you had such a good time. Thanks so much for posting a review - we really enjoyed having your group stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed for a night while my partner and I explored the local area on foot and bike. Toni and Dean were fantastic hosts. The place was absolutely spotless and in a great location. Gem of a pitch and putt course. Self catered this time (due to not knowing our arrival time) but next time we are back will go for... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience and great to know you enjoyed your stay. More 

Bideford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was one of my favourite places in New Zealand. If you want a lodge off the beaten track with amazing scenery, fantastic food and welcoming hosts, this is for you. We stayed in one of the cabins and loved it. The hot tub was a bonus and the food was to die for. Dean told us about a short... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

So encouraging to hear you love this place as much as we do! Thanks for taking the time to write a review :) More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Lodge is a gem, linking back to an earlier era, but with most of the today's accepted creature comforts. It is immaculately presented and Toni is a fantastic host, not to mention chef! I was in a twin room with a very comfortable bed, and while there wasn't an en-suite, there were plenty of bathrooms and with 3 other... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Geoff for letting others know about your experience at the Lodge. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your night and are excited to explore more of the walks around us. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We really like this lodge. It is off the beaten track but worth the detour if you are looking for some peace, quiet and relaxation. Host: Toni is a marvellous host. Greeted us with tea and coffee and home-baked cake on arrival. Extremely helpful, caring and thinking of our needs all the time. Location and activities: Out of the way... More 

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LakeColeridgeLodge, Owner at Lake Coleridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience of the Lodge and writing such a helpful review. More 

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