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Kokonga Lodge

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33 Kokonga - Waipata Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautifully appointed rooms, warm hosts, fabulous food. If you want a great rail trail stay - this is the gem on ours - great lodge with wonderful views and garden. Breakfast was superb and thoughtful care given to all guests requirements.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a retired tour operator in South Island and from time to time, out of interest I check Tripadvisor regarding the accommodations that I used to use. As a tour operator, I did not think it pertinent that I should place comments on Tripadvisor but instead, relied on my tour guests to make comment. However, when I read the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kokonga Lodge was a wonderful end to our trip on the rail trail. The hosts Malcolm and Dorothy were very friendly and welcoming. The setting was very tranquil and relaxing with beautiful gardens surrounding the lodge and we loved the panoramic views. Our room was great, well maintained and a comfortable bed. Our evening meal was the best we had... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were met at Wedderburn by the owner and transported back to their lovely lodge nestled between the mountains. Dinner that evening was the best we had on our trip...until we had our second dinner at Kokonga Lodge the following evening. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would like to return with friends and family next... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hosts seem to have no idea how to make guests truly welcome. Not a warm inviting place , in fact we felt as we were a nuisance. The morning we left we found our shoes (which we'd been required to take off even before we were greeted the night before) had stayed outside in the rain and cold all night.... More 

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Dorothy P, Owner at Kokonga Lodge, responded to this review

Katy145 We are very sorry you had to set off on the rail trail in wet shoes. We do politely request that guests remove their wet and/or dusty, gritty biking shoes on arrival and these are left by the entrance under the verandah where even if it does rain they cannot get wet. However if the weather is cold, damp... More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What an interesting review from the guests that stayed the night before us and called their experience 'terrible'. It feels we are talking about two entirely different worlds. We were made very welcome, had two wonderfully attentive hosts and were pampered. Dorothy cooked an amazing meal and both Malcolm and Dorothy were wonderful hosts. Both are working together very well.... More 

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Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

” We had the misfortune to be accommodated at Kokonga lodge when doing the Otago bike trail recently. After 4 superb nights at other locations on the trail we had our final night at this sub standard premise. Advertised as luxurious with warm hospitality, quality service and superb meals we found it to be anything but. There were 4 in... More 

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Dorothy P, Owner at Kokonga Lodge, responded to this review

Carnegie 3163 We are extremely disappointed that your short stay with us was so bad. We work very hard to create the most enjoyable experience for our guests and always respond positively to constructive criticism. As hurtful as your review has been to us we have tried to respond as helpfully and honestly as we possbly can. For some of... More 

Maclean, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

kokonga lodge was recommended by shebikeshebikes, and we were very glad of suzies advice. We rode past the lodge to Hyde and got Malcolm to pick us up and drop us back, leaving only 27 km to ride to meet the train at middlemarch. Kokonga lodge is spacious, clean, and welcoming. The drinks menu is reasonably priced. Dorothy cooked a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We recently stayed at Kokonga Lodge while cycling the rail trail. Dorothy provided a delicious three course gluten-free meal. Our room was very comfortable with lovely views of the countryside. Wine was available at restaurant prices. The shuttle bus service was also an extra charge.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A lovely peaceful place to stay, very homely great hosts and beautiful food will have to visit in the Autumn to see the beautiful Central Otago colours. Enjoyed walking down to the local church and swimming in the river, very relaxing

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