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Kepler Mountain View

130 Hillside Manapouri Road | Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park 9643, New Zealand
Kepler Mountain View
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are en route to Doubtful Sound or simply touring the southern Fiordland region, the Kepler cottage is an ideal stop-off in the midst if idyllic scenery & on the doorstep of the ferry & boat terminal at Manapouri. The cottage is extremely well-equipped, totally self-contained & comes with the added bonus of an in-house flock of alpacas (although... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following a couple of days in the Hollyford Valley in much less salubrious accommodation than the Kepler Mountain View - we were thrilled with what we found - a very well equipped house will all amenities required. On request, we got an extra bed arranged so that three of us could stay. It was hot when we arrived but managed... More 

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Fiordlanders, Owner at Kepler Mountain View, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Kepler Mountain View Cottage is located to take in the vistas of Fiordland National Parks Mountains and be a 10 minute walk (or 2 minute) drive into Manapouri township giving you the best of both worlds. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Everything was as expected. Cooking facilities worked well and it was great to be able to do a laundry. The hosts were helpful and friendly, and we much appreciated having the bookings for Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound made for us. The WiFi was flaky while we were there, but it seems as though this is a temporary issue. The... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had an excellent two night stay here, the hosts were great and the location and views were amazing. The bed was also extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the Alpacas and the hosts were great and have a great knowledge of the area! Can't wait to go back!

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Brisbane, Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a 2 night stay here before setting off tramping. We arrived late due to late arrival of our baggage and Ray couldn't have been more helpful given that it was after 10pm. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly; very peaceful and quiet in spite of being close to a main road. The lounge has a... More 

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Fiordlanders, Owner at Kepler Mountain View, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we will make mention in our cottage notes that the water supply is pure rain water which is pumped from our holding tank by an electric pump therefore does not operate not mains pressure like cities or towns but has the advantage of no chemicals added. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Close to Manpouri,.. good host. comfortable and clean, stayed for two nights,.. would have happily stayed more..............................................................................................

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Fiordlanders, Owner at Kepler Mountain View, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we would love to see you back again one day. More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

i really like the host and the place. it is magnificent. there is small lamas to play with. jessie was nice enough to give directions to good places for food. for those who like the wild, this would be the perfect stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

An excellent hide away, not too far from any of the sounds, even Milford, is just a couple of hours drive through some nice scenery. The property is very clean, well equipped and very quiet, the internet does work, however, you just have to find the right spot. Thank you for our stay

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here two nights, following a cruise on Doubtful Sound. The cottage we stayed at sits next to the owner's house and away from the road. There is ample room for parking. Alpaca can be found in the pens surrounding the house and come when called. There is a view of a garden from the sliding door that serves... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at the cottage located next to the owners' house. It had a fantastic view of Kepler Mountains, and everything you could possibly need was right at hand. So nice to have washer and dryer in the cottage and they even included laundry soap! Jessie greeted us with maps of the area, showed us where groceries and good restaurants... More 

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