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13 Murrell Avenue | Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't fault this place really for the price we paid. Our cabin was clean and had everything we required, we were close to the facilities for hot showers and toilets. The kitchen is well stocked with lots of cooking essentials, the lounge is very basic but we didn't need to use it anyway. Very polite lady who I assume runs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small, and basic camping ground. Powered and non-powered sites. Cabins. Tentsites. The kitchen, showers, and laundry are basic, no frills, but all functioning and adequate. There is one barbecue that is shared, with adjoining table. Friendly atmosphere. Very close, adjacent to the lake, beautiful walk.

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16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a charming, little motorhome park but fairly basic. The Good: 1. 5 minutes away from the Doubtful sound ferry terminal. 2. Cozy, small, charming, tucked away in the woods. 3. Clean showers with hair-dryers! 4. Decent service. The Not so good: 1. Basic showers. Individual shower cabins had a curtain, not a door, and felt somewhat flimsy, especially... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We booked for two nights in the Manapouri / Tu Anau area and stayed for four. It was cold a rainy but the hiking is great. As well we stayed in number 3 cottage which was just adorable. Very cozy and snug and one of the best equipped kitchens yet. Great little two burner oven unit all sorts of good... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 hotel reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Definitely more of a campsite than any kind of motel but the showers were hot (though across the park from the cabins) and the cabins were clean. There are plenty of hooks for all your coats, etc and extra space heaters can be provided upon request. Toilets have no heat and the Internet either didn't work or wasn't turned on... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We, me and my partner and our 7 month old baby stayed here in a cabin for three nights in October. Everything was very clean and tidy. We got a bassinet with extra stuff: blankets etc. for our baby, thanks! We had enough space for our stuff, and the kitchen was good equipped. Very handy was, that we could park... More 

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A lovely spot, we spent two nights at Possum Lodge in a cabin, in early spring. A charming location amongst beautiful beech forest, right on the lake with walks right out of the campsite. Friendly helpful staff and clean facilities. We will be staying there again!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My partner and I live in Arrowtown, Otago and wanted an affordable, peaceful night away in Fiordland. We couldn't have asked for more with the Possum Lodge: the double room was exactly what we needed, so peaceful and right in the woods just a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Manapouri. It was a cold night but we had... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband stayed here in our Escape Campervan in May 2014 and it was wonderful. It is the cutest place with immaculate facilities and everything feels very homey. The owners were friendly and helpful. It's located about 30 seconds from the shores of Lake Manapouri and you can take a walk down the lakefront through the woods which is just... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Possum Lodge is a hostel, also with facilities for motor homes. The location in woods, very close to the banks of Lake Manapouri is superb. The facilities are basic and in need of care and attention. There are many irritating things that could so easily and cheaply be improved. For example: better lighting to make a night time visit to... More 

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Lee654, Manager at Possum Lodge, responded to this review

This is one of our 1st reviews we had when we took over the camp .It has been reposted and the date changed.Things have been tidied up and guests with a lot of devices have the opportunity to purchase powered sites to . More 

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Address: 13 Murrell Avenue | Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park
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Number of rooms: 9
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