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Lakeside Lodge

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1243 Motueka Valley Highway | Ngatimoti RD1, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lisa, Graeme, Archie and the dogs were perfect hosts. They were so great at recommending places to go and see, things to do and where to eat. Their house is gorgeous and in a perfect location for exploring the local area whist being able to enjoy the complete peace of their small holding. Everything was perfectly clean and very well... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very generous review. It was great to meet you both and to share a small part of your trip. We very much enjoyed your company and conversation and wish you both every happiness in your future together. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a last minute change of plans on our trip to New Zealand and were very lucky to have found the Lakeside Lodge. We had a wonderful stay there in February 2015. The owners Lisa and Graeme, were wonderful hosts. We had a comfortable room. near the house overlooking the meadow and lake . They were kind enough to... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and apologies for taking so long to write a response - a combination of being overseas and the usual time pressures. We really enjoyed spending time with you both; the unplanned experiences are often the best. We do hope our paths may cross again one day. More 

Stamford, UK
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Welcoming hosts, beautiful house and facilities, lovely view, spacious room, great breakfast and dinner. Anglo/NZ hosts Graeme and Lisa. Only one other bed and breakfast I have used has been this good. The complete package.

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed our time with you both and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We chose the Lakeside Lodge as a base to explore Abel Tasman and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay there. Graeme and Lisa were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble and we spent enjoyable times around the dining room table with a glass of wine putting the world to rights. The Lodge is around 15 minutes drive from Motueka... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Manager at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and your whole big adventure "Down Under". More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a find. Great hosts lovely children and 2 fine dogs - friut on the trees and grapes on the vines. Trout to challenge the best in nearby rivers and mountain trails equal to the best we have seen. We will be back, again and again.

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review; we really enjoyed spending time with you and look forward to seeing you both again next year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The title says it all.Set in beautiful countryside on the edge of Abel Tasman,this was a truly delightful experience.The accommodation fulfilled all our neds Sparkling views from all windows.We had not booked dinner in advance so were invited to join a family BBQ in lieu and what a lieu.Lisa and Graeme were so welcoming and the breakfast set us up... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind review; we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back here again one day! More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lisa and Graeme are excellent hosts. They give the feeling of being at home and ensure well-being in this beautiful home and this delightful rural setting. It is a luxury B&B homestay . The breakfast with the family is a delight and very lovingly prepared. The swim in the river and relax in the garden are real highlights

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Lakeside Lodge and to share some good times and conversations with you. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Without doubt LLM has to be the most welcoming and relaxed 'home' (B&B doesn't really do it justice) I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. Absolutely fabulous location in which to chill (and in our case recuperate from 5 days camped in the 'wilderness'').... I can't thank L&G (and the children) enough for welcoming us into the family...... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for all the good conversations and laughs. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Wellington
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lisa and Graeme - thanks so much for another lovely stay in your beautiful home. We can thoroughly recommend Lakeside Lodge - everything about it can't help but give you a wonderful relaxing holiday in a truly beautiful part of New Zealand. We had a delicious 3 course meal cooked by Lisa - we had a delicious platter sitting out... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. It is always a particular pleasure to welcome return guests back to Lakeside Lodge; it feels like catching up with old friends. Lovely to see you all again and to see the girls growing up. More 

Hong Kong Region, China
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lakeside Lodge is a must stay if you travel to south island. We had a bad weather when we did the abel tasman walk in a heavy raining day. My husband and I were completely wet and felt so tired when we knocked the door of Lakeside Lodge. Graeme gave us a very warm welcome and let us feel like... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and your whole trip to New Zealand. It was a pleasure to spend time with you both and we hope that our paths may cross again some day. More 

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