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Alpine Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Main Rd | Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Arnaud
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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“Alpine Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed at the Alpine Lodge for two nights over a long weekend with our two year old son.

The rooms were pleasant, tidy and had a picturesque outlook over wetlands and native beech forest to the mountains. The meals were excellent quality and value.

Travelling with a rampaging toddler can be stressful at the best of times. We were really impressed by how family friendly the Alpine Lodge was, and how the hosts went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Room Tip: We had a corner room on the first floor, which gave us even better views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpine-Lodge7, Manager at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hi Team

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate it.
Both Leighton and I really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again!

Take care....
Warm regards
Alexandra
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at the alpine lodge. Room was clean and bed comfortable . Had dinner there, best pork burger i have tasted and my husband enjoyed his steak. I recommend trying the expresso martini, excellent.Had breakfast there as well which was included in the get away package ,which was value for money . Chris was an ideal host and all staff friendly and helpful.The ducks friendly also.Enjoyed sitting in front of open fire after all blacks game. Over all great experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alpine-Lodge7, Owner at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello Noeline

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
We always appreciate feedback especially when our guests have had a positive experience.
The hospitality industry can be tough and it is a challenge to get the balance of food, beverage, customer service and accommodation right.....unfortunately there is very little room for error.
We have passed your lovely food comments on to our head chef and it has put a smile on his face for the day!
We hope to see you again some time......
Warm regards Leighton and Alexandra
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here only one night for a wedding held nearby, we had left our 12 month old at home with family so it was also a bit of a getaway. We got a 'superior' room for $170 a night and it was very nice. Either the rooms are very quiet or we had no one nearby! Clearly it has been here for a while and the decor wasn't modern however it was immaculately kept. It had all the necessities although breakfast making facilities would have been better. A fridge, kettle and tea/coffee/milo/milk was supplied. Shops etc are directly over the road and the lake was a pleasant 5 minute walk away.

We had a room with a back door that opened out onto a grassed area with a stream close by. It was lovely drifting off to sleep with the sounds of frogs and trickling water outside. The bathroom was spacious and the shower pressure was amazing! Real shampoo and conditioner were supplied rather than that awful conditioning shampoo stuff. We we wanted to check in earlier than normal as we wanted to have time to prepare before the wedding and they were more than happy to oblige. Check in staff we lovely and friendly and we never saw the housekeeping staff - which is a good thing as I hate tripping over the trolleys they normally leave everywhere!

Didn't get a chance to see the restaurant but the reception area was nice and spacious and inviting. We visited a friend in a large family unit which was wonderfully spacious with what appeared to be a full kitchen.

The day we went was perfectly sunny and the lake was stunning. Take insect repellent with you but we had fly spray available in our room in case any of the locals decided to visit. If we are up that way again we will definitely stay here.

Room Tip: The 'superior' rooms are right at the back of the complex so wonderfully private.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpine-Lodge7, Owner at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor, as we always appreciate customer feedback.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there two nights in an unpowered site with my camper van, so I didn't get to see the rooms. However, the common areas which I got access to(backpackers) were very good, clean, spacious and warm. Everything was clean everywhere and nearly brand new. The staff were just fantastic, very friendly and ready to help with anything. I was very happy there and the lodge is located in a places where the views and the walks around are just stunning.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed here after leaving Nelson , was really looking forward to driving to St Arnaud as the drive is beautiful .We arrived with out making a booking but all good . Was thankful there is a restaurant and bar and lovely open fire .The view from our room was breath taking even though the rooms are a little dated very comfortable .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Zealand
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stopped here for a late lunch whilst visiting Lake Rotoiti. To be honest we weren't expecting much as we saw it simply as a place to grab a bite. Boy were we wrong! Both of the dishes we ordered were absolutely fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed. We might have to stay the night some time in the future as the area is rather picturesque.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Great to be able to choose from backpackers to 3star plus, in one establishment backed with a fully licensed 4 star restaurant and bar. The bush walks are simply the best with bird life singing everywhere. The sand flies love this place as well, take strong insect repellant. Most picturest Lake Rotoiti is only a few minutes walk. stunning views. It's hard to believe a place this tranquil can exist just one hour from the sea and a major city. This is our fourth stay. Summer this tome. Got snowed in 4 years ago!! This is a special place for a slice of high country NZ equal or better than we've seen anywhere in th World. Simply a great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Main Rd | Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Arnaud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpine Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award winning Alpine Lodge is situated at the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, only 5 minutes walk from Lake Rotoiti which offers a range of great outdoor pursuits. The Alpine Lodge's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring other attractions in the region such as the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, wineries and arts and crafts in Nelson or Blenheim. ... more   less 
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