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Castle Hill Lodge B&B
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   23 Mcmillan Road, Garston 9750, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Garston B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My husband and I loved our stay in this beautiful home. Sharon and Mark are perfect hosts, caring and supportive without being intrusive. The accommodation is first-rate, the gardens are glorious and the animals are fun to feed and pet. Sharon is a wonderful cook, her breakfasts kept us going until tea time. We immediately felt at home here, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Loved everything about this place - fantastic hosts who are also gourmet chefs (don't skip the dinner with wine option), friendly animals (I miss you Buckley!), ridiculously beautiful country and all the amenities. Many many alohas to Sharon and Mark - come visit us in NYC!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Thanks to Sharon and Mark for a great stay with warm hospitality. The Lodge is situated in a lovely spot, complete with farm animals (and Hercules the giant cat!). We stayed in the England room, which is huge and has a lovely view over the front of the property. Proper cooked breakfast, and guest lounge/computer to use at any time. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Our 2 night stay was wonderful. Mark and Sharon were fantastic hosts. The house are garden are immaculate and our room was very comfortable. Not only did we enjoy gorgeous breakfasts, but also some inside knowledge on the local fishing scene. Castle Hill Lodge exemplifies why it is is often a more enjoyable experience staying with welcoming and interesting people rather than impersonal hotels.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Sharon and Mark were fantastic hosts.We spent 2 nights at Castle Hill Lodge and intend going back . . We are from Southland and had past the Lodge many times commenting what a great place it would be to go and chill out. How right we were. A home away from home.
Sharon does a superb breakfast and Mark a great mine host especially when it comes to the BBQs. Great beds and surroundings.
Thanks so much Sharon and Mark for 2 fabulous days.
Allan and Liz

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Castle Hill Lodge is just magic: Sharon and Mark are really good hosts: Welcoming but not OTT. They even let us share the place on Christmas day and use their BBQ.
A comfortable, relaxed world [close enough to Queenstown] and, yes, that bath is great! Not forgetting Hercules the magnificent.
It suited us down to the ground.

Room Tip: Can only speak for ours [that one with THE bath] - the room was was very comforable too
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Mark and Sharon are fantastic hosts and are extremely welcoming and friendly. I enjoyed a lovely afternoon nap while hubby used some local knowledge provided by Mark and went fishing just down the road. Their home is beautiful, very warm and comfortable, and our room was lovely with the most amazing bath we have ever seen. The Lodge would be a beautiful place to stay in Winter and Summer, and ideal for couples and families alike, with lots of friendly animals and a spacious, private section to keep the kids entertained.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castle Hill Lodge B&B

Address: 23 Mcmillan Road, Garston 9750, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Garston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Garston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle Hill Lodge B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within 9 acres of mature trees, gardens and stunning views is this former Angler's Lodge.Centrally located for trips to Te Anau, Milford Sound and Queenstown. A scrumptious breakfast will set you up for the days walking, fishing, skiing, kayaking or just sitting out on the decking. Free internet access, guest lounge, open fires and farm animals for you to greet. A great place to stay a while and watch the world go by. ... more   less 
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