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“Paradise on the Queen Charlotte Sound Track” 5 of 5 stars
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Mahana Lodge
Marlborough Sounds | Queen Charlotte Sound, Endeavour Inlet 7250, New Zealand   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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“Paradise on the Queen Charlotte Sound Track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We spent one night at Mahana Lodge while walking the QCST. Our hosts John and Anne did everything to make us enjoy our stay. The ensuite rooms in the Lodge were very comfortable with wonderful views over Punga Cove. The organic food from John's garden made for a wonderful dinner and his home smoked salmon was exquisite. A delightful piece of paradise.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We spent just one night here last week after the second day of our walk on the QCT. Lovely to relax in the comfy lounge overlooking the Bay and then to enjoy a memorable meal cooked and served by Ann and John in the beautiful Conservatory. Wonderful, friendly, helpful Hosts and truly comfortable accommodation.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Personal hosting, excellent food (including a cornucopia of salad greens from the hosts' garden), and comfortable rooms with private balconies all add up to a special place in an idyllic location. Mahana hosts John and Ann are attentive, but non-intrusive hosts who offer their guests (8 maximum) an opportunity to enjoy dinner together at a common table -- a welcome opportunity for interaction after the solitude of the trail. Ann's cooking deserves special mention. We'll be back!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Mahana during our walk of the Queen Charlotte track. Its a lovely spot in its own little cove with the lodges set back at the bush edge. Very comfy and excellent meals too, all served with warmth and care by John and Ann. Hosts don't come any warmer or more accommodating and their care makes a wonderful spot even better. My only caveat is to remember that the common room in the lodge shares walls with two of the bedrooms. Our first night there one woman was loud and boisterous quite late. Otherwise all was excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My 3 generation family have just spent 3 days at Mahana Lodge to celebrate my 70th birthday. Words like amazing, perfect, terrific, fabulous etc kept being repeated. The location is special but even more special are hosts Ann and John. They couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly, helpful, caring, etc [I could go on!]. Ann's meals are top restaurant style [absolutely delicious] and John's waitering would put many a professional to shame. I am indebted to them both for being the icing on the cake of my celebrations.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Staying at Mahana Lodge was a highlight during our walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. After torrential rain what a warm greeting we received. The accom is lovely and tea and coffee and afternoon included was a welcome surprise. Ann and John provided a delicious meal and lovely wines. A great conclusion to an excellent day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spent our second night on the QCT at Mahana Lodge and it was the absolute highlight of our entire 4 night/5 day experience. John and Ann were extremely welcoming hosts who really seem to care about their guests.

The accommodation itself is four rooms arranged around a communal kitchen/lounge and is very comfortable. The kitchen is not available to cook an evening meal for fear of disturbing other guests but is used to prepare breakfast from the supplies provided which include many items from their own organic plot. There also appears to be one other room in a separate building.

Dinner is a communal affair in the homestead conservatory and, again, the vegetable and salad items come from the property and the bread and desert were homemade (and delicious).

You can visit the organic garden and there is also a glow worm grotto at the rear of the property which is a magical experience after dark.

But what really makes the property is the hosts. You can tell that they really enjoy doing what they do and are genuinely interested in the welfare of their guests. If you have a chance to stay at Mahana Lodge, take it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 Mahana Lodge

Address: Marlborough Sounds | Queen Charlotte Sound, Endeavour Inlet 7250, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Endeavour Inlet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Endeavour Inlet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mahana Lodge is a modern B&B on the beachfront in Endeavour Inlet. We offer accommodation and meals for people walking the Queen Charlotte Track and for people wanting a few nights of peace and tranquility in the Marlborough Sounds ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mahana Homestead Hotel Picton
Mahana Lodge New Zealand/Marlborough - Endeavour Inlet

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