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The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge

215 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa 7281 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Anakiwa
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Reopening 1st September 2020. Minimum 2 night stay required. In the stunning Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island, The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge is a spectacular paradise showcasing nature and luxury living at its finest. With a focus on unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this award-winning private lodge is an ideal way to vacation in a most marvellous destination. Located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track. Spend plenty of time outdoors discovering the incredible Marlborough Sounds terrain, hiking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking around placid waters, private fishing trip or venturing on a local wine tasting excursion. Whether you are looking to relax and opt for an art gallery crawl and trip to the spa, or you are seeking adrenaline-filled adventure and choose quad biking, zip lining, horseback riding, or eco tours - this destination has something for every interest and pursuit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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rods210 wrote a review Apr 2020
London5 contributions2 helpful votes
We only stayed for one night, as a nice surprise after I proposed to my other half. Made even better by the fact we'd been living in a camper van for 3 weeks. Such a great night, and a brilliant meal cooked by Tony. The views are stunning, and I don't think anything could have been any better. Would love to go back at some stage.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Brenda D. wrote a review Mar 2020
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Anne & Tony have created a unique vacation experience at The Sounds Retreat. As their guests, you have complete privacy. Your suite has an unparalleled view of Marlborough Sound with a private deck/large hot tub/glass dining room; all overlooking the Sound. Tony is a talented chef who welcomes providing fresh/delicious locally sourced foods for your particular palate. Both Tony and Anne are available to advise you on activities that suit your interests. Together they create a balance of service and privacy for their guests. We treasure memories of our stay at The Sounds Retreat! Walking the Queen Charlotte track with Bruce, their border collie, delicious 5 star dinners designed by Tony, as well as a relaxed, local pub down the road, coming home to the hot tub and views of the Sound after experiencing the Queen Charlotte trek...superb!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: There is one suite....with sitting area, private deck & hot tub, private dining rm
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Kilntravelers wrote a review Feb 2020
Hants, UK45 contributions17 helpful votes
We spent our first 3 nights in New Zealand at this truly wonderful private lodge overlooking Marlborough Sounds where we were looked after by Tony and Anne. The lodge is very comfortable (with a separate laundry room) with a lovely deck with hot tub and sun loungers and a small separate eating area where we had the most delicious breakfasts and dinners. We ate in on all 3 nights and on each occasion Tony cooked the most wonderful food to which he paired various delicious wines. Nothing was too much trouble and both Tony and Anne made our first few days of our trip perfect. I highly recommend this gem!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Robert H wrote a review Feb 2020
Munich, Germany145 contributions75 helpful votes
This luxury lodge deserves its title and it’s more than difficult to find something to criticise. Anne and Tony (the owners) are really trying everything to make you feel like home. The room is magnificent, the view spectacular and the surrounding worthwhile to explore. We stayed for 4 nights and regretted deeply that we had to leave so early. The only downside was the fact that we only asked Tony once to prepare a „gourmet dinner“. We can definitely confirm that he is a great chef! Good to know if you want to come with friends: next winter Anne and Tony are building a second private suite....
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
wrightjksks wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Kathy and I have just spent four nights at this beautiful retreat. Anne and Tony are amazing hosts, great fun, and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is extremely luxurious and the attention to detail is evident in every aspect. We had delicious breakfasts and an evening meal expertly created by the two highly talented hosts. We couldn’t speak more highly of the whole experience and will definitely return. James & Kathy
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$686 - $1,018 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionAnakiwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Queen Charlotte Track (2.0 miles), Queen Charlotte Sound (4.6 miles), and Tirimoana Reserve (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Anakiwa.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (5.4 miles).
Does The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.