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Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

From the beginning it was a very laid back conversation with Doug over email and the phone regarding getting us booked for a Saturday and Sunday night. I much prefer someone to talk to me like I'm a person and not just another client or guest, which both he and his wife Julie did. We arrived Saturday evening, booked into... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I went out on a 3 hr trek with Melissa (guide) who rode Rocky & I rode the lovely Bruce. What a fantastic horse to ride. Managed to get in some jumps in the wooded area which I really enjoyed & also at the end of the ride we galloped up one of the hill slopes. The funniest part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for more from such a friendly warm welcoming couple. Thank you so much for a great weekend. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of heading there. Think I can speak for all that came to Andrew and Clare's wedding that they definitely picked a top venue. Regards Richard.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We have been quite shocked by the obviously orchestrated negative comments about Mountain Valley by members of a group who stayed there recently. It could not be further removed from our own experience. We have been going to Mountain Valley for a number of years, mainly camping, but we have also stayed in the other accommodation (cottage, chalet, lodge room)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We had the most awesome few days of fun filled experiences. We stayed in a delightful chalet that overlooked the river we rafted down. We were treated to beautiful wholesome food, fantastic weather and the most accommodating delightful hosts Doug and Julie. We will return....with the entourage!

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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure having you here - the English fishermen were disappointed that you had to leave early. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

In my experience there are two types of people who run tourism accommodation. There are the can's and then there are the can'ts. The can's will bend over backward to facilitate a request or perform a service for their guests. They possess a can-do attitude. The owner of Mountain Valley Retreat near Napier falls into the other category. Having recently... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Having experienced a 2 day 'holiday and family re-union' at the Mountain Valley Lodge i could never recommend the place to anyone other than folk looking for a camping spot by a very nice river in a remote area. Our excited arrival was very quickly extinguished by the negativity of the male manager, the largely unkempt state of our accommodation... More 

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11 Thank tonyandsue2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Two years in the planning; hundreds of exchanged messages between family from around the world; a facebook page; a search of NZ for a suitable camping ground to suit our requirements and from many choices we chose Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge. From the very beginning our contact with Mountain Valley was rude, defensive acting all the time as if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I took the 3 hour horse trek today and it was fantastic. Very reasonable price for what I got (and compared to most surrounding areas!) Scenery is beautiful and the horses are very well behaved. The guide was fantastic and changed the ride to suit me and my riding ability which led to a thoroughly enjoyable ride. I would highly... More 

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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks so much for taking the time to review the horse trek you had at Mountain Valley. we really appreciate your feedback. More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My wife and our children started camping at MV some four years ago. We have found the owners Doug and Julie to be the most friendly and helpful hosts we could ever ask for. We used the MV venue for our wedding some 4+ years ago, it is a stunning country location with the beautiful Mohaka river as backdrop. We... More 

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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Andrea and Perky for taking the time to give us feedback on your times at Mountain Valley. We really appreciate you doing this. goodness knows how we managed to cope with your wedding of over 100 guests - satisfaction is clearly dependent on expectation but we find it really disappointing when people pay for budget then... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge & Camping Ground is a slice of paradise hidden on the mystical Mohaka River in Hawke's Bay on the Napier-Taupo road. Escape for a while and have an adventure or just relax in our serene setting. There is something for everyone including Rafting, Horse Trekking, Archery, Mountain Biking, Bush Walks, Paintball, Claybird Shooting & Swimming as well as a Bar & Restaurant. Accommodation ranges from self-contained cottages to camping; lodge rooms to cabins. Grab the family or rustle up some friends and come on a true blue kiwi holiday at Mountain Valley! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge

Address: 408 McVicar Road | RD2, Napier 4182, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Price Range: $12 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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