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Gastonia, North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here two nights in a camper van, it was very nice to find a place that would allow (and encourage) people to sleep in their camper vans. The lodge offers great food, and great tours of the sound. Fantastic experience!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in a Mountain View Chalet. Expensive but worth it for the experience of staying in such an amazing location. The rooms are very special - luxurious but not over-the-top. Clean and relaxing. Try the communal kitchen facility - a necessity for backpackers and vanners but a fun experience for us and a opportunity to mingle...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great accomodation, right on the river with huge mountains with cascading waterfalls, Very clean room, double glazing, excellent shower. Customer service very good, private location. Restaurant had quick service with excellent food.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a double room with shared toilets which were clean and adequate. The room itself is really small and bereft of any amenities, not even a kettle, and the communal kitchen requires a walk across an open area to reach. We had dinner at the Pio Pio Cafe and had the Fisherman Pot and onion soup, both of...

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MilfordLodgeManager, Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our backpacker-style double rooms do have limited amenities; our chalets are a more comprehensive accommodation option. We've passed on your comments regarding the restaurant to our kitchen team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place as it is incredibly remote but has beautiful views. We stayed in the mountain view chalet and given there are not many options to eat we decided to eat at the restaurant at the lodge for dinner. We absolutely loved the restaurant food it was delicious! Great place to stay and worth spoiling yourself for a special...

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MilfordLodgeManager, Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our mountain view chalets - thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We've passed your comments on to our restaurant staff regarding your meal - great that you enjoyed it so much!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one the riverside lodge chalets... i was expecting pretty old and basic accommodation but was pleasantly surprised at what was good quality well maintained room. And OMG the view straight out the window was superb. Make sure you bring insect repellant as the sand flies are THICK ... never seen anything like it. We stayed for 3...

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MilfordLodgeManager, Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, we really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. The chalets were built to make the most of our location - we're glad to hear you were able to soak up the views! Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: I think this is only place to stay in Milford Sound so pro is....it's a place to stay. Also very cute lodge with decent restaurant. We stayed in chalet (private "cabin") - other option was shared bunk area (so your options are bare minimum or 5 star). The views were amazing with floor to ceiling, wall to wall window...

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MilfordLodgeManager, Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We do also offer private double or twin rooms as a middle-ground between the dorms and the chalets. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely 5 stars for the view. With floor to ceiling windows with views of the river, waterfalls and mountains, we found ourselves staring out the window most of the time. This place is luxury with high-end fittings - underfloor heating, villeroy and boch, grohe tapware etc. There is a mini-kitchen where we could prepare simple meals. The décor is nicely...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not too impressed with this place. The rooms were moldy and the bunks were not attached to the wall so they shifted easily when you climbed down. Our room didn't have an overhang which in a place where it constantly rains seems like a dumb idea. The shared bathrooms were nice and weren't too busy. There was internet...

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MilfordLodgeManager, Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay in the dorm rooms. Because we are in the middle of a national park and experience our share of extreme weather, our satellite internet can sometimes be patchy. We've passed your comments on regarding your restaurant experience to our...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are absolutely stunning but we found the cost to be a bit excessive for the cabins. When traveling we tend to stay in B&Bs or use airbnb spending up to $200 per night. We decided to splurge and spend twice what we usually pay for a room or cabin because of the location. We stayed in the Riverside...

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Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We've passed your comments on to our operations team and kitchen staff.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is simply not possible to fully experience Milford Sound in a day trip... Stay in Milford to enjoy its pure beauty after the day tripping crowds leave and before they arrive. Just 5 minutes drive from Milford Sound cruise boats, Milford Sound Lodge is ideally located. With picture perfect views of the Cleddau River and surrounding mountains, activity bookings on site, and a cafe and a shop, you won’t find a better base for your time in Fiordland. Choose accommodation that suits your needs – from award winning Luxury Riverside Chalets to cosy private and dormitory backpacking rooms and powered campervan and tent sites – and let our friendly staff help you make the most of your time in this World Heritage site.There is so much to do: kayaking, diving, boat cruises and sightseeing, or relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. You won’t regret treating yourself to an overnight stay in Milford Sound.Pre booking is essential Nov - March and year round for our Riverside Chalets. ... more   less 

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Address: State Highway 94, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Milford Sound
Price Range: $13 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
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“The Riverside chalets are a good, if expensive, bet here”
 of 5 bubbles jerryskc, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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“They have campground, bunk-rooms and luxury cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles , Dec 16, 2016 | Read review
“River view Chalet- don't settle for anything less.”
 of 5 bubbles 947markj, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“some mountain side chalets have views of the river (without paying the extra $200!)”
 of 5 bubbles jarredandvictoria, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
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