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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

My husband is a fly-fisherman and has stayed at the lodge for the past three years for approx. 4 nights and I have stayed the past two years for 4 nights. We can't say enough positive things about how much we truly love staying there. The staff (Bill and Jeannie) are the best! Bill is extremely knowledgeable about all things... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We had the misfortune to book at this "Lodge " for one night . Cost - Room only basis $630NZD .On arrival mid afternoon, we found a gracious old home situated in a beautiful position overlooking a beautiful lake. A middle aged woman (Housekeeper ) greeted us - no concierge , in fact no other staff , in fact no... More 

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Stratham, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights. My husband is a fly fisherman and he had 2 days of fantastic fly fishing for trout with a guide. Alistair, the chef, could prepare meals at any Michelin star restaurant in the world. The four course meals were well presented and amazing. They were by far the best... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a flat battery at the Lake car park nearby and frantically searched for help. I found the manager's house and asked if he had jump leads while he was eating dinner with his wife. He stopped what he was doing, found some jump leads and gave me a lift to the car park and started the car for... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

only to pleased to help. More 

Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Absolutely fabulous place to stay, exceptionally comfortable room, exquisite food, wonderful host and magnificent views of the mountains and lake. Wonderful walking tracks close by and definitely the best quad biking experience I have been on in NZ. Thank you Bill

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time 'exploring' the countryside. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Exceptional service. Bill the manager could not have been more helpful or friendly, made our stay amazing with his suggestions of activities and helpfulness in organising everything. the lodge is incredibly comfortable with fantastic views of the lake & mountains. We had the place to ourselves so it was particularly quiet and relaxing, but I think it would be even... More 

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Thank John E
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

we love to read guest comments and when there are 'suggestions' that' we need to improve on something we take notice. The bikes had all been recently serviced locally in a small community hence some 'hybrid' parts on two of them to keep them safely operable. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming... More 

Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you have been fortunate enough to experience the private fishing and hunting lodges founded around the world in late 19th and early 20th centuries, you will know what to expect when you visit the Lake Rotoroa Lodge. If you haven't had this experience, I recommend it enthusiastically. At LRL, you will be treated as a member of a club,... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks-always easy with such nice guests. As I write, further renovations are taking place as we continue to enhance guest comforts. We look forward to next season with a further revamp of facilities. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our expectations for LRL were very high and I'm pleased to be able to say that they were exceeded. You might think that with all of it's history dating back to 1920 the lodge might be excused for resting on it's laurels but the way Bill, Jenny and Alasdair treat their guests you'd think that the lodge was making it's... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the generous comments about your stay with us at LRL. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and thank you again for choosing Lake Rotoroa Lodge for your New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Bill McDermott General Manager More 

Motueka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Lake Rotoroa Lodge and were we impressed (again)! The recent refurbishments are refreshing and Alister (the Chef) cooks a mean Salmon...Bill & Jenny attended to our every need, and some...they are brilliant! The whole place runs like clockwork, and we are already looking forward to visit number 4!

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words. It is always a special pleasure welcoming returning guests to LRL. The new refurbishments have been received especially well and we are proud to show them off. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Bill More 

Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Three nights at the lodge was a surprise birthday present for my husband. On arrival the scenery was spectacular, nestled by the lake and river with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains. We were the first guests of the season and we enjoyed the first stage of a total refurb. The eclectic mix of old and new was warm,... More 

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lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments on the lodge and our new refurbishments. Stage 1 has added a completely new feeling of comfort and luxury to the lodge. The addition of the separate media room will be well received as a space for catching up on world news, watching movies or simply to relax and read a book. We also... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along a quiet country lane that winds its way through the Gowan River valley lies Lake Rotoroa Lodge. It is nestled at the northern tip of New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps.This isolated and unspoiled location is surrounded by the forests of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Lake Rotoroa is considered the jewel in the crown of the park: its tranquil waters reflect a magnificent vista of snow-capped mountains and lush native bush.From the lodge's idyllic and romantic lakeside location, guests can gaze along the length of Lake Rotoroa to the towering peaks of the Travers Range, and lapping at the foot of the lodge lawn, the waters of the Gowan River may just cause them to become lost in thoughts of some of the world's finest brown trout fishing that can begin just a few short steps away. Enjoy this stunning view from the lodge's open-fired sitting room, dining room or, indeed, from many of our guest rooms.The Nelson Lakes National Park, with its alpine environment, is just one of three National Parks that surround the city of Nelson (1½ hours away). The Abel Tasman National Park is coastal (offering some of the very finest, golden beaches in the world, together with the internationally renowned Abel Tasman Track) and New Zealand's most recently designated National Park, Kahurangi, is one of the world's great wilderness environments. There are times of the year when it really is possible to swim in the ocean in the morning and ski in the mountains in the afternoon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Rotoroa Lodge

Address: Gowan Valley Road, RD 3, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Rotoroa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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