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Watson's Way Lodge

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed March 28, 2015

The dirty little secret of Marlborough is that you are far better off staying in Renwick than in the larger town of Blenheim, particularly if you are going to do a self-guided biking tour of the wineries. Watson's Way is a great option for backpackers and low cost seekers. We parked our camper van and were able to rent bikes...

1Thank Colin U
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to stay weather it a stop over or for night, or a few day's. The owner's are very nice fantastic. the rooms are very tidy and well set out. They owner's are more than happy to help you out. They have bikes for hire very cheap. There a lot to offer if you enjoy the outdoor's and if...

Thank Jeremy W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night and it was perfect. ,The owners were very friendly and gave us all the information on the wine trail which was excellent. The room was very clean and the facilities were superb. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. thank you for making our stay so pleasurable.

Thank Jannywannie
Paris, France
Reviewed February 16, 2015

Watson's Way is a great hostel with the nicest owners, Paul and his wife! The place is super clean and with all utilities. We had a camper van and stayed there for 3 nights. We were able to use everything in the kitchen and all. They also have games. And they rent out bikes with a map of the wine...

1Thank Marianne M
Reviewed February 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Watson's. Pat and Paul were very friendly and helpful. Pat gave us a great advice about where to go on our wine tour. The place was clean, very well organised and had a homely feel.

Thank dashers85
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed here for the third time over a 6 year period of time and felt like we were coming home. The kitchen is always spotless and has every cooking utensil you ever need and Linda makes sure it is up to scratch every morning. The rooms are immaculate and the owners Pat & Paul ensure you enjoy your stay...

Thank JanMac76
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 29, 2014

Such a lovely couple run this place, Pat and Paul. We stayed there in our campervan for a night and had a great time. The place is very well run, with pride, and the facilities are very good and very clean. A great place to do laundry too with reasonable rates. There are super kitchen facilities here and a beautiful...

Thank aisling q
Reviewed December 21, 2014

stayed Dec '14 ---positives--- helpful owner, well-stocked kitchen, good value, would stay again for sure ---negatives--- not many… small rooms, décor has seen better days, stingy free wifi allocation (20MB?) ===================================================================

Thank IDR_UK
Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed a night in the car park. $18 for full use of facilities and rented bikes to cycle to the wineries for $18. Great deal. The place has wonderful, clean facilities, great atmosphere and the most amazing couple owns the place. They were helpful beyond belief and SO sweet. Stay here.

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Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Perfect stay in this lovely Hostel. The hosts are great and the common areas are perfect ! We had the private room, very confortable and very clean. We got a lot of advices for the Bike tour as well which was great ! We WILL recommend it to everybody.

Thank IdfVoyageur
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Watson's Way Lodge

Address: 56 High Street, Renwick 7204, New Zealand (Formerly Watson's Way Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Renwick
Number of rooms: 8
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“Two spots for campervans”
ASocialNomad, Jan 2, 2016 | Read review
“Set in a courtyard lay out.The new set up allows for a mix of room options for singles, couples etc. all excellent.”
firstresponse46, Sep 17, 2015 | Read review
“Try withe others . The BBH rating is misleading. Insist not to have the doubleroom behind the reception.”
820arielv, Mar 30, 2015 | Read review
“Depending on your needs but all the beds are great to sleep in. Nice clean linen each day.”
729jeremyw, Feb 21, 2015 | Read review
“Private en suite rooms are available as well as family rooms and bunk rooms for those on a tight budget but all are clean and warm.”
yvonne047, Aug 27, 2013 | Read review
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