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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

When we booked our Rail Trail adventure with Shebikeshebikes we nominated a mix of good to luxury places to stay. We are very pleased that we selected Kokonga Lodge as an option. We had biked from Ranfurly to Hyde that day. We arrived at Hyde a little earlier than anticipated. Malcolm had no hesitation in picking us and another couple... More 

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Wadestown
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our family of four had a fantastic overnight stay at Kokonga Lodge while on the rail trail - Malcolm and Dorothy are wonderful hosts. We received a warm welcome and were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived at this spacious and well -appointed lodge set in beautiful grounds. Dorothy produced a superb dinner which both adults... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here for two nights during our rail trail cycle trip. We asked the organisers (luxury rail trail / cycle surgery - see separate review) for the best accommodation and food they could find for us. We can't fault their choice with Kokonga Lodge and were grateful for two nights here. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here. If you're on the rail trail try MARCHBURN in Oturehua and skip stopping at Kokonga. The hosts have clearly had enough of being hosts (Kokonga has been for sale for 2 years). Frosty "welcome" with an instruction to 'remove your trail shoes' so first impression not good. Not that removing our shoes was an... More 

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Dorothy P, Owner at Kokonga Lodge, responded to this review

Michael & Joanne, We received a lengthy email from you, separate from this review outlining the merits of Marchburn in contrast to Kokonga Lodge. Much of this was based on your assumption that we should provide exactly the same service and facility in spite of being very different accommodation providers. However your issue with Kokonga boils down to one key... More 

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We stayed at Kokonga on our last night on the Otago Rail Trail and had a fantastic evening. The Lodge was full with ten guests that evening and the surroundings, convivial hosts and friendly fellow cyclists made for a very enjoyable evening. Our accommodation was very spacious and comfortable and the lounge, dining and outside areas of the Lodge were... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to Malcolm & Dorothy for a fabulous night in Kokonga Lodge. After a hard day's cycle on the Otago Central Rail Trail, this was definitely the place to go to. Great food, and we were lucky with the company as well. All in all, the best place we've stayed in New Zealand so far.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Had a wonderful experience staying at Kokonga Lodge. Dorothy and Malcolm were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Our dinner and breakfast were just superb and would definitely recommend to all.

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Thank Michele H
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Kokonga Lodge is the jewel in the crown. Dorothy and Malcolm are welcoming and totally service orientated. If you want first class accommodation, some top class New Zealand hospitality and fantastic local knowledge, delicious food and top quality service then book early to secure your stay at this TOP rail trail lodge. Our stay was very enjoyable, very comfortable and... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Really beautiful lodge with wonderful hosts. Stayed one night with my two 20 year old sons and my husband whilst doing the rail trail in January. Arrived hot and went for a swim in the water hole on the property - just gorgeous. That evening had a truely wonderful home cooked three course meal. Great!

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to both Dorothy and Malcolm for your hospitality again. This was a returning visit for us, previously stayed at Kokonga in 2012 and said then we would return. Kokonga is a beautifully kept lodge with plenty of space to relax after a long day riding the Otago Rail Trail, or even if you are just passing through. We... More 

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Additional Information about Kokonga Lodge

Address: 33 Kokonga Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly 9397, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Ranfurly
Hotel Class:4 star — Kokonga Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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