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Kepler Mountain View

130 Hillside Manapouri Road | Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park 9643, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed in the cottage at Kepler Mountain View with our 8 month old baby. It was the perfect base for visiting Doubtful Sound and the Kepler track. Jessie and Ray were very helpful providing a portacot and high chair and Jessie gave us some great tips to maximise our sightseeing with the baby. I also bought some beautiful alpaca... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Near the boat dock to Milford Sound. Comprised of two apartments in back of owners house. Very well equipped with all the conveniences. Lots of room.in the unit. Very quiet....out in the rural area Staying works better than taking the two hour bus ride to and from Queenstown.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whether you are en route to Doubtful Sound or simply touring the southern Fiordland region, the Kepler cottage is an ideal stop-off in the midst if idyllic scenery & on the doorstep of the ferry & boat terminal at Manapouri. The cottage is extremely well-equipped, totally self-contained & comes with the added bonus of an in-house flock of alpacas (although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Following a couple of days in the Hollyford Valley in much less salubrious accommodation than the Kepler Mountain View - we were thrilled with what we found - a very well equipped house will all amenities required. On request, we got an extra bed arranged so that three of us could stay. It was hot when we arrived but managed... More 

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Fiordlanders, Owner at Kepler Mountain View, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Kepler Mountain View Cottage is located to take in the vistas of Fiordland National Parks Mountains and be a 10 minute walk (or 2 minute) drive into Manapouri township giving you the best of both worlds. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Everything was as expected. Cooking facilities worked well and it was great to be able to do a laundry. The hosts were helpful and friendly, and we much appreciated having the bookings for Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound made for us. The WiFi was flaky while we were there, but it seems as though this is a temporary issue. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had an excellent two night stay here, the hosts were great and the location and views were amazing. The bed was also extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the Alpacas and the hosts were great and have a great knowledge of the area! Can't wait to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a 2 night stay here before setting off tramping. We arrived late due to late arrival of our baggage and Ray couldn't have been more helpful given that it was after 10pm. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly; very peaceful and quiet in spite of being close to a main road. The lounge has a... More 

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Fiordlanders, Owner at Kepler Mountain View, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we will make mention in our cottage notes that the water supply is pure rain water which is pumped from our holding tank by an electric pump therefore does not operate not mains pressure like cities or towns but has the advantage of no chemicals added. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Close to Manpouri,.. good host. comfortable and clean, stayed for two nights,.. would have happily stayed more..............................................................................................

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Thanks for your review, we would love to see you back again one day. More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

i really like the host and the place. it is magnificent. there is small lamas to play with. jessie was nice enough to give directions to good places for food. for those who like the wild, this would be the perfect stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

An excellent hide away, not too far from any of the sounds, even Milford, is just a couple of hours drive through some nice scenery. The property is very clean, well equipped and very quiet, the internet does work, however, you just have to find the right spot. Thank you for our stay

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kepler Mountain View Cottage is a one bedroomed self contained cottage located on a rural property on the outskirts of Lake Manapouri on the edge of Fiordland National Park. Stunning mountain views of Fiordland National Park from every aspect of the cottage indoors and in the outdoor BBQ area. Located for easy access to Doubtful Sound departure point and for commencing the journey to Milford Sound or just hang out and enjoy the scenery and rural aspect. The little farm has friendly Alpacas which are only too happy to say hello to you. Great place to chill out and relax or be as busy enjoying the many activities in Fiordland such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, sight seeing, horse back riding ... The list goes on. Come and enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kepler Mountain View

Address: 130 Hillside Manapouri Road | Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park 9643, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park
Price Range: $87 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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