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Mt Hutt Lodge
New Zealand
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33 reviews
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“Great location ...but..”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

My wife and I were attracted by the location and appearance from the road. Closer up, the premises shows it's age . Our unit lacked the kitchen facilty with sink usually found in NZ motels of the type, and made the provided continental breakfast a little awkward, And why do so many accomodations lack any room for two toilet bags with out placing them on the bathroom floor !!!
The double bed felt due for an update , but the unit generally was quite tidy. Hosts Butch and Jo very friendly ...Butch very good at an interesting combo of Australasian / Mexican cuisine and very tasty, carried over from their earlier restaurant experience elsewhere.
The views from the units are almost unequalled anywhere. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

We stayed at Mt Hutt Lodge for a week, courtesy of my mother's time share. We were in a 1 bedroom apartment which was very comfortable. The view was magnificent - the Rakaia Gorge in the foreground and Mt Hutt (complete with snow) in the background. We even got to see a jetboat race on the Rakaia River. Jo and Butch were extremely hospitable and helpful. The lodge is about an hour's drive from Christchurch and there were lots of places to visit within about an hour's drive of the lodge. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We stayed for one night on a DBB deal as this included first drink free it was even better value. We had martinis. Butch and his wife Jo were friendly informative and attentive down to pre heating the room and bathroom floor. Butch is a fine chef and served up an excellent Angus steak and and a wonderful fish with piquant sauce cooked tp perfection. The roms were clean spacious well equiped with patio doors providing views of thr gorge. We will happily recommend Mount Hutt Lodge

  • Stayed October 2011
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

I could write all that was so disappointing but all I will say is that I was so disappointed in the whole place with service, to having to sleep on a pull-out-bed(booking had been made over 6mths before hand) to all the little things that needed attention in the rooms, lightbulbs, towels.... Managers need to watch the "hotel programe on tv" Definitely a lot of room for improvement.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Mt Hutt Lodge
Address: Zig Zag Road | Rakaia Gorge, Rakaia 7782, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Rakaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt Hutt Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mt Hutt Lodge is a tranquil resort located an hour from Christchurch in the town of Rakaia on New Zealand's South Island. The Classic Managed Resort features 4 fully self-contained 1 bedroom apartments with spa baths in each room, as well as resort facilities including children's play equipment, swimming pool and on-site restaurant and bar A View, overlooking Rakaia's stunning scenery. Opportunely positioned close to the inland tourist highway, this Rakaia accommodation has easy access to a range of South Island holiday treats, including skiing at Mount Hutt, jet boating, and salmon or trout fishing in the bountiful lakes and streams. ... more   less 
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