We stayed in a little wooden cabin... With double bed, sofa, dining table and benches, kitchenette with sink (cold water unless you boil some) and a couple of gas burning hobs, and the wood burning stove in the corner.
Kind of like camping but with solid walls, a comfy bed and a veranda to sit and enjoy the view, birdsong and roaming horses. There is no power in the cabins except lighting, but you can use the sockets in the facilities block (down the hill along little paths), where you'll also find the fridges, laundry and toilet block.
We loved the rural, rustic charm. It is a bit of a schlep to scramble to the bathrooms in the middle of the night but that wouldn't put me off staying here again!
For the money it gave us a real away-from-it-all break for a couple of days, while we were close to enjoy the early departing full-day Doubtful Sound cruise from Manapouri.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in our private, cosy timber chalets with wood burner, solar lighting, kitchen and shared bath facilities. You can choose the luxury lodge with spa or a 4 bedroom holiday house. All our rooms have stunning views of mountains and Lake Manapouri. The place is a great base for a holiday in Fiordland, Doubtful and Milford Sound cruises, kayaking, Kepler, Dusky tracks etc or simply as food for the soul. Free bookings. Hosts: Jimmy & Kerstin. ... more less
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