This was our second stay at Safari Lodge, and we were again struck by the warm welcome and friendly service from proprietors Trish and Ray.
We love the Victorian ambience of the Lodge with its many artefacts gleaned from the owners' five-year stay in Africa - which netted some great stories, too. Our bedroom with its compact en-suite was spacious, warm and comfy; breakfast was timed to suit; and we were allowed the run of the house between times, including the pool room and ginormous TV - which particularly impressed our 10-year-old - and the spa pool, great for cold bones after a long day outdoors.
Safari Lodge is convenient to central Invercargill, where there's more to attract the tourist than we'd expected; fortunately Trish and Ray are very knowledgeable about things to do and places to go.
They even used their mini van to deliver a group of us to an event, easier than a taxi and it meant we could safely have a drink or two - not an advertised service (and only available if they're available) but just another example of how happy they are to see you enjoy your stay.
A guest-dedicated computer terminal with Broadband meant I could easily despatch some work commitments too - without inconveniencing by holidaying companions.
Safari Lodge is far more than just another B&B; it's almost an experience in itself. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safari Lodge is luxury heritage 4 star plus accommodation situated 2 kilometers from Invercargill CBD, 1 kilometer from the information centre and 300 meters from Invercargill’s botanical gardens. Safari Lodge is one of Invercargill’s stately homes lovingly restored by present owners with a large display of African Art for guests to enjoy. All rooms have ensuites, in-house cafe with home cooked meals available on request Tariff includes drinks and nibbles on arrival plus continental and cooked breakfast served in the morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Safari Lodge Invercargill, South Island