I only stayed a night, and it's true that there are only about two places where you can stay overnight in Milford Sound, not giving you much of a choice, but still, the Lodge is set in a beautiful place, with a stone's throw away from lovely little walks you can take. There isn't much to do if you need to keep yourself entertained, but really, who needs entertainment when your eyes can feast on one of the most beautiful places on earth??
Everything was lovely except one thing for me - the walls are pretty thin, so if your neighbors are talking loudly well into the night, you'll be up with them. That's the only reason I give it 4 stars.
The staff are great, the rooms are comfy and cozy, well kept, and the showers always have hot water to further help you mellow out. There is a laundry room, should you need to get your laundry done, and the kitchen is cleaned twice a day, so it is squeaky clean!
Even though it is not that far from the Visitor's Center, should you need a lift, the Lodge also has a free shuttle service to take you to and pick you up from the Visitor's Center, so there's no need to worry if you are traveling with heavy luggage.
If ever I go back to Milford Sound, I don't think I want to stay anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is simply not possible to fully experience Milford Sound in a day trip... Stay in Milford to enjoy its pure beauty after the day tripping crowds leave and before they arrive. Just 5 minutes drive from Milford Sound cruise boats, Milford Sound Lodge is ideally located. With picture perfect views of the Cleddau River and surrounding mountains, activity bookings on site, and a cafe and a shop, you won’t find a better base for your time in Fiordland. Choose accommodation that suits your needs – from award winning Luxury Riverside Chalets to cosy private and dormitory backpacking rooms and powered campervan and tent sites – and let our friendly staff help you make the most of your time in this World Heritage site.There is so much to do: kayaking, diving, boat cruises and sightseeing, or relaxing and soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. You won’t regret treating yourself to an overnight stay in Milford Sound.Pre booking is essential Nov - March and year round for our Riverside Chalets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milford Sound Hotel Milford Sound