Milford Sound Lodge is pretty basic, but this is mainly due to it being more of a backpacker style than hotel style. They do this pretty well with a nicely setup shared shower facility, kitchen, dining and chill area. Plus they have a small shop if you need some supplies. The rooms are very simple with just beds and a chair. I stayed by myself in a twin room and it was fine, although, having gotten used to hotels I noticed the lack of TV. This was only a problem because the rain poured down the first afternoon i was there and there was nothing else to do.
The location is what sells this place though as only 2mins down the road by car (10min walk) is the phenomenally beautiful Milford Sound. So the lodge was very convenient for the boat tours of the Sound and also close to the amenities nearby: cafe, info, etc. It's also quite close to the hiking tracks, although you'll need transport to get to the start of most of them.
my only complaint is that some of the lodge workers at the reception where not particularly helpful. they seemed made up mainly of young British people (probably backpackers staying for a while) and did not seem particularly keen to help out. I know my asking what the weather was supposed to do was probably boring to them, but as a paying customer you expect them to help, not just take your money. It wasn't that big a deal though and most of them where nice enough.
- 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 Premium Chalets to cosy Backpacking Rooms and Rainforest Campervan 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: boat cruises, kayaking, walking 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 - April and year round for our Chalets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milford Sound Hotel Milford Sound