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The No Road Inn
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

My husband and I recently spent a night at the No Road Inn after our first night of hiking on the Queen Charlotte Track. What a wonderful place! The room we had was beautiful with all the comforts one could possibly want, a big comfortable bed, a luxurious soaking tub in the bathroom and a spectacular water view. Gary and Barbara were gracious hosts, friendly and attentive. Gary is also an excellent cook, the dinner he prepared that night was delicious.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Deirdre S
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mickoloff, Owner at The No Road Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2012

It was nice to meet you and we all enjoyed the evening company over dinner, I see you also penned a great review on Wilderness Guides who organised your Queen Charlotte Track walk.
They are our chosen booking company for Queen Charlotte Track unguided walks staying at the No Road Inn so its pleasing to have our confidence in them cofirmed once again.

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

After slipping and sliding on the muddy track it was wonderful to be welcomed by Garry at No Road Inn. Our downstairs room was luxuriously huge, with a lovely bathroom and large private deck. After relaxing in the enormous outdoor hot tub, which was wonderful for soothing our tired leg muscles, we were able to select some reading material and games from the large guest lounge, and simply enjoy the tranquil views across the water before dinner. Upstairs for dinner with more glorious views and conversational company we enjoyed lots of seafood- whitebait, scallops and lobster, as well as lamb and salads. Garry and Barb are excellent and relaxed hosts- although we had never previously met, we departed with a hug!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank barrelfish
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mickoloff, Owner at The No Road Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2012

Yes the Hot Tub followed by dinner with great views are just what needed after walking the first section of the Queen Charlotte Track. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

After walking the first 14km of the Queen Charlotte Track, there is no question that No Road Inn is a great place to stay. The hosts were really welcoming and the rooms were lovely. But at times it felt a bit uncomfortable because everything was on the "tab". Dinner was great - but without an alternative we had to pay $NZ 170 for two people and it wasn't really worth that. We were encouraged to keep having another glass of wine or another beer - all of which we had to pay for the next morning. I shouldn't be too critical - we did know that we would have to pay after all - but we felt uncomfortable about it after leaving the next day. Having said that, we did have a great night here and it was a good start to our trip.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Garryash, Owner at The No Road Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to review the No Road Inn, we are pleased that you thought us a teriffic place to stay, that the dinner was "great", the hosts were really welcoming,the rooms were lovely and that you had a great night here.

The 5 courses you each had for dinner were :
3 entrees: New Zealand West Coast Whitebait,
New Zealand Scallops from the Marlborough Sounds,
Beer battered local fish,
followed by a Main of NZ Canturbury Lamb with 4 or 5 sides of salads, potatoes, and beets, (and plenty of ice-water which guests can help themselves to whenever they feel like, and non alcoholic drinks on our menu), Dinner was finished with a home made desert. We are disapointed you didnt find the value in this. We source the best of New Zealands seafood and meat products, some of which are not easy to come by, (for example the West Coast whitebait alone retails at over $150kg if it is available.)

The only "tab" you had was for your dinner and the mini bar in your room. It is normal in New Zealand to have a tab opened for an evening meal and the same for inroom mini bars, I thought this was also the norm throughout Australia and in Cannbera.

There is an alternative to dining with us as there is a public bar within 5 minutes walk that does bristro meals such as fish and fries, hamburgers and fries, The tour company you used for your Queen Charlotte Track package would have advised you of this.

Your entry in our visitors book was that your stay at the No Road Inn was "Just perfect". Needless to say if you felt uncomfortable about having a 'tab" for your dinner and mini bar it was too late to address it after you have left.
Garry.

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

To sum up, a fabulous location, with a room & view to die for, our very congenial hosts Gary & Barb & the most delicious food & wine. To be there & to share watching the All Blacks beat Australia in the RWC Semifinal; life doesn't get any better than this!
My advice; go there and enjoy!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank nosetrap
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Garryash, Owner at The No Road Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2012

Wow, thats great feedback, the "best in NZ". And you could have stayed another week and watched the All Backs win the final.
All the best, Garry, Barb, and Ash.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

A great and welcoming stopover as you walk the Queen Charlotte trek.
We had a cold beer offered to us by our hosts Gary and Barb before we were through the front door, most welcoming after a long hot walk.
The Guest rooms are very spacious, private and well equipped.
There is a hot tub to relax sore muscles and a great wine list to relax everything else.
Gary and Barb provided excellent food and great company.
John and Rob

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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