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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Heartland Lodge

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Heartland Lodge
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Great Hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Mary and Jim were really welcoming and made us feel at home straight away. The room was really big and the bed was so huge we could have got lost in it - loved the sheets! They are located on the outskirts of Twizel which makes you feel like you are away from everything, but it was only a two minute drive to the shops. Our hosts were very knowledgable about the different restaurants and cafes and made good frank recommendations, consequently we had a lovely dinner at Shawty's. There were a number of options for breakfast. I can highly recommend Mary's homemade muesli - yummy!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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heartlandlodge, Owner at Heartland Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for kind comments. It's a great business to meet nice people and find so many things in common.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Jim and Mary are the most gracious of hosts and could not have been more helpful and Jim cooks a mean breakfast! They also gave us some good tips for dinner. The family lodge is very roomy and really comfortable and very well priced.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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heartlandlodge, Owner at Heartland Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. Cooking breakfast is a highlight of the day for us.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We loved our stay at heartland Lodge. The space is absolutely gorgeous---warm, inviting, friendly----you couldn't ask for a more welcoming space and atmosphere. Jim was an amazing host---Mary was out of town. Jim prepared lovely appetizers for us and we all enjoyed a glass of wine together in front of the fireplace, where he'd built a wonderful fire. He suggested a great restaurant for dinner which we all enjoyed. Our room was just lovely----quite large--huge actually, with a very large bathroom. We had an amazing breakfast----cooked to order----and he let us do a load of laundry too. He really couldn't have been a more gracious host---we really enjoyed learning about the area and about him. I would definitely recommend it and I hope we can return. IT IS FABULOUS!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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heartlandlodge, Owner at Heartland Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. It does not take much trouble to help our guests, we have the laundry available in the evenings. We have the good fortune to have large guest suites which our guests enjoy.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I agree with the previous reviewer - this is a top end establishment but not pretentious. Jim our host was very friendly. Thank you for the delicious packed lunch that you made up for us for our cycle trip. Room was spacious and clean, warm with a large spa tub.Very quiet street.

Room Tip: all the rooms are lovely. There is a lower cost alternative which is a self contained flat in the gr...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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new hampshire
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82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We spent two nights with Jim and Mary at Heartland Lodge and were treated like friends rather than guests. The lodge is in a quiet area on the western edge of Twizel, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed, the breakfasts are excellent, and the common areas are large (the exterior picture on TA doesn't do justice to the lodge). The best part of our visit was our time spent conversing with our hosts over hors d'ouevres and during the one excellent dinner that they served to us. Jim and Mary are interesting people themselves, who take an interest in their guests. And when we left on our way to Christchurch, they gave us lots of good tips on what to see and do on the way.
The town of Twizel isn't much, but we picked Heartland Lodge in order to be close to Mt Cook without having to stay at Mt Cook. We couldn't have made a better choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

This would have to be one of the best bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at. The wonderful welcome, afternoon tea, helpful advice and great conversation from like minded individuals are now fond memories. The best, however, was dinner which was on par to many restaurants in Chrischurch.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had a wonderful stay with Mary and Jim during our visit to Mt. Cook and Lake Pukaki. Our hosts were warm and welcoming, our room gracious and comfortable, and our breakfast was scrumptious -- fresh fruit, muesli, yogurt plus bacon, eggs, toast, mushrooms and tomato! We highly recommend the Heartland Lodge! Thanks Mary and Jim!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Heartland Lodge

Property: Heartland Lodge
Address: 19 North West Arch, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Heartland Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heartland Lodge is purpose built bed and breakfast accommodation. The rooms in the lodge are all spacious, with full sized ensuite bathrooms with spa baths. ... more   less 
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