Date of stay: February 2021
Stayed one night on our trip around the South Island and wanted to try somewhere different .
The place is certainly not flash but has all facilities you would likely need. We took the room, dinner and breakfast package which for the standard of accommodation is pretty expensive . Dinner was a set menu with 2 options and breakfast was standard fair . In my option what really let the accommodation down was the quality of the bed, as it was so damn hard and no aircon which made for a very uncomfortable night.
The staff were helpful and friendly
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a new bed and aircon if it’s available
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Response from Louise Neilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge
Responded 19 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us. I always imagine what it must be like for our guests who come here for the first time, taking that turn off the main road and then ending up at the lake with that absolutely spectacular view of the mountains ahead. I imagine on a bike it would be even better. We believe that our prices are fair and would hardly ever receive the comment that we are expensive. We do have 4 standards so that we can cater to all budgets. The property was built in the 50's - 70's so aircon was not a thing. There are plenty of opening windows and doors and we also have Dyson aircoolers at reception available to guests. I'm sorry that you found the bed hard. They are a flexible slat bed with fluffy toppers on the mattress. I have slept on them recently and they are firm but I don't think hard. Thanks for the comments on our beautiful staff. They love to read the reviews so will appreciate your comments. Kindest regards Louise
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