Twin Waters Lodge
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Twin Waters Lodge

30 Totara Avenue Pakawau, Collingwood 7054 New Zealand
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The Shanghai Suite has an asian flavour
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The dining area looks out oto the Burnett Range
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4.5
#2 of 2 hotels in Collingwood
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Peace, tranquility, native birdlife, a sandy beach, native forest and affordable luxury. These are the hallmarks of a stay at Twin Waters Lodge. We are situated in the north-western corner of the South Island amongst some of the most varied scenery and activities New Zealand has to offer. Our purpose-built lodge is nestled harmoniously on a finger of land between a wildlife estuary and the shining blue waters of Golden Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Desk
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

30 Totara Avenue Pakawau, Collingwood 7054 New Zealand
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Gemstone511 wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland92 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks for a great stay. We loved our room and the facilities on offer. It was great being able to get our breakfast (delicious food left out!) when it suited, and also it worked well being able to use the barbeque and prepare an evening meal. Our hosts were helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
The lighting in our room was not the best but apart from that, everything was perfect. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask Trish to book ahead for the local restaurant just up the road. Lovely food
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smallbearLondon wrote a review Feb 2024
London18 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A return trip to one of our favorite places in NZ. Good size room, ace bathroom and neat set up for diy breakfast. Close to lots of interesting stuff to do (Farewell Spit is worth the cost), and good advice from Trish and Mike, cheerful bunch of fellow guests and a big soppy dog.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jørgen Grønnega... C wrote a review Feb 2015
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three nights a Twin Waters Lodge. The hosts offer fine accomodation and good, friendly and very helpful service in very tasteful surroundings. Their table also forms a fine setting for an informal encounter wit other guest over a glass og wine and a joint dinner.
Moreover, the lodge is the best thinkable station for tours in the beautiful Golden Bay area.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stefan d wrote a review Feb 2016
Zelhem, The Netherlands60 contributions83 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't quite understand the positive reviews about this place. Yes, the location is perfect for a visit of Farewell spit, breakfast is ok, and they have a nice shower. But on the other side: the rooms are dark (at daytime), small and uncomfortable. There is a roadside terrace, but no furniture to sit outside. The beds are tiny. I'm 1.85m, average size, and my feet were hanging 10 cm out of the bed. Combined with the fact that there were no curtains on the windows (only partly shades) and there were a lot of mosquito's, I found it impossible to sleep.
The host is helpful, but grumpy, not very friendly and flexible, and rather intrusive. I witnessed her rudely sending away an asian couple who had a reservation but brought there wellbehaving child: "we don't have children here!", making racist remarks afterwards.
The host asked me when it would be convenient for me to have breakfast, which was 8:00 because of the tour I booked. She gave me the evil eye, and she set breakfast at 8:30, because the other guest had breakfast that time as well...
I had a reservation for two nights, but because I was simply wrecked after a night not being able to sleep, I decided to escape this place to a comfortable b&b the second night. I was nevertheless charged for both nights, no appologies made. Money well spend though, I pay happily 250 dollar every day not to have to sleep there.
By far the worst b&b I've been to in my NZ travels.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Twinwaterslodge, Owner at Twin Waters Lodge
Responded 20 Feb 2016
I must respond to this review as it is inaccurate in many points and clearly reflects a bad attitude from this guest. First some facts: 1. The rooms are not small - they are 4.8 m by 4.8 m, with an ensuite and deck additional to that. 2. The rooms are only dark if you fail to raise the blinds. They have 3.6 m wide floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding doors! 3. The beds are absolutely standard twin beds (in the room that was booked) Our other beds are queen size, which may have been better for the guest, but twin beds is what he booked. 4. Deck chairs are provided for every room - he just had to ask, or look in the cupboard in his room. 5. There is no problem with mosquitos at Twin Waters - we do not have them here. There are sandflies, as at every beach location in NZ, but they are not particularly bad here (not like the West Coast). 6. The guest was charged $200 per night, not $250 as he claims (although he booked for 2 people, he was only one and was charged for only one. 7. Finally, he left without paying for the Farewell Spit Tour that he booked through us - with no apology from him!. As to the conversation he reports, I was not there and have no idea, but i do note that we have a strict no children policy and do not have the ability to take children, The guests in question had booked for 2 and arrived with an extra (a child) that we just could not accommodate. But this was none of the business of this reviewer who did not know all (or any) of the facts.
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V4396DRdavidm wrote a review May 2017
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just pent a night there, Trish and Mike the hosts were great, organized to pick me up from the airport.
Lovely place well appointed rooms and very good hospitality. Would recommend it to all my friends
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MichelleG149 wrote a review May 2013
Mill Valley, California36 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Trish and Mike Boland were the ultimate hosts! We loved our "Safari Room" and couldn't have been more comfortable in their beautiful B&B. The guests have their own living and lounge area beautifully decorated with African arts and crafts. Each guest room has it's own theme and are really well done, we were just partial to ours which was at the end. Breakfasts were delicious and the conversations with guests, Mike, and Trish were always fun and interesting. The location is perfect for exploring especially if you take the Farewell Spit Eco Tour, which we loved loved loved! Trish always lead us to the perfect adventure and restaurant, one of which is the School House. It was wonderful and just down the road five minutes away. We couldn't have felt more welcomed.
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Date of stay: March 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Each room has a unique personality with it's decor, all quiet and well done. We loved our...
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R_G_Baker wrote a review Feb 2011
Russell, New Zealand701 contributions148 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is in Golden Bay - a little outside of Collingwood (about 8km) - an ideal spot to explore Farewell Spit, Cape Farewell and Wharariki Beach - all on the northern most tip of the NZ South Island. The Rooms are all individually decorated and there is even a room that has disabled access. There is a guest lounge with loads of books to plan the next move and a TV (no tv in the rooms). The rooms are very spacious and I would say I had the best sleep there on our 3 weeks of travel until than. Just across the street is the Beach Front (through a little short cut) and it is perfect for long walks along and explore. When we where there they had a massive Spring Tide - so during high tide we could not get back to the lodge as the road was blocked by water - but hey - there are other things to explore. But the best thing about that place are the hosts - Trish and Mike - so helpful and well travelled themselves - we had a great time!! Highly recommend to stay there more than one night for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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tamdej wrote a review Mar 2009
Luxembourg7 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were traveling around New Zealand and booked a room at Twin Waters Lodge. The reason we've decided for their lodge was because their web site said "Twin Waters Lodge is a purpose built getaway for guests looking for a peaceful seaside retreat." Well this may be correct, but not in our case - we've got a special supprise where they've aparently decided that the best time for reconstruction of their lodge is the time when the guests arrive. So, we've received a good morning banging (both days of stay), despite our complaint that we're here to rest from our long trip. We were very dissapointed because we've deliberately chosen this lodge to have some peace, listen to birds and sleep until 10am. By our experience the lodge far is too expansive for the quality of customer service you get.
Well ok, we've liked the room (ocean blue) and of course the fact that Farewell Spit is just few minutes drive. But, that's about it.
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Date of stay: December 2008
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Twinwaterslodge, Owner at Twin Waters Lodge
Responded 7 Feb 2011
I am disappointed in this review. While it is true there was construction going on at the time, the builders (at our request) did not start work until 9.30 when the guests were already having breakfast (normally they would start at 7.30). The reviewer actually asked to stay for an extra day (and did so), which hardly fits with his other comments.
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NZShaz wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand79 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a sublime place to stay in Golden Bay. We pass through Takaka every year on our way to Awaroa Inlet but could find nowhere to stay in Takaka this year. Lucky us, as we instead found Twin Waters. Trish and Mike are great hosts, from the welcome to the welcoming drink - you feel invited into a family. The location is fantastic - Collingwood just to the south and Farewell Spit just to the north. You are basically in the very best part of the bay. Trish and Mike know it very well and can help with any advice about what to see. Best part of our stay was sharing the incredible breakfasts with the other guests - that is 2 other guests! Think small and very happy.

The room we had was great - spacious and private. Trish makes it clear you can interact or stay on your own as you see fit.

Also check out the School House Restaurant - minutes away for an excellent dinner - and the Court House restaurant in Collingwood for an excellent lunch.

If you are going to Golden Bay you should definitely think about Collingwood or north of there. That is where it turns into a unique place and Twin Waters is a perfect spot to access it from

Thanks Trish and Mike for a perfect start to our annual holiday. Awaroa treated us once again to a perfect two weeks but the stay at Twin Waters became a brilliant new start!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Skc13 wrote a review Jan 2019
Portland, Oregon71 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our visit at Twin Rivers Lodge. Trish makes a great breakfast and had fabulous recommendations for dinner spots. We highly recommend the lodge.

Golden Bay is an amAing spot with lots of birds and huge vistas. The NZ people are very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gemstone511 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Auckland92 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask Trish to book ahead for the local restaurant just up the road. Lovely food"
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100MarionS wrote a tip Jan 2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom144 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room would be delightful"
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nate82 wrote a tip Nov 2013
Hamburg, New York55 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have a different theme, pick what suits your style or try something new."
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MichelleG149 wrote a tip May 2013
Mill Valley, California36 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each room has a unique personality with it's decor, all quiet and well done. We loved our Safari room because it was at the end of the building and had a deck outside the sliding glass door."
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Deb_Vernon wrote a tip Oct 2012
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are wonderful!"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Twin Waters Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Flyfishers Wife (6.1 km) and THE FLYFISHERS WIFE (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Twin Waters Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Twin Waters Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Twin Waters Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Twin Waters Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Twin Waters Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Courthouse Cafe, The Old School Cafe, and Collingwood Tavern.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Twin Waters Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Is Twin Waters Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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