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Hopewell Lodge

7204 Kenepuru Road, Kenepuru Sound 7282 New Zealand
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Welcome to Hopewell, an award winning self-catering lodge set in a superb, inspiring natural location on the water's edge of the magnificent Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds. Hopewell is a small and unique lodge that seems more like a luxury retreat. Choose from doubles, twins, triples, family rooms and cottages. All beds are made up with quality linen and duvets. Some have private bathrooms and most have sea views and a deck. There are rowboats and equipment for fishing, double and single kayaks, mountain bikes, SUP boards, swimming beaches, bush walks, sailing and boating trips available. Or you can relax in the hot spa pool, expansive gardens and hammocks. And while Hopewell is primarily a self-catering lodge, Lynley and Mike offer great coffees, home baking and gourmet pizzas, pies and pasta. There is a fully-equipped guest kitchen, luxurious lounge with logfire and many dining areas indoors and out.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Game room
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private beach
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish
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Canterburycrusader wrote a review May 2021
New Zealand72 contributions66 helpful votes
What an amazing experience I have just had staying at Hopewell. Mike and Lynley are amazing hosts. The facilities outstanding and the location magical. Mussel night was unreal...20 kgs of mussels with a variety of dipping sauces served at the beautiful large table in the covered courtyard. I feel privileged to have experienced the magic of Hopewell.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Desiree M wrote a review Apr 2021
Devonport, New Zealand39 contributions48 helpful votes
We have just spent 5 wonderful nights at Hopewell lodge. Lynley and Mike are the most friendly hosts you could wish for. They warmly welcome you with tea or coffee and home baking on arrival and then show you all the activities etc. that the lodge has to offer. We stayed in the cottage which was perfect for two couples. Everything is sparkling clean and the staff are just as friendly as Lynley and Mike. Make sure you try their delicious pizzas and mussel extravaganza you won’t be disappointed. We spent our 5 days fishing, paddle boarding walking the tracks, relaxing in the sun and the spa. There are also kayaks and mountain bikes to use and a 9 hole golf course just down the road. We can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
melperri wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed here before many, many years ago and loved it. Loved it even more this time, as a lot of improvements and many more activities available. A lovely shared Kitchen and Lounge room which was great for meeting and socialising with other guests which we really enjoyed. We had an ensuite room which suited us more than the rooms without, although these were also perfectly fine also, with access to shower and toilets just across the path. We had a great time kayaking around the bays and going for walks around the nearby areas. We got the Hopewell boat across from Te Mahia which saved on a long drive in. Recommend this option. We also had delicious pizza one night and also ordered a foccacia bread and had a couple of coffees also, all prepared by our lovely hosts Lynley and Mike. We can't wait to be able to go back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ensuite rooms are great and two bed self contained cottage is also lovely if you want to be a bit...
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Keri W wrote a review Mar 2021
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First of all the hosts Mike & Lynley are the most genuine & lovely people you will ever meet. Hopewell lodge has lots of amazing activities, beautiful scenery & awesome facilities. It’s a place my partner & I are already planning our next trip back. 10/10 you must go!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Terence G wrote a review Mar 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand209 contributions68 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived after a long winding road along Kenepuru Sound we were warmly welcomed with a coffee and an explanation of the facilities. We had the room with king bed and ensuite which I would recommend. We stayed 2 nights but would have had more had they been available. On the second morning I took one of the dinghies, for a nominal charge and went fishing bring back 3 snapper. One evening Mike did a mussel cook up with mussels in the shell plus deep fried breaded mussels with dipping sauces. I highly recommend Hopewell Lodge for a quiet few days away from the crowds.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Book a room with ensuite
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US$59 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionKenepuru Sound
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hopewell Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hopewell Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre (6.3 km) and Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hopewell Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hopewell Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hopewell Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hopewell Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hopewell Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hopewell Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (12.2 km).