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8 Inlet Road Motueka, Kaiteriteri 7197 New Zealand
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#5 of 8 Speciality lodging in Kaiteriteri
Kaiteri Lodge is set right at the start of the Abel Tasman National Park. Our beach-style and back packer accommodation is just 50m from the beachfront of beautiful Kaiteriteri, a stone’s throw from the Abel Tasman National Park and Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, and the perfect setting for fun, relaxed family holidays, international travellers or weekend get-away. The beautiful Nelson region boasts the most sunshine hours in New Zealand, and a selection of safe swimming beaches. At Kaiteri Lodge, we’re proud to offer the best of everything New Zealand has to offer – friendly people, local cafes and restaurants, golden beaches, walking tracks, beautiful scenery, and comfortable, welcoming accommodation for any traveller. When you stay at our Kaiteriteri accommodation, you won’t be short on things to see and do. Go kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, fishing or swimming, or visit the nearby walking tracks for a real outdoor Kiwi experience. We have 21 rooms that can accommodate most requests but have limited private rooms configured as Super King Doubles and Twins with en-suite. Kaiteri Lodge is mainly configured as shared dorm style rooms with en-suite. Our private en-suite rooms come with a super king double bed, heater, TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. All linen is provided. Kaiteri Lodge is also shared with Kiwi Experience, a national in-bound tour bus operation. The lodge has the following facilities available to all guests: Activity booking desk, Laundry, Wifi (daily charge applies), BBQ area and a shared kitchen with all necessary cooking utensils. The Beached Whale Restaurant and Bar, fully licensed, on-site and open from 4pm 7 nights a week November to April and May to October 4 nights per week serving set menu options or choose from our a la carte dining, gourmet pizzas or take away, we’ve got it all. There is music nightly. Local activities: kayaking, walking Abel Tasman, waka races, water taxis, scalloping, cray-fishing, mini golf, sailing, sky diving and many more.
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Bronwyn H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand107 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a twin room with a fridge, TV and bathroom. The room had everything we needed. It was quite small but that was ok with just 2 of us. Staff were friendly and it was great having the lovely restaurant next door. Shower was awesome. Nice and big with good pressure. There was some free wifi but when it ran out you had to pay for more. $2 for unlimited per day. There were only two negatives. The bottom sheet felt almost like it should be an undersheet. It was like a bally winter sheet. I ended up sleeping on the nice cool top sheet. The other thing was the room was really hot at night. Perhaps there was air conditioning that we didnt know about. It was certainly in the hallways but didnt seem to be in the room. I would certainly stay at the lodge again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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tony w wrote a review Jan 2020
Majorca, Spain173 contributions152 helpful votes
It's a lovely little town and the hotel is right near the beach with free parking, but the pluses tend to end there. It's more of a hostel than a hotel - perhaps that's not a distinction they make in NZ but the other lodge we stayed at (Awaroa) was a similar price and way more luxurious. I've never known a hotel request that you bring your sheets to reception upon checking out, or leave keys in an envelope rather than having a receptionist on the desk at 6pm on a Sunday. The room was cramped, not even a table at the side of the bed, and very basic. There were some coat hangers but they were about a foot above the fridge so you couldn't really hang anything. There was nowhere to drink in town (the hotel bar was shut and the only other bar had a private party), but luckily we'd brought some wine with us for the trek. Trouble was, there were 'no drinking' signs all round the hotel so we had to go out and sit on a bench as it got cold. Why is it a dry hotel - I don't get it? All round, this was a really disappointing start to our NZ holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Kaiteri_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Kaiteri Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2020
We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and appreciate your feedback on your overall experience. We are a backpacker lodge and we provide both dormitory and private en suite rooms to cater for all types of travelers and holiday makers. Over the summer time we receive large groups of backpackers who are travelling around New Zealand on the Kiwi Experience bus. The No Alcohol signs are aimed at our larger groups of younger travelers to try to minimize excessive drinking on the premises. We do not expect guests saying in our private rooms to adhere to the same rules and will therefore remove the signs from the communal areas. The same applies with the bed linen. We take on board your comments regarding no bedside table and the positioning of the clothes rail. This is something we will address. Regarding the pricing of the room in comparison to Awaroa Lodge, perhaps you stayed their before they changed to summer pricing as we do not charge $327.00 for a double room? Our standard double is $160.00 during peak season. We do apologies for the confusion caused and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.
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Andy wrote a review Nov 2019
18 contributions7 helpful votes
When we arrived the que to get in wasn't explained well to us, so caused a lengthy delay, confusion from staff over room sizes didn't help. Our dorm was not fresh smelling, as if it hadn't been given a good hoover in a while. Multiple hobs in the kitchen weren't working so struggled to cook food at busy time in the evening. Was told by staff at the bar by 9.30pm that they were closing the bar at 10pm, they came across rude and inconsiderate (even though we weren't told this info upon arrival). And to top it off, the kitchen opens at 7.30am, however many of the activities that kiwi experience do start at 7.45am - so realistically, not possible to have any form of tea/coffee/toast for breakfast. Showers were alright. Overall, won't be recommending and coming back here again, as it's fallen short of what I would expect.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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SophiaaaP wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia57 contributions7 helpful votes
This is the foulest hostel I have stayed in while in NZ. The kitchen is filthy, mouldy scrubbers and almost every single pot and pan had baked on grime and grease. No grease covers on the stove fans. The bunk bed are on little wooden stilts so when you try to get on the top bunk the bed leans away from the wall. Quite scary to get up there at night. The hallway to the rooms smells foul and there is a toilet in the hallway, something has to be wrong with the plumbing to make the whole hallway smell of sewerage. Reception closes pretty early, kitchen closes at 10. No lounge room to relax in, very strange.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Kaiteri_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Kaiteri Lodge
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Hi Sophia Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. We carry out daily checks of the whole hostel before check ins and have not detected any smells of sewerage in the hallways. We also carry out monthly checks of all shower and waste sumps to ensure any obstructions are removed before disinfecting and inserting sanitation sticks to prevent backups, clogs and nasty odors. Some of our bunk beds have been raised slightly to provide more storage space for luggage etc but we have had no further reports of them being unstable, we do however take any review very seriously and will be doing a full safety inspection of all bunk beds. There are several communal toilets along each corridor/hallway, unfortunately some guests are not always considerate of others and may leave the door open after use. Each toilet either has an automated extractor fan or a window to help alleviate any lingering odors. Further steps could be taken to make it more pleasant for others via the use of signs and instructions asking guests to ensure the bathroom door is kept closed and perhaps we could introduce air fresheners too. Reception does close early over quieter months but we do have a staff member living on site who can be reached by pressing the locator button. The Kitchen closes at 10pm on evenings when we have a large group of guests staying. This is to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum so as not to disturb any guests staying in any of the rooms located above the kitchen area. We do have further cooking utensils in our outdoor kitchen area adjacent to the main kitchen, we will be looking at removing and replacing any pots and pans which have been too badly damaged from burnt on food. We hope you might consider staying with us again if ever you are in the area.
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Karlos wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom19 contributions21 helpful votes
Not a lot to report on this hostel. Staff seem nice and a good bar next door. No free WiFi is just a pain. The showers are ok but can get a bit stuffy with not a lot of ventilation. Good sized shared kitchen. Stock up on food before you get to Kaiteri because there is not a lot around.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaiteri Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kaiteri Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Abel Tasman Coast Track (4.6 km), Kaiteriteri Beach (0.2 km), and Split Apple Rock (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaiteri Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Kaiteri Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kaiteri Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaiteri Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Tui, Hooked on Marahau, and "The Views" Vegetarian Restaurant.
Is Kaiteri Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kaiteriteri.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kaiteri Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.