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268 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Manapouri
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Cabot Lodge is a luxury estate situated on a 2000 acre sheep farm overlooking the World Heritage Fiordland National Park in Te Anau. The Lodge accommodates a maximum of ten guests, offering private luxury and an authentic New Zealand escape. Cabot Lodge provides an all-inclusive retreat. Guests are welcomed with an arrival drink, followed by the opportunity to participate in on-farm activities, before enjoying an evening cocktail hour with canapes, and a set-menu evening meal showcasing authentic farm to plate cuisine. Guests are woken each morning with a hearty cooked breakfast, and are provided fresh fruit and baking in their suites daily. Every suite offers panoramic views over Fiordland's vast mountain ranges, Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland National Park. Guests have access to the entire estate, with several private walking trails as well as private fishing access in the National Park. Cabot Lodge can provide individually-crafted itineraries to ensure guests enjoy a Fiordland experience like no other. Cabot Lodge is a luxurious escape on the doorstep of world class hiking, kayaking, fishing, adventure activities, and the renowned Milford and Doubtful Sounds.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Couples massage
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Erin wrote a review 24 Oct
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After a day trip to Doublful Sound we are so glad we decided to stay here instead of driving back to Queenstown. Such a peaceful setting with beautiful views of the country side and lake Manapouri. The room was top quality and the hospitality and attention to detail were excellent. The experience was topped off by the wonderful food and the great hosts in Briedi and Brad.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Brad Alexander, Owner at Cabot Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind review Erin. We loved welcoming you to the Lodge and getting to know you both. We can't wait to have you back again for a longer stay - there is so much more to explore!
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Matt H wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a very enjoyable and lazy long weekend at Cabot Lodge in June 2021 and can thoroughly recommend the Lodge. The service, mostly from the owners, Brad & Breida, was excellent, as was the food - cooked by Brad.....beautiful local, fresh produce (Stewart Island salmon, local venison and lamb), lovely canapes each evening by the fire, great breakfasts - with lots of choices. Our room was lovely and the view from the main lodge and from our room (including from the bath!) over Lake Manapori was spectacular. We relaxed all weekend and did not much, apart from a couple of recommended walks, including down to the river - where, unexpectedly, we saw tomtits, robins and fantails in the beech forest. All in all, a wonderful weekend, with great food, service, relaxation and a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Definitely highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Brad Alexander, Owner at Cabot Lodge
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Thank you so much Matt for your kind words. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your weekend down south with us, and we are so happy it was full of relaxation. We look forward to welcoming you back down to Fiordland (hopefully without anymore lockdowns to interrupt us) and taking care of you both again.
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Wairarapa2014 wrote a review May 2021
Masterton, New Zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
Stay at Cabot Lodge has to be the best experience we have had in NZ. Unobtrusive perfect service at all times with attention to every little detail. Meals were exceptional and drinks in the library in front of a roaring fire a great way to relax . Accommodation of very high standard with stunning views. Don’t miss Breidi’s farm tour !
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brad Alexander, Owner at Cabot Lodge
Responded 25 May 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. It is so exciting for us to share this special corner of the world, especially with lovely people such as yourselves. We hope your break in the South was relaxing for you both and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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PhilnTrace wrote a review May 2021
Wellington46 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a place that you need to put on your bucket list. The exclusive 4 bedroom lodge sits on a private hill high above Lake Manapouri and the snow covered mountains of Fiordland National park. Views to die for and that is just the beginning. It is owned and run by a lovely young couple who are related to the owners of the farming station that it is nestled in. The farm is extensive with beef sheep and more recently deer. The lodge is about as nice as they come with the lodge owners (Breidi and Brad) having all the right makeup to be fantastic hosts - personable and friendly, (but not over the top) knowledgeable of the area, having a very interesting story of their own and demonstrating fantastic attention to detail when it comes to customer service. We stayed in the Premier Suite which had a large spacious room delicious bed, a well appointed separate dining room and kitchenette, a sitting area facing the mountains, and a lovely heated floor bathroom with a bath with a view. Breakfast and dinners were superb, serving foods mostly grown in their own gardens and cooked by Brad who is an accomplished new chef, clearly loving the challenge of delivering tasty and fresh food to their guests. There is a cosy lounge area to which you are invited before dinner for canapés and drinks on the house. It’s a great opportunity to meet other guests who are staying. Pre-covid serving almost exclusively Americans, the lodge is now serving mostly Kiwis. Surprisingly serving Americans was never meant to be the only plan, but the hosts have been surprised and grateful to be finally discovered by their own countrymen. You won’t be let down.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brad Alexander, Owner at Cabot Lodge
Responded 25 May 2021
Thank you so much Tracy and Phil for your incredibly kind review. We are so appreciative that you took the time to write such a thoughtful review of your stay with us. We had such a lovely weekend with you both and we are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back, and we hope you have returned to Wellington feeling rested and relaxed after your holiday in the South.
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Sarah R wrote a review May 2021
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Two families with 4 adults and 5 kids spent 2 nights at Cabot Lodge in late April and can not speak highly enough of this spectacular property and the incredible hospitality. The location is absolutely stunning and so well located to sightseeing in Fiordland. The rooms are beautiful with stunning views over Lake Manapouri and every amenity you could wish for. Brad and Briedi are amazing and thoughtful hosts and looked after us all so well. The food was fresh and delicious and our children will never forget their 'special' breakfast! We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Brad and Briedi for a very memorable stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms are stunning
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Response from Brad Alexander, Owner at Cabot Lodge
Responded 12 May 2021
Thank you so much Sarah for your lovely and thoughtful review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We had such a wonderful couple of days getting to know you all, and adored our time with the kids - each a fabulous reflection of their parents! We hope to welcome you back again soon, and help you explore more of Fiordland.
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PRICE RANGE
US$384 - US$593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionManapouri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabot Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cabot Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Wild Wool Gallery (1.8 km) and The Wee Bookshop (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabot Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cabot Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Cabot Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabot Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabot Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Church, Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Restaurant, and Manapouri Cafe & Dairy.
Does Cabot Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Cabot Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.