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Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ

14 Nichol Road, Oban, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand
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Stewart Island Lodge is one of New Zealand's southernmost lodges. With expansive views out to sea and over Halfmoon Bay the lodge is ideally situated on a hill just a five minute walk from the village. Its gardens are home to many native birds, including kaka (native parrots), which may be viewed from the terrace. Stewart Island Lodge is an up-market and peaceful B&B, nestled in native bush and provides a stunning setting and a well-appointed place to relax. We are open July - May. Stewart Island Lodge is also available at any time for group bookings for up to 12 people (6 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and BBQ). Subject to availability.
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Free breakfast
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Ocean view
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4.5 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Heather F wrote a review Feb 2024
26 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely B&B in Oban, Stewart Island. We were met off the shuttle bus from the airport and driven to the accommodation. Very friendly staff, comfortable room, communal lounge and outside seating area. Breakfast is continental but with variety. It is a steep but short walk up to the house from the town. There are limited eating opportunities in Oban
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Steep hill to the house
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Jack W wrote a review Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my favourite hotel in New Zealand that we stayed in! The rooms in the lodge are very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with nice tea and coffee. The lodge is also a very short walk from the centre of the township. The staff are very helpful, with lots of suggestions for things to do whilst you’re visiting Stewart Island. They were also kind enough to help us with our bags when going to and from the ferry, as the lodge is up a short, but fairly steep hill. There are several bush walks and hikes you can do nearby and the view of the bay from your room is fantastic. I really can’t recommend staying here highly enough!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruth H wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York174 contributions91 helpful votes
My husband and I had an amazing stay. The rooms are great and the view is fabulous. I would improve the breakfast and it should be noted that there is no AC. For us is 10 out of 10 and we will be back again. It was unforgettable stay. Looking forward to be back.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No AC. Bring your own breakfast items and prepare it yourself. There is a full equipped kitchen....
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Ian H wrote a review Feb 2023
Banbury, United Kingdom67 contributions50 helpful votes
Amazing location!! Very helpful staff who make sure that you have everything you need. The rooms are very comfortable and have the most incredible views. Great place to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening - we fed some fruit to the parrots who frequented the nearby trees. Breakfast was good and there is a guest laundry that you can use.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Good walks from your door, easy walk down into the "main" street, the electric bikes are worth...
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Response from Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Drinking wine on the deck outside sounds like a perfect evening! Thank you for staying at Stewart Island lodge with us. We hope to see you back again soon.
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GinnyStaffordshireUK wrote a review Feb 2023
Alton, United Kingdom318 contributions135 helpful votes
We weren’t expecting much but were really impressed with the property. Our room was huge, spotless and very well equipped. Such a comfy bed! Breakfast was continental but was excellent. The view from the terrace was amazing. Only minor complaint would be the rather transient staff and the resultant lack of personal touch.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you very much for the feedback! We'll use this information to create a better, more personalised experience for future guests.
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India wrote a review Oct 2022
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From when we stepped foot off the ferry, Julie (our host) was waiting to greet us with a smile. She gave us a quick tour around the town, giving us a few suggestions for dinner and if the weather turned. Julie was one huge factor that made our romantic getaway, that much more special. The lodge was absolutely beautiful and immaculate and the views were remarakable. We will definitely be returning to Stewart Island Lodge and can only hope that Julie is there for our next visit!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The hill isn't as hard as it looks!
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Response from Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Responded 7 Nov 2022
Julie and the team can't wait for you to return! Thank you for staying with us at the Stewart Island Lodge.
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Meg B wrote a review Nov 2021
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We had the best time staying at the lodge over a long weekend, Forest was the best host and really went out of his way to help us along! Room was super clean and tidy with a comfortable bed. The views are incredible! Lovely and relaxing place to stay and use as a base to explore.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Responded 28 Nov 2021
Thank you for spending your long weekend relaxing at Stewart Island lodge with us. Forest is an amazing person and will greatly appreciate your kind words. We hope you had a fun-filled weekend and hope you visit again one day in the future.
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mariannah378 wrote a review Apr 2021
Katikati, New Zealand215 contributions8 helpful votes
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The lodge was a very pleasant surprise, rooms were clean, we had room no 3 with views over the Bay. Bathroom very nice, a shower and a toilet and also clean. Lisa is a super host. Very funny and welcoming. It was a pity she had some days off after that and we didn't see her again. Then we had Nikita who was much more reserved, and quiet. Conversations with her were cordial rather than genuinely. Later we saw her again on the ferry and it was obvious she didn't want to talk to us. But that's fine. Each to their own but if you work in the hospitality you need to be more friendly . But the lodge is great, and you can make your own dinners in the kitchen there at night. Breakfast is great, but if you want eggs, there is a 4 square where you can buy eggs and then you can cook eggs in the kitchen there if you don't want just cereals, toast and fruit for breakfast. They don't do lunches or dinners but you can use the kitchen when you want. By the way, it's like a normal kitchen in a normal house. And they have lots of pots and pans and 2 stoves, also fridge for you to use. The only downside to the lodge is that is has a very steep drive and you can walk to town( 10 minutes) but you also have to walk back( puff puff) or you can get a taxi for $15- which we didn't do. On the plus side it's good if you want to get fit. Overall it's a huge recommendation to go stay in this lodge. We glad we did this for our 40th wedding anniversary.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: room 3 has a great view
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Willemnz813 wrote a review Apr 2021
Casablanca, Morocco8 contributions3 helpful votes
Room and ensuite were ample, with also a sepate room for luggage and storage, clean and well furnished. We were welcomed by Lisa, who offered helpful advice and assisted us in whatever way we needed help. Breakfast was of good standard, The views were superb. Walking from Oban village one has to climb a steepish road., no problems in general, unless a visitor has trouble with walking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Lisa.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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AJ J wrote a review Apr 2021
Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
A fantastic destination and great place to stay. The rooms are fantastic and perfect luggage room come walk in wardrobe to get rid of all your luggage and unpack. Enjoyed the large table and delicious breakfasts each morning looking through a postcard like view over the harbour. Many thanks to our host Lisa for sorting out a fantastic kiwi spotting tour that was appropriate for my mother to enjoy and experience kiwi in the wild (thanks for making this happen) If your considering Stewart Island lock this accommodation in, it exceeded our expectations. AAA++ Cheers Robbie & AJ
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Real Journeys, Guest Services / Front Office at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Hi Robbie and AJ, thanks for taking the time to provide this amazing feedback. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the lodge. We agree with your comment, the views really are 'postcard like'! We look forward to welcoming you back to Stewart Island in the future. Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Lodge.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ
Which popular attractions are close to Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ?
Nearby attractions include Ulva Island (2.9 km), Rakiura Museum (0.4 km), and Rakiura Track (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ?
Conveniently located restaurants include Church Hill Restaurant, KaiKart Takeaways, and South Sea Hotel dining room and pub.
Does Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ have airport transportation?
Yes, Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bunkhouse Theatre (0.4 km).
Does Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.