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The Pear Orchard Lodge

569 Hill Street South Rd1, Richmond 7081 New Zealand
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Enjoy The Good Life - In the heart of the Nelson Tasman region The self-catering lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in a mix of beautiful sunny rooms and a self-contained cottage, all with excellent facilities and amazing views. Stay in the peaceful setting of a small farm and working orchard with friendly hosts. Perfect setup for family gatherings, corporate retreats, groups, events or independent travellers. Log burner. BBQ. Free WiFi. Close to town and shops, great beaches, vineyards, local artisans, walks, the Nelson Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi & Nelson Lakes National Parks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Boating
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Inspire43802999785 wrote a review 24 Feb
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Excellent stay to relax and enjoy nature. My partner was injured so we took some days here to do close to nothing but explore the farm, eat the ripe passionfruit from the garden, do short trips, and use the great kitchen to cook healthy meals. The host was nice, relaxing places to sit, and good beds. Only things to comment on, the WiFi a bit unstable in the evening.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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We love it when travellers like you book a few nights, then like its o much that they extend their stay and then extend again! It was great having you! Thanks for leaving such a wonderful review. We are aware of the WiFi issue in the evening - it's a capacity issue with copper connections in the whole neighbourhood due to an old exchange (and everybody streaming Netflix in the evening). We are therefore in the process of switching to much faster satellite broadband.
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Kalisis6 wrote a review 15 Feb
Brussels, Belgium199 contributions78 helpful votes
Disappointing visit and place Host more interested on removing dead leaves from the grass than talking to you,, and lecturing you on the trash bins than welcoming you The coldest welcome we had from our overall trip to New Zealand Sonic isolation from the other rooms way below standards Beds not ok (mattress is ok, box spring not) Vegetation untamed, so there is zero view So, a place we were happy to leave, looked like just a source of income for the host.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Depending on what you plan to do, you may want to find an accomodation closer to Nelson (30+ min)...
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Responded 1 week ago
It doesn't happen often, but sometimes travel agents get it wrong and there is a mismatch between our guests' interests and expectations and our offering. These guests (at least one of the two) would have preferred a more urban location as he was quite frustrated about not being able to go to the pub and have a few drinks in the evening. They had rather audible domestic arguments in the lodge, so probably weren't in the most positive frame of mind. It was rather awkward dealing with these guests while making sure that everybody else in the lodge was able to enjoy their stay and had a good time. We contacted the travel agent responsible for this mismatch and hope to avoid similar experiences in the future. As for the specific comments made by these guests: - we explain our recycling facilities to all our guests - we're not overly interested in getting in the middle of domestic arguments - the lodge is a timber framed building and sound attenuation is less than in the Netherlands (where these guests were from), where most buildings are made from bricks or concrete - our beds are of high quality and new - maybe these guests were looking in the wrong direction. ;) Views from all lodge rooms are excellent. Refer to photos. - we prefer to have fewer but well matched and happy guests (hence contacted the travel agents to avoid similar situations)
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Ludbrook wrote a review Oct 2023
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Great accomodation for a group. Big, well equipped kitchen, large dining table. Rooms very comfortable & spacious. Hosts wonderful. Beautiful NZ bush with walks. Close to Richmond, Nelson & the Great Taste Trail.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Your family returning year after year for a big reunion is the greatest compliment to us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with others through your review. Very much appreciated!
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Streefland wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the Shearer’s cottage . Private and stylish with a lovely private vista Timo was very accommodating and gave us some farm produce to enjoy . The fire place was great on cooler nights . Would visit again absolutely.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 9 May 2023
Fantastic! We love happy guests! Thank you so much for your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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david b wrote a review Mar 2023
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We were booked into pear orchard lodge after our camper van broke down Timo and his wife could not have done more for us the room was clean comfortable. The facilities were spotless The gave the run of the kitchen. The service even extended to allowing us to leave our luggage until we could pick it up later And also saved our lives when Timo found my wallet Thanks from 2greatful Brits hope you go from strength to strength Thanks again
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2023
It has been a crazy season with a lot of pressure on accommodation in the Top of the South. We are pleased that we could help by offering you some beds until your camper was up and running again. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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Passport44768470217 wrote a review Mar 2023
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A hidden gem in Hope near Nelson, NZ! After our tramping during 3 full days in Abel Tasman National park (which is only 1h drive from the orchard), we relaxed in this oasis of pear trees, passion fruits, sheep, chicken, etc. Beautiful sunsets on the deck with a local glass of wine along with our amazing host Timo's personal story made our stay the most memorable. Incredibly well-designed and spotless rooms and common areas are a great reminder to come back and stay longer next time. Thank you Timo for having us, we'll be back !
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: children friendly
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2023
It was brilliant to have you guys staying with us before you adventure in the Abel Tasman. We're glad you enjoyed it and that the experience left you with lasting memories. It was fun to hear French around the lodge (and for me to try some of my rusty language fragments...) We look forward to welcoming you back one day!
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Debbie H wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom125 contributions25 helpful votes
I needed somewhere to stay for one night - just ver night and all of my usual haunts were booked out. This was more than I wanted to pay but had not a lot of choice. It’s a beautiful setting wth fabulous views - large kitchen and fab outside seating areas. Stayed in a king bedroom upstairs with a shared bathroom for 4 rooms. The room was beautiful but essentially a bedroom. Everything was very clean. It was slightly noisy in the night as could hear next door room talking. Earplugs were provided. All in all a good stay - slightly expensive considering a shared bathroom but stunning setting does make up for this. Just make sure you have a few hours to sit and enjoy it.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Mar 2023
We're glad that we could offer you an alternative to your usual haunts and that you enjoyed our setting and the wonderful views. You stayed with us at an absolutely crazy time when there was no accommodation available within 300km because of a major backlog caused by ferry cancellations in Picton. In response to this crisis, where some people had to sleep in their cars, we opened up an additional bedroom that we usually don't make available. This will have put extra strain on the lodge infrastructure and we apologies if this has impacted the enjoyment of your stay. Usually just two, max three of our standard rooms are sharing the generous family bathroom and there is always a separate toilet avaiable. It pays to book directly with us to make sure you get our best rate.
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MN001 wrote a review Feb 2023
Kerikeri, New Zealand22 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights at The Pear Orchard Lodge to meet up with some friends who are touring the country in a campervan and were in Nelson. I’d elected for one of the ensuite rooms as I don’t like sharing a bathroom with people I don’t know (yes, fussy aren’t I!); however for a big group the set up would have been ideal. There’s a large communal kitchen and a lovely outdoor seating area which you can use too. We didn’t cook but saw several fellow travellers who did. I would describe the bedroom as rustic – it had everything you needed but the furniture was quite - well, rustic! For example the wardrobe was old fashion and tiny and there wasn’t much space to put your clothes. However it was very comfortable and Timo our host was lovely. We hired their electric bikes for a day for us and our friends and he helped us plan a route.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Mar 2023
Thank you for your feedback. The Pear Orchard Lodge is indeed ideal for big groups hiring the venue exclusively for a memorable getaway. Most of our guests enjoy the bespoke design of the lodge which is indeed quite different to a standard motel setup - this includes a mix of modern and antique furniture. Great that you got to take our new e-bikes for a spin on the Great Taste Cycle Trail! This is a new service that started offering our guests this season and it proves to be quite popular... ;)
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Jacquesdb D wrote a review Oct 2022
Gold Coast59 contributions49 helpful votes
This is my second time staying at the Lodge, this place is perfect for the adventurer traveler as you are already on the outskirts of Nelson for early starts, the Lodge is quiet and well appointed. The beds are super comfortable and the place is spotless. Looking forward to staying there on my next trip to the Tasman Region.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Thank you! It is always a pleasure to host you on your adventures. We look forward to your next visit!
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Kim S wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here three times while bikepacking in the Tasman region. Couldn't be improved, from the quiet, rural yet handy location, Timo's helpful hospitality, extremely well-appointed comfortable lodgings, beautiful outlook, and delicious breakfasts. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Wow! Such a nice review! Thanks so much. It is fantastic to get such wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionRichmond
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pear Orchard Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ngarua Caves (2.4 km), Nelson Lakes National Park (2.1 km), and Broadgreen Historic House (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grape Escape Cafe, Brick Eatery, and Kasalong Thai Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (13.9 km).
Does The Pear Orchard Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Pear Orchard Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.