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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Mount Potts Lodge accommodation caters to everyone, whether you travel in campervans or would like to stay in a deluxe en suite studio or shearers cottage or everything in between, we have accommodation suited to you. We are positioned in an impressive location in New Zealand High-Country amid the Hakatere Conservation Park, Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury. Mt Potts Lodge offers a chance to experience an incredible but little known part of New Zealand, surrounded by mountains on all sides, at the base of Mt Potts (2200 metres) and a five minute drive to Mount Sunday made world famous as the setting for Edoras, capital of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings film. We have plenty of activities for everyone, whether it be tramping, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, or just relaxing and taking in the panoramic views with a glass of wine, Mt Potts Lodge has something for you. In our Cafe, Bar and Restaurant our Professional Sous Chef and Patissiere creates an imaginative seasonal menu with an emphasis on locally sourced produce. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served from 8.00 am-20.00 pm. Situated on a 1,200 hectare working farm, there are a choice of animals to feed and pet. Horse riding can be booked in advance. We cater for all events and propose a tailored solution for any occasions function or venue with quality service and facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Tyrone N wrote a review Dec 2021
Grand Prairie, Texas1 contribution
Let me start by saying first and foremost… Colin is a great guy and I absolutely loved his company. So this review isn’t personally towards my good fella. I will say tho, that if you’re gonna spend $230-$300+ each and it’s a group of you…you’ll be better off staying somewhere for your comfort. It’s a great lil town, so if you have a freedom van or camper, it’ll be perfect! Our entire wedding party complained about these deluxe en-suites and the cabin for the bride & groom. First off, there’s no microwaves in none of the rooms so we had to eat our kfc chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and other food cold. All the fridges were broken and blowing out super hot air. So no cold water or drinks. These were our major two issues. The hot water kept going out while I was filling the bath up and that wasn’t cool at all. Water pressure is already very low and take forever. That’s not a worry at all tho. Our bride told us that we had the leave the toilet door open when we used it in the cabin because the door was jammed and it locked her friend in there for 20 minutes 🤦🏾 Also no working wifi at all in that area that day because if weather and it’s satellite… or no mobile data service AT ALL. That’s not a biggie because it gives you opportunity to just relax, connect with your partner/spouse and disconnect from the internet
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
J C wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
I booked a bunk room at Mt Potts lodge, costing $110 for the night. During the night a high pitched piercing beep began to sound and lasted all night. It wasn’t the smoke detector, but an old system that was connected to underfloor heating. The room was super warm so I knew it was on as I didn’t have the heater running. There was no possibility to turn it off and after earplugs and pillows over my head didn’t work I even considered going to sleep in my car, but it was damn cold. The following morning I reported it to staff and said how I didn’t sleep and that I wanted some kind of compensation after showing her the fault. She heard the sound and commented that she had heard it before from the room I was in... She said she was not capable of making the decision to give me some type of refund. I asked for someone who could. She messaged another person and he came and looked. He said it wasn’t her fault (the staff member) after I said I want compensation for the worst night ever due to almost no sleep. It didn’t sound when he was there and he said it was the smoke detector, even though I had removed the battery earlier so knew it wasn’t. I was then told neither of them had the ability to compensate and that I would have to talk to the owner, who is very rarely there. I left my details and was told I would get a call or email. I specifically mentioned I would like to sort it out within a week. No call or email from anyone after 10 days. Very dissatisfied and a terrible way to treat customers given the circumstances. Nice location but pity the owner and staff who operate the tourism side of the station don’t show more care for customers. I will never stay there again and recommend people choose elsewhere.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul Amy wrote a review Mar 2021
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We Booked a camping site for Saturday 13 March 2021. Mt Potts Lodge is a wonderful little hideaway tucked in the New Zealand's back country surrounded by breathtaking mountains and beautiful rivers. Without a doubt we were very well looked after. I can truly say it's some of the best views in NZ. The amenities were all so close to where we were camping it was so easy to roll out of bed and have a lovely hot shower! We loved it so much, we really didn't want to go back to City where we live. If only we could’ve stayed longer we would’ve. Ours hosts a gentleman called Philip and our lovely Russian lady called Rita they were friendly and extremely helpful. Food available this evening was vegetarian pizza or a pepperoni really started to have one of each this was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Lisa wrote a review Mar 2020
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Beautyful and quite place to stay. Localy and seasonal fresh food. Very delicious. Nice and clean bathroom. Only 5 min from LotR Edoras. Beautyful landscape - a must do! Also a trip worth for people who don't know the LotR films.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from NZaccommodation, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind words.
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Chris H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1931 contributions827 helpful votes
Called in for lunch at the Mt Potts Lodge – the only place potentially serving refreshments on the long gravel road drive up from Mt Somers. We arrived hungry and thirsty to find that no food was available and only black coffee could be served as they didn’t even have any milk. They did have a few bottles of alcoholic and soft drinks. An annoying disappointment, especially as there is no sign at the turn off to warn that food is not available and the next opportunity to eat is around a one hour drive back down the gravel road. Star ratings include a rating for rooms - I clicked on that by mistake and could not undo the rating. We did not stay, so I have no basis on which to give a rating. My mistake - apologies
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from NZaccommodation, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Hello Chris, I am so very sorry this happened to you as I pride myself in looking after all of our customers and making sure they have good food to enjoy because as you state it is a long way to travel just for coffee. Certain circumstances meant that myself (the chef) could not be present at this time so unfortunately you got given a sub par experience. I strongly recommend if you are local visiting us again soon and have a better experience and on the house on my behalf. If you can read our previous reviews then you will see that we are quite consistent in our restaurant. Having limited staff here (2) means that when a unforeseen circumstance such as this one arises then the system falls and crumbles and I am certain this review should not reflect the overall work, time and effort that is put into running this small business. I apologize again as I can empathize with your situation Kind regards, Management
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt Potts Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mt Potts Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Mt Potts Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mt Potts Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mt Potts Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Mt Potts Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Mt Potts Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.