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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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Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
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
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Ironing service
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Mathieu D wrote a review Jan 2018
Londom41 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a great time at Mt Potts but they need to improve several things. First of all they don't provide any food service. Thankfully I was reading a comment on trip advisor regarding the fact that they didn't have a restaurant open. I call the place and they confirmed that their chef left for holidays. I was very surprised as it is meant to be their highest season. We were told that there is a kitchen for us to use. It is outside under a shed and could be cleaned a bit more. The bin in the kitchen hasn't been emptied for a while and hasn't been emptied whilst we were there (2 nights). So possums came at night looking for food and spread rubbish everywhere. Rooms are nice and basic but for the price you can expect to have a least some kind of food offering and a cleaner
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Date of stay: January 2018
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robko14 wrote a review Dec 2017
Winterthur, Switzerland1 contribution
The Mt Potts Lodge is a lovely accomodation surrounded by beautiful nature. It's quite far away from any town, but this makes it very special, calm and ideal for hiking or outdoor activities. The staff is really friendly, helpful and nice! If you look for a calm place away from busy city life, i would definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Wyrensis wrote a review Dec 2017
Brussels, Belgium66 contributions54 helpful votes
The Lodge is some 40 kilometres from the nearest town at the back of a stunning alpine valley, where the humming of bees and mooing of cattle is the only thing you will hear. The last 20 kilometres or so of the road to Mt Potts are on gravel roads. This is no big deal even for smaller cars as long as you adjust your speed, but make sure your hire car is sufficiently insured. The rooms are nice and clean. There is a microwave, a kettle and a fridge in the room. Some plates and cutlery are available. There is no TV. The whole complex is a short hop away from Mt Sunday, used widely in the Lord of the Rings movies. When I booked, the hotel had a minimum stay of two nights for the rooms. I believe you can have an amazing time at this lodge but take good care with the following: I
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Maria S wrote a review Dec 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Close to Edoras, feels like middle earth beautiful nature with high mountains, friendly hostel personel, nice place with good beds, the cafe is not active but will be in the future. Limited cooking facilities, best to bring food.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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LSR3065 wrote a review Jun 2017
Bolligen, Switzerland100 contributions44 helpful votes
what a beautiful and fantastic place! First you have a great trip on gravel roads into the Rangitata Valley, which you may know from the LOTR movies. It is as stunning as you can imagine. You have Mt Sunday (Edoras) on your doorstep, you just have to climb it. And there is a great lodge. We spent two nights on the camping place (we were the only campers even though it was high season) and we loved it. And they have the prettiest and coolest bbq place in NZ.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Ruth D wrote a review Feb 2017
Hoi An, Vietnam76 contributions34 helpful votes
We turned up at Mount Potts assuming we would be camping on a basic campsite. We were absolutely thrilled to find a great place in a beautiful location with a bar, a bunkhouse and some really lovely accommodation. If you are camping or at the bunk house, you can cook in a delightful outdoor kitchen. It has everyone's needs covered. The best part of our stay was the wonderful welcome we were given by Abby and Caven, the managers. They were extremely helpful and made us feel very at home. It has been the best place we have stayed on our summer holiday so far and we will be back to explore the stunning scenery of the Rangitata Valley.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 2 Feb 2017
Hello Ruth and Ian, Thank-you so much for your glowing review. We were delighted to have you come stay with us at Mt Potts and it was such a pleasure to have you both. We really hope to see you both again at some point in the future. Thank-you and Kindest regards, Abby and Cavan
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Tom Price wrote a review Jan 2017
60 contributions67 helpful votes
Was amazing value. Had the place almost completely to ourselves. The owners were lovely and helpful. Walking distance (1km dirt road) to Mt Sunday (Edoras). Sunset was beautiful, amazing corner of the world. Facilities were great. Outdoor kitchen. Bring bug spray as the mosquitos are present near the creek. A little windy so bring a jumper. If you find our rental's hub cap on the way there, don't hesitate to use it as a frisbee.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 20 Jan 2017
Hi Tom, Thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad that you had a great time during your stay here. Sorry about the mosquito's, those and the sandfly's are unfortunately enjoying the warmer climate. Hope to see you again, Mt Potts Lodge
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Dave L wrote a review Dec 2016
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Normally there are 4 things I look for in a hotel. Good service, a great location, a comfortable bed and a decent shower. The service at Mt Potts lodge was outstanding - nothing was too much trouble from the wonderful management couple who made us feel warm and welcomed. The location is spectacular - quiet, secluded with to die for views. But the bed was a tad hard for me and the shower/bath flow was diabolical - over an hour to fill the bath. Overall, I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 14 Jan 2017
Thank-you so much for your kind review David. It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys visit us. We very much hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, The Mt Potts team
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maiki1978 wrote a review Dec 2016
Zurich, Switzerland50 contributions49 helpful votes
Abby and Cavan the 2 hosts are sweet and very welcoming. I ve stayed in many big hotels around the world and 1-2 overall can match this experience I had in their lodge. They have a great selection of drinks at the bar, you can chitchat or if u decide to be a bit in peace you can take a walk on mount Sunday and get that special middle earth. My partner even proposed to me during our trip it was an amazing stay and we can t wait to go back again. Do not forget that there are very few places around this world where no one will bother you. Leave this world behind a bit and go get some time off.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 27 Dec 2016
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We can't express what a pleasure it was to have you both at our lodge and for it to become the location of your proposal makes it more incredible. We wish you both all the luck and happiness and hope you decide to come and see us again. Abby & Cavan
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Peter B wrote a review Oct 2016
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Camped here for an evening on a whim and had a really great evening hosts Cav & Abi really made the evening. Chatting to new friends around the camp fire. Really good night. Only thing I'd say is the rates for an un powered site or bunk room are quite steel for a regular visit.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 8 Oct 2016
Thanks for your review Peter, we absolutely loved having you here. A night to remember for us.
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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