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Lake Ohau Lodge

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A 72 unit Lodge with warm, centrally heated, comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Ohau with views of Glen Mary Glacier, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau Range. Facilities include restaurant, bar, games room, spa pools and drying room. Staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge will complete a unique and truly memorable South Island skiing experience.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Timaru Airport113 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail and enjoyed our visit. Our room was good, our dinner was very good and breakfast good. The setting is stunning and it was so relaxing sitting on the patio with a post-ride drink before...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Response from LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for writing. I can understand that it all gets a bit expensive having to stay in places each night so it is wonderful to read that your stay here was a highlight on the Alps2ocean trail. Glad that you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of the Alps2Ocean cycle ride (organised by the Jollie Biker in Twizel). Yes the rooms were dated and the Wi-Fi is slightly annoying in that it only works in the communal areas, but this is all part of...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank AbzLass123
Response from LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Oh thank you for your lovely review, OMG aren't we so fortunate to live with this view outside our window. I never ever tire of it. The light, the weather, always changing and even after 28 years I still come to work and the first...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night and it was great minus the fact that we were right beside the games room so was tad bit noisy. And having people run down the hall late at night. Was in a room with 2 single beds. Had our...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kmariee
Response from LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your five stars and for taking the time to write, we really appreciate it. We do not put guests in this wing if there is a young tour there for the very reason that you state, that there is the possibility of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Ohau Lodge is extraordinary. A large hotel looking out over an alpine lake to the peaks of the Southern Alps, including the tip of our tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. I was able to lie on my bed and watch the tip of Mt Cook...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank lews22
Response from LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, thank you! Not everyone gets our place but you obviously do so it is lovely of you to write. We try to seat our guests with others whose company we think they would enjoy so I'm glad that it was so good...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on a trip back from Queenstown and thought we would pop in for a night but we should have kept driving. It was around $300 for the room including dinner and breakfast for 2 people. When booking they said they'll put us closer...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank zeroliger
Response from LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing. We have many many families that stay with us here at Ohau. It is well known by locals as a family friendly and safe place to stay and often parents feel quite comfortable here in putting their child to sleep and...More

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19 February 2017|
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Response from LouiseNeilson | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we do have WiFi available for a small fee just around the public areas. We charge $2 for 10 MB, $4 for 20MB etc. We look forward to you staying.
24 January 2016|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay, yes they are avaialble in the rooms as part of the room charge
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"Choose ensuite rooms for views"
19 Aug 2018
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"Book early"
19 Aug 2018
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"Ask for the week closest to the lake"
23 Jul 2018
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"Get on that looks out over the lake."
1 Jul 2018
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionLake Ohau
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