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Observation Rock Lodge

7 Leonard Street Oban, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Shuttle Bus Service
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Arrived on a very cold and rainy day. Were firmly told not to come to the property before 2:00. When we arrived at the property, no heat had been turned on in "the Lodge"(and our room). It was freezing. The bathroom was freezing. The lounge...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank constanttraveller100
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

A delightful and truely special experience staying at this prestine lodge. Annette is a wonderful host who goes out of her way to make her guests feel very comfortable. My husband had a special birthday and she helped make it memorable, with her delicious cooking...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank flymeandyou
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Annett was the most fabulous host. Everything was done beautifully. Breakfast delicious, overlooking spectacular views. And there were the added delights of looking out over the forest to night skies while in a hot tub, or sinking into a sauna hut deep in the rainforest....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank elizabethrobertsonfb
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I often reminisce about our wonderful stay there a couple of years ago. Hindsight, I’m glad we chose this particular lodge for its views and especially the bird life that sets it apart from others. Chances are if you stay downtown, you’d never know what...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Graeme P
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We spent 3 nights here in Feb 2018. The hosts are very friendly, excellent cooks, and lovely people. 3 bedrooms, each with wonderful views. Of all the places we stayed in over 3 weeks in NZ, this was our favorite.

Date of stay: February 2018
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Secluded island hideaway, fully catered, luxurious wellness retreat - newly opened!Soak up panoramic Paterson Inlet views, stunning sunsets and the hot tub under the stars.Relax while delighting in gourmet More meals and service at your stylish, spacious lodge.Private park like gardens and luxuriant native bush setting with prolific birdlife visiting.Private decks, outdoor hot tub, sauna.Courtesy shuttle.Free wireless internet.Close to village, perfect access to walks.Guided activities and sea kayaking options.Perfect for celebrating special events. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$134 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$134 - US$261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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"Get your commitments made before signing on - food; bathroom, room view etc."
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"Love the room with outside hot tub"
26 Sep 2018
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"If you can afford it book the best room available"
26 Aug 2018
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"Upstairs suite is private with spectacular view. All rooms are quiet."
11 Apr 2018
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