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Observation Rock Lodge

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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Cotton-DC
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at Observation Rock Lodge. Our hostess Annett was lovely and always helpful (Phil was away). She lent us wet weather gear and kindly had a young friend who was staying, run up the hill to say there was space...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a small, cosy bed and breakfast with a nice view from its perch on the hill. Annette and Phil are perfect hosts and catered to our every need. Phil met us at the ferry and provided a little tour of the little town...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were thrilled with our 4-night stay at Observation Rock Lodge. The moment we arrived at the front door a kaka flew down from a tree overhead and sat on the stair railing right in front of us. Phil had warmed us up to Stewart...More

Thank Rowena B
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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$129 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Traveller (49)
Room & Suite (19)
Dining (14)
Pool & Beach (1)
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"If you can afford it book the best room available"
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"Upstairs suite is private with spectacular view. All rooms are quiet."
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"The upstairs room was great"
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"The new room on the top floor is great"
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