Very good lodge. Most friendly and helpfull staff I have met so far in Australia and New Zealand. The beautiful outsite (with cosy lights in the evening) of the building welcomes you and the very friendly staff makes you feel like home. We rented proper bikes for only 10 dollars and did a beautiful bike tour to Rabbit Island. All facilities are nice and clean. The wifi actually worked in the room with highspeed (was even able to watch movies). Would highly recommend this place! Very good value for money!
I just stayed here for 4 nights Jan 30-Feb 3 2017. Was excellent quiet calm place to stay! They have bike rentals $20/day or $10/half day with helmet and lock and the cycling trail is close by and about 10 min into town. Best if you have a car but i think some busses run. Perfect place if you want to do Abel Tasman which i did 2 days and is only about 1 hour drive away. The family that owns this place is really nice and really care about the guests and they are literally personally cleaning all day every day! I saw the lady on her hands and knees scrubbing the stairs! There are 3 kitchens so PLENTY of space and never crowded to cook. There is also a small lounge with tv on the upper level which i think most don't realize. You can wash clothes for $2 and can buy some soap…
We booked Wakatu Lodge because it seemed great value for money. We weren't wrong. This place is great! The owners are fantastic! The lodge is clean, well kept and well run. The facilities are great for families and it has all amenities you'd expect from a more expensive place. I would rate Wakatu Lodge and Ferg Berger in Queenstown as the best value for money we've found in NZ in a long time!
Clean and convieneint, not far from town, Owners very helpful with info about where to go and car repairs when our car broke down, they recommended a good garage. Facilities were good, kitchens clean and hot showers worked well. Comfy beds. We would recommend this place, much more interesting and better value than a boring old motel. Keep it up guys!
I have stayed here twice over the last two years while travelling around the South Island and each time I stayed for either four or five nights. I found it clean and well organised, more importantly the owners were very pleasant and had lots of very good ideas and advice for things to to around Nelson and the Tasman Bay area. Next time I`m back in NZ, I`ll stay again because it`s a great place