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Mahitahi Lodge

4667 Haast Highway, Mahitahi 7886 New Zealand
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Travellers' Choice
Situated only 30 minutes south of Fox Glacier and 50 minutes north of Haast, and surrounded by the magnificent South Westland landscape, this boutique lodge featuring various West Coast native timbers, provides an intimate atmosphere where guests are treated to the utmost hospitality. All guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms complete with heated floors and mirrors, bathrobes, hairdryers and toiletries. There is also a fully self contained suite available suitable as a family unit. Enjoy our selection of local cuisine, fine NZ wines and John’s complimentary interpretation tour of the area. Its all here - fishing, hunting, bush walking, the beach and wonderful photographic opportunities - and it’s peaceful as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
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Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4667 Haast Highway, Mahitahi 7886 New Zealand
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PhillipP wrote a review Nov 2020
Tring, United Kingdom558 contributions343 helpful votes
Having missed the turn into the lodge after driving past Bruce Bay we realised the error of our ways and made a U-Turn back to the lodge where we received a very warm welcome on what was a windy and rainy day. The lodge is very spacious and having booked the standard suite we had a big part of the ground floor to ourselves. The room itself was spacious and had a separate shower room next to the bedroom. On from that was a spacious kitchen area equipped with everything you’d need to have a meal in, as well as tea and coffee. This led out to a lovely garden area but we weren’t able to utilise this due to the weather. The room would be perfect for a family with children or just someone looking for some extra space. Our hosts, Jacqui and John, were fantastic. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and sociable! We thoroughly enjoyed a tour of the grounds by John leading to a stream with eels - well worth seeing. Due to the remoteness of the lodge, we opted for an evening meal at the lodge. This was a social affair with the other guests staying at the lodge, starting off with canapés by a lit fire. The food was delicious as was breakfast. All in all this was a great one night stop en route to Queenstown. Despite the remoteness you could certainly spend at least a couple of days and enjoy the wild natural beauty of the area and the lodge itself. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Howard N wrote a review Nov 2020
20 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Mahitahi for 2 nights with amazing hosts John and Jacqui. As well as supremely comfortable surroundings and top notch food and wine, both of our hosts went beyond the extra mile in being informative about local history and Maori tradition as well as making great recommendations about sights and things to do. As a result, the 48 hours we spent in this beautiful part of the world was filled to the brim with awesome adventures.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Richard J wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions
Can’t praise Jacqui and Mahitahi Lodge enough. Friendly hospitality from the moment we arrived, lovely clean and warm room, great dinner and breakfast, great company, great scenery. Sorry we missed John but Alan was great company too. Enjoy this if you can.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jacqui Low, Owner at Mahitahi Lodge
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thank you both for the wonderful review. It was lovely having you stay with us and you were great company. John was so disappointed to have not met you but unfortunately he had prior committments. I hope the rest of your trip went well
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Kennisis123 wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrive at Mahitahi Lodge on a cool, wet autumn day after a lovely drive on the spectacular Haast Highway. We were warmly welcomed by Jacqui and John. We were given a tour of their beautiful home built by John and invited for appetizers and drinks in their great room with a lovely roaring fire. In the morning, we were delighted to be served with a delicious breakfast which included an omelet, bacon, oatmeal and various fruits. Jacqui went out of her way to accommodate my gluten free dietary requirements. After breakfast John took us on a tour of Bruce Bay. During the tour John spoke about the history of the area including that of the indigenous people and pointed out some of the ancient Kauri trees. Jacqui and John were wonderful hosts and made our stay with them very memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Response from Jacqui Low, Owner at Mahitahi Lodge
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us once everyone were allowed to travel. We hope you were able to get back to Canada as planned.
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Jillrenee04 wrote a review Feb 2020
Oak Ridge, Tennessee4 contributions
Everything about the lodge was perfect. It is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well decorated. The food is amazing. We felt so welcome and at home. John and Jacque were warm and interesting hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Jacqui Low, Owner at Mahitahi Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Hello Jill Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We enjoyed having you all here that night and it was lovely to host you all. It is so pleasing to hear that you found our special place to be so welcoming to you all and that you enjoyed the food we prepared for you. We hope the rest of your travels went well Warmest regards from Jacqui and John
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US$201 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionMahitahi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahitahi Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mahitahi Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mahitahi Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahitahi Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.