Mahitahi Studio
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Mahitahi Studio

4667 Haast Highway, Mahitahi 7886 New Zealand
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5.0
#1 of 1 lodge in Mahitahi
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated only 30 minutes south of Fox Glacier and 50 minutes north of Haast, and surrounded by the magnificent South Westland landscape, this boutique studio featuring various West Coast native timbers, provides an intimate atmosphere where guests can enjoy peace & quiet. Self-contained studio with King Size bedroom has ensuite bathroom complete with heated floor and mirror, bathrobes, hairdryer and toiletries. 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
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Horseback riding
Spa
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

4667 Haast Highway, Mahitahi 7886 New Zealand
Getting there
Christchurch Intl Airport
237.8 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
146Reviews0Q+A20Room tips

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Jonathan David P wrote a review Jan 2020
Panama City, Panama23 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located within 30-45 minutes of Fox Glacier, this is a great location to see the Southwestern beaches and glaciers. The hosts are friendly and cook wonderful breakfasts and dinners along with a wine, cheese, and meat social hour. We also enjoyed peaceful walks along the beach. Highly recommended if you enjoy peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from lilo43, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hello Jonathon Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It is really appreciated. We enjoyed having you and your family here and so pleased to hear you enjoyed the peace and quiet while staying with us. Thanks again and hope the rest of your holiday went well. Warmest regards Jacqui and John
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PhillipP wrote a review Nov 2020
Tring, United Kingdom631 contributions392 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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schaftravels wrote a review Dec 2019
Colorado Springs7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying with Jacqui and John in their beautiful home perfectly complimented our adventures on the west coast of New Zealand. After escaping from bigger towns on the north island and the south island's east cost, we were pleasantly greeted by their amazing hospitality and delicious cooking as we dined with them for two breakfasts and dinner. Traveling with two boys, it was lovely to have them be treated like family and to visit with other travelers staying with us from around the world. We very much enjoyed feeding the eels and short walks to the bay, around our adventures into the glacier area during the day. They were gracious to offer other scenic stops along our way and genuinely curious about our family and our time in New Zealand. Staying in Mahitahi may not offering the expansive amenities of some locations, but the experience of being hosted by Jacqui and John surpassed all our expectations and will be one of the highlights of our family holiday in New Zealand.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from lilo43, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your kind words are much appreciated and reading we are one of the highlights of your holiday in NZ is very humbling. Also lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the personal aspect of staying with us and felt so much at home. This is the experience we like to share with our guests. It was our pleasure to have you all stay with us, and the eels were only too happy to be fed by your boys. It was a pleasure to share our travel tips within the area and for your onward journey. Thanks again for staying with us and wish you all the best for 2020. Warmest regards Jacqui and John
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wisborough1 wrote a review Feb 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom349 contributions261 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We expected amazing things from this ‘luxury B and B’. It was in fact quite ordinary and relative to every other B and B we stayed in during nearly 4 weeks in New Zealand very expensive. We had a very reasonable dinner but again the cost was high. The hosts Jacqui and John were pleasant and our room was quiet.
This is not a terrible place but at over £250 for 1 night it did not compare to other places. Please see my review of Amberlea B and B just up the coast which cost us £156 for TWO nights !
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jacqui Low, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 29 Feb 2020
We welcome all reviews as it gives us the opportunity to look at any improvements to how we take care of our many guests. In saying that receiving a 3 rating is very disappointing given the reasons stated in the review. To state that our tariff was expensive compared to a B and B in Hokitika is not comparing apples with apples. The price you show for staying with us includes dinner including accompanying drinks whereas the B&B you compare us to did not. The pricing for our dinner, which includes locally sourced product where available and generous amounts of good NZ wine and beer, is as advertised, so to complain about something after the fact when you are under no obligation to dine with us leaves us somewhat perplexed. We enjoy meeting and spending time with our guests, having good conversation over dinner and often going out on beach walks and star gazing with them in the evenings. This option was available for you also but you chose not to take it and that’s ok it isn’t for everyone but it is part of the experience of staying with us. On departure you were given sightseeing suggestions for your onward journey to ensure you make the most of your travels. Try as we might we can’t please everyone all of the time and it would seem on this occasion we’ve missed the mark with you but we trust you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ and wish you safe passage back home.
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Kennisis123 wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jacqui Low, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 8 Sept 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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Howard N wrote a review Nov 2020
22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Michael wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped at Mahitahi Lodge on the way to the glaciers. Jacqui and John are amazing and lovely hosts. We had the pleasure of enjoying the best breakfast on our three week trip around the island. The lodge is perfect for re-energizing after some travelling. Clean, quiet, spacious and feeling like being at home. Also Jacqui had a lot of recommendations available for us which helped a lot to plan the upcoming activities activities for the remainder of the journey. Would definitely stop there again if we do a similar trip.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lilo43, Manager at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hello Michael. Thank you very much for your wonderful review. John is always happy to hear great feedback about his breakfast culinary skills!!! Its great you found our information useful for your ongoing journey and hope the rest of your holiday went well for you both. Thank you for staying with us and we hope we see you if you ever make it this way again. Warm regards Jacqui and John
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jwilleboordse wrote a review Jan 2020
Heelsum, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place stay. Jacky and John are very nice and friendly dedicated hosts. They keep their professional distance and are there when you need them. Jacky is a great cook and John makes a perfect personalized breakfast. Apart from that John has great knowledge about Mauri culture and is willing to share if you are interested. He is a story teller. We highly recommend this lodge !!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lilo43, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was great having you both stay with us. John is only too pleased to share his stories about our area to anyone who is interested. Thank you also for your kind words about our cooking and John , particularly, loves to hear our guests compliment him on his breakfasts!!!! We hope the remainder of your holiday is going well and all the best for 2020. Warmest regards Jacqui and John
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Vince wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the place to go for that wonderful get away holiday, amazing location and excellent accommodation , but the real bonus here is your hosts Wendy and Duncan, they are warm, welcoming, friendly and so knowledgeable about the areas history and activities. Thanks for a memorable stay. Vince , Kris and Phoebe.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kleinrichard wrote a review Jan 2020
Venlo, The Netherlands117 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mahitahi lodge. Jacqui and John are great hosts and served us some excellent dinners and breakfasts. Home made ice cream and the lemon meringue pie were to die for. The room is good, spacious, good bed, good shower.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from lilo43, Owner at Mahitahi Studio
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to to write a lovely review. We really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the dinners and breakfasts. We enjoyed having you both here and we hope the rest of your holiday is going well for you both. All the best for 2020. Warmest regards Jacqui and John
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Roving19266794516 wrote a tip Mar 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"BB with kitchen"
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Fibon11 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs flat has kitchen and laundry facilities, ample room for 3. "
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Joy B wrote a tip Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room was perfect - couldn't add anything to improveThe night light in the bathroom was a nice touch"
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Mobile53677933588 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"no tv in the rooms, its not a motel !!"
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Pioneer25520401659 wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect room."
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