Marchburn
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Marchburn

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Great night's sleep to wake to this magnificent sight
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5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Oturehua
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
MARCHBURN is a Luxury Lodge with 3 ensuite do double rooms. Guests have full kitchen access so self catering is an option.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

16 Reef Road, Oturehua 9386 New Zealand
61Reviews1Q+A10Room tips

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tourist_travels wrote a review Jan 2022
Waiheke Island, New Zealand99 contributions51 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a magical Day 2 on the Otago Rail Trail enjoying spectacular scenery made famous by landscape artist Sir Grahame Charles Sydney, who just happens to live just across the valley. In fact, Jane Campion’s Academy nominated “Power of the Dog” was filmed on a nearby farm we looked out the window.

Graeme met us as we dismounted and instantly made us very welcome with genuine warm hospitality, pride in a spectacular property, a working station with 20,000 sheep! Time passed too quickly, and we were off to dinner at the nearby pub for a local experience. We enjoyed a lovely conversation with Donna and hearing of their travel experiences.

The ensuite rooms have great amenities, luxurious beds and the welcoming communal lounge tastefully decorated. The fluffy bathrobes were comfy after a hot bath. We have stayed in 4 luxury lodges on this trip but this was the only one with a bathtub.
We feasted on a late cooked breakfast, substantial continental offerings followed by an fluffy omelet before setting off to see the goldmine on the hill where the Luminaries mini-series of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period was filmed.
Stable hands would get the horse ready but Graeme moved our bikes out of the shed to the front door as we packed, and Donna joined him to send us off for another day of adventure.
We have been lax with recommendations but made the effort with this review to highly recommend an outstanding stay here for anyone visiting Central Otago by foot, bike or car!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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PaulD17230 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand147 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cycled in to Oturehua from Clyde, and just a little way north and on the right hand side of the trail sits the oasis of Marchburn Country Lodge. Our reservation being made by Cycle Surgery.
We were welcomd on arrival by our hosts Graeme and Donna with a nice ice cold drink and shown to our guest room and the guest lounge, both were very roomy, and having nice rural outlook over the Mt Ida ranges etc. The lounge was ours and it was well stocked with a wide range of books and some nice artworks.
There was a covered veranda available with very comfortable outdoor seating with comfy cushions.
Our bed was very comfortable and the room was well able to handle our opened pull-a-longs without obstructing us at all.
Certainly a very relaxing outlook and made for a well earned rest.
Laundry was available and made use of at no extra charge, a nice touch.
The breakfast was really nice and set us both up for a nice easy ride for that day
We were not booked in for dinner but it was only a 300meters walk back towards the small town and the lovely Oturehua Pub.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Both options looked at were the same, ground level and very quiet
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Howard N wrote a review Jan 2022
22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Donna and Graeme met us as we dismounted after a very hot ride on the Otago Rail Trail and instantly made us very welcome, brewing up tea and introducing us to their beautiful property. The rooms have great amenities, supremely comfy beds and the communal lounge is an oasis of calm, lined with books, art and lovely furniture. The breakfast was more than ample to refuel for a days riding and Graemes cooked breakfast was tasty and fresh. Loved it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M wrote a review Sept 2021
8 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the place to ourselves so had free reign of the communal lounge. We stayed in the Mt Ida room which had picture windows with different views from each window. We had the best sleep of our trip which we put down to the bed, and maybe the fact that were were exhausted from our ride up Tiger Hill the day prior. The room has a bath!!!

Donna and Graeme were wonderful hosts who know the area well. They pointed out a walk up to an old gold mine, about 10 minutes from the house, that was well worth the visit.

We were picked up by the Oterehua Pub courtesy van and had a fantastic meal there. The publican made us feel like locals which was nice!

Breakfast was continental and an omelette which fueled us for our ride!

Highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Silena wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand28 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Marchburn late afternoon after a big day on the trail to find out from guests sitting outside that there was no electricity or hot water. We didn't see the hosts for about half an hour so didn't really know what was going on. Didn't find this at all welcoming, and definitely expected more for what we were being charged for the night. The house and rooms are certainly luxurious but we found the stay underwhelming and expensive.
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Date of stay: February 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ken K wrote a review Feb 2022
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You'd be mistaken if you thought there wasn't much at Oterahua! Just out of town on the rail trail is a slice of heaven! Graeme and Donna are hospitable hosts. Their purpose built luxurious lodge offers stunning views of the surrounding ranges. Just up the road are the relics of a gold mining site that's worth checking out. We enjoyed relaxing with a book under the shade cloth watching the changinging shadows of the ranges before us. In the morning we were refueled with a superb breakfast ready for another day on the rail trail!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bevl wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we arrived wet, muddy and freezing cold after a long cycle. Donna welcomed us in, in our disgusting state and set about helping us to get cleaned and warmed up. both graeme and Donna were incredibly kind and welcoming. the accommodation was beautiful, it and they exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ge0ff60 wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Four of us stayed here while doing the Otago Rail Trail.Just the best place.
Owners are great and very hospitable.
Very luxurious and only 50 metres off the trail. Made us an omelet for breakfast which we did not expect as there was a big breakfast already supplied.
Will be back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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parkcrest wrote a review Dec 2023
Vernon, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night as part of Central Otago Rail Trail trip. Without doubt one of best stays we have ever had anywhere. Gracious hosts, large common room and king bed bedroom. Picture windows with gorgeous views. An absolute must place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take your out to St Bathans with Ken Gillespie and have beer at Vulcan Pub.
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RachMikeP wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend Marchburn lodge. Beautiful views and very nice comfortable accommodation with a great lounge and outdoor area to relax in. Graham & Donna are wonderful hosts. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Geyser Lookout
Rotorua, New Zealand46 contributions17 helpful votes
Yes & Yes.
parkcrest wrote a tip Dec 2023
Vernon, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your out to St Bathans with Ken Gillespie and have beer at Vulcan Pub."
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PaulD17230 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand147 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both options looked at were the same, ground level and very quiet"
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janieg991 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Alexandra, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room with the best view and maybe outdoor access"
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GrosvenorHouse15 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Cambridge, New Zealand43 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The front room - amazing sunrise over the mountains."
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WayneSutton57 wrote a tip Dec 2016
Yamba, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can't go wrong - 3 rooms all similar."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marchburn
Which popular attractions are close to Marchburn?
Nearby attractions include Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (2.2 km), Gilchrist's Oturehua Store (1.4 km), and Golden Progress Mine (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marchburn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Marchburn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Marchburn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marchburn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Marchburn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Oturehua.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marchburn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marchburn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Marchburn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (2.2 km).