If you are passing through Murchison, you have to stop here. The lodge is set in a quiet back street, close to the river but within walking distance to local restaurants. The accommodation was clean, quiet, cosy and a wonderful setting for a relaxing getaway. The hosts are very friendly and Phillip cooked a delicious breakfast that set us up for the day. We got to say hello to their chickens, their cat called “the great catsby” and their horses. The place has so much character and we would highly recommend. We will definitely be back!
Philip and Daphne were generous and welcoming hosts and we felt part of the family, and entirely at home, in Murchison Lodge. This is a wonderful place to stay - tranquil and warm and with delicious views across the river valley to the ranges - and we will be back next time we are in the Buller area. Highly recommended.
Our hosts were Philip & Daphne. Arrived to be welcomed with a freshly baked Apple Cake - a great start that set the tone. Our bedroom wyth ensuite was very good and comfortable, as were the common/shared areas of the lodge. Generous nibbles; goof coffee whenever; extensive kitchen. Very reasonably priced beverages available. Buller river a 3-minute walk away. Even the neighbouring horse became an instant friend. Beautifully presented & prepared breakfast, cooked on-site by our hosts. No hesitation in an "Excellent" rating.
First of all...anyone who wonders about staying overnight in Murchison......don’t worry. This accommodation solution is as good as any in New Zealand...seriously what it lacks in finesse it makes up, in spades, with ambience. The hosts would put a number of so called 5 star management teams to shame with their attentiveness, interactive skills and genuine desire to please. Only regret....not dining there as I believe the food would have been excellent albeit from a limited supper style menu.....would I stay here again.....you betcha.
Booked a last minute overnight stop run route north and could not have been more delighted. Philip and Daphne perfect and generous hosts in a beautiful lodge with everything you want including beautiful view. Well appointed. Great breakfast.