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10 Mt Lyford Forest Drive Inland Kaikoura Road, Waiau 7395 New Zealand
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Waiau
Welcome to Mt Lyford Lodge, your alpine retreat! Situated amongst the stunning Inland Kaikoura mountain range, our pine log cabin is one of the largest in the Southern Hemosphere. We accommodate to all travellers needs with a range of accommodation options from motel rooms to bunk rooms, alongside a roomy campsite for those with the desire to touch base with the outdoors. To complete the ski lodge atmosphere, we have an on-site bar and restaurant for your hearty food and local beers on tap. Mt Lyford Lodge also has spectacular landscape and views making it an ideal venue for your next wedding, conference or school trip. Email us for more information regarding this. RECENTLY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Self-serve laundry
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10 Mt Lyford Forest Drive Inland Kaikoura Road, Waiau 7395 New Zealand
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Matthew P wrote a review 15 Jul
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Our family had 9 days in the top of the South Island and the highlight was an awesome night at Mt Lyford lodge. After two days in Kaikoura, and on our way to Hanner Springs, the best decision we made was to stop half way at Mt Lyford lodge. Outdoor hot pool under the stars, food was awesome, roaring fire, the room was great, but what topped it all off was the service at all stages. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jenny Gillespie wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Warm, welcoming, cosy. Had a delightful stay. Food was also very delicious, the menu had many options, I also opted for the continental breakfast which was very good value for money, would recommend to all my family and friends :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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KatieKorero wrote a review Nov 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand29 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a really enjoyable dining experience in the restaurant. The host was welcoming and had a genuine warmth and kindness about her. The food served was well presented and delicious. Catering for a FODMAP Diet was no hassle as they were eager to be helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2020
SB7 wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions
Stayed in the family room with our toddler and baby (bright a portacot) and it was great, Karyn and Chris were super helpful and went out of their way to make our stay great. Lovely lodge, kitchen for self catering basic but perfect for simple breakfast and lunch, dinner at the lodge was great. Beautiful spot
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Fiona wrote a review Sep 2020
Amberley, New Zealand2 contributions
A wonderful night away with a large group of friends (44 of us!) Level 2 restrictions made things tricky for the staff but we were all made to feel incredibly welcome and had full use of the upstairs dining area. Accommodation was just as expected and perfect for what we needed. Only thing that would have been good was an oven in the communal kitchen and a gas bottle so we could use the BBQ for breakfast. We hope to make this an annual getaway, great value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2020
US$54 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionWaiau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt Lyford Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mt Lyford Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mount Lyford Alpine Resort (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mt Lyford Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mt Lyford Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mt Lyford Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mt Lyford Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Mt Lyford Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Mt Lyford Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.