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Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this to be a lovely place. The lodge was modern and well maintained. It fits into the forest very well. The food was delicious. The hosts were very helpful. Greg is quite the naturalist and does twice daily free nature walks. There are numerous hikes in the area (from easy to hard). You can also get to the...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Terry, Thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing that you enjoyed the Lodge's setting, the food and the guided activities. Kind Wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt at home at the Wilderness Lodge. The rooms were nice and clean, the food was absolutely wonderful and the staff was kind and helpful. We enjoyed our hikes around the property and day trips in the area. A bonus was a trip to the farm and feeding the sheep. Highly recommend this lodge to anybody wanting a peaceful,...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Hleisie, Thanks for your review. Our team works hard to make sure everyone feels at home so it is great to hear you describe the lodge in that one. Glad you enjoyed the farm, the food and the activities. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third stay at Wilderness Lodge, and the first time that we managed to stay for more than one night. The lodge is sympathetically designed to its surroundings and is to be found nestled in between the trees. As a purpose built eco lodge, the whole building revolves around the fabulous views towards the front. We stayed in...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear MortimerUk, Thanks for your comprehensive review. We really love hosting return guests so it does mean a lot to us hearing about your stay. Thanks again and we would love to have you back for a fourth visit some day! Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Cambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully designed lodge in remote mountain forest location. We had limited time but greatly enjoyed the unusual trees, and other plant and bird life. Room comfortable, food good, staff as friendly and helpful as can be. If you find fast internet and smooth modern amenities essential to your existence, this is probably not the place for you. If like me...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Mb238, It sounds like you really embraced your time in the wilderness with our team. Thanks for your review and we hope to be able to host you some time in the future. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of days on our nz tour. Really in the middle of nowhere. Good accommodation, great food , good service, great staff. great trips and tours. Very eco , and very ,environment orientated . Which I liked. Plenty to do around the resort walks , sheep farm oriented talks etc . Really good. My only complaint was the...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Andyjbale, Thanks for sharing your experience and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Apologies about the substandard shower experience, we will do some investigation of our services. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Kentfield, California
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great experience. Lodge is new, clean and very accommodating. Tour of the sheep facility was perfect. Despite small size, the lodge did an awesome job of customizing meals for dietary restrictions. Hike around the property was like another world.

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Scott, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, the farm and the food. We would love to host you again one day. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was our first time staying at a Wilderness Lodge. We had a wonderful time. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. They provided a sheep tour which was so informative and the food was superb. You get your choice to eat with other people staying at the lodge or have a dinner with just...

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Dear Leanne, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review. We really do appreciate it. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a lovely lodge in a beautiful area along the road to the west coast. Our room was basic but had a lodge feel, with a very nice tea and coffee area. The main lodge area is very reminiscent of a ski lodge, with beautiful views of the valley below. There are hiking trails galore, and even an onsite...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thanks for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We will pass on your compliments regarding the food to our chefs. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A most delightful stay at Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge. A gracious welcome, comfy rooms, scrumptious meals and a special effort to make sure we & our traveling companions got a tour of the sheep farm that we missed on our arrival date. Our thanks to Greg for the sheep tour & stargazing as well as the nature walk. Grace &...

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Dear Dayna, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, the food, and the activities. We have a great team and it sounds like they took good care of you. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The hotel is in a river valley right before Arthur's pass, surrounded by a working farm, pastures, and forests. The rooms are simple but cozy, with good views of the surrounding mountains. The common lounge area was beautiful and there's tea/coffee provided in the lounge at all times, which invites the guests to hang out and talk to each other....

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, responded to this review

Dear Blue C, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the food, accommodations and setting. The satellite connection does mean our internet is slow. It is a reality of our wilderness location and, like you say, it can prompt you to relax in other ways. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy stylish accommodation, fine food, and an exciting and diverse programme of guided nature and sheep farming adventures in the heart of the Southern Alps. The lodge sits on a 4000 acre working sheep farm and nature reserve, surrounded by the peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Guests can unwind in comfort or choose more active relaxation. Explore private trails or join an expert guide to hike alpine valleys, search for wildlife, and kayak upon mountain lakes. A highlight for guests are the sheep farm discovery trips every second afternoon. Join a farmer guide to watch sheepdogs working, hand feed lambs and learn about sheep shearing and merino wool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Address: Cora Lynn Road | 16km east of Arthurs Pass Village, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range: $499 - $649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“There are four apartment style rooms separate from the main lodge with private balconies.”
terrypP7464QI, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors offer a little more privacy from the path running across the front of the Lodge”
MortimerUk, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views are on the second floor, but the first floor is much more accessible.”
W7968WVkimt, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for one of the upstairs alpine view rooms”
Mummygaot, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have both standard rooms and 4 luxury rooms”
GoingForIt77, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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