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Hawkdun Lodge

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#1 of 2 lodges in Ranfurly
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Meeting rooms
Spa
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Cogsworth wrote a review Jan 2021
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hawkdun Lodge was a great stop off on our rail trail itinerary. We booked the family room, which suited us very well. The washer and dryer provided was really appreciated (and free to use), as was the indoor spa pool! Natalie organized self catering BBQ packs for us from the Maniatoto Cafe, which was extremely tasty and saved us an extra job. However, if you wanted it would be very easy to self cater entirely using the facilities in the Hawkdun Room which includes a shared BBQ and oven (the rooms also have some catering facilies too). Our included breakfast was really nice. Natalie gave some information about the local pool which we took the kids down to enjoy. This is the place to stay in Ranfurly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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IanfromRAK wrote a review Feb 2020
Stewart Island, New Zealand178 contributions101 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed in all sorts of accommodation over the years and this place is about as good as it gets. Natalie is a great host and the rooms are quiet and very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well appointed. The spa room and the communal lounge are quite special and somewhat unique plus the bike storage and repair area is a bonus for those who are cycling. There is lots to explore around historic Ranfurly and Hawkdun Lodge makes for a great base. Highly recommended as a very comfortable and special place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hei_Travelling wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very happy to have stayed at Hawkdun Lodge after Day 2 on the Rail Trail.
Location was great - short stroll from the shops.
I was very warmly welcomed and I was shown my room and all the shared facilities such as laundry, spa and dining area upon my arrival.
I stayed in a room with a bath and was given some Manuka honey products to use. My veranda was facing the road but it was very quiet, and I didn't feel my privacy was compromised.
Lovely place, well taken care of.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Faye_and_Peter_11 wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hostess was so helpful when other accommodation fell through. The Indoor spa was a winner and the comfort and cleanliness were great. The local pub was entertainingly backcountry NZ, the nearby restaurants need pre-booking but the kitchen/lounge facilities at this lodge/motels are excellent so I will bring food to cook next time. Nearby Naseby has Night Sky tours 10-15 minutes down the road.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Some rooms have adjoining doors.
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Claire W wrote a review Jan 2022
Rotorua, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve travelled from the north Island and stayed in many motels. Hawkdun Lodge is, so far, the best accommodation we’ve stayed in, and who would have known in this small friendly town!?
Amenities, cleanliness, presentation, furnishings, and small special touches, were of such high quality. Room was so comfortable and spacious with 2 beautiful armchairs, quality soft furnishings, separate bathroom and bedroom off the lounge. Bathroom had heated flooring, good extractor fan, and room had an efficient heat pump.
Whoever built this Lodge spent a lot of time thinking about the small details, like hooks in the bathroom, rails for towels, an extra mirror in the lounge so I could keep getting ready while the other half was in the bathroom. So many motels forget these small but essential extras.
Natalie is a very conscientious hands-on owner and keeps the Lodge looking beautiful.
Thoroughly recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On the Rail Trail Because it’s full almost every night, please allow the owner time to clean and...
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B&K wrote a review Mar 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, well presented rooms that are modern and very clean. All the necessary amenities. Although next to main room the double glazing means almost no sound.
Highly recommend this accommodation as value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Spa pool available or get a spa bath room. Great kitchen and lounge for large groups. Short 3min...
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Lottie1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Papamoa, New Zealand90 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 1 night here while driving through Central Otago. Great location with town only 5-10 minute walk away. Off-street parking is a bonus. Nice sized room with everything we needed for the night and very clean and tidy. We loved the common room that offered full kitchen and dining table/chairs and gas fire and comfy seating. Would definitely recommend for an overnight while doing the rail trail.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bleeter wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia212 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight during our ride on the Central Otago rail trail and it was exceptional. Natalie , the owner is a superstar and drove us to the hospital for medical attention to an injured knee - she couldn’t do enough for us. The lodge has an excellent kitchen dining facility for residents and we bought beautiful salads and sausage rolls from Maniototo Cafe and lovely Pinot from the supermarket and had our dinner in the dining room - it was a great choice. This is one of the best motels we have stayed in all of our travels
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Eating in is a really good option in - the facilities provided are first class
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Holidreamer wrote a review Feb 2023
Cromwell, New Zealand64 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for a comfortable night on the rail trail with cooking facilities. The bed was very comfortable, the decor restful and the kitchen facilitates met our needs. The spa pool was a bonus. We were in the Hamilton Room which is a spacious studio unit. If the owners could check out the fridge that froze our food overnight I am sure it would be appreciated by the next guest. Thanks for the stay. I would recommend this motel and considered it good value for money and clean which is always appreciated.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jim S wrote a review May 2022
Havelock North, New Zealand61 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the "Eweburn" unit overnight. Well equipped, spacious & modern. Very comfortable king sized bed. Underfloor heating in the bathroom & double glazing were good features as the temperature plummeted overnight.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TDM6063 asked a question May 2015
Safety Beach, Australia6 contributions
Do they provide breakfast?
Answer from buteranfurly
Ranfurly2 contributions
Hi there - yes we do provide continental breakfast. This can be ordered online when you book or let us know when you arrive. Kind regards Diane Hawkdun Lodge
Ysolt wrote a tip May 2023
Hove, United Kingdom23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking. Recommend booking ahead."
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B&K wrote a tip Mar 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spa pool available or get a spa bath room. Great kitchen and lounge for large groups. Short 3min walk to pub."
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Bleeter wrote a tip Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia212 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eating in is a really good option in - the facilities provided are first class"
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Claire W wrote a tip Jan 2022
Rotorua, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"On the Rail Trail Because it’s full almost every night, please allow the owner time to clean and have your room ready after 2 pm - not 11am!"
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Faye_and_Peter_11 wrote a tip Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms have adjoining doors."
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoRanfurly
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawkdun Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hawkdun Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Real Dog Adventures NZ (4.0 km), The Practice, Ranfurly (0.4 km), and The Curiosity Shoppe (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawkdun Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hawkdun Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hawkdun Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawkdun Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hawkdun Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maniototo Cafe, e-central cafe, and Fantail Kitchen and Larder.
Is Hawkdun Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ranfurly.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hawkdun Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Hawkdun Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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