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4589 Tekapo - Twizel Rd State Highway 8, Pukaki 7999 New Zealand
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Lakestone Lodge is exclusively positioned on the southern shores of Lake Pukaki with some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The off-grid eco lodge has been designed to maximise the panoramic views. Every room and bathroom share stunning views northward over Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps. On calm days New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook, can be seen reflected in the turquoise glacial waters of the lake. In contrast, mountain storms rolling in over the alps, can be viewed from the comfort and warmth of this luxurious lodge. In the evenings, after watching the sun setting over the mountains, guests can enjoy some of the clearest night skies in the world as Lakestone Lodge is located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Lakestone Lodge, centrally located, is an ideal base for exploring Aoraki/Mount Cook and the rest of the Mackenzie District as well as for relaxing and for making use of unlimited photographic opportunities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Miss M wrote a review 14 May
1 contribution
We stayed 3 nights in the Suite. The owners Anna and Mike are very friendly and interactive. Staff are delightful and nothing is too much trouble. The meals are first class. Views are amazing. The lodge has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and not ostentatious. Extremely clean and very comfortable. We look forward to our next stay❤️
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded yesterday
Thank you MissMoet22. It was lovely to meet you and we look forward to having you back at Lakestone. Mike and Anna Lakestone Lodge
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Barb Lee wrote a review 8 May
3 contributions
This is a 10 star place for a family event or a romantic weekend with wonder views of Mt Cook from every room. The owners Mike and Anna, and staff are wonderful and so knowledgeable about the awesome Mckenzie country and what it has to offer. Steffan the chef creates magic on his kitchen. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Adventure784177 wrote a review Apr 2022
Marlborough Region, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lakestone Lodge is centrally located in the MacKenzie Country situated on the shores of Lake Pukaki. A relaxing, majestic environment with lots of outdoor activities. Enjoyed our bike ride around the lake on a breathless autumn day in April.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Autumn beautiful time of year to visit to witness changing seasons.
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Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Autumn has some of our favourite weather when there is still some warmth in the sun in the afternoons! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Mike and Anna Lakestone Lodge
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Debra wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
We stayed for 3 nights mid-week and absolutely loved our stay. The rooms are small but very comfortable and the views are stunning. The lodge staff are so friendly and always available to help. The food was delicious and they were easily able to accommodate any dietary requests. Such a beautiful and romantic setting.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Marg P wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Exquisite, luxurious, friendly. We booked the Lodge for a family 80th. celebration and it was the perfect venue in every way. Three generations of the family readily relaxed into the amazing surroundings and enjoyed a wide range of activities available over three days. We had four or five members with special dietary requirements and this was handled effortlessly. Perfect! Thank you Anna Mike Steffen and Eden.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1 Helpful vote
Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you 416margp. It was so lovely to have your whole family here for the 3 nights. It is always fantastic to be part of someone's special occasion and an 80th even more so! Anna and Mike Lakestone Lodge
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US$441 - US$493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictPukaki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakestone Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lakestone Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Pukaki (6.6 km), Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop (2.3 km), and New Zealand Alpine Lavender Farm (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakestone Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lakestone Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lakestone Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Lakestone Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lakestone Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.