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Lakestone Lodge

4589 Tekapo - Twizel Rd State Highway 8, Pukaki 7999 New Zealand
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2021 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
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Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Soundproof rooms
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Sabina A wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Lakestone Lodge is definitely one of the best luxury lodges we have visited in NZ, especially in the South Island! Location, facilities, staff, service, meals were all above our expectations! Congratulation for a very professional hospitality business!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Gillian G wrote a review May 2021
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Stayed for one night. Managed to view the Blood moon, the eclipse and the night sky, despite the fog. Thanks to Mikes superb efforts. The dinner and breakfast were excellent and the room with luxury bath and gorgeous views very comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tanubha wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand35 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here for our anniversary and this place deserves the best review ever. It’s a fabulous location with comfy rooms to stay. But the highlight is ambience, A class service and the luxury touch to each and every part of stay. The gourmet dinner is well worth and portion sizes are also pretty good. This is a real NZ experience and should not be missed when visiting McKenzie country.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
We definitely try and make your stay more of an experience so we are really pleased this was the case. Hopefully we will see you back here for another anniversary in the future. Mike and Anna Bacchus Lakestone Lodge
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EGray wrote a review May 2021
Kaiapoi, New Zealand104 contributions64 helpful votes
We did the ultimate package which included 2x dinners, breakfasts, massages, use of bike and a picnic kunch and night sky experience . The accommodation was very warm even though it was very cold outside. The view across the lake to Mt Cook was breathtaking. The food was beautiful and locally sourced. We were lucky to have a clear night for our night sky experience. The massages were bkiss especially after waliking the Hooker Valley. Thank you Anna
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
It was so lovely to meet you both EleanorGray and I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you! Mike and Anna Bacchus Lakestone Lodge
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Islandretreat wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions19 helpful votes
We had booked one night on our way to Mt Cook. The staff were warm and friendly, the owner was lovely and makes the effort to come and speak with you. The rooms are beautiful with great views. There are only two things that stopped me from giving it 5/5 and they are.....the price....I was expecting more for the price, especially as it sits above the road so when you sit outside on your patio or lay in bed you hear traffic. For that price I thought it would be away from everything.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Anna Bacchus, Owner at Lakestone Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to write a review Islandretreat. We would ideally love to be away from the road but unfortunately this was the only site available to us with these views! We have taken the time to visually block the view of the road with private patios in the front of the rooms and have put double glazing in to minimise any road noise inside the rooms and are fortunate that there is not much traffic during the night. Mike and Anna Bacchus Lakestone Lodge
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US$399 - US$440 (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.