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529 Curio Bay Road, Curio Bay 9884 New Zealand
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#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Curio Bay
Panoramic views of Curio Bay from the balcony. See dolphins swimming in the surf, penguins nesting & seals basking in the sun. Split level accommodation. 2 kitchens & 2 common rooms - plenty of room to spread out. Minutes walk to petrified forest & penguin viewing platform. Private access to the beach. Friendly, helpful host. Double, Twin and Shared accommodation available. Great place to get some time out.
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madamiamadam wrote a review Aug 2020
Canada17 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed here in 2011 and made a point of coming back 9 years later. Still the great place we remember. The manager now, Pushpinder, is a treasure. She keeps the place organized and clean, and is there if you need anything, but she's always inobtrusive, so you feel like you're in your own place. Always an interesting mix of people here too. An easy walk in the evening to see the penguins come ashore. Hope it's just the same the next time I visit, hopefully before 9 more years.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Julie B wrote a review Mar 2020
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This hostel must have one of the best settings ever, overlooking the beach at Curio Bay where you can see dolphins playing in the waves in the morning. At night if you’re lucky you will see Yellow eyed penguins come up on another beach if you are lucky - I was. The hostel itself has a very large kitchen/lounge area upstairs overlooking the beach and a balcony to sit out on. Very clean and hospitable. Wish I’d stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
santo t wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7,254 contributions473 helpful votes
Stop for one night at Catlins area we chose this lodge. It was really nice stay, very good spacious room with triple comfy beds, and very quiet at night for really decent sleep. The shared bathrooms and toilet were clean and good. The shared kitchen was OK with some kitchen stuff available, next to the dining table and living room with TV, sofa and some brochures and books, the deck outside is good for sitting and enjoy the landscape and the bay at the distance. Location is at walking distances to the CurioSpace and Petrified Forest, all good.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Chris H wrote a review Dec 2019
Gold Coast, Australia26 contributions8 helpful votes
Great base for Catlins exploration. Walk to Curioscape and Petrified Forest with wildlife on your doorstep. Small rooms but nice garden w3ith big bathroom and kitchen. Like staying with mates. Pushpinder was magic on the front desk!
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Date of stay: December 2019
fairplay43 wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions19 helpful votes
Good location, right on the beach with a change to see sea lions. Reasonable prize for nz accommodation. We where alone, so there was no other travelers. They have everything you need like kitchen stuff, fridge etc.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Pamela Y, Owner at Lazy Dolphin Lodge
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope the rest of your holiday is just as enjoyable.
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US$53 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionCurio Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Dolphin Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lazy Dolphin Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Slope Point (7.8 km), Curio Bay Natural Heritage Centre (0.5 km), and Porpoise Bay (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lazy Dolphin Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Lazy Dolphin Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy Dolphin Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Niagara Falls Cafe, Blue Cod Blues, and Tumu Toka CurioScape Cafe & Restaurant.
Is Lazy Dolphin Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Curio Bay.