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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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Kara-and-Dylan wrote a review Apr 2017
45 contributions16 helpful votes
Very homely feel. Staff were very helpful but left you alone. Beautiful spot with so much to see and do. Lots of wildlife. Rooms were clean and comfy. The kitchen area was spacious. Beautiful deck with beach views. Nice quiet area that is out of the way and wouldn't get very busy.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Responded 18 Apr 2017
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JofromFrance1 wrote a review Mar 2017
73 contributions66 helpful votes
We had a twin bed room which was quite big and bright. Only one bedside table. The top floor kitchen/eating/living area with its terrace looking straight out over the bay is spacious and very clean and there were 2 shower rooms with toilets and washbasins upstairs for (I think) 4 rooms. You can walk right out of the back of the hostel down to the beach to swim with the dolphins. What an experience! We did not check out the ground floor but there is a BBQ and a very useful drying area as you come in from the beach. The furniture and bathroom equipment is simple and not the latest fashion but overall the hostel is comfortable and well set up. It was fairly busy when we were there but there is a quiet, friendly atmosphere. They are pretty environmentally conscious which is quite
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Date of stay: February 2017
Responded 18 Apr 2017
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Bronwyny52 wrote a review Mar 2017
Blenheim, New Zealand88 contributions13 helpful votes
Great wee backpackers but nainky older oeoole were using it when we were there. Nice warm rooms comfy beds although was expecting double a nd got single. Saw dolphins playing in the bay and Natalie our host was very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Responded 16 Mar 2017
Thank you Bronwyn Sorry you did not have the bed you would have liked, but i only went off your booking which was selected a twin room 2x single beds. Hope you are having a wonderful time on your holiday kind regards Natalie
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Zinndrella wrote a review Feb 2017
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a nice hostel in a great location for exploring curio and porpoise bay. The rooms are clean and warm, and there are two kitchens to prepare meals - remember to take some food! I recommend if you want to see penguins, they come in the evening and are well worth the wait! 🐧
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Date of stay: February 2017
Response from Pamela Y, Owner at Lazy Dolphin Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2017
Thank you for your comments.
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invisible999 wrote a review Jan 2017
Singapore, Singapore957 contributions66 helpful votes
Backpacker's place/hostel. Staff is friendly, however you need to arrive before 6PM and you want to find anyone at check-in, but for us it was not a problem - our name was written on a blackboard and key was in keychain. Towels are $3 per person per day. So it is advised to bring your own. There are two bathrooms and one toilet in the upper floor and at one of them light was not working. When fully booked you might have to wait your turn for a shower/toilet for a while. Parking in front of the building is limited so you might have to park across the road. Otherwise, location is good - next to the shore, plenty of places to walk around.
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Date of stay: December 2016
US$53 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionCurio Bay
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