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Reviewed 11 March 2021

Super comfortable rooms, cosy and warm - even in the bathroom.

The views are second to none.

Lisa and her team are incredible. Readily giving us the inside local scoops. Very knowledgeable ... and super accommodating. Thanks Lis!

Delicious breakfasts too.

Definitely coming again.

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

We made a conscious decision to stay at Stewart Island Lodge despite the relatively high price and we are very glad we did . All the rooms have truly outstanding views looking out over Oban Bay . We could take in the tranquility , the coming and going of boats of all sizes and some amazing sunrises . The lodge is well appointed and very comfortable . Bedrooms are of a good size with an ensuite .Breakfasts in the central comfortable lounge were excellent . The Manager Lisa is a delightful person and her advice on various activities was spot on . She is a real asset to guests staying with her knowledge and attitude . Lisas influence also showed in the quality eco friendly items throughout the lodge . The loveliest place to stay on wonderful Stewart Island !!

Date of stay: February 2021
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Thank Kiwifreespirits
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

This was our first time to Stewart Island so we weren’t sure what to expect, especially the weather. With regard to the weather it couldn’t have been much better. There was the inevitable wind but apart from that it was fine and moderately warm. At the Lodge the outside seating was sheltered from the wind but still allowed an almost uninterrupted view of Oban and the bay. Our room was spacious and the ensuite had everything would expec with regard to toiletries etc. Breakfast was on a self service continental basis but all laid out ready to choose whatever one felt inclined to partake of. The communal dining area and the lounge area all had good views, there was a shuttle service from the ferry terminal to/from the lodge. The staff connected with the lodge all had the time to chat, were very courteous and welcoming.

Date of stay: February 2021
Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 9 February 2021

We travelled as 3 couples - each wanting our own room. So the lodge provided the best option as we had three rooms next to one another - and all identical. The space inside is great, complete with a walk in wardrobe (with space for luggage and a mini fridge and coffee making facilities) and then a good sized bathroom with bath and good sized shower. What's great about the lodge is the rooms have plenty of space and right outside the rooms is a long communal deck with spectacular views over Half Moon Bay and a couple of large outdoor tables. When staying here many years ago, when it was operated more as a lodge, we were offered canapes and pre-dinner drinks but these days with Real Journey's owning the lodge, this service is not offered. However the lounge area is available to all and there is a kitchen that guests can use. We availed ourselves of the facilities and made our own pre-dinner cocktails! There were plenty of glasses and other kitchen items for what we needed. In the mornings we had a continental Breakfast that our host Danny set up. It comprised a range of cereals, fruit, bagels (including gluten free ones along with gluten free bread), cheese etc. Also a range of three juices and plunger coffees and a range of teas.
The location of the lodge is great - a steep but not so long road to climb up and down when going into the town but that was fine. What we did find a little odd was that we were told our rooms would not be serviced "due to Covid?! Having stayed at loads of NZ accommodation over the past few months, this is the first time I have come across a lodge saying this - in a country where we have no community transmission. I think this is a cop out - and really doesn't reflect well on Real Journey's if they using this as an excuse for possibly a lack of staff to service rooms.

Our host at the lodge was Danny, and he greeted us when we arrived and told us about the lodge and our rooms. He was obviously new and a little nervous but lovely. We did also meet Lisa when we arrived - who most of the reviews mention here, but she was at the end of her shift - but she did ensure we had all the info we needed. We certainly did get the impression that many staff are "over it" -- an unrelenting throng of visitors to the island with no let up since NZ closed its borders and everyone headed to Stewart Island!

I would stay at Stewart Island Lodge again - great location and views!

Date of stay: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

The rooms are comfortable and clean, lounge area is very nice and there are fantastic views over the bay. They no longer do drinks as they used to, and the breakfasts were basic continental fare but okay. For the price per night it was a little underwhelming but still the best place given limited options on Stewart Island. The staff were great but the manager was clearly over working this season and made it known.

Date of stay: February 2021
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3  Thank Anwil51
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