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GinnyStaffordshireUK
Alton, United Kingdom

A very pleasant surprise!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Feb 2023via mobile
We weren’t expecting much but were really impressed with the property.
Our room was huge, spotless and very well equipped. Such a comfy bed!
Breakfast was continental but was excellent.
The view from the terrace was amazing.
Only minor complaint would be the rather transient staff and the resultant lack of personal touch.
Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 30 October 2022

      From when we stepped foot off the ferry, Julie (our host) was waiting to greet us with a smile. She gave us a quick tour around the town, giving us a few suggestions for dinner and if the weather turned. Julie was one huge factor that made our romantic getaway, that much more special. The lodge was absolutely beautiful and immaculate and the views were remarakable. We will definitely be returning to Stewart Island Lodge and can only hope that Julie is there for our next visit!

      Room tip: The hill isn't as hard as it looks!
      Date of stay: September 2022
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2022

      Julie and the team can't wait for you to return! Thank you for staying with us at the Stewart Island Lodge.

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      Reviewed 2 November 2021

      We had the best time staying at the lodge over a long weekend, Forest was the best host and really went out of his way to help us along!
      Room was super clean and tidy with a comfortable bed. The views are incredible! Lovely and relaxing place to stay and use as a base to explore.

      Date of stay: September 2021
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      Real NZ, Owner at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

      Thank you for spending your long weekend relaxing at Stewart Island lodge with us. Forest is an amazing person and will greatly appreciate your kind words. We hope you had a fun-filled weekend and hope you visit again one day in the future.

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      Reviewed 27 April 2021

      The lodge was a very pleasant surprise, rooms were clean, we had room no 3 with views over the Bay. Bathroom very nice, a shower and a toilet and also clean. Lisa is a super host. Very funny and welcoming. It was a pity she had some days off after that and we didn't see her again. Then we had Nikita who was much more reserved, and quiet. Conversations with her were cordial rather than genuinely. Later we saw her again on the ferry and it was obvious she didn't want to talk to us. But that's fine. Each to their own but if you work in the hospitality you need to be more friendly . But the lodge is great, and you can make your own dinners in the kitchen there at night. Breakfast is great, but if you want eggs, there is a 4 square where you can buy eggs and then you can cook eggs in the kitchen there if you don't want just cereals, toast and fruit for breakfast. They don't do lunches or dinners but you can use the kitchen when you want. By the way, it's like a normal kitchen in a normal house. And they have lots of pots and pans and 2 stoves, also fridge for you to use. The only downside to the lodge is that is has a very steep drive and you can walk to town( 10 minutes) but you also have to walk back( puff puff) or you can get a taxi for $15- which we didn't do. On the plus side it's good if you want to get fit. Overall it's a huge recommendation to go stay in this lodge. We glad we did this for our 40th wedding anniversary.

      Room tip: room 3 has a great view
      Date of stay: April 2021
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      Reviewed 5 April 2021

      Room and ensuite were ample, with also a sepate room for luggage and storage, clean and well furnished. We were welcomed by Lisa, who offered helpful advice and assisted us in whatever way we needed help. Breakfast was of good standard, The views were superb. Walking from Oban village one has to climb a steepish road., no problems in general, unless a visitor has trouble with walking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you, Lisa.

      Date of stay: March 2021
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      Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

      A fantastic destination and great place to stay. The rooms are fantastic and perfect luggage room come walk in wardrobe to get rid of all your luggage and unpack.

      Enjoyed the large table and delicious breakfasts each morning looking through a postcard like view over the harbour.

      Many thanks to our host Lisa for sorting out a fantastic kiwi spotting tour that was appropriate for my mother to enjoy and experience kiwi in the wild (thanks for making this happen)

      If your considering Stewart Island lock this accommodation in, it exceeded our expectations. AAA++

      Cheers Robbie & AJ

      Date of stay: April 2021
      Trip type: Travelled with family
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      Real Journeys, Guest Services / Front Office at Stewart Island Lodge - RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2021

      Hi Robbie and AJ, thanks for taking the time to provide this amazing feedback. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the lodge. We agree with your comment, the views really are 'postcard like'! We look forward to welcoming you back to Stewart Island in the future.
      Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Lodge.

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