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Review of Glendeer Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Sept 2020
A beautiful home, garden and accommodation for guests. Lovely spacious rooms and bathrooms. The garden and its wildlife plus small fallow deer herd keep you entertained.
Excellent hosts. Nothing is left wanting. Guest lounge and kitchen are very comfortable.
Highly recommend if you are anywhere near Timaru.
Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

We are touring the South Island in a large RV, having already toured the north Island with a SUV using B&B.
My wife isn’t a great enthusiast of camping, even with a monster RV, so the compromise we have, is to stop every few nights in a luxury B&B for her to gain her sanity, ( her words).
Glendeer was ideal for that purpose, it’s large, with a small number of guests, very quiet, and spotless in any area, common and bedroom.
It has a huge private car park, ideal to get the starship Enterprise parked, our name for the RV.
We found our hosts chatty and very informative of the whole area, it was nice to have two way conversation about our experience and theirs, so thank you for that.
Our room was large, extremely well decorated and nicely fitted, lovely walk in shower, and most importantly, a very comfortable bed.
Breakfast was excellent, everything you need before another day in charge of the Enterprise and a happy wife.
Thank you for a lovely stay, and we wish you both well in your business and life.
I will and have recommended your B&B.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Bruce180852
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Jude M, Owner at Glendeer Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Hi Bruce,
Thanks for your kind words, it was great to meet you and your wife and so glad you enjoyed a comfortable night stay with us.
We hope you are enjoying your driving tour of New Zealand and all the sights that are on offer!
Kind Regards
Jude

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Reviewed 10 February 2020

The accommodation is the ground floor of the owner's home. They live above.
The 3 bedrooms are off a short hallway which is open to a communal lounge and kitchen, with no separating door. Meaning you hear anything happening in those common areas. The bedrooms do not have tea & coffee facilities so you need to use the common kitchen (which has a connecting wall to one of the bedrooms as does the lounge).
The walls were not soundproofed.
On arrival we were informed our tv wasnt working and they hoped a technician was coming over the next few days but we could watch the small tv in the lounge. We didnt feel comfortable doing that as the other 2 bedrooms would have had to listen to what we were watching.
The night we stayed the owner came into the lounge in the evening talking to a guest in the lounge till around 9.30 pm & we heard the whole conversation in our room.
Lovely bathroom. Very clean. Bed very comfortable. No full length mirror.
The owner comes in in the mornings and puts out breakfast. Breakfast was excellent.
The setup didnt work for us and for the price paid we thought it was high for how & what it is.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Jude M, Owner at Glendeer Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Dear Christine,
I am so sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay with us, but I can reassure you that all of our house is fully soundproofed to Council standard and we regularly have guests compliment how lovely and peaceful it is.
In my 15 years of running our Bed & Breakfast I have generally found that the people who come to stay here do so because they enjoy the social side of staying with a host and this goes hand in hand with conversation and I genuinely enjoy hearing from our guests if they have had a great meal out or enjoyed a local attraction.
Yes a Bed & Breakfast isn’t for everyone but I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast!
Kind Regards
Jude

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Reviewed 10 December 2019

We just wanted to say a thank you to the owners for a pleasant stay and also thanks for the timely advice which saved us from a very unpleasant predicament!

There had been severe rainfall and storms on the day we stayed. We had planned to spend some time in Timaru town before making our way up to Christchurch for our final day in New Zealand. The owners fortunately told us that there were flood alerts regarding the sole bridge leading up to Christchurch. We changed our plans and headed straight for the bridge. We ended up passing it 20-30 minutes before it closed due to flooding and we've been checking the state of the bridge for interest. It ended up being closed for several days and we would have been stuck, so thank you for the advice! Unfortunately we didn't get an opportunity to say hi to your deers, but perhaps next time!

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank YK610
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Jude M, Owner at Glendeer Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear Guest,
So glad to hear you got through safe and sound! Yes it has been very interesting with some crazy weather patterns but everything is back to normal now and we are looking forward to our Christmas season!
Hope you enjoyed your travels in New Zealand and hope to see you again sometime.
Kind Regards
Jude McLauchlan
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Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

It has been the best Bed&Breakfast we have been in New Zealand.
The house is big and very new. All the fourniture is made for the owner of high quality and very good design.
We have a kitchen for us.
The room was big and the bathroom had a nice shower. The breakfast was good and variety.
The house is in the middle of a very large land with deers.
It was a really nice stayed.

Thank you Jude&Paul

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jude M, Owner at Glendeer Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2019

Hi there,
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our B&B!
We hope you enjoyed your visit to New Zealand.
Kind Regards
Jude

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Reviewed 5 August 2019

The hosts are two wonderful people who've kept a lovely house set up for their guests. The bedroom we used (garden view) is huge and has it's own bathroom. The bed is also large and very comfortable.
Their local knowledge guided us to see some spectacular views down at Mount John later on in the day.

Room tip: The Garden View room is excellent.
Date of stay: August 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jude M, Owner at Glendeer Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you both and we so enjoy making sure our guests enjoy the most that our wonderful area has to offer and we are more than happy to help out!
I hope the rest of your journey went well and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
Kind Regards
Jude McLauchlan

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