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Review of The Lindis
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Feb 2024via mobile
The Lindis exceeded our expectations. The setting is pristine and spectacular with wide views looking down the valley. We stayed in one of the little pods and were happy we did so. Private with outside tubs and views of the stars. The staff was excellent - personable and service oriented without being overbearing. Opportunities to do high end experiences like heli- hiking - or stay low key and e-bike or hike. Food was very nice - a touch “overwrought” - but everything was enjoyed.

Location and staff are what makes this place special. We will return and would recommend it to anyone.
Date of stay: February 2024
Room Tip: If you want privacy, stay in one of the little pods. It’s a little hike to the main lodge, but...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Amazing stay. My wife and I spent two nights at the Lindis in January in one of their private pods. The Lindis is located about 20 minutes off the main road - and the drive is well worth it for the remote location and absolutely stunning views when you arrive! The team at The Lindis were brilliant from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We arrived on a rare cold (around 5 degrees) summers day, but this did not impact our stay – we ran a hot bath (which you can do from inside your pod) and had a lovely time in the hot bath looking at the beautiful scenery. The next day was warmer, and we went on some lovely self-guided walks (equipped with our GPS and radio in case we needed help or wanted a pick up!) and an incredible horse ride through the forest. The horses were so well behaved, and the guides were very friendly and even took my wife for a gallop through the paddock when we got back which was an amazing experience. On our final morning, we took the Ben Avon trail to the top of the mount- the views were superb and well worth the walk up - it took us around 2 hours in total. The food was exceptional, with an a la carte breakfast and choice of lunch or picnic to take with you, and a multi-course dinner. Although the dinner was a set menu, we were shown the menu earlier in the day and could ask for anything to be changed if we were not completely happy- we didn’t need to worry though, every course was a delight! Overall, the best couple of days and would highly recommend staying at the Lindis to anyone!

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow!!!! Had an absolutely fantastic experiance!!! Amazing views, fantastic staff, wonderful food.
Trout stream, horses and lovely rooms!!! The black diamond lunch experiance is a must do!!! We had an amazing romantic experience from arriving at the door until our goodbye coffee

Room tip: Do the black dimond experiance
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

I’m a real fan of TripAdvisor, but I have to take issue with any website that could allow The Lindis to be rated as only the 17th best hotel in the Otago region.

This lodge, which is nestled miles down the Ahuriri Valley, can only be described as breathtaking. I really can’t find enough superlatives to describe the location, the lodge, our pod, the views, the food and the professionalism and warmth of the staff. I am up to about 400 reviews on TripAdvisor (I said I’m a fan), and this really is one of the very best places I have ever stayed.

I know somewhere is great when I can’t stop taking photos. Here, I took so many. So many! I can’t imagine not coming back here.

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

This was such a wonderful place to stay during our trip to New Zealand and truly memorable. The location is stunning but our whole experience at the hotel was great. Photos don’t begin to do justice to the panoramic views to be seen from pretty much every window. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. What we also liked was the intimate feel of the hotel, which has relatively few rooms but allows for attentive, personalised service as a result. We chose to stay in a pod as we felt that offered a bit of fun and added sense of adventure and were really pleased with that choice. The pod was very comfortable and, in addition to a lovely bathroom, had a bath on a veranda area which we made good use of following a long ride around the vast and picturesque hotel grounds.

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Gill R
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

We were looking forward to discovering this new lodge and the magic didn't work at all, unlike the other lodges we've visited in New Zealand anD Australia over the years. We were disappointed.
The architecture is very beautiful in a splendid environment but I wonder if the architect ever slept in his lodge ... Some of the architect's follies are not at all functional for an average guest, the lighting system is very complicated and several times I almost fell when I bumped into spotlights on the floor of the room.
I think this lodge is more reserved for young youtuber-influencers who spend their time taking photos of themselves. I wouldn't recommend the lodge to anyone over 30...
The welcome is charming but very robotic, distant and formatted.
The food is decent but not very generous in its portions and the lunch is too light.
The breakfast choice is very limited and also lacks generosity.
The room is comfortable but not very functional: the bathroom is designer, glazed and open.
The staff are friendly, but it's a shame that in such a small place the manager doesn't come to greet his guests throughout their stay.
The quality of the wifi in such a remote location was exceptional.
We found it expensive for what we had. We were more attracted to Saffire Tasmania, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island or even Huka Lodge on Lake Taupo.
There are improvements to be made to reach an exceptional level.
We also regret that an email is not sent to customers to give feedback, which we would have done in person if the manager had come to see us during our stay.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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