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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed here en route to the Queen Charlotte track. The friendly owner discussed our plans and drove us to a starting point on the track which gave us a beautiful 4 hour walk back to Anakiwa more suited to our middle-aged abilities than our original plan would have been. If the weather had been suitable he would have transported...

Thank KayandCaroline
New York, NY
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed there only for one night, the hosts were very nice and accommodating, we took a double en-suite room which was bright, clean and super comfortable, much better than most hostels offer in every aspect. The kitchen was great and well equipped. I took a peek at the 4-bed dorm room and those beds looked extremely spoiling :) They...

Thank chibban
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed here when we finished walking the Queen Charlotte Track. It is a very homely place to stay and the owners are very friendly. The hostel is extremely clean and comfortable and it was great to have all the home comforts after our 5-day walk. They even pick your bags up from the jetty for you if your luggage is...

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. The reason I decided to book this lodge was that they offered free kayaks. The owner was really helpful throughout the stay organizing breakfast for us as we didn't yet have a chance to go shopping and also changing his plans to accommodate our request to be picked up with his boat later during...

Thank chocolanna
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2013

we were able to finish our walk of the track with curry, wine, a soak in the spa and some movies - not bad! The Hosts were wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. It was a bit of a trek to the bathroom, but we did have our own wee deck and a custom baby gate to...

Thank feds2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I stayed a couples of days in Anakiwa with my girlfriend and we loved it! Great location at Marlborough Sounds. Great walks, nice lake with lot's of activities. Great if you just wanna get away from all. The owner upgraded our room as it was quiet and it was the best value for money I had in New Zealand. He...

Thank 256Julian
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I have stayed at Anakiwa Lodge the last three years in a row. It's a great place to hang out if you want the ultimate getaway. There is loads to do and kayaking on the Sounds is definitely a highlight! I also walked part of the Queen Charlotte track as a day trip to another bay and last year, my...

Thank VFdJ
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at the end of Queen Charlotte. Got the double deluxe for a family of four. The owners were terrific and very friendly. The room was lovely and inviting, and we enjoyed the large DVD collection and free jacuzzi. My only complaint is the distance between the room and the bathroom, which makes it annoying to go...

Thank weinyael
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I was expecting more from this place especially since reading the reviews, there was a mistake from the booking in which the room that we wanted was already booked. To his credit the owner gave us a bigger room and a discount. Only recommend this place if you intend to go on the Queen Charlotte track.

Thank DPVogler
anakiwa, Manager at Anakiwa Lodge, responded to this review

We note you received one of our largest comfortable private rooms at a discounted rate, together with a free late checkout, so surprised you are still unhappy with your stay here. Yes, the particular room you wanted had been booked months ago and the lodge was fully booked, so our options were somewhat limited. We certainly more than complied with...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Had a fantastic 4 days at the Lodge. Family of 5 with 3 teenage daughters Darrell gave us the deluxe and family rooms. The Lodge is very modern and well equipped Kitchen , Spa and TV room. The weather was stunning we swam every day off the Wharf. Highlight was the great time Darell gave us fishing off his boat,...

Thank Dean B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a new modern 5 star hostel similar to a small boutique hotel. You should note that we are located a 30min scenic drive (25kms) from Picton, into the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We guarantee it is worth the drive to experience our premium rooms and sparkly clean facilities. The popular Queen Charlotte Track is only 2 mins walk from our doorstep. The pace here is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Explore the bays, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or walking the local tracks. Wind down with a soak in the large luxury hot spa and then retire to the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anakiwa Lodge

Address: 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Price Range: RM203 - RM377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Top corner room with ensuite + private porch. Great beds, add-one for kids, too. Modern + clean. Bit noise from downstairs, but ok.”
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“Bring food with you, there isn't any stores in that village (but there are towns nearby)”
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“The hosts will give excellent advice on the Queen Charlotte Track, how to get there, how to transport goods, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles KayandCaroline, 21 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you organise to be picked up/dropped off in Picton when you book, if travelling without a car.”
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