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Lake Ohau Lodge

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Liked the room with Mountain and lake view. Had dinner in the hotel and a lot was flavourful and fresh. Would stay and eat there again. Cons, the vegetables were very overlooked at dinner, the bathroom curtain was dirty, and the tiny shampoos required us to use our own we brough.

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have in fact just changed our brand of shampoos etc to the Forest and Bird brand. Every time you use one of these products a percentage of its value goes directly to Forest & Bird to support their invaluable work in protecting animals and wild places, on land and in our oceans. These products...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this hotel, I stopped over here for a Contiki tour and it's communal space for dinner and guest areas (table tennis and bar) was great! Loved it! Only downside was that the rooms were quite basic, perhaps a TV would be good but I understand it's purpose is more a bed and breakfast type place. Loved the food...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm so glad that you loved it. The Contiki rooms are our cheaper Maitland wing rooms which are simple but have all the requirements including a bath. We have been told many times by our guests NOT to get TVs in the rooms and we agree. This place is communal and we think...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Basic lodge - very friendly staff - great views - warm common areas. Dinner consisted of soup, lamb or pork, pudding - all okay Breakfast includes a full cooked plate of eggs, bacon, toms, sausage Recommend

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Thank you for your recommendation. Most appreciated

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I highly rate this place, its basic in the main building area but the staff were great the views are magnificent and the food was recent considering, I would love to stay here and ski! I do recommend this place for what it is but those views are breathtaking

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. We are an old building, built in 1951 so it's character is of that time which is becoming pretty rare in the beautiful places of NZ. I'm so glad that you appreciated the gorgeous staff that we have, we love them and yes, we are very proud of the food that we serve here. We hope...

Dunedin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed as part of a group at the weekend, The accommodation is reasonably basic , but is clean. The units could do with a fridge and ironing facilities in them, the beds are extremely hard and uncomfortable! The meal in the evening was great, if you had the beef was great, but the pork option was extremely overcooked and...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. We have 4 standards of accommodation and unfortunately, your group had requested our more spacious Temple wing rooms with the lovely views but this was not available. You stayed in the Maitland wing which is one of our basic wings - but priced accordingly with a 3 course dinner, accommodation and a cooked breakfast for $111...

Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was a highlight of our bike trail experience. Great accommodation in Huxley wing, wonderful evening meal, fantastic breakfast and superb service. What a setting - whether it was soaking in the hot tubs, sitting on the deck with a drink or dining we had this awesome view of Lake Ohau and Mt Cook as the sun was setting. A...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it all and for the Lodge to have been the highlight of your A2O cycle trail is wonderful to hear.

Kurrajong, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed as part of a bus tour. We had a dorm/lodge type area with our rooms. Bed was hard but sufficed. Heater under carpet was great. Bathroom clean. Dinner and bar was good. Amazing views from verandah. Very isolated so bring supplies.

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I hope that the Lodge rooms compared favourably with other hotel rooms that you stayed in on your tour. Often tour companies choose Lake Ohau Lodge because of its difference. The fact that it is isolated is a draw card and I'm not sure if you need to bring supplies as we have everything here.

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is kind of isolated and far from town. But the view is beautiful with lake Ohau and the mountains. Staffs were very friendly and helpful. While we stayed for one night, there were also the other big tour staying there too so when we had dinner in the common room, they were a little loud. The room is...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are seemingly isolated but it is only 1/2 hrs drive to the nearest town. When you get to Lake Ohau though you see very little sign of other habitation, just one big glorious lake surrounded by hills and mountains. Certainly it can be busy in the restaurant which will mean everyone enjoying themselves and...

Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2016

What an amazing place to visit our son who has worked on the snow field at Ohau for 2 winters. Louise & Mike are fantastic hosts; hard working people who know how to run a friendly lodge with incredible views. Many more features include a spa & views of the night sky. The bar was well stocked, restaurant 3- course...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Well, of course I know who you are and it was lovely to meet you both and for you to see where your son has been working. How fabulous that you managed to enjoy all of those outdoor activities which are normally either winter or summer, skiing or walking but you did them all! The Mackenzie Country is a stunning...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have been to Lake Ohau Lodge three times. Once on a school trip nearly 50 years ago, once on a ski weekend about 25 years ago, and once for dinner three weeks ago. It hasn't changed much! The accommodation prices range from budget to mid-price, the setting is outstanding, and the food is delicious. They have a table d'hôte...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

We try not to change things! The old school look of Lake Ohau Lodge is part of it's charm. People compare it to their favourite bach that they keep on returning to and so nothing should change too much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal and of course this view from the Lodge is the best view in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 72 unit Lodge with warm, centrally heated, comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Ohau with views of Glen Mary Glacier, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau Range. Facilities include restaurant, bar, games room, spa pools and drying room. Staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge will complete a unique and truly memorable South Island skiing experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Ohau Lodge

Address: 2295 Lake Ohau Road | P O Box 51, 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Lake Ohau
Price Range: RM311 - RM622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Ohau Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Lake Ohau Hotel Twizel
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