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Lake Ohau Lodge

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was our third family trip to Lake Ohau Lodge during winter and our experience was as good as the last two times. I want to come back in summer and ride some of the A2O cycle trail! Louise and Mike and the team make you feel so welcome and relaxed - the atmosphere is friendly and the location/ view...

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

Thank you so much for writing. We love the school holidays and having all these families here. It's just like welcoming old friends, in fact we feel you are our friends! So much fun for there to be so many kids all together. The start to winter has been a bit difficult but thankfully the snowmaking has really provided a...

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Been coming to Lake Ohau Lodge for 10+ years now, amazing atmosphere, breathtaking views, awesome staff and great snow. Furthermore the food is absolutely incredible, 5 star meals every single night! If youre ever in new zealand, Ohau is an absolute must, you will become hooked!

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

Hi Zac, thanks for writing. We hope you never stop coming! Good on you for making it without the family and keeping up the continuum of so many years. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

New Zealand
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful spots in NZ with a simple though stylish lodge. Some rooms have stunning views and certainly from the restaurant absolutely stunning! Quiet place, just everything you need when you want some real NZ without all the packed tourist places. Probably more busy during winter/ski time....

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

Thank you for writing. We think that we offer something very special and very New Zealand and it is great to hear that you, our guests appreciated it too. It's oh so beautiful here now with the snow down the hills - more would be good right now - but it will come and then the Lodge will not be...

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were staying in a Book-a-Bach property in the Ohau Alpine Village during a very off-peak time of the year (May), so having taken a fantastic drive up Lake Ohau through Lake Ohau Station, we were keen on some lunch on our way back home. We weren't sure of the lodge was open, but it was and I'm so glad...

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

How lovely of you to take the time to write all that and you just called in for lunch! You did a good job of describing our "high country platter" so thank you. Those that came to Lake Ohau Lodge in April and early May this year were treated to the most stunningly calm and warm days, it really was...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Our group stayed Saturday night recently and we really enjoyed relaxing by the double fireplaces with burning logs, the delicious evening meal and breakfast provided. Staff were friendly and helpful. If the weather is cold there is internal access to the rooms. Our room had a lake view which was great.

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

Thank you for writing. Nothing beats sitting around a log fire and looking out the window at the surrounding snow capped mountains, other than maybe being in the spa pool with a glass of gluhwein!

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

It's important to remember that this is a skiing lodge and not a classic hotel. You will not find all the facilities you find in a town centre hotel - no TV, no free wifi. However, the view from the rooms is stunning. The owners are friendly and bend over backwards to be helpful. We had free drinks on our...

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

From your review, you were on the last night of your tour before heading back to the UK I think so I feel I should point out that the tour company provided you with your final night drinks and nibbles. We do offer a set menu of a soup with home made bread, a choice of two main courses on...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great weekend at the lodge in Ohau, the service was phenomenal and the food outstanding! 1st class dinning on local produce! Great location, Thanks for a great weekend catering for my friends wedding!! We will be sure to spread the word.

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

Ohau we love a wedding! It is wonderful to be so involved in such a special day. So glad you enjoyed it all. Great weather for April! Lucky lucky

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

.......and they arranged for us to stay at this stunning lodge the night before we flew back to the Uk. I personally could have stayed there a couple of nights or longer you had no television 📺 or telephone 📞 in the room but with the stunning views you don't need or even want it. The owners and staff are...

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

Thank you for writing. Yes, I imagine that before flying back to the UK, to have a night at a place like Lake Ohau must really help cope with the journey. It's lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Night 2 of the A20 cycle ride from Mount Cook to Oamaru was here. The front desk lady was chirpy and friendly. The Accom we were in was budget but comfortable. Sitting on the balcony in the afternoon in the sun was magical over looking the lake with views all the way back to Mount Cook. The included dinner and...

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

I love that! Thank you. Just like Lemon & Paeroa.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The welcome is genuine, the ambience is immediate, the rooms are chic....and the view - there are no words! This place is like something out of a movie, You have a set menu for dinner and they place you on a table with other travellers for a fun, chatty dining experience. We had a hot tub before dinner to rest...

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

Mike wants to know what movie you were thinking. I like Budapest Hotel .... but thank you, it is so nice to read that you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to seeing you when you can make a return visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: RM299 - RM599 (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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