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Lake Rotoroa Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We are not sure when it closed, but this accommodation is not open any longer. It's a great location, but the sand flies here are the most intense of any place in the region. Don't visit unless you have insect repellant .

4Thank Paul D
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 26 March 2016

My husband is a fly-fisherman and has stayed at the lodge for the past three years for approx. 4 nights and I have stayed the past two years for 4 nights. We can't say enough positive things about how much we truly love staying there. The staff (Bill and Jeannie) are the best! Bill is extremely knowledgeable about all things...

3Thank Heather E
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had the misfortune to book at this "Lodge " for one night . Cost - Room only basis $630NZD .On arrival mid afternoon, we found a gracious old home situated in a beautiful position overlooking a beautiful lake. A middle aged woman (Housekeeper ) greeted us - no concierge , in fact no other staff , in fact no...

7Thank newmarket18
Stratham, NH
Reviewed 15 February 2016

My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights. My husband is a fly fisherman and he had 2 days of fantastic fly fishing for trout with a guide. Alistair, the chef, could prepare meals at any Michelin star restaurant in the world. The four course meals were well presented and amazing. They were by far the best...

Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We had a flat battery at the Lake car park nearby and frantically searched for help. I found the manager's house and asked if he had jump leads while he was eating dinner with his wife. He stopped what he was doing, found some jump leads and gave me a lift to the car park and started the car for...

Thank Michael A
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

only to pleased to help.

Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Absolutely fabulous place to stay, exceptionally comfortable room, exquisite food, wonderful host and magnificent views of the mountains and lake. Wonderful walking tracks close by and definitely the best quad biking experience I have been on in NZ. Thank you Bill

1Thank lhowardpt
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time 'exploring' the countryside.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Exceptional service. Bill the manager could not have been more helpful or friendly, made our stay amazing with his suggestions of activities and helpfulness in organising everything. the lodge is incredibly comfortable with fantastic views of the lake & mountains. We had the place to ourselves so it was particularly quiet and relaxing, but I think it would be even...

Thank John E
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

we love to read guest comments and when there are 'suggestions' that' we need to improve on something we take notice. The bikes had all been recently serviced locally in a small community hence some 'hybrid' parts on two of them to keep them safely operable. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you have been fortunate enough to experience the private fishing and hunting lodges founded around the world in late 19th and early 20th centuries, you will know what to expect when you visit the Lake Rotoroa Lodge. If you haven't had this experience, I recommend it enthusiastically. At LRL, you will be treated as a member of a club,...

1Thank PBLII
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks-always easy with such nice guests. As I write, further renovations are taking place as we continue to enhance guest comforts. We look forward to next season with a further revamp of facilities.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Our expectations for LRL were very high and I'm pleased to be able to say that they were exceeded. You might think that with all of it's history dating back to 1920 the lodge might be excused for resting on it's laurels but the way Bill, Jenny and Alasdair treat their guests you'd think that the lodge was making it's...

Thank Rob B
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the generous comments about your stay with us at LRL. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and thank you again for choosing Lake Rotoroa Lodge for your New Zealand fly fishing adventure. Bill McDermott General Manager

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Lake Rotoroa Lodge and were we impressed (again)! The recent refurbishments are refreshing and Alister (the Chef) cooks a mean Salmon...Bill & Jenny attended to our every need, and some...they are brilliant! The whole place runs like clockwork, and we are already looking forward to visit number 4!

Thank RaelynandGregg
lakelodge1, General Manager at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words. It is always a special pleasure welcoming returning guests to LRL. The new refurbishments have been received especially well and we are proud to show them off. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Bill

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along a quiet country lane that winds its way through the Gowan River valley lies Lake Rotoroa Lodge. It is nestled at the northern tip of New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps.This isolated and unspoiled location is surrounded by the forests of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Lake Rotoroa is considered the jewel in the crown of the park: its tranquil waters reflect a magnificent vista of snow-capped mountains and lush native bush.From the lodge's idyllic and romantic lakeside location, guests can gaze along the length of Lake Rotoroa to the towering peaks of the Travers Range, and lapping at the foot of the lodge lawn, the waters of the Gowan River may just cause them to become lost in thoughts of some of the world's finest brown trout fishing that can begin just a few short steps away. Enjoy this stunning view from the lodge's open-fired sitting room, dining room or, indeed, from many of our guest rooms.The Nelson Lakes National Park, with its alpine environment, is just one of three National Parks that surround the city of Nelson (1½ hours away). The Abel Tasman National Park is coastal (offering some of the very finest, golden beaches in the world, together with the internationally renowned Abel Tasman Track) and New Zealand's most recently designated National Park, Kahurangi, is one of the world's great wilderness environments. There are times of the year when it really is possible to swim in the ocean in the morning and ski in the mountains in the afternoon! ... more   less 

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Address: Gowan Valley Road, RD 3, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Rotoroa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All of the rooms are unique and lovely”
  • The lake view - stunning!
563heathere, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Avoid. Do not stay here .Read the Review from French travellers - same experience except they got dinner - for $1000 NZD per night”
newmarket18, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Try the New Zealand wines!”
  • Sunset over Lake Rotoroa
W4736EJrobb, 3 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Request a room facing the Lake, the view is breathtaking. Ask Alister to cook fish for you”
RaelynandGregg, 7 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet & luxurious.”
andym132, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
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