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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Luxurious and homely at the same time. Surrounded by the wilderness with tramping, fishing, swimming, boating all at your doorstep. The dining room has a superb view with lovely hosts. My favourite was walking up to the waterfall. Beautiful hot weather and you could jump off ledges into the waterfalls pool. We also played volleyball and... More 

Thank CartySA
LakeBrunnerLodge, Public Relations Manager at Lake Brunner Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review Sophie - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge! The waterfall is a great attraction and a very easy walk from the Lodge and the photos we saw of you and your friends swimming up there are amazing. Thanks again for staying and we can't wait to see you again. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is a home away from home . The hosts Leeanne & Jamie made us feel so welcome. Our Highest recommendation for them. The extra mile or two to travel on to Mitchells is not a problem. Take your time & relax. You are on holiday.

Thank TSJ62
LakeBrunnerLodge, Public Relations Manager at Lake Brunner Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for you positive review TSJ62 - Lake Brunner Lodge and its management pride themselves on providing a relaxed "home away from home" atmosphere and we are glad to hear you received exactly that. Hope to welcome you back to the Lodge soon. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

If you want to go somwhere peaceful and quiet then this is it. Great location and beautiful scenery including the drive in which is well worth it. Friendly honest hosts that make you feel welcome. Would come again!

Thank Craig17121
LakeBrunnerLodge, Public Relations Manager at Lake Brunner Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Craig, thanks for your positive review of Lake Brunner Lodge. We too agree that the scenery is beautiful. We look forward to seeing you again - maybe you can take the train over for a different perspective next time! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I would think the Lake Brunner Lodge were a special place. Old world comfort and charm in an isolated setting surrounded by bush, over looking a lake full of trout and far from the madding crowd. All this hosted by friendly "kiwis". A five star hotel with marble bathrooms - no. The solidity of timber - yes. The food -... More 

3 Thank Philip H
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We recently stayed a night at Lake Brunner Lodge .....where we originally stayed on our honeymoon 45 years ago .... . Our host, Julie, was most welcoming and made us feel completely at home ... she cooked us a wonderful dinner of salmon and when we sank into the amazingly comfortable bed we slept soundly , to be awoken to... More 

1 Thank Morkuss
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Stayed 10 nights in the Bach Feb 2014 with two mates for a quiet fishing adventure. If you want peace, tranquility, remote location, gorgeous views with inspiring walks, along with a lake full of 4-6 pound trout this is the place for you. Personal service and the managers couldn't do enough for us. Absolutely loved the place.

Thank DonTrice
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I beg any visitor to NZ or resident to come here and enjoy a part of NZ that is so beautiful. If you are searching for tranquility Lake Brunner Lodge is it. The surrounding area is just breathtaking and so unspoiled. The beautiful walk from the Lodge to Bains Bay and up to the waterfall behind the Lodge are truly... More 

Thank 1961KathyG
Nakon Sawan thailand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I recently stayed for a night at the lodge, it reminded me of a colonial house, inside was very welcoming, library poolroom, lounge, the views were spectacular, although the weather was kind, I understand it is under new management and this seems to be working. The food was mouth watering, our hosts were attentive, but in a very sensitive way.... More 

1 Thank Rob M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

There are very few times when everything comes together to make a trip perfect and so it was with my stay at Lake Brunner Lodge. The food, the rooms, the location, the fishing, the west coast weather (only one day of rain!!), the dogs , the walks and most importantly the attentive hospitality of the wonderful hosts David and Jackie.... More 

Thank SDLeft
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Stayed for two nights over Easter. A great get away in a peaceful location in a beautiful building. Large comfortable rooms with views onto the lake, timber lined hallways, a well stocked library, two sitting rooms and verandahs to sit on and take in the view and chill out. With a short walk to the waterfall behind the lodge, or... More 

3 Thank Jan_and_Ham

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the shores of Lake Brunner, The Lodge is your ultimate escape from the everyday. True Kiwi hospitality awaits you! Established in 1868, rebuilt in the 1930's and recently refurbished, Lake Brunner Lodge boasts the classic architecture of yesteryear with the comforts and furnishings of today. Comprising of 8 ensuited rooms offer guests luxurious accommodation amidst breath taking scenery. The lodge is the most gracious and renowned luxury lodge on the West Coast. It provides excellent lakefront accommodation and cuisine for travellers exploring the nearby National Parks, Lakes and rugged West Coast. Famously known as a world-class anglers' heaven. Spend your day's hunting wild trophy brown trout with local guides. For your next weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding and everything between please speak to our Lodge Concierge who will tailor a package to suit your individual needs, whatever they may be. Exclusive use, travel arrangements, specific dietary requirements, guided fishing or hunting trips - nothing is too much trouble. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Brunner Lodge

Address: 1950 Kumara Inchbonnie Road | Westland, 7875, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island
Price Range: €125 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Brunner Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“best view of lake but any room is fine”
 of 5 bubbles TSJ62, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I am sure most rooms have a stunning view plus are extremely quiet....”
 of 5 bubbles Morkuss, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
“For more of a self contained unit book the Bach.”
 of 5 bubbles DonTrice, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles 1961KathyG, 31 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms have doors to the gardens, but get a room with a view over the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 351RobM, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
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