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Fairfield, Connecticut
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed at Dock Bay Lodge for one night en route to Doubtful Sound, arriving late evening after a long drive from Queenstown airport and departing the next day after breakfast. The house is stunning, with views of the lake from bedrooms, common areas and lovely patio. Dawn Dowling, the proprietor, could not have been more welcoming. As we arrived... More 

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Queenstown
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My clients stayed one night here and were thrilled with the level of service and accommodation standard. They said the hosts could not have been more helpful and charming. They only stay in the top lodges in New Zealand when visiting here, eg Blanket Bay, Kauri Cliffs etc, so were pleasantly surprised with Dock Bay, and will no doubt stay... More 

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would love the opportunity to host your clients again and hopefully they will get more time to relax and enjoy themselves. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have just spent four nights at the Dock Bay Lodge and highly recommend it. It is superbly situated, with the most stunning views over beautiful gardens, golf course and the lake, with the mountains in the distance. We had a very luxurious suite, with a veranda to enjoy the views and wonderful breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

A beautiful setting beside a golf course overlooking the lake with the mountains in the distance. Wonderful suite that included a sitting room with a veranda to enjoy the views. Breakfasts were excellent as was the overall hospitality.

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devon
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Had a most enjoyable two night stay with great hospitality by Dawn, Mark and not forgetting Colin the highly amusing Jack Russell. Nothing seems too much trouble for them, they booked our activities and then came and picked us up after an arduous mountain walk ( from the base of the mountain not half way up). The accomadation is extremely... More 

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for doing a review, we loved seeing you again, it is hard to believe that two years have gone since you were last here. We have continued to have a very busy time and met some more amazing people. Take care. More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

In two words, highly recommended! And that's with a big little thumbs up from our two year old toddler who had a blast there too. The location and scenery is stunning and ensures you always know you are in Fjordland - with it's fast moving weather and changing light over dramatic mountains - its like looking at a living painting.... More 

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Fernhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Location! location! location! - set in a beautiful garden beside the 11th fairway with a superb view to Lake Te Anau this one could not be bettered. Every aspect of Dock Bay Lodge exudes quality - the spacious bedroom suites, the dining room, the food, the lounge, the terrace and the entrance hall with its elegant staircase. Dawn is a... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We arrived at Dock Bay after a long trip on our motorcycle from Wanaka to be greeted by Dawn and her faithful furry side-kick Colin. From that moment on we felt welcomed and completely at home. We chose to stay in the honeymoon room as we were touring the South Island on our Honey-versary (honeymoon and first wedding anniversary rolled... More 

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Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review which I am sure will help others. We really enjoyed meeting you and of course especially Colin. I have to tell you that when we received a lovely thank you card with some delicious doggy treats for Colin I felt quite emotional. Of course he is still loving the daily coming and going of... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

The host is most amazing, offering great advice what to do around Te Anau depending on what you like. She seems to be genuinely interested in making sure that you get the most out of your stay. For example, we did a hike to Lady Marion, which she suggested, and after that offered to put my dirty jeans in the... More 

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Borders, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed here for only one night on our way from Stewart Island to Doubtful Sound. Only wish we had stayed longer as it is a gorgeous lodge, lovely and clean with great facilities and breakfast. We were met by Dawn, who was always friendly and helpful, and her Jack Russell, Colin. The lodge has beautiful spacious rooms, ours was... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dock Bay Lodge was purpose built for the discerning traveller. There are five superking guest rooms with ensuites, two rooms have seperate lounges, all the rooms have a television and DVD player, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. We are situated on the edge of the Te Anau Golf Course, the Fiordland National Park and have spectacular views of Lake Te Anau and the mountains towards Milford Sound. A full breakfast is offered plus drinks and nibbles in the afternoon. Complimentary golf clubs and mountain bikes are available. We enjoy helping you plan your time while you are in Fiordland and can made dinner reservations for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dock Bay Lodge

Address: 192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €380 - €416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dock Bay Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for the Luxmore suite.”
 of 5 bubbles 441yvettew, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful throughout”
 of 5 bubbles PaulJanet, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the honeymoon suite, (Luxmore Suite). The views were outstanding.”
 of 5 bubbles Five-star-critiques, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room is great”
  • View of Lake Te Anau from the room
 of 5 bubbles Freelander270, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the ground floor which was great as we had too much luggage. Waiau Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Kostravel, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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