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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had an amazing stay over Christmas and found this tranquil location absolutely fantastic. We were blessed with glorious weather which highlighted this picturesque setting and made the local walks even more enjoyable. We stayed in a room in the new wing which lacked the charm of the main homestead but had every conceivable amenity. On Christmas Day they packed... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Absolutely fantastic! Superb accommodation and food. Fully deserves to be a member of the small luxury hotel group. If you like being away from it all this is the place for you. Good walks locally with wonderful views. I haven't got superlatives enough to describe it all. Definitely one of the highlights of our New Zealand tour.

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Thank Gail C
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were upgraded to the River Cottage. Best upgrade ever! Extraordinarily large 2 bedroom suites, huge living area, separate den, large fully equipped kitchen, a deck bigger than most other hotel rooms, a two car carport with a golf cart for your use on premises. You need the golf cart because you are quite a ways from the main lodge.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

When we were taken to our room there was a small leak from the air conditioning unit, so my wife & I were moved up to "The Cottage" which was their only available spare room....& what a place that is....partly up the hillside reached by the golf buggy, with stunning views of mountains & the river valley, no houses or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stayed in the "Owner's House" with huge bedrooms, large living area and fantastic sunroom with large outdoor patios. Quiet and calm. The owner, Tom, is gracious and most enjoyable to talk with about the ranch and the history of the area. The meals were outstanding!

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This stay was booked as part of a tour arranged by our travel agent so I do not know the individual cost so I cannot comment on value for money. However, I will say that Henry Royce of Rolls Royce once said "After the price is forgotten, quality endures" and for us the memory of a wonderful night will endure.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

From the moment you step through the front door you are given a warm kiwi welcome, and that friendliness follows you through your whole stay at Grasmere. Everyone employee we met had a smile on their face, and showed a true interest in making our experience the best possible. No matter your level of activity there was always something to... More 

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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

The most amazing place I have ever stayed. Fantastic views, lovely rooms, amazing, friendly staff. Delicious food. This place is beyond words. Would return again in a heartbeat. Very relaxing with delights for your eyes everywhere you look. Your every need will be addressed promptly and with grace and elegance. Delicious food and good wine. Go and enjoy this magic... More 

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Thank mawickett
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This place will leave you speechless but for the sake of writing a review I will speak. They can't take credit for the scenes but they can definitely take credit for placing this great lodge in the perfect spot. Tom was very welcoming and his hospitality was spot on. The amenities from kayaks to bikes, canoes, hikes, horses and clay... More 

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Thank Tommy S
Christchurch
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145 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Since 1995 we have driven past Grasmere Lodge, usually on our way to Arthurs Pass or over to the West Coast. We often wondered what lay beyond that long inviting driveway? We heard the place was special and finally it was our chance to experience it... Difficult to know what to say. From other reviews it is obviously adored by... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, Grasmere Lodge is at the heart of an operational 6,000 hectare grand pastoral station (ranch) surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. 100% purely Kiwi owned and operated Grasmere has been a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels since 1995. The 150 year old Homestead houses character rooms such as the library, lounge, bar and evening dining rooms. Thirteen guest rooms spread through the lodge, chalet and cottage boast panoramic views of lakes, rivers or rugged mountains. Meals feature the best of New Zealand produce and may include farm-raised venison, lamb or salmon or regional delicacies in season, such as whitebait from the West Coast. They are accompanied by an extensive wine list, which comprises award-winning New Zealand wines, including a number from the local Canterbury region. Carefully trained staff embody traditional southern hospitality, and are well-informed about the region and all it offers. From the lodge enjoy horseback riding, walking, kayaking, mountain biking, clay bird shooting or taking part in the daily 4WD station tour. Relax and rejuvenate in Mountain Spa or by the heated outdoor swimming pool. Gin-clear streams and lakes challenge the fly-fisherman while scenic flights from the airstrip entertain further afield. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grasmere Lodge

Address: State H'way 73 Near Arthur's Pass Canterbury | Private Bag 55009, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range: €1,313 - €1,876 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grasmere Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles 880gailc, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you can get the River Cottage, do so by all means.”
 of 5 bubbles leealexjr, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The Cottage has real wow factor with stunning views”
 of 5 bubbles philiphiggins, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Every room is quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles jetta1950, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Any room is a spectacular room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mawickett, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
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