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Bellbird Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing stay with Anthea and Brian during our honeymoon in New Zealand in November. Everything was perfect and the food was exceptional, including Anthea's very careful catering to my celiac disease and glorious gluten-free recipes. The location is great - beautiful views, very relaxing, and just a short drive to Abel Tasman National Park. Anthea and Brian's...

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Anthea-BellbirdLodge, Owner at Bellbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Marcy, we are so pleased that you and Joel enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us, Brian and I wish you every happiness for your future together. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again someday.

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anthea and Brian are wonderful hosts. Their home is beautifully appointed and located with a marvelous view high up on the hill. The gardens add to the enjoyment and attract fun birds. If you catch a nice weather day, breakfast outside is a great treat. Beyond excellent is how we'd describe breakfast. It was well prepared, had great variety and...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bellbird Lodge defines quality in every way possible--luxurious accommodations in a peaceful setting with beautiful views, thoughtful and attentive hosts, amazing food, and trip-saving local advice. Anthea and Brian run the lodge and are the most gracious, attentive, and helpful hosts one could ever hope for. Anthea's cooking is absolutely amazing and should have a Michelin rating. The dishes...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent many hundreds of nights in all parts of this wonderful world but Bellbird Lodge must rank in my travels,of all qualities, as the very best! From the fabulous warm welcome by Anthea and Brian to the fond farewells at the end of the stay you are treated to the most wonderful kindness and inspired attention. Breakfast is...

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Anthea-BellbirdLodge, Owner at Bellbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Brian, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we loved you being here and thoroughly enjoyed your company. Thank you for staying with us, we hope it won't be too long before we see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the Bellbird Lodge for 2 nights during my road trip on the south island in October 2016 and I have to say, it was the most memorable stay of all during my 12 days. You drive through Kaiteriteri and up the hill, after the beach. The Lodge is on top of the mountain and you need...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in the Rosewood Suite at the Bellbird Lodge - with a beautiful bedroom with comfortable king bed, separate small sitting room and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Anthea and Brian are the best hosts - offering warm hospitality, afternoon coffee and tea with home baked treats, evening wine tasting with appetizers, dinner recommendations and reservations, and delicious...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights. Every single detail in the room, house, garden and of course the hospitality, was perfect!! Beautifull view, delicious breakfast, wide selection of wine tasting, full attention to any wish we may have, warm hospitality, and yet with the right balance to give us privacy. If you have a chance to visit, dont miss it.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Bellbird Lodge was the perfect respite for my husband and I on a busy road trip through New Zealand. We enjoyed absolutely everything about Bellbird Lodge: delicious homemade food, a warm welcome, immaculate house, stunning views, the sounds of the Bellbirds and Tui birds playing, delightful conversation, and helpful advice on activities/restaurants in the area. Our favorite part of staying...

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Boulder
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The views from the our room and the front patios are fantastic. The food was delicious. Anthea and Brian are very welcoming hosts who love to interact with their guests. Our room was very nice, clean, and a great bathroom. Only reason not 5 stars as there is not an area to get away at besides our room. In warmer...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I visited Bellbird Lodge in November 2016. Anthea and Brian have a beautiful home, that we were lucky enough to share for a short while, staying in the Magnolia room. Anthea and Brian tailor their service so that you feel extra special as a guest. They know their location well and the local people, offering recommendations for...

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Bellbirdlodge, Owner at Bellbird Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm glad that you enjoyed the birdlife, we have also had tiny quail babies here in the last couple of days, what a shame they weren't born a few days earlier so that you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Bellbird Lodge

Address: Kaiteriteri--Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri, | RD2, Motueka, 7197, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
Price Range: $270 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bellbird Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Magnolia Suite had a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles GTHSATX, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room on the corner has an awesome view to the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 131kathrinm, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Magnolia Suite has the direct ocean view, but we chose the Rosewood Suite which offers more living space in a separate suite.”
 of 5 bubbles walzhouse, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Magnolia Suite with a real nice view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Producto1, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Magnolia Room for amazing views of the Bellbirds and Tuis”
 of 5 bubbles Dax68, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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