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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was our first visit to Alpine Lodge, an overnighter with overseas family in tow, and in most respects we were highly impressed. The complex itself is spacious, attractive and very well kept; the rooms (one Superior, one Studio) were clean, well appointed and comfortable although our mezzanine sleeping loft was uncomfortably hot until later at night when we could...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As a family owned and operated Hotel, we welcome the feedback and again can only apologise for our error which caused you disappointment and embarrassment. There is no excuse but in this instance a prior group booking had arrived and in between updating their check-in, there was a change in reception staff and completion of...

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The Alpine Lodge is the only hotel or place to stay in St. Arnaud. It offers apartments, rooms and backpacker facilities. We stayed in an apartment which was comfortable and spacious with a large lounge, a small open plan kitchen and a decent bathroom. Not much of a view surrounded by mountains. There is a good laundry facility and it...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that overall your experience was a good one but apologies that you found the bed rather hard and as a consequence, didn't sleep too well. Hopefully on a return visit we can rectify by offering some softer bed options. Best regards, Karen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a wonderful time at the lodge. The staff are all great and it makes a huge difference having a switched on manager who is on site to deal with any issues. We shifted into a lodge room as the backpackers was a bit noisy the weekend we stayed.The lodge rooms are lovely. The way the change was dealt...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive comments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage. Best regards, Karen

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The room was comfortable with a lovely view. Breakfast was fantastic. I had the continental and there was a great selection of things to choose from. The staff were friiendly and nothing was too much trouble. A great place to have morning or afternoon tea/coffee. A good selection of cakes to tempt you and I heard the ice cream was...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back at some stage. Best regards, Karen

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stayed in the backpacker wing before and after hiking Mt Angelus. Everything was great - room, restaurant, bar, service, staff, location. The Lodge is pretty much the perfect hub in the exact right place, providing everything a traveller could want, all in one spot. You can go budget in the backpackers and get fish and chips across the road, then...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Karen

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here three times now and we love it. Friendly staff, nice rooms, good coffee and excellent food. They cater to trampers really well. Feels like a home away from home. TripAdvisor insists I say more but there is nothing else to say. It's a great place to stay.

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, especially your positive comments. Thank you for taking the time to write. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage. Best regards, Karen

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed before and after a hike in the Nelson Lakes - great family rooms, mezzanine level with ladder potentially challenging for younger children. Amazing views from rooms, really clean and well maintained. Lovely restaurant, great breakfasts and dinner. All staff really welcoming and helpful. Beautiful area of New Zealand, perfectly complemented by this low key lodge

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

We agree - a beautiful area of New Zealand and I feel privileged to live here. Thank you for your positive comments. As a family owned and operated hotel, we value all feedback but especially pleasing when guests have enjoyed the experience. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Best regards, Karen

Nelson
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This is my third or fourth stay over the last few years and they just make it better. It's now very much a four star experience. Little touches in the bathroom and staff who want to be there. If you can, get a room over the small wetland at the back where (at the right time of the year) you...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you "Just gets Better" for the wonderful feedback and especially for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your Lodge experiences and we look forward to welcoming you back on return visits. Best regards, Karen

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Spent a very pleasant 2 nights there while visiting the area. The restaurant is very accommodating and creates tasty dishes. Very friendly staff that goes the extra mile to make sure you have an enjoyable meal and stay. Great walking trail out back down to the lake (5 min walk). The backpackers side of the house has a communal kitchen...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. As a family owned and operated Hotel, we value all feedback. Have to agree the lake area is a fantastic location. Best regards, Karen

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016

After riding our bikes from Westport in what could only be described as a deluge, we were more than relieved to arrive here. The last 20 kilometres of flat amongst Alpine pasture and soaring peaks calmed our frazzled nerves (logging trucks on State Highway 6) and revived The Sound of Music in my ears. We have died and gone to...

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Alpine-Lodge7, Reception at Alpine Lodge, responded to this review

We are especially pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and to receive such positive comments. The lake is a special place to many. Thank you for taking the time to write a review - as a family owned and operated hotel, we value your feedback. Best regards, Karen

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award winning Alpine Lodge is situated at the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, only 5 minutes walk from Lake Rotoiti which offers a range of great outdoor pursuits. The Alpine Lodge's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring other attractions in the region such as the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, wineries and arts and crafts in Nelson or Blenheim. ... more   less 

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Address: 75 Main Rd | Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Price Range: $148 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpine Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“A great place to chill out and relax away for it all.”
 of 5 bubbles Calls63, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the south side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiamadden04, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have a beautiful bush outlook out the back windows.”
 of 5 bubbles jacquelines995, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in 211 and 212 and they were great. The mezzanine floor is fun for kids to sleep in and a double and single downstairs as well.”
 of 5 bubbles KHofdy, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask at reception or when booking if you have a wheelchair requirement”
 of 5 bubbles Gaye790, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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