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2295 Lake Ohau Road P O Box 51, 7944 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Lake Ohau
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A 72 unit Lodge with warm, centrally heated, comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Ohau with views of Glen Mary Glacier, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau Range. Facilities include restaurant, bar, games room, spa pools and drying room. Staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge will complete a unique and truly memorable South Island skiing experience.
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Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Game room
Ski rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Ski school
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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2295 Lake Ohau Road P O Box 51, 7944 New Zealand
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Cathy A wrote a review Feb. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand96 contributions11 helpful votes
Unless this place is I heritage location the 1970s styling is very tired and the calling it a “lodge” is a big stretch. Whole accommodation could do with a serious facelift. The slat bed was so hard we had trouble sleeping. The communal dining however was a fun experience and we got to chat with some lovely people that we wouldn’t have otherwise met. Package included breakfast and dinner but food options for vegetarians or dietary needs limited. Not great value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Hondarider1 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand110 contributions41 helpful votes
Stayed one night on our trip around the South Island and wanted to try somewhere different . The place is certainly not flash but has all facilities you would likely need. We took the room, dinner and breakfast package which for the standard of accommodation is pretty expensive . Dinner was a set menu with 2 options and breakfast was standard fair . In my option what really let the accommodation down was the quality of the bed, as it was so damn hard and no aircon which made for a very uncomfortable night. The staff were helpful and friendly
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room with a new bed and aircon if it’s available
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Mary S wrote a review Feb. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions4 helpful votes
Our group of 7 just loved staying here on night 2 of our Alps to Ocean Cycle trip. We felt very spoilt and were amazed by the views and comfort of the main lodge area. The lounge is exactly as a lodge should be, very inviting and warm with a beautiful stone fireplace .... and probably a great place to stay even when the weather is awful. Food was excellent and even the special food requirements side of our group were very happy (we ranged from carnivours to flexitarian and vegan, non dairy and food allergies). Lodge has easy access and just a short walk to the lake side beach - with its amazing views. Some of us finished the day with a lovely relaxing stint in the hot spas. We stayed in Huxley wing, which was peaceful and quiet. The night sky was so clear the Milky Way was like a ribbon in the sky. We almost didn't want to leave to continue our A2O cycle. Definitely can recommend and we plan to return again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Huxley wing 50m from Lodge in quiet wooded area. Parked our bikes by door. Great level of budget...
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Gheron56 wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Stayed on our Alps 2 Ocean ride and really enjoyed the experience. The lodge is a wonderful building and an example of brilliant design. The scenery is simply stunning and the staff were universally friendly and helpful. My dinner was disappointing (staffing is very tough for NZ hospitality providers currently). However, the dining room is lovely, company was good and staff great. Breakfast was very good as were our pack lunches.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Louise Neilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge
Responded 8 Jan. 2021
That is very kind of you to give us such a glowing report. I so love this building too. When we came here 31 years ago and if we'd had the money I'm sure I would have stripped out a lot of what makes it gorgeous today. As time has gone on the beautiful rock art panels in the hallways and the funny old light fittings in the restaurant - all speak of the era that this place was built in. Our staff ARE universally friendly and helpful and it is lovely that they are recognised. I'm so sorry that your meal was disappointing and, as you allude to, we have been struggling to find a Sous Chef. We are now hoping that we have appointed someone but our young guy has been doing his absolute best when he is in the kitchen on his own. When our Head Chef is on, the meals are out of this world! I hope that your Alps2Ocean experience continued to be great. How lovely to cycle slowly through this beautiful landscape. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Louise
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SeaChicken44 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
My now wife and I selected Ohau Lodge for our wedding in Jan 2020. We looked at a few different venues in the area but decided on the lodge due to the super helpful staff and owners and the stunning setting. The lodge was exclusively booked out for the big day and it was awesome to have the guests all staying on site. No need for people to drive or catch buses to their accommodation. It was the best choice we could have made for one of the most memorable moments of our life. The lodge know how to do weddings so it takes a lot of the stress out of organizing those final details of the big day. I could not recommend this venue enough.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Louise Neilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge
Responded 27 Dec. 2020
What a stunning wedding it was! It is such a treat for us to host such a personal event and to have everyone staying for a couple of days, you get to know your guests and feel a part of it all. Thank you Scott and Sam for choosing the Lodge for your wedding. P.S. great choice also of photographers and florists, both recommendations on the wedding section of our website now! We look forward to seeing you for your anniversary! Warmest regards Louise
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Ohau Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Ohau Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Ohau Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Ohau Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Ohau Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Ohau Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Lake Ohau Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.