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Shelburne, Vermont
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My mom and I stayed in one of the Hapuku tree houses. Our expectations were high and the reality exceeded them. The staff could not have been more thoughtful and friendly. And we literally had to catch our breath when we walked into the treehouse. The architecture was stunning from the ambient floor and fireplace to the enormous windows and... More 

Thank mbryncrow
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We booked a Celebration Package which included two nights in a treehouse, a bottle of Bollinger on arrival, dinners and breakfasts and a packed picnic lunch on one day. The accommodation was very comfortable, with luxurious bedding, an amazing bath, neat fire which could be rotated and beautiful views. We slept well and woke to birdsong. The gardens, lounge and... More 

Thank Sue617
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We took the Coastal Pacific train from Christchurch to Picton ans decided to stop at Kaikoura for a night en route. Hapuku was a lucky find... Rooms at the lodge are spectacular, with locally made bed covers, and beautiful views over the deer farm on which the lodge is located. Meals are delicious, the pool is nice, and walks around... More 

Thank James R
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I stayed at Hapuku Lodge in late April for one night, and it was a lovely experience. The views from the treehouses are unparalleled - the ocean to your left and the mountains to your right, with orchards, grazing sheep, and gardens in between. The staff and proprietors were warm and welcoming, and our dinner (after drinks by the fire... More 

Thank queenieb97
San Francisco, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My family returned for 3 nights after our stay 3 years ago. We remembered our stay fondly and vowed to return. We were not disappointed. The food remains outstanding, the service equally remarkable and the rooms well appointed and kept up to the high standard we remembered. Thanks to all the staff to make our stay memorable and magnificent again.... More 

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Burleigh Dc
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had a great time.The staff were very friendly and helpful.The tree houses were very comfortable.The food was really good.We did a bike ride into Kaikoura along a back road which was very enjoyable.

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Virginia Water
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on the penultimate night of our honeymoon. We chose a treehouse room. It is not overstating things to say that we were blown away. I have never stayed anywhere like it. The room was stunning, with a remarkable view. We enjoyed a perfect night, the restaurant was outstanding, and it was wonderful to be able to curl... More 

Thank Nick R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This venue is just lovely. Surroundings are beautiful, the farm is gorgeous, the food is spot on and the service is great. There's nothing really to fault it on. But... A night here sits in highest price bracket of most single bedroom hotels around the world. For this price, we would have expected something absolutely exceptional, nothing was exceptional but... More 

Thank Kiarne T
Ventura, California
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses are a beautifully designed vacation resort. The execution of their guest services is superb. The attention to detail to ensure guests comfort is perfection. Chris was very friendly and welcoming upon our arrival. The meals in the restaurant were delicious. Venison is the best I have ever tasted.

Thank sgs312
North, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

So much to recommend Hapuka but one BIG warning. The tree houses have two rooms - the top room lovely beyond compare, the bottom room not even close. We did not know this so our group would have very different opinions of the rooms. The top room has a killer bathroom, a sitting area looking out on beautiful scenery, and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is distinctive boutique luxury accommodation set on a deer farm and olive grove in one of the world's most beautiful locations, between the Kaikoura Mountains and the Pacific Coast of New Zealand's South Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hapuku Lodge

Address: State Highway 1 At Station Road, RD 1, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $925 - $1,739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hapuku Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Definitely choose a treehouse!”
 of 5 bubbles queenieb97, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are exceptional. Just depends on your budget.”
 of 5 bubbles lts2828, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Treehouse rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Wounded_Galaxy, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in an upper branch tree house which had great views and was not overlooked by other guests”
 of 5 bubbles Strolling_Goldfish, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try the tree houses - they are incomparable.”
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