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Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Lisa and Graeme are excellent hosts. They give the feeling of being at home and ensure well-being in this beautiful home and this delightful rural setting. It is a luxury B&B homestay . The breakfast with the family is a delight and very lovingly prepared. The swim in the river and relax in the garden are real highlights

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Lakeside Lodge and to share some good times and conversations with you. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

Without doubt LLM has to be the most welcoming and relaxed 'home' (B&B doesn't really do it justice) I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. Absolutely fabulous location in which to chill (and in our case recuperate from 5 days camped in the 'wilderness'').... I can't thank L&G (and the children) enough for welcoming us into the family...... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for all the good conversations and laughs. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Wellington
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Lisa and Graeme - thanks so much for another lovely stay in your beautiful home. We can thoroughly recommend Lakeside Lodge - everything about it can't help but give you a wonderful relaxing holiday in a truly beautiful part of New Zealand. We had a delicious 3 course meal cooked by Lisa - we had a delicious platter sitting out... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. It is always a particular pleasure to welcome return guests back to Lakeside Lodge; it feels like catching up with old friends. Lovely to see you all again and to see the girls growing up. More 

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Lakeside Lodge is a must stay if you travel to south island. We had a bad weather when we did the abel tasman walk in a heavy raining day. My husband and I were completely wet and felt so tired when we knocked the door of Lakeside Lodge. Graeme gave us a very warm welcome and let us feel like... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and your whole trip to New Zealand. It was a pleasure to spend time with you both and we hope that our paths may cross again some day. More 

San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We wholeheartedly recommend Lakeside Lodge! There's a reason it has so many excellent reviews. Graeme and Lisa are perfect hosts -- so welcoming, relaxed and friendly, and really fun people. It's a beautiful property and filled with wonderful farm animals. We even got to help feed the chickens and pigs! Lisa is also a fabulous cook, I'm still thinking about... More 

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lja552, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and also your time in New Zealand. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More 

Buderim, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stayed at Lakeside Lodge for 2 nights with friends of ours. Such a treat to stay in such a beautiful home in such a stunning setting. Graeme, Lisa and their lovely children made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were delicious and the dinner on our last night was wonderful. We were given wonderful advice on where to go... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and well done to the successful fisherman! More 

Sydney
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We stayed at Lakeside Lodge for two nights. We chose the B&B because of it's close proximity to the Abel Tasman coastal walk. However the lodge was a holiday experience in itself. From the driveway greeting by the two adorable hounds, to the picture postcard views in every direction. Hosts Graeme and Lisa were warm, gracious, fun and informative. We... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we certainly enjoyed meeting and spending time with you both. More 

Singapore
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Lakeside Lodge is a warm and welcoming place in a peaceful, quiet location. Graeme and Lisa are wonderful hosts, as are their three children who very ably pitched in to run the lodge and farm. We really enjoyed their company and conversations at dinner and breakfast, and the walks around the property with Bailey and Bertie, the amiable dogs. Our... More 

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lakeside-lodge1243, Owner at MOT Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We really enjoyed spending time with you both and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Lakeside Lodge is in a beautiful setting with wonderful hosts, Lisa and Graham. The food and wine were delicious which saved us having to drive into the nearby town and we were made very welcome. There is much to explore nearby.

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Ballena, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lakeside Lodge for 2 nights and seriously we could have stayed on and on. The setting is beautiful, Lisa and Graeme could not have been more accommodating and breakfasts were fantastic, but most important of all was the genuine kindness and attentiveness of both Lisa and Graeme. They really made you feel like... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury B&B accommodation set on 67 acres of picturesque farmland in the Motueka Valley. Fantastic mountain views from every room. Close to Abel Tasman National Park. Breakfast included. Mountain bike guiding and use of Yeti bikes available. A little piece of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about MOT Lodge

Address: | Ngatimoti RD1, Motueka 7196, New Zealand (Formerly Lakeside Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
MOT Lodge Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
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“They're all good. Ours was the newest addition and has great views over the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles CHRISx4, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Garden room is seperate from the main house”
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 of 5 bubbles cearstaidh, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the garden room, which is separate from the main house. It was as private as we wanted it to be and it overlooked the small lake with all the geese and other wildlife that visited.”
 of 5 bubbles Beverly875, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The garden room is a beautiful quiet private space”
 of 5 bubbles EBH84, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The Garden Room is off on its own, ground floor, super quiet, well equipped, with plenty of space.”
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