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19 Surat Bay Road RD1 Newhaven, Surat Bay 9585 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came by chance to this place, but we loved it (we were going to be two days, but we stayed a week) the lodging has a large kitchen (includes all the implements for cooking, I mean it includes cutlery, pans, etc)...More

Thank CaritoGuztap
Response from Jack and Ester J, Owner at Surat Bay LodgeResponded 26 August 2018

Good morning. We would like to thank you for choosing Surat Bay Lodge for your recent stay in the Catlins area, Owaka. We love to hear your feedback and use it to review and improve our service! Looking forward to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The scenery of the this place is breathtaking !! The staff are so friendly and helpful, especially the owner Jack! I couldn’t recommend it more. They have everything you need including binoculars for penguin viewing and DVD’s that you can borrow to watch at night...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had one night stay at this hostel. The price is quite expensive (136 dollars for a room of 4 persons) whereas this is in the middle of nowhere. The view was very beautiful but for this price we were expecting good facilities. In fact...More

1  Thank Lou D
Response from Jack and Ester J, Owner at Surat Bay LodgeResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your review Lou. Firstly the price for your accommodation for people in the family room was $34 each person. This is a standard price and you would have known the price when you booked. In regards with the middle of nowhere. We...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful little place, very basic, clean and tidy accommodation right next to a beautiful beach with sea lions just around the corner! The Owners are very friendly and very knowledgeable about the area, I had a great stay Thankyou!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

First, the location of the facility is superb! Direct beach access with good chances to spot local wildlife (seals and sea lions). The welcome and check in by the reception stuff was very friendly. But in this type of accommodation we would have hoped the...More

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Response from Jack and Ester J, Owner at Surat Bay LodgeResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you very much for your feed back. Regarding of not introducing ourselves we were away on business from the area on your arrival. With regards to the 8 bed dorm dorm this is the first comment we have had since we re decorated the...More

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Description
Small, friendly Lodge, backpackers/hostel and 2 self contained cottages (Kepplestone by the Sea), (BBH member) right beside the beach at Surat Bay Road, with fantastic views of the beach and Catlins Estuary from More your window. Native sea lions and pups live right at our doorsteps. Stay a while and enjoy all of the secrets of the Catlins, its splendid wild coastline, deserted beaches, wildlife, waterfalls, petrified forest, cathedral caves, walking tracks, magnificent native trees and much more. Don't rush or you will miss the seal pups playing below the Lighthouse and at Surat Bay during the summer months. From dawn to dusk your day will be full. Those that rush will miss the best the Catlins has to offer. Surat Bay Lodge, Backpackers/Hotel and cottages (Kepplestone by the Sea) has been catering to visitors from all over the world. We (Jack & Ester Johnson) took possession of Surat Bay Lodge in 10th March 2016 and Kepplestone by the Sea in 2004 we have provided affordable accommodation since. Our accommodation is a short drive from the coast 5 kms from Owaka township, shops, restaurant, supermarket, cafe, information centre and fuel (24 hours self service), 30 km from Balclutha, 2 hours from Invercargill and 1hr and 30 minute from Dunedin. FREE WiFi, coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar and a free pick up from Owaka Information Centre is available (please call hostel ahead of check-in). Check-in from 2pm to 7pm, please confirm a time upon booking. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 60 - USD 66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 60 - USD 66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Surat Bay
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Room & Suite (23)
Pool & Beach (10)
Dining (9)
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"Room one is on the corner and perfect views all ways"
johnwM5201FX
25 Feb. 2018
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"The best dormitory you can get"
fanyvan2016
19 Dec. 2017
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"Double room at front of house- views"
esmi075
6 Nov. 2017
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"Amazing, warm"
CarolinaAndreaG9
3 Sep. 2017
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