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Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge
Ranked #23 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Camp site was nice. I would rather have an indoor dining room because the rain decided to fall when eating meals.
Would not recommend for people who are scared of hights because of the drops on the driveway.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We just had an amazing weekend at Mountain Valley - arrived on Sat and left Sun afternoon, but still fitted in a family rafting trip, horse ride, archery, mountain bike and fishing. Doug and Julie are lovely hosts and Curtis is a great outdoor guide. Our girls fell in love with the dogs Daisy, Bo and Jack. The food was great and reasonably priced and the location is stunning.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bowsey
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

thanks for taking the time to place feedback on your visit to Mountain Valley. We really enjoyed having you to stay and you are welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a very pleasant 3 days at Mountain View. The owners were very accommodating, nothing was too much of a hassle. They allowed us to bring our small dog, which was fantastic. The Mohaka River is simply beautiful and we enjoyed the fresh clean swimming, river rafting, horse trekking and generally exploring. Our cottage was getting a bit tired, but it was absolutely fine and provides comfortable accommodation. Definitely recommend this place, the setting in the valley is just magic.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Andrew E
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your stay with us at Mountain Valley. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time and we agree that the valley is magic.

we also 100% take on board your comments about the cottage getting a bit tired and as the budget allows we are working through the accommodation to tidy things up.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Not too sure why so many negative reviews as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mountain River Lodge. Arrived late at night and owner was friendly and booked us a nice cabin.

Best asset is the location in a beautiful valley by a river surrounded by forrest.

Great 'bar' to have a couple of beers.

Only negative I can think of are the outdated kitchen facilities. Other than that, great place to stay the night when travelling from Taupo to Napier.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was not impressed the first time I came here but gave it another chance when we popped in to visit family who were staying...big mistake!!

Mountain Valley is a beautiful setting ruined by badly maintained buildings and dirty facilities. Our cabin was so filthy and full of dust, it brought on my son's asthma.

The biggest problem was the host, such a grumpy, rude man. I can not believe he works in hospitality.
On our first visit, he was completely indifferent to the fact that there was no working lights in the ladies bathroom, offered no apology and no torch, just a grumpy reply.

On my second visit he greeted us by accusing us of trying to sneak in to use the showers without paying!! How wrong could he be? I would not use those urine smelling, fly infested facilities if you paid me!!

New Zealand is full of nice campsites, there really is no reason to visit this one.

Room Tip: Do not go here.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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MountainV, Owner at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We dont normally respond to nasty messages however we will make an exception with your comments Jen. Despite the private signs and notice to report to reception we constantly get people coming in and treating our place like public property - I'm sure you wouldnt want strangers coming on to your property, hanging out for the day and using your facilities so if we come across a bit grumpy then perhaps you were one of the many who think your actions are ok.

Your claim that our facilities are filthy is an out and out lie - EVERYTHING IS CLEANED REGULARLY.

Oh and by the way, we certainly wouldn't pay people like you to come here and are pleased that you dont want to come back. We prefer guests who appreciate what we offer which is affordable opportunities for all and stunning scenery and not 5 star luxury that you clearly think you should have.

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Additional Information about Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge

Address: 408 McVicar Rd | Rd2, Napier, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Napier
Price Range: AU$15 - AU$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge & Camping Ground is a slice of paradise hidden on the mystical Mohaka River in Hawke's Bay on the Napier-Taupo road. Escape for a while and have an adventure or just relax in our serene setting. There is something for everyone including Rafting, Horse Trekking, Archery, Mountain Biking, Bush Walks, Paintball, Claybird Shooting & Swimming as well as a Bar & Restaurant. Accommodation ranges from self-contained cottages to camping; lodge rooms to cabins. Grab the family or rustle up some friends and come on a true blue kiwi holiday at Mountain Valley! ... more   less 

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