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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed in a powered site at Milford Sound Lodge over New Year's Eve/Day. Despite the torrential rain and wind putting a dampener on our touristing plans, the Lodge was a great place to seek refuge, hang out in the warm lounge with a hot chocolate and generally make the most of relaxing time in the wilderness.

The sites are well located with gorgeous views - we had one facing the river and were treated to the amazing site of impromptu waterfalls down the mountains after the heavy rain. Facilities at the Lodge were great for what we needed - clean bathrooms/showers (and plenty of them), ample kitchen/dining room and cozy lounge. The shop stocked basics and the wifi was an expensive (understandably) but unexpected benefit - great to be able to keep semi-up-to-date with the world outside thanks to satellite internet.

Most importantly, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, keeping us up to date about the road closure and weather over New Year's. Will definitely be back - gorgeous place to spend a few nights.

Date of stay: January 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank macgirl19
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MilfordLodgeManager, General Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Hi, so glad you made the most of your time in Milford Sound, you are right it sure did rain over New Year but it was worse about 10 days after! However, that is Milford Sound and Fiordland and that is what makes it so special. You will be glad to hear we now have an operating cafe in our Lodge, so guests can enjoy that hot chocolate and a muffin or bit to eat now as well! Regards, the Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Perfect place to put up after the long drive up. Staff very friendly and helpful. Facilities were all clean and good dining area with an open view. Small outlet within the lobby for basic essentials. Lots of advise available at desk for further tours to be arranged such as cruise and flights.

Room tip: Great camper van parking nearby river.
Date of stay: March 2012
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MilfordLodgeManager, General Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Wonderful to hear you received everything you needed from our Lodge, we hope to see you back again another day! Regards, the Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 2 January 2013

The Lodge is a great place to stay, the accommodation is fairly basic, but extremely clean. What made a difference for us was the extremely helpful and friendly staff at the reception, in particular Nicolás and Paco and Anton, who did not hesitate to make calls for us or keep our luggage or provide the right type of advice. We would certainly go back to the lodge and recommend it for its service and friednliness. Thank you!!

Date of stay: December 2012
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Thank Tererodriguez7
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MilfordLodgeManager, General Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Really happy you had a great experience with our staff, the three boys mentioned received a pat on the back for a job well done and a thank you box of beer each to enjoy on a nice hot summer night! We absolutely value and feel proud of our staff and the way they interact with our guests, so thank you for giving us an excuse to reward them! Regards, the Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Stayed in double as no cabins available, walls very thin, warm enough. Shared washing facilities and very few mains outlets in the rooms. Convenient access to parking. Don't try to get down the the riverbed nearby as access is over boulders.

Room tip: The cabins look far better, take ear plugs if you stay in the normal rooms and don't want to hear other people snoring.
Date of stay: November 2012
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MilfordLodgeManager, General Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Thank you for posting and we are glad you were satisfied that your spend equaled your experience for the night, although we would like to impress you more! Come back next season and see our planned upgrades! Regards, the Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We spent one night at the Milford Sound Lodge on a recent 2-week trip to Queenstown. We decided to overnight in Milford because we were traveling with young children and didn't want to make the 10-hour roundtrip drive in one day.

We had 4 of the cabins with the shared bath facilities. The rooms themselves are totally basic, essentially almost like half a shipping container with a window on one end and a window/door on the other. Still, all of them were very clean with plenty of space for our overnight bags. The beds were fairly comfortable as well. Even though the daytime temperatures had been quite high, the rooms cooled down quickly at night with the windows opened. You do have to keep your door shut, however, because the sand flies are a terrible problem all day.

The shared bathroom facilities were fine, plenty of showers and toilet stalls. While the facilities were not dirty or unclean, the ladies bathroom at least had an unpleasant odor, so we got in and out of there as quickly as possible. The bathrooms definitely could use better ventilation.

I can't speak for the rest of the facilities, as we didn't really use them. The location is very convenient to the pier from which the cruises leave. We would consider staying here again for an overnight trip to Milford.

Date of stay: December 2012
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Thank Jsk53
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MilfordLodgeManager, General Manager at Milford Sound Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Hi, thank you for posting. Very wise not to endure the 10 hour drive to Milford Sound and back from Queenstown. It also means you have very little time to really enjoy Milford Sound and the stunning scenic drive in and out. The cabins you stayed in are very basic, but also very affordable at $75 a night and we will look into your comment regarding the womens bathrooms, thanks for letting us know. Regards, the Lodge Team.

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