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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Clean, fairly quiet, very friendly, comfortable and spacey rooms, well equipped, great spa, good views. We enjoyed our porch and the children and I made use of the kayaks at the nearby beach and walk. To get into some of the kitchen, lounge and spa you had to walk around the house, but that was alright.

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Thank tekohune
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Overall the place was clean- Big screen TV and lounge nice and comfortable good heat. Pots and pans were old some burnt-some wobbly- could use some newer cook gear. Cutting boards were dirty and there was no toilet paper in bathroom when we arrived. Although it looks like you can view the water from the place we could not see... More 

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Thank russells2468
anakiwa, Manager at Anakiwa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at the lodge and we certainly agree that the pots and cutting boards were looking tired and have now been replaced – thanks for bringing this to our attention. The lack of bathroom tissue is inexcusable, we trust it was replaced promptly upon request. We note that your Airbnb booking was... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Location, check. Lovely staff, check. Clean modern rooms, check. Amazing bathrooms, check. Big screen TV in the communal lounge so that you can watch the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup, check!!!! This place definitely checked all the boxes, and the staff were great with the small things (e.g. getting up at 4am to get the TV working in... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The place was very comfortable We got a room close to the kitchen , and thought not ensuite toilet , it was right next door nice hot tub which we used too Anakiwa is as one end of the Queen Charlottte track , and this place is a 5 minute walk from the track starting. We were a bit luck... More 

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Thank Shantanu T
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Could a hostel get better? A double room for $90 equipped with towels and a massive double bed with an electric blanket if we get cold. This then includes spa pool use, free kayak hire in Marlborough sounds where you can see sting rays and starfish etc. It's cheaper to stay here with a friend than to get a dorm... More 

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Thank Bria G
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Anakiwa Lodge was not your typical backpackers - it was exceptionaly quiet and clean, with well-maintained facilities. We stayed in the family room which could comfortably sleep up to 5 (and was quiet due to being a bit separate from the other rooms). The spa was a very nice touch, and the kitchen was good. There's a movie room with... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful evening and night at Anakiwa Lodge. After two days of mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte track, I was very happy to find a clean, bright and fully equipped place like this one. Darrell is very helpful with everything and sorted out all my problems. La cerise sur le gateau: the hot tub !!! After the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We stayed a night in Anakiwa and it is a lovely little place. The lodge is only a minute away from the water and it is a big house with lots of rooms. We had a twin room at the back. It had its own balcony with table and chairs so it was great to sit out and enjoy dinner... More 

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Thank lu_rvs
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Always a bit nervous staying at a backpacker type accommodation but Anakiwa Lodge is lovely. Great facilities, nice room and well stocked kitchen. We were in the family room which was very good - I camped mostly on this holiday so it was lovely to have a real bed for a night! We also made use of the spa and... More 

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Sonoma, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Hostels can be pretty big and pretty basic. This was more like a small inn than a hostel, and had way more amenities, like a hot tub, use of kayaks, huge DVD library, hair dryers and more. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. And it's a 2 minute walk from the start of the beautiful Queen Charlotte track! I... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a new modern 5 star hostel similar to a small boutique hotel. You should note that we are located a 30min scenic drive (25kms) from Picton, into the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We guarantee it is worth the drive to experience our premium rooms and sparkly clean facilities. The popular Queen Charlotte Track is only 2 mins walk from our doorstep. The pace here is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Explore the bays, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or walking the local tracks. Wind down with a soak in the large luxury hot spa and then retire to the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anakiwa Lodge

Address: 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Price Range: ₹ 3,273 - ₹ 5,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Top corner room with ensuite + private porch. Great beds, add-one for kids, too. Modern + clean. Bit noise from downstairs, but ok.”
 of 5 bubbles tekohune, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring food with you, there isn't any stores in that village (but there are towns nearby)”
 of 5 bubbles missktuck, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hosts will give excellent advice on the Queen Charlotte Track, how to get there, how to transport goods, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles KayandCaroline, 21 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you organise to be picked up/dropped off in Picton when you book, if travelling without a car.”
 of 5 bubbles kmp90_12, 24 Oct 2012 | Read review
“The double room with bathroom adjacent is also right on the kitchen - meaning the only time you have to go outside is to go to the spa, reception or TV lounge. Probably the most convenient room in the lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles Mel-Kiwi_NZ, 3 Jan 2012 | Read review
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