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Moutiers, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have said, this is a stunning location. There are beautiful views from the deck and from the TV lounge and dining room over the lake to the mountains. Our room had only a partial view of the mountains, so be sure to specify the view if you want it. The rooms are comfortable and adequate, but faded. We...

Thank Andrew000000001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at the lodge. The rooms were excellent, spacious and light. We enjoyed drinks in the friendly bar and then a really good meal: set menu of the day with a few choices which were really interesting and delicious. The owners, Mike and Louise were around and were most welcoming and friendly. This is not a super...

Thank Ruth R
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a tour and really enjoyed the hospitality and service. The lodge is quite roomy and slightly dated, but the location and hospitality were excellent. The lodge is handy to the main bike trail and is at the base of the snowfields as well. Our meals were included and were quite good. Definitely worth a...

Thank Murray B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lake Ohau Lodge is very good for a hostel style hotel The location is absolutely stunning and the rooms are very nice, clean and have a lovely warmth to them with the extensive use of timber finishes. The service is pretty good though it's a little like checking in to a youth hostel in terms of some of the...

Thank melbster
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments. Yes, we are in an absolutely stunning location and I’m so glad that you found our rooms clean and comfortable. We are not a luxury lodge, nor a hostel but a very good 3 star property. We spend a lot of time picking and training our gorgeous staff so I’m glad that you found...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The rooms at Ohau are adequate without being 4 or 5 star. But as a place to stay between riding days for A2O is was fantastic. The staff were great and so was their service and the food dinner, breakfast and our packed lunch

Thank JSNMitchell
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we really appreciate Trip Advisor for giving guests the opportunity to accurately portray their experience. We absolutely know that we are not 4 or 5 star and I hope that this was not what you were expecting as it is definitely not where we position ourselves. We are 3 star but as you recognised...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed here on our A2O cycle trip and it was our most enjoyable stay of the trip. The location is stunning; you are right amongst the mountains and the views from the restaurant and lounge are lovely. We stayed in the Huxley Wing. While it is basic and the cleaning needed to be a bit more thorough, the bed...

Thank WendyB170
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. It is much appreciated. How wonderful that it was the most enjoyable stay of your trip, that's great to hear. I know that we have the most delicious food and that our staff are gorgeous, we really have a great team here. I'm sorry that your impression of the cleaning in your room was...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay the night on the Alps to Ocean journey. The Huxley wing rooms were clean with a comfortable bed. Communal dining was a great chance to catch up with fellow cyclists after a long soak in the spa pool. Only downside was having to work around the Contiki tour bus group resulting in later dinner and breakfast...

Thank albi_wicket
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, it is great to receive your review of the Huxley wing as being clean and comfortable. They are our cheaper rooms and just small but still a good level of comfort. It's a bit of a "thing" here at the Lodge, joining guests up with others for dinner when we can and we get it that it can...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had ridden from Twizel as part of the Alps2Ocean trail and were very much looking forward to a rest and revive after a long day in the saddle the previous day. The lodge is located about 6km outside of the very small settlement so it is quiet and secluded. We stayed in the main section of the lodge and...

Thank SheFitandFabulous
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sounds as if you really appreciated the amazing food that we offer here. Ohau we love families - it is definitely one of our strengths, providing for families and groups. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the A2O trail.

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The rooms are old with basic facilities. My family was in Maitland Wing triple room, my concern is very much the bunker. The space between upper & lower bunker is too low that I cannot sit up at all. I'm an Asian with 5'5, just cannot imagine how a Kiwi can do this. The upper bunker is setup without any...

Thank alicegan70
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

I think overall this is a really lovely review so thank you. The Maitland wing charge for dinner, bed and breakfast is $111 per person for two adults and most guests would comment that this is a fair price - and if you have children with you then over and above the two adults, they are $49 so we really...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the lodge after a lovely day of cycling from Twizel. The lodge is dated probably early 1960's for the room we stayed in. The furniture is of the era. As if you stepped back in time however furniture no longer new and in poor condition. The sandflies in the room came free. Our room did have a...

Thank Michelle T
LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Oh dear, I find this review a little depressing. I guess the Lodge is not for everyone. Today I have had two separate comments from guests staying who both were overwhelmingly saying how special and unique the Lodge was BECAUSE of its 1970's architecture. They loved the divider in the room and the timbers that were used. One of our...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 72 unit Lodge with warm, centrally heated, comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Ohau with views of Glen Mary Glacier, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau Range. Facilities include restaurant, bar, games room, spa pools and drying room. Staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge will complete a unique and truly memorable South Island skiing experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Ohau Lodge

Address: 2295 Lake Ohau Road | P O Box 51, 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Lake Ohau
Price Range: ₹ 4,822 - ₹ 9,645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Ohau Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Lake Ohau Hotel Twizel
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“With a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Murray_1066, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a room overlooking the lake and was spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles melbster, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Probably worth it to get a room with a view as the view is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyB170, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main wing have the best views and access to the spas.”
 of 5 bubbles SheFitandFabulous, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if u r tall, don't get the bunker”
 of 5 bubbles alicegan70, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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