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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2016

There is nothing but positivity that comes to mind when I remember this holiday location. Phil & Annett where wonderful hosts whose knowledge and passion for the flora and flora of Stewart Island was incredible. The meals that where provided where something I have never experienced before and would gladly have anytime offered. I have no hesitation in recommending anyone...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had a lovely stay in Stewart Island in February of this year. It was a spur of the moment decision and after reading other reviews on Trip advisor we decided to stay at Observation Rock Lodge. Luckily there was a vacancy and another couple cancelled so my sister and husband were able to join us. Anette was quick to...

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Tauranga
Reviewed 30 May 2016

From the outset at trying to arrange our trip, I just knew that Annett and Phil were going to be the most wonderful hosts. They were friendly, efficient and accommodating & that was before we met them, simply just through emails. We were collected by Phil from the plane terminal (?!) and driven to the lodge where a wonderful homemade...

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Central Coast of California
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here 4 nights. We wanted to see a more remote part of NZ and enjoy an unspoiled natural environment. Annett and Phil provided just the ticket. We opted for the luxury package and are glad that we did. Annett is an excellent chef. So, the dinners (for example, blue cod) were the best we had...

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Umina Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The location is gorgeous, rooms very comfortable, Annett’s communication via email before our stay was outstanding and Phil is an excellent host. We stayed for four nights and enjoyed our stay although I believe it would be more accurately positioned as a ‘luxury home-stay’. Phil and Annett slept upstairs from us during this time (I understand that this is not...

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Thank NotMeantToFlyEconomy
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Beautiful views across Paterson Inlet. The room is well decorated and very very comfortable. The lodge is beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. Located up the hill out of Oban, it is a pleasant walk, but I can imagine for some it would be a difficult slog. Phil and Annette are wonderful knowledgeable hosts that will help you with anything and...

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Thank PipperDog
Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Annett & Phil were gracious hosts and provided everything we needed for our get away weekend. We booked a full B & B experience and our plant-based diet was easily accommodated by Annett. A full afternoon kayak was delightfully guided by Phil. The bed was PERFECT! (and that's really important) The lodge is within easy walking distance to Oban, the...

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Thank sermars
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Two nights on a package that includes dinner, an island tour and importantly, prompt pick up from where the aircraft leaves your bags, up the 0.4m hill to the accommodation. On the way co-host Phil gives a good orientation of Oban. Arrival at the house appears to be by parking Phil's van in a rainforest clearing, but the reality is...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

What an incredible place Observation Rock Lodge is – Heaven on Earth! I could go on and on about how gorgeous the property is, how comfortable the bed is (took the best nap of my life there), how amazing the attention to detail is… I have a truly magical memory of walking the property while watching the sunset, listening to...

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Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 20 November 2015

It is not an exaggeration to say lodge hosts Phill and Annette set a new standard for hospitality​​. In addition to the scenic splendor of this little island, their lodge and hospitality compels one to consider re-visiting the island. We stayed four nights. The lodge has three rooms, all well appointed and tastefully decorated. The garden around the lodge is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded island hideaway, fully catered, luxurious wellness retreat - newly opened!Soak up panoramic Paterson Inlet views, stunning sunsets and the hot tub under the stars.Relax while delighting in gourmet meals and service at your stylish, spacious lodge.Private park like gardens and luxuriant native bush setting with prolific birdlife visiting.Private decks, outdoor hot tub, sauna.Courtesy shuttle.Free wireless internet.Close to village, perfect access to walks.Guided activities and sea kayaking options.Perfect for celebrating special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Observation Rock Lodge

Address: 7 Leonard Street | Oban, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: ₹ 9,436 - ₹ 18,388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“One room has ensuite and outside bath other one doesn't.”
  • Bathroom view of bush
  • Friendly visitors
  • Outdoor bath
  • Beautiful view
  • Beautiful bird life just out the window.
 of 5 bubbles PAB3, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try and get the room with the ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles NotMeantToFlyEconomy, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If an en suite bath room is important, request it.”
 of 5 bubbles PipperDog, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy a libation in the huge green house where most of our dinner came from!”
 of 5 bubbles sermars, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Every room is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 582ramaj, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
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