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Harwich
Reviewed 30 March 2013

My husband and I stayed here a couple of years ago for one night during a motorcycle tour of the South Island. The reason for leaving a review now is that, despite travelling widely for business and leisure, we are STILL recounting our stories of this as simply the worst place we have ever stayed. Apart from being made to...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Wow is this for real? Andre and alison are stunned by this. We pride ourselves on our hosting skills and any one reading our many positive reviews can see this for themselves. We also pride ourselves on the high standard of food available by prior reservation. To arrive without a dinner reservation may indeed result in disappointment. The price for...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We had a wonderful, but quick stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. Alison and Andre are wonderful hosts. We were so happy that we chose to have Alison's homemade dinner. It was exceptional! The breakfast, with homemade muffins, was also amazing! They grow/produce much of the ingredients used in her cooking. Andre's pride in their home was obvious when we asked...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Dorking
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We really enjoyed our return visit: Andre and Alison's welcome was just as good as the first time. This is more than just a good place to break the journey down the west coast. There is so much to enjoy both within the property and in the area generally that it is really worth having a few days to explore...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Our stay in the cottage [although it was for only one night] was the highlight of our holiday. The location was superb, so tranquil and peaceful. The cottage had everything that one could ever need. The garden was beautifully laid out with some very interesting ornaments. Particularly interesting was the 'Oxbridge' boat in the pond. The cottage was spotless. Very...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stayed at birds ferry lodge last year. We had recently suffered a bereavement and this location was the ideal place for some much needed solace. We would highly recommend this awesome location and beautiful lodge to anyone. Not only were the hosts welcoming to us, they also allowed us to bring our five dogs with us! The house was...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We LOVED having you and your canine family to stay - thank you too for leaving the cottage in an immaculate condition! You are welcome back any time and our dogs Mick and Merlot look forward to that day! Alison and Andre

Wellington
Reviewed 27 March 2013

The cottage is a magic place in wonderful setting-we have been back several times and loved it every time.Alison and Andre are excellent hosts and will also provide a superb meal if required. Even had a white heron in the garden last time-ask Andre to show the rest of the property too.Great attractions nearby-The Denniston Coal Mine Experience is just...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again Chris and thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Alison and Andre

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The Cottage was just the perfect place for a realxing,& rejunating short stay. It is a small piece of paradise. If you need to just relaxl & get away,you could not be in a better place ,or better hands.Will definitely be back. Thank You Allison & Andre

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M

Cheshire
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Of all the reviews I have written this is the most difficult I have compiled to date. I hope Alison and Andre take my comments in the way in which they are intentioned which is from an objective feeling of our thoughts about our own stay and not a direct criticism. Reason for Stay: We travelled from the UK for...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of your stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. We are sorry that things did not meet your expectations in some ways. For the benefit of anyone reading this we would like to address some of those items mentioned. We supply detailed directions including a google map to all guests who book directly with us. This...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2013

This place is really secluded with the only disturbance being the birds and an occassional helicopter. The views across the bush to the sea at sunset are beautiful. The bedroom was spacious, clean and very comfortable and guests also had the use of a huge lounge area as well. There were walks waymarked throughout the huge gardens which although a...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and especially my cooking and home grown produce! Thank you for your review. Alison Gygax

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Loved it! Alison and Andre are the perfect hosts, making you feel so welcome. Alison's food is brilliant, and best of all was the luxurios bed. I thought I was back home after sleeping in that bed. The lodge is in a beautiful location and the planting is well designed, you can tell they love their work. They have created...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - Andre and Alison take great pride in guest satisfaction and you just summed it up perfectly. Thank you

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Birds Ferry Lodge where you will enjoy a wilderness location just North of Punakaiki. This modern and stylish solid timber lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with baths & balconies with superb mountain, bush and ocean views. The Self-contained cottage "Ferry Man’s Cottage" in its own private garden is perfect for couples seeking privacy or families needing space for children to run. The twin garden baths with hot piped water are a popular ‘kiwiana’ feature! On-site masseuse and day spa. Alison enjoys sourcing local fish and lamb for use in the Lodge kitchen. We grow almost all of the fresh produce used in the kitchen in our 1 hectare vegetable garden along with our own free range eggs from very happy chickens. Be sure to book a dinner which will be a highlight of your stay! FREE WIFI. Nearby are Norwest Adventures, Charleston where you can explore ancient limestone caves and see millions of glow worms. Stay 2 nights to enjoy 10% off the price of this tour. Also nearby is Tauranga Bay where you can view one of New Zealand’s large fur seal colonies and enjoy a scenic cliff top walk to the light house. Stay 2 nights & enjoy a complimentary tailor made local tour with Andre as well as a reduced tariff. NEW for 2011/12 is the "Denniston Experience" which is a short drive from Birds Ferry Lodge. This is a guided trip into a historic coal mine and is outstanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birds Ferry Lodge

Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: ₹ 18,348 - ₹ 32,932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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