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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Bird Ferry Lodge is a a great place to stop but it is more than the sum of its parts. Yes the lodge is tasteful, fresh, quirky and yet full of modernity, The food is excellent, we had a wonderful dinner as well as an excellent breakfast and Andre and Alison are full of intelligent appropriate hospitality but most important... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Andre and Alison are so warm and welcoming and the setting is way in the bush where silence prevails.They have created grounds with ponds, water features,are establishing an orchard and all dressed up by amazing driftwood that is Andre`s passion and collected from wild beaches that he is only to keen to share with you.The vegetable garden and greenhouses are... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

We were on a bicycle tour of the South Island, and our guide booked this place for the night. What a wonderful experience! The 33 acre site is replete with flowers, driftwood, orchards, gardens, and ponds. I think the decor and rooms must have all been upgraded in the last five or so years as everything was tastefully done in... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Before we headed home after our New Year break we decided a final treat was required and we booked into the Birds Ferry Lodge for one night. After a great massage we were soon sitting down to a scrumptious dinner with two interesting fellow travellers. Andre & Alison were also very welcoming to our two dogs who enjoyed being able... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

This place is amazing, whether it is the driftwood sculptures and the water features everywhere you look, or the food which is so fresh out of their own organic gardens. The only sounds you will hear are the distant waves on the beach and the cries of kiwis and wekas. Andre and Alison are the perfect hosts, and know exactly... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

After passing through the town of Westport, we were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to Birds Ferry Lodge. We found Westport a bit run down and after a disappointing lunch there before our arrival here, we noted how well kept the grounds are, the cleanliness and peaceful land surrounding the B & B. We were happy to be staying... More 

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

HI Lindsay and thank you for posting this review of your short stay with us.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.Alison and Andre More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

One look at the weather map on Thursday morning told us that it would be warm and sunny on the West Coast with rain everywhere else. There was nothing for it but to book into the Cottage for the weekend. It was my birthday on the Friday and, after a lunch meeting, we packed up the car and headed off... More 

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

Hello Raf and Family We are delighted that you escaped the foul East Coast Weather and discovered Birds Ferry Lodge and Ferry Mans Cottage with all it has to offer. As they say in Scotland "Haste ye back!" - perhaps for the next family birthday celebration? Alison and Andre More 

Vancouver, Wash, USA
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

I was nervous selecting a bead and Breakfast as this was the 1st one I have used. My concerns were unfounded! We stayed for 3 nights in early December 2011. (start of NZ summer season) Facility: Was built from the ground up to be a Bead and Breakfast - not converted. Exceptional design! Peacefully secluded, overlooking a valley, with no... More 

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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 More 

Durban
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Driving up New Zealand's South Island west coast is a spectacular journey. Staying at Birds Ferry Lodge compliments this wonderful journey and this magnificent landscape. Alison and Andre treat you to a wilderness rich in beauty and heritage, feeding you with natural produce from the region and their own gardens. Alison culinary skills are only matched by Andre's detailed and... More 

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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 More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

What one expects from a B&B of this nature very much depends upon the type of people that yourself and your partner are; for my wife and myself the almost total silence around the property was its biggest attraction. We stayed at the B&B and Alison's cooking and presentation of dinner and breakfast was tantalizing to the eye and the... More 

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

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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: ₹ 13,983 - ₹ 28,857 (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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“The Ferryman's Cottage is worth it but the lodge is nice as well.”
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“Stay in the cottage, the outdoor baths and the extra privacy are so worth it!”
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“You will want to stay more than one night. Ask about multi-night specials over winter.”
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“Ask for the cottage - you get a house for your self with all you need and more including own laundry facilities”
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