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Auckland, New Zealand
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really loved our time at the High Country Holiday Lodge! The facilities were clean and never more than a few steps away and the staff was a delight to deal with. We wish we had more time to spend in Twizel to stay even longer with them! Thanks for everything!

Thank Robin_Laura
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Owner is a nut who takes every opportunity to create confrontation and call people out. When I didn't recieve a booking confirmation by email I called to confirm I actually had a place to stay that night and he became agitated and yelled into the phone when the signal was bad and he couldn't hear my replies. Which was extremely... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Run down, with few amenities. The whole experience was quite frightening, as some guys from the room next door tried to break into our room through a locked connecting door and there was no cellphone coverage to enable us to call reception and/or the police. Avoid this place!

Thank brettknowles
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At $90 a night, this is one of the more affordable places in the area. And for good reason. If you're not on too tight a budget, there are better options for sure. 1) The facilities are dated. Together with the poor lighting along the corridors, the vibes are gloomy and depressing. 2) Television is pointless. 2 channels, neither of... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

36 of us stayed here from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2016. I was lucky enough to have room 805 (a & b) The room was very comfortable, had a stove, 6 beds (1 double, the rest singles), microwave, kettle, toilet, 2 bedrooms, lounge kitchen open plan, dining table for 4, fridge, cuttlery and plates etc - freeview and... More 

Thank KalznChch
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we were heading to twizel for the night to try and catch the big one in the canals so didn't need anything too flash just reasonably priced . tried looking for a holiday home but after a mandatory "cleaning" surcharge they were all over $200 this was only $175 a little more than I wanted to pay but that's all... More 

Thank kornflakes
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Don't lecture guests on rules when you release a room that breaks them in the first place. Dirty and oily place. Bad reception/owner. Not rude but as mentioned, sets his rules on you and highlight them in the paper he gives. I don't mind keeping the rules but at least make sure we start on an even footing. Hate it... More 

3 Thank Jean T
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our stay here (probably our worst accommodation in our 8 weeks in NZ) and wouldn't recommend it. We had a double room with en suite but the property also offers "motel" rooms which might be better (though not sure on the difference between these and ours as we had crockery etc). There is also some dorm... More 

2 Thank squirrelcheeks
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Have been using these accomodations for bi-annual trips to the Wanaka warbirds airshow for many years. Near to the majority of eateries in Twizel & the town centre. Accomodation is clean & well maintained, nothing fancy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked for 2 nights, and when opened the door to our room realized that this was a very bad choice, room was so old, curtains if you call them curtains were decades old. the TV you had to wait while it warmed up it was very very old. After this shock the bed was clean and the bathroom although... More 

Thank grubbaldd

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Additional Information about High Country Holiday Lodge

Address: 23 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: ₹ 3,224 - ₹ 9,818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 104
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“I think block with 8## are the best for luxury, 9## rooms are more backpacker style”
 of 5 bubbles KalznChch, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this place.”
 of 5 bubbles grubbaldd, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They dont have any good rooms, just ones worse than others”
 of 5 bubbles 445jeanetted, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Motel units were awesome”
 of 5 bubbles sparky98288, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 809 is excellent for up to 3 people”
 of 5 bubbles Gabz_10, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
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