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Eden's Edge Lodge

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

After staying at Eden's Edge no other backpackers will ever compare. Liz and Chris are incredibly kind, helpful, knowledgeable and keep Eden's Edge looking like The Garden of Eden. If you are planning a visit to the Abel Tasman area I highly recommend to stay here! Will hopefully be back next year!!

Thank Jess P
ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

A luxery accomodation relativley new located out of town center of Motueka in a more rural area. The room was wide and comfort , so was the longue with the library .The owners ( a couple ) were very helpfull in answering my questions about attractions around. The guest were from all ages. I liked this place very much. One... More 

Thank Ariel V
Liz S, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, it was a stunning electrical storm, wasn't it? Lightening strikes are very rare in New Zealand, but our local area's power system was hit during the storm. As a preferred user we were re-connected quickly, but we're now in the process of developing a back-up power supply if this ever happens again. Thanks for the suggestion. More 

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168 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

The location well out of Motueka makes it necessary to have a car, but if you do that isn’t a problem (actually closer to Abel Tasman), and the location is quiet and fairly picturesque. They have put some work into the yard, there is plenty of parking, the lounge is filled with big comfortable couches, the outside terraces are very... More 

Thank Dean J
Liz S, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback; you put a lot of thought into your comments and we really appreciate that. We've now changed internet providers, so guests in private and shared rooms have free, high speed wireless internet connections. We do have 2-hour timers in our rooms' power outlets; this is for fire safety, because we are outside town boundaries... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Staying in Motueka wasn’t originally on the itinerary I created for my travel mates and myself, so it’s funny we actually spent more time there than in any other part of NZ at this stage. While the Eden’s Edge doesn’t lie within the town but a bit outside (a car comes in handy, but pick-ups by the owner should be... More 

2 Thank FromEtoA
ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, your comments are really detailed and will be of great help to travellers wanting to stay in our area for a long time. Our excellent wifi is now complimentary with rooms (10Gb for the first night, for example) and has good connection and upload / download speeds. More 

Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Charming, comfortable, friendly, clean, rustic, relaxing... strongly recommended! The fact that it's approximately 5km from the town is not a disadvantage: it means it's in the countryside and only determined travellers will get there... no noisy backpackers!!! Fully equipped kitchen, tv room and communal area. They have a bbq, swimming pool (not ready in November), picnic tables, bikes, etc. Our... More 

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ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for giving us your feedback. Our swimming pool survived the earthquakes that hit Christchurch, but the acquifer which supplies its water has had a chemical change; it is now very high in naturally occurring iron. Our pool filter system has not been able to cope, so at the moment our pool is a pond, to give the acquifer... More 

Lelystad, The Netherlands
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

While driving around in motueka we ended up here. A little beautiful place with a magnificent view of the surroundings! Liz the owner was the best. She maked us really feel special. Great room, awesome sitting room and kitchen, and the best garden with a view on the Abel Tasman np! Everything clean and great! A must stay while in... More 

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ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. More 

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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here our first two nights in New Zealand and it was our first stay in a backpackers. I loved the location. It was only 45 min from the Nelson airport. It was 4 km north of Motueka, where there was a Warehouse and New World and Countdown supermarkets to pick up food and supplies and was close to... More 

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ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

We're pleased we were able to make your 'first' stays in NZ so lovely. More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This was our favorite accommodation experience during our 4-week tour through New Zealand. My husband and I did not book ahead, so we took the only beds that were left: Two bunks in a 4-bed dorm. The room was very clean; beds were comfortable; and our Taiwanese roommates were wonderful. The kitchen is brand new, with beautiful views of the... More 

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ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Really pleased we were able to make your stay so enjoyable for you. More 

Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed in one of the double ensuite rooms that had a king bed, great shower, small table and chairs. The kitchen in the main building was well appointed with the adjoining lounge and tv rooms. The place had more of a B & B feel with the excellent facilities but still had that good hostel vive with meeting interesting... More 

Thank Glenn S
ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in a four bed dorm at 'Eden's Edge' for several nights. Everything was very clean and the kitchen was amazingly well equipped with a bunch of flowers on the table every day! The garden is huge with a BBQ and some nice places to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature. Liz and Chris were very... More 

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ChrisandLizSalt, Owner at Eden's Edge Lodge, responded to this review

It's a good feeling when you can help someone really enjoy their hard earned holiday. More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eden's Edge Lodge is a boutique, self-catering large with excellent reviews. It's small, purpose-built and on a large and peaceful rural property, just minutes from the local town of Motueka. Our guests rave about our local scenery and all the local trips and activities they can enjoy. When they come home to us, they know they can rest, relax and re-fresh in a beautiful setting, with well-designed facilities and peaceful atmosphere. We do not cater for large bus groups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eden's Edge Lodge

Address: 137 Lodder Lane | Riwaka, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Hotel Class:5 star — Eden's Edge Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“there are no bad rooms...absolutely delightful place to stay!”
 of 5 bubbles DianeW80, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“This lodge suits only for those travelers with a car.”
 of 5 bubbles 820arielv, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Roooms 7 and 8 are great for couples”
 of 5 bubbles 178GlennS, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Twin ensuite room is quite affordable, $78, so if you want some more privacy I recommend this”
 of 5 bubbles IiIjankukka, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Main building has plugs - the cottages don't.”
 of 5 bubbles chocolanna, 3 Jan 2014 | Read review
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