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Hopewell Lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hospitality, stunning scenery, comfy beds and wonderful activities (swimming, sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, fishing - to name a few!). Hopewell is a really special place that feels luxurious, where you can take your time appreciating the beautiful nature that surrounds and really relax. Fully deserving of its brilliant reputation. Thank you Lynley and Mike for a perfect stay!

Thank Catherine R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a most enjoyable 3 days at Hopewell Lodge. Stunning views, wonderful hospitality, very professional service, highly recommended especially for those who love water sports. A launch will collect you at the opposite side of the sound.

Thank David W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location. Fantastic hosts.can't say enough about the place. If you need to recharge your batteries and appreciate what a beautiful country we live in, then Hopewell Lodge and it's hosts will help you. Quiet, secluded and magical

Thank Glenys H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing people at Hopewell. Mike and Lynley would do anything to make your stay as relaxing or fun filled as you would like. Had 2 wonderful days with friends there. Will be back Thank you for all that did for us

Thank Julie T
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our family group of 6 (us, 2 adult sons and partners) heard about Hopewell by word of mouth recommendation. Excellent communication pre-arrival and took up option for water taxi to shortcut the drive to Hopewell. Upon arrival a relaxed briefing with a cup of tea and fresh baked biscuits from our fantastic hosts setting the warm atmosphere and relaxed pace...

Thank David A
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A group of 30 of us stayed here the day before my Daughters Wedding at Raetihi lodge and also more stayed here on the night of the wedding. The facilities are excellent and you are made to feel extremely welcome. Not a backpackers as one would know but an excellent place to stay. Beautiful location, views and in the en=suite...

Thank HennersMidlands
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It's all true. This is the place to go, and you don't have to be a twenty-something to enjoy it. There are all ages here from all over the world- what a great mix of interesting people. Mike and Linley are superb hosts, and they maintain an excellent standard for all aspects of the lodge. The whole place is spotlessly...

Thank Davo194
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had an amazing 3 days at Hopewell; Lynley and Mike have created a wonderful place to stay that is peaceful, homely, and fun. There are some nice walks to do from the accommodation and the sports equipment available to hire is great value. We also had the best pizza and Anzac biscuits of our 2 months in NZ here!...

Thank NflashG
Maastricht, Nederland
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a lovely stay at Hopewell, we loved the people, the surroundings, the mussel cook-ups, the kayaks, the kitchen, the view, the carrot cake and so on and so on. Will definitely be back for more!!

Thank mica_tch
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Until 3 days ago, Hopewell was only a place we had read about and dreamed of visiting - after 3 glorious days, Hopewell was everything we had imagined and way more - just an unbelievable slice of paradise - but for sure the highlight was the warm kiwi welcome every guests receives from Mike and Lynley - there are so...

Thank Solstraale

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Hopewell, an award winning self-catering lodge set in a superb, inspiring natural location on the water's edge of the magnificent Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds.Hopewell is a small and unique backpacker lodge that seems more like a luxury retreat. Choose from doubles, twins, triples and family rooms, all beds are made up with quality linen and duvets. Some have private bathrooms and most have sea views and a deck. There are rowboats and equipment for fishing, double and single kayaks, mountain bikes, SUP boards, swimming beaches, bush walks, sailing and boating trips available. Or you can relax in the hot spa pool, expansive gardens and hammocks. And while Hopewell is primarily a self-catering lodge, Lynley and Mike offer great coffees, homebaking and gourmet pizzas. There is a fully-equipped guest kitchen, luxurious lounge with logfire and many dining areas indoors and out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hopewell Lodge

Address: 7204 Kenepuru Road, Kenepuru Sound 7282, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Kenepuru Sound
Hotel Class:4 star — Hopewell Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hopewell Hotel Marlborough Region
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