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Dock Bay Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We couldn't have started our holiday in a more perfect place. The lodge is absolutely beautiful, comfortable rooms, nice living space and great views over Lake Te Anau, but what makes Dock Bay Lodge stand out is the hospitality of Dawn and Mark. They welcomed us in their house, and made sure our stay was beyond perfect. I can recommend...

Thank MarielvanT
New England
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Dawn and Mark have achieved that perfect blend of creating an upscale B&B which is elegant but not in the least pretentious. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The view down toward the lake was stunning. After returning from dinner we relaxed in front of the fire with a glass of port. Dock Bay is just far enough from...

Thank mydeah
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to right a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Te Anau and only sorry that you probably didn't have the fabulous weather we are having at the moment. I am sure your review will be helpful to others. Only a week until Santa!! Have a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 28 November 2014

perfect place to stay in Te Anau, away from the huzzle and buzzle , having a spacious , tastefully decorated room with a view and balcony and dear Dawn around. what a woman who is running this Lodge (and not to forget Collin the Jack Russell who is always willing to play on the large property). Dawn knows everything within...

Thank nonatop
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Meeting people like yourselves makes our job even more fun. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us and also for sharing your experience with our potential new friends. The house was quiet after you left and Colin was looking for you. I was thinking about you during your time of moving house and hope you have settled in to...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

We wish we had stayed longer, the lodge and our room were superb, posted a picture to my friends of the view from our room and it was the most commented on of all my photo's so far. Dawn could not have done more for us, was very helpful with some chores we needed done, and jumped into travel booker...

Thank Peter W
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your really positive review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget just how easy it is to fly from Sydney to Queenstown and drive to Te Anau so that you can relax and do some more sightseeing at a leisurely pace, we would love to see you again. Take care.

N. California
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Returned to Dock Bay Lodge for the 6th time last January, and it feels like coming home again. Dawn and Mark are the finest hosts in the land and they take a genuine, personal interest in each of their guests. Breakfast is always excellent - cooked to order, fresh fruit, and fantastic croissants. Rooms are very large, very nicely appointed...

1Thank My3sonsCA
St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Dawn and Mark (and Colin the dog) made us so welcome at their home from the moment we arrived until the sad moment that we had to move on to our next destination. The room was luxurious, clean and with a lovely view over the lake. Breakfast, cooked to order, was delicious and there was a really friendly atmosphere at...

Thank PJC953
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 night for part of our honeymoon. The Owner, Dawn, showed us great hospitality which made our stay so comfortable and special. Room was very clean and spacious with good facilities. Breakfast is far above B&B standard. I'd love to return Dock Bay Lodge again next time we visit Te Anau!

Thank MrsDunphee
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we particularly loved how you embraced being in Fiordland by spending as much time as you could out doing day walks on the nearby tracks. We would love to think you will get a chance to come back again in the future...

Reviewed 8 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in March. I was very impressed by Dawn. She really cares about her guests. We are hikers, and told Dawn that. She picked out a trail that she thought we would like, and drove us there herself. This is a busy woman, but she took the time out of her day...

Thank davidcalifornia
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Your response is very humbling, but I care very much about everyones stay with me and do want to make sure that you don't miss any of the places of interest that you would want to see and do. Mark and I travel a lot and we know how much time can be wasted by not knowing where to go...

Orinda, California
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stayed only 1 night (mistake, wish we stayed longer). Our room was superb! We stayed in the Luxmore suite. Dawn has thought of anything and everything you might need or want. Everything is 5 star and more. Dawn gave my husband a ride to a hiking trail than will forever be his favorite hike of all times. She gave us...

1Thank Tami S
Dawn D, Owner at Dock Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous appraisal of our Lodge. It was a shame you were only here for one night but of course there is so much to see and do in New Zealand and it takes a lot longer to travel everywhere than you anticipate. I hope you got to walk a small part of the walk the next...

Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed at Dock Bay Lodge for one night en route to Doubtful Sound, arriving late evening after a long drive from Queenstown airport and departing the next day after breakfast. The house is stunning, with views of the lake from bedrooms, common areas and lovely patio. Dawn Dowling, the proprietor, could not have been more welcoming. As we arrived...

Thank nwalkley

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dock Bay Lodge was purpose built for the discerning traveller. There are five superking guest rooms with ensuites, two rooms have seperate lounges, all the rooms have a television and DVD player, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. We are situated on the edge of the Te Anau Golf Course, the Fiordland National Park and have spectacular views of Lake Te Anau and the mountains towards Milford Sound. A full breakfast is offered plus drinks and nibbles in the afternoon. Complimentary golf clubs and mountain bikes are available. We enjoy helping you plan your time while you are in Fiordland and can made dinner reservations for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dock Bay Lodge

Address: 192 William Stephen Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: £238 - £386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dock Bay Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Every room has its unique qualities and special views.... thanks to the unique spot the Lodge sits on.”
EsKow, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake/golf course view.”
RowePCCA, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs middle room has the best views which were amazing.”
K154IRrobertp, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There aren't any bad rooms. Views may vary, but all are nice.”
GBfromGT, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Luxmore suite.”
441yvettew, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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