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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to write about this place only in superlatives. First is the location, situated just opposite the Mount Egmont National Park Visitor Center, it is a great base to start all different kinds of tracks. Second, the accommodation is cozy and takes you back to the old times. The staff is extremely friendly and I definitely recommend to book...

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Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Arrived late afternoon to be warmly greeted and shown to our room. What a surprise, it was truly unique. Had a marvellous dinner, superbly presented along with wonderful service. Excellent nights sleep and then a great breakfast. Amazing views of Mt Taranaki and any amount of walks to take, from the beginner to the more seasoned tramper. All of the...

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Dawson_Falls, Manager at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Mount Taranaki, Thank you for your review, I share your comments with the team. The location is indeed amazing and our chef is just fantastic - as you discovered .... I hope you will get the chance to come and visit with us again Kind regards Marion

Rotterdam
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The location of the lodge is very convenient at the start of many hikes and walks and the Swiss/Austrian decor fits the alpine character of the lodge well. The lodge has a nice history which is meticulously kept in photo albums, newspaper articles and old visitor books which can be viewed in the comfy lounge next to the wood burner...

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Dawson_Falls, Manager at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay we are so glad that you enjoyed it and are planning to return. Thank you for highlighting some areas where you think we could improve - with the lodge under new management for just over a month we have lots of things we want to develop and deliver an ever increasing...

Auckland
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate to spend 2 nights at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. What a special place to be! The lodge is up from an amazing long mountain road, the lodge itself is overflown with characters, the Swiss alpine setup surprises you no matter where you look, sit and touch. The heavy wooden doors, cabinets, original bed board and even a...

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Dawson_Falls, Manager at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for the lovely review, The stay is such a unique one that I am pleased you got to experience the rain and the sunshine, allbeit at both nights at 5pm when the clouds cleared, the rain disappeared and the mountain could be seen in its full glory. It was a pleasure to host you and we...

New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the team at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge, we arrived Sat afternoon to such a warm welcome. The room was very unique (in a good way), went for a walk in the national park which is right at the doorstep, then a delicious meal and off to the comfy beds. Will definitely try and stay there more often .

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Dawson_Falls_Lodge, Manager at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This unique lodge has the feel of an European mountain lodge - all the furnishings in the rooms were reminiscent of a Swiss lodge I visited as a child. The hosts were outstanding, and the walks magical.

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Hi Mike, So glad to hear that you enjoyed our unique location inside the national park. We hope to see you again soon. The team at Dawson Falls

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It was a trip in time No TV Good idea to turn your cell phone off and enjoy the fire and the company of friends. The honey moon suit has a four post bed. All the rooms have a unique feature. If you like the mountain air it's a lovely spot to visit. a great place for a large family...

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Kia ora Scott, glad you enjoyed the down time without any tv and also managed to turn off your phones. The lodge is a special place where people come to recharge and relax. It was great to have you visit we hope to see you again soon. The team at Dawson Falls Lodge

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There were 6 of us who stayed the night on the 05/09/2016. Upon our arrival the greeting by our hosts was excellent , warm and friendly. We all checked in and given the opportunity to change rooms as we had the place to ourselves. The service was excellent throughout our whole stay. However upon the evening meal we all had...

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Kia ora Mary, thanks for your feedback we are currently considering the morning hot drink conundrum so appreciate your comments. We hope to see you again soon! The team at Dawson Falls Lodge

Witham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Arrived a little late in the evening but the hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The lodge represents a traditional alpine lodge in how it is decorated and the room was small but perfect for me on my own. Its location is a fair way up a good mountain road [not in any way twisty] and it situated very close...

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Kia ora Neil, glad you enjoyed our wonderful driveway up to the lodge going through the native forest is a special experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. The team at Dawson Falls Lodge

Reviewed 26 July 2016

My partner and I stayed her for a night on a road trip around the New Plymouth area. The accomodation is so cosy and welcoming and what a beautiful setting. The owners were friendly and made sure we were well looked after. Was great to be away from the city living for a wee while. Well worth a trip off...

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Kia ora, cosy and welcoming is the experience we want our guests to have and we are glad that you felt well looked after. Come see us again next time you need to escape the city. The team at Dawson Falls Lodge

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dawson Falls Mountain lodge offers unique lodge style accommodation on a magnificent site situated on the slopes of Mt Taranaki within the national park. We have 11 rooms that can accommodate up to 27 guests. We offer bed and breakfast, a small cafe, and a set 3-course evening meal. There is no self-catering or BYO (Bring your own beverage) allowed. The lodge is fully licensed and our bar offers a good variety of drinks. Each guest room has been meticulously crafted in a Swiss Alpine style - truly unique. Our two lounges invite to relax and socialise in this safe National Park environment. On colder days, our wood fires keep you warm and cosy. The nicest walks in Egmont National Park start right at our doorstep, with a variety of short walks for everyone to more demanding tramps/climbs for the advanced hikers and climbers. Since 1896 this lodge has been a part of Mt Taranaki and its long history is preserved in our Lodge Book, which is a treasure in itself and keeps you engaged for hours. Enjoy an authentic Alpine experience, here at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge

Address: End of Manaia Road, Kaponga | Egmont National Park, Stratford 4642, New Zealand (Formerly Dawson Falls Romantic Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Stratford
Price Range: £108 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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