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Alpine Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Arnaud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Reception was friendly and informative. Location is superb...a nice forest trail to the lake. Our room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. The hotel put on an excellent buffet dinner for the Classic Boat Show that weekend. The staff was very friendly. We will return if possible.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Our room had a mezzanine bedroom, which made it very roomy and spacious, with a big seating area. Very quiet neighborhood at walking distance from Nelson Lakes. Dinner and breakfast are very good, service is excellent. Wifi wasn't free and didn't work well all the time, but staff was supportive in sorting it out quickly. Recommended place to stay!

Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Alpine lodge is a world apart. The setting above Lake Rotoiti is amazing. Nestled next to stream and alpine ponds and a short walk through native beech forest to lake edge. The lodge has lifted significantly since an earlier visit, showing the care and energy of the couple running it. The room decor was a little tired but clean, comfortable and quiet, opening on to the pond area. The biggest lift is in the reception and dining areas, where the creative eye of the management team is apparent. The menu is great and the in-house "cafe" a welcome addition. It was great to find the lodge in such good hands. St Arnaud is an amazing place and the lodge a perfect place to escape to. Looking forward to a much longer next visit.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

A couple of my good friends got married here, and we booked out the whole lodge for the weekend. The reception was faultless, with excellent food and a great dining area and bar. One small downside was that it was quite hot, and far too stuffy up in the loft of our room, so we ended up sleeping down in the main room. But this would be a very rare problem in St Arnaud!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The area around the hotel is the real attraction here, but notwithstanding, the Alpine Lodge provides a comfortable break from the hard physical day you would have likely had. We had our wedding reception there a few years ago, and the food was absolutely superb, our venue for the wedding was the little chapel near by, which is a short walk through the bush, which is worth a visit for its lovely view of the lake behind. We stayed there again recently and found the standards hadn't dropped. Food was excellent, staff were attentive, but you will probably be there for the lakes and bush, which is superb !

Room Tip: You will find in the deep dark of winter that you will need to book meals in advance. Also, bring mo...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We are a family of four and stayed in an apartment for one week before our friend's wedding in the same location. The apartment had 2 bedrooms and was very spacious and very clean. It was partially serviced each day we were there, only bad thing to say was that they didn't vacuum during our stay but I'm sure they would have if we'd asked. We travelled with a toddler and baby and the staff were very accommodating and great with our kids. There is a great kids area adjoining the restaurant where they will let you eat so the kids can play at the same time. Even better if you have older kids they could play in there by themselves while you eat just around the corner! The managers of the lodge were wonderful - very friendly and keen to help us have an awesome stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Alpine Lodge is a great stopover between the West Coast and Wellington -- for either a night or longer.

We stayed in a family room with two beds on the main floor and three bunks on the upper level loft. While the vertical ladder to the loft is a bit steep for really young kids, there is plenty of room on the main floor for them to sleep, and the ladder and loft would be the perfect adventure for ~ages 5 and up. The views from the room were absolutely gorgeous, and I wish we could have spent more time exploring the area.

The owners were very reassuring when we called to tell them we were running late, and they were very kind and considerate once we arrived. We highly recommend a stay at the Alpine Lodge!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 75 Main Rd | Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Arnaud
Price Range: £79 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpine Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award winning Alpine Lodge is situated at the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park, only 5 minutes walk from Lake Rotoiti which offers a range of great outdoor pursuits. The Alpine Lodge's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring other attractions in the region such as the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, wineries and arts and crafts in Nelson or Blenheim. ... more   less 
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