Straight off the Queen Charlotte Track, in a small residential tract, Anakiwa Lodge is a simple looking cinder block building bristling with services and amenities. The hosts are completely prepared to provide just about anything you need. It became our inside joke, "what ever you need ask Darrell at the desk".
Even with a handful of kids, we loved the experience and came to appreciate another nuance of New Zealand life in the Marlborough Sounds.
One draw back was the weak wi-fi signal in the common areas, no doubt due to the block construction but needs a booster or wi-fi bridge installed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YHA Anakiwa Lodge is a new modern 5 star hostel similar to a small boutique hotel. You should note that we are located a 30min scenic drive (25kms) from Picton, into the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We guarantee it is worth the drive to experience our premium rooms and sparkly clean facilities. The popular Queen Charlotte Track is only 2 mins walk from our doorstep. The pace here is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Explore the bays, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking or walking the local tracks. Wind down with a soak in the large luxury hot spa and then retire to the movie lounge for some big screen entertainment. ... more less
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