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“Lovely place - Great Hosts” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Safari Lodge
Ranked #3 of 15 Invercargill B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Lovely place - Great Hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

We really enjoyed our short stay and regret we could not stay any longer. Hosts Ray and Trish made our stay a really really warm one, regardless of the snow outside (haha!!). If you drive by Invercargill, this is the please to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

Safari Lodge far surpast our expectation in comfort and hospitality. The Lodge is a gorgeous two story building which has been very tastefully restored to its former glory. The rooms are spacious and extremly comfortable, Complete with a king four poster bed, Each room has an ensuite, the quality of the furnishings is amazing. Through out the house is the safari theme. The hosts Ray and Trish where very welcoming and put on some excellent entertainment for us and others. If your heading to Invercargill the best place to stay is the Safari Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

This was our second time staying at Safari Lodge and once again we had a memorable experience. This is truly the best accommodation we've found in Southland NZ.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yvel1
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Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2010

As good as this home looks in pictures, you'll still be impressed when you walk through the front door.
Everything you'll need for your stay is there. Plenty of pillows and blankets, plenty of hot water and plenty of towels. The spa bath was lovely and great to "chill in". The Winter family treated us like part of the family and we felt very welcome. We'd definitely go back there if again in Invercargill.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2009

All of the rooms are unique in their own way. If it's an off peak period ask to have a look around first so you can take your pick.

It is an experience like no other. There's so many features to enjoy (incl an amazing spa room) and the owners are only obliging (never in your face).. Makes for a great get away in an unlikely city!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelbourneKristen
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Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2009

The real estate salesperson said the house was only worth demolishing when he sold it to our hosts 22 years ago. How wrong he was because now it is presented to guests as the perfect chance to act lord and master of a Victorian style mansion, in the luxurious circumstances we all deserve.
I enjoyed the statuary and South African theme. I admired the ability of Ray and Trish to let us do our own thing yet be there when we wanted service. I loved the food.
We will be back and next time I won't let Ray beat me on the billiard table.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2009

We stumbled upon the safari lodge during a hail shower and what a find. The hosts Trish & Ray are absolutely lovely, so helpful and couldn't do anymore for you. We stayed in the leopard room, it had a beautiful four poster bed that was so comfortable, the room decor and the decor of the whole house in fact reflects the hosts time in South Africa.The accommodation is really homely, the breakfast is hearty and there is a spa, billards table and big tv room to be enjoyed.We would highly reccommend that you stay here if in the area, we were only meant to stay one night but stayed the second night as it was so relaxing.

  • Liked — comfort and relaxation
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Safari Lodge

Property: Safari Lodge
Address: 51 Herbert Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Safari Lodge is luxury heritage 4 star plus accommodation situated 2 kilometers from Invercargill CBD, 1 kilometer from the information centre and 300 meters from Invercargill’s botanical gardens. Safari Lodge is one of Invercargill’s stately homes lovingly restored by present owners with a large display of African Art for guests to enjoy. All rooms have ensuites, in-house cafe with home cooked meals available on request Tariff includes drinks and nibbles on arrival plus continental and cooked breakfast served in the morning. ... more   less 
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