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“Wonderful retreat”
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Kapitea Lodge
Ranked #3 of 17 Hokitika B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Kapitea Ridge is a nice lodge located in an isolated and stunningly beautiful place. The business is ran by a lovely couple who makes you feel at home. It is a perfect retreat in a beautiful, quiet and relaxed setting. The rooms, couple of them facing the sea, are beautifully decorated. Unfortunately, we only spent one night here, but I would go back any time!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We had a wonderful one night stay at the Kapitea Ridge on our New Zealand holiday. We got in late so didn't have a lot of time there but the home is beautiful and Doreen and Geoff were so hospitable. They even found us coupons for a delicious dinner in town!! The gardens were gorgeous and the rooms soooo comfortable - wish we could have stayed longer!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Staffordshire
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

A truly wonderful location and the owners have made the place a showhome! We didn't even bother to go out in the evening and took advantage of the fish platter that Doreen and her husband prepared for us. In spite of the weather ( a but cloudy) the garden was a pleasure and our room very comfortable.
Nice touches such as honesty bar for a drink and cake on arrival.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stopped at Kapitea for one night. The hosts Doreen and Geoff are very friendly and attentive.
The lodge is very nice, well designed and decorated, with a large living area, a beautiful garden overlooking the ocean.
They had a last minute cancellation and upgraded us to a room with a fantastic view.
Doreen prepared a wonderful breakfast.
The place is 10 minutes drive from the closest restaurant in Hokitika. But I doubt you can get a better accommodation in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blauzac, France
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We had a lovely welcome from Doreen and Geoff. We were their only guests but nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was clean and modern with everything we could possibly need. We had free wifi which was a nice change. Lovely views from the room over the ocean and delightful garden. A perfect breakfast.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Doreen and Geoff were wonderful hosts in their beautifully appointed contemporary lodge perched on a hill on the West Coast. We loved the large reception rooms with plenty of space for relaxing. The gardens were beautifully laid out. It was good for the soul to sit on the balcony of our room and look out over the fields to the Tasman Sea. Breakfast was amazing with local produce and set you up for the day.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

What a wonderful place, up a track across fields and into wooded area with flowers and peace. My wife descibed it as a Hobbit place. The welcome was excellent and the braekfasts super. The care and attention of the hosts is plain to see. From your room the Tasman seain all its beauty. It is quiet, and not too far from Hokitika.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kapitea Lodge

Property: Kapitea Lodge
Address: 53 Chesterfield Road | R.D. 2, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kapitea Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new management as of 1st November, 2014. After four years managing Ratanui Lodge in Golden Bay, we are thrilled to add Kapitea Lodge on the stunning West Coast to our operation. Kapitea Lodge overlooks the Tasman sea midway between Hokitika and Greymouth with 5 superbly decorated en-suite rooms 4 of the rooms have a private balcony or patio. Enjoy a spa to relax and unwind after a days traveling or stroll along the beach. Continental breakfast, evening canapes and house wine, and wifi are always free. Each evening a set 3 course dinner is served- reservations essential. Kapitea Lodge is your base for exploring Pancakes Rocks, the Hokitika Gorge, the newly-built West Coast Wilderness biking Trail, and Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. ... more   less 
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