Ronald, my husband, and I arrived at Manakau one rainy afternoon in the middle of this passing winter. The coziness of the lodge and Neil's warmth made us forget about the cold and the long drive we had that day. We spend 3 nights and 4 days in Manakau and we still wished for more days. The lodge is first class from every perspective: comfortable, elegant, quiet and cozy. The meals are at the same level, they are delicious! Don't go to dine outside, Neil is an amazing cook and we can still remember one of the diners we have there: remarkable!
When in Kaikoura, don't think of any other options go the Manakau Lodge and put yourselves in the hands of his charming owner Neil Protheroe.
After almost 28 nights spend in New Zealand and many lodges in our trip logs we can say with confidence this is one the places that we enjoy the must and will return whenever we have the chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in beautiful mountain surroundings just ten minutes from Kaikoura, Manakau Lodge is a luxury rural retreat, offering the discerning traveller the finest in country lodge accommodation and hospitality. Our guests' comfort is our number one priority. A great night's sleep awaits in our specially-chosen, super-comfortable beds, with fine cotton linens and beautiful, luxurious woollen bed blankets. King size beds are the standard in our two Lodge Rooms, and our slightly larger Deluxe Rooms feature super-king beds, which can also be converted to twin singles on request. Furnishings in the guest lounge and bedrooms are hand-made from New Zealand rimu, a native timber prized for its warm tones and rich natural beauty. Each room also comes with a pair of deep-cushioned armchairs, a 32-inch LCD television with satellite Freeview and Apple(R) TV, a writing desk with an ergonomic chair, and the most luxurious modern bathroom, with heated floor, warm towels, and a superb walk-in monsoon shower. Both Deluxe Rooms also have the added indulgence of a deep, free-standing bath. ... more less
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