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“Spectacular remote location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mt Potts Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Spectacular remote location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

I stayed here with a 15 year old exchange student who is a big LOTR fan. We both absolutely loved our time at Mt Potts. It was a real highlight of our whole South Island trip. The scenery is spectacular - photos don't do it justice at all. Even though I'm not a LOTR fan myself, it felt very special staying there. Mt Sunday is just five minutes away and you can climb to the top to get stunning views. I was very glad we decided to stay because it made a real occasion of the trip, particularly after the long drive along a bumpy gravel road. We arrived late in the afternoon so there was almost no one in the valley, and we had the top of Mt Sunday to ourselves. We stayed in one of the en suite rooms at Mt Potts Lodge, which was clean and new with comfortable beds. The staff member who greeted us was friendly and helpful. We had dinner at the lodge. Our stay coincided with a hen party who were having a barbeque, so we were offered the same food, which was very good. It was gorgeous going out for a walk after dinner and seeing the light of the setting sun on the mountains.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

The room was recently renovated and was excellent. The staff were al friendly and helpful. The only down was the fact that the restaurant was not running due to the chef leaving shortly before we arrived. We managed with the microwave in the room and the help of the staff. The walking in the surrounding area is challenging but rewarding and the scenery is amazing.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Wow beautiful surroundings, we stayed up at Mt Potts as part of an adventure race. The accomodation was a great set up and fantastic to have the lodge right there with a cosy fire, resturant and bar. We got to see a lot of amazing parts of the area on our race but I definitely want to go back and do some more exploring. Would definitely recommend Mt Potts lodge for an active weekend away!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hilary T
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Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed here for the Mystery Lake Adventure Race and thought it was fantastic. The setting is stunning, with the remoteness of it all adding to the experience. Perfect location for a get-away from the hustle and bustle. Our room was excellent, easily fitting four of us and all our gear. Highly reccommend for a weekend away. Thanks

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hollie W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

if you are looking for a place with stunning landscape, scenery, quietness and a sense of being away, then this a great place to start.
It wont have all your needs covered but it will have a nice bed, clean room, bar and cafe and a generally pretty easy going feel about the place.
We stayed as part of a race over a weekend and it certainly catered to all that i have mentioned above.
Enjoy

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AaronAgnew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We recently stayed at Mt Potts Lodge as part of the Mystery Creek Adventure Race. The location is incredible, magnificent scenery and isolation. After racing it was wonderful to come back to hot showers and heated bathroom floors to warm up the cold toes. The food was wonderful and the bar very welcoming with a cosy pot belly stove adding to the charm of the lodge. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend Mt Potts Lodge if you are looking to get away from the bustle of everyday life in a remote location and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank coops1968
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Leeds
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I stayed at the lodge while myself and 3 friends did the Mystery Lake AR. It's a friendly unpretentious place in an awesome location. The room was comfortable and warm without being overly luxurious - why go to a place like that and spend all your time in the room? The lodge itself is light and welcoming, the food is hearty and the staff treat you with an easygoing kiwi hospitality. I'm already planning to return for a weekend with my girlfriend. Jack Haughton (jak_roy@hotmail.com

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jack H
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Property: Mt Potts Lodge
Address: 2131 Hakatere Potts Rd | Ashburton Lakes, Ashburton 7771, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Ashburton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mt Potts Lodge offers an impressive location and relaxing private ambiance in the mid of High-Country in Hakatere Conservation Park, Canterbury and has been undergoing major renovations and upgrading of the rooms. We cater for all events and propose a tailored solution for any occasions' function venue with quality service and facilities. Welcome you to relax and enjoy a real NZ high country experience. ... more   less 
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