We stayed here in January 2013 as part of our honeymoon in NZ. We travelled to some amazing places in NZ, but the one place that we loved best of all was No Road Inn. We stayed for just one night whilst trekking the Queen Charlotte, but we could easily have stayed for a month!
The setting is great, on the shore of the water and right in the bush. It is so peaceful and soothing there. The rooms are HUGE and 5 star quality, no kidding. Our room was in the corner, with a great balcony area with hammocks, plus a superb bathroom with Eco shower (hot!) and a bathtub with a one way mirror looking out into the bush.
The best of all was the hot tub, tucked away in the bush by the side of the house.
The hosts were excellent, really nice people and just the right balance of hospitality and friendliness, whilst still respecting your space and privacy. We really felt that this must be the sort of deluxe getaway that film stars opt for when they want to be somewhere private and peaceful but still get pampered like royalty.
Special mention to the excellent cooking - Gary really is a master chef and we had our best meal of the honeymoon sitting on the balcony watching the sunset and listening to the water and drinking delicious local wines. If we had a time travel machine, this is where we would return to every few months!
We are from Russia and Gary even had some interesting information and newspaper clippings on a russian ship that sank in the sounds in the 1980s in mysterious circumstances.
Marina and Ian from Russia