Reading the reviews about this place, I had high hopes, but was sorely disappointed. Our room was tiny and minimalist to a fault -- there was a single light bulb hanging above the bed, and the room smelled of mildew and sewage (they were apparently having a problem with the sewage system while we were there). That said, the view from our little shoebox was quite nice, and there were interested things on the grounds. We enjoyed looking at the glowworms, relaxing in the hammocks, and having a beer at the bar. The private hot tub was also neat. So, if you're looking for a nice hotel room, this is not the place for you, but this could be fun if you're looking for an interesting location as a whole.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great accommodation in 14 units & bay view chalets set on the tranquil shores of the Marlborough Sounds, a short cruise from Picton in our water taxi (Lochmara can easily arrange this for you, there are no roads to Lochmara). Explore the Wildlife Recovery & Art Centre, nature & sculpture trails, Queen Charlotte Track, art gallery, wildlife, free use of our kayaks, or relax on the beach, hammocks or Bath House spa. Licensed cafe/restaurant serving local and seasonal produce and local wines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery And Arts Centre Hotel Picton