We stayed for just one night in a luxury chalet room. The name chalet is a little misleading though, as this is not a freestanding room, rather a room in a larger chalet with multiple rooms. Regardless, we were very happy with the room. It was very spacious and nicely decorated in neutral tones.
The bathroom was large and luxurious, and everything was very clean. We slept incredibly well although I'm sure that was as much about our tired bodies (having walked from Punga Cove) as it was about the serenity and coziness of our room!
Having a hot spa was a great way to rest our weary bones, and I must say pretty romantic with the view of the stars and the water!
The restaurant was fantastic. Nab a seat on the couches near the fireplace and have a quiet bevvie - bliss! The food was modern and fresh, and the service was friendly and helpful.
The grounds in general are beautiful and spacious, with breathtaking views upwards of towering trees, and downwards towards the stillness of the crystal clear water. We fed ducklings down on the jetty, and would've loved to sit on the deck and have a beer if it hadn't been so cold!
One warning though: the walk back up to the Queen Charlotte Track really seemed to drag on the next morning... Leave yourselves plenty of time as it's not nearly so pleasant as the walk down to the Lodge!
- 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