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“Just lovely”
Review of Te Kiteroa Lodge

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Te Kiteroa Lodge
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Just lovely”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Lovely comfortable hotel, bedroom was more than well appointed. Hosts were very welcoming, the food was delicious, both the evening meal and breakfast and the wine was very nice as well. Would love to come back again. Lovely country spaciousness and quiet with an amazing view.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thankyou for the kind words. One of those best kept secrets.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

It is worth making a special trip to Waimate just to stay here.  A beautiful old wooden house, the best outlook from the bath, a top quality bed, fluffy towels, a huge range of teas....  The house is on a gentle rise with an expansive outlook to the coast that makes one sigh and gasp all at once.  (Take the turret room; it is special).  
Waimate has a jewel worth visiting: St Augustine's church, designed in 1872 by Benjamin Mountfort.  The church also includes two fine windows designed and made by the English firm Morris & Co. (2 of only 8 in NZ). And the vicar is wise and welcoming. 

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thankyou for the kind words. We are so glad you could share with us our specisl little part of paradise
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

The team at Te Kiteroa, were Kind, Caring, Helpful and by gosh just all round brilliant hosts! I was there for just 1 night sadly however I have pledged to come back for longer next time. My room was fantastic, with a very comfortable bed. The Bathroom facilities were great. My personal highlight would be the view over Waimate from the Spa- Wow, just WOW.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Many thanks. It was our pleasure.
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Timaru, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

I will keep this short as I don't want to share this too much.It's the sort of place you want to keep as a secret-it's perfect!
Owners-nothing is too much trouble,very friendly and interesting.
Accomodation-Five star +
Overlooking vinyeards soaking in the hot tub - priceless.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful.We stayed in the Philips Turret room which has a tv (but the scenery was...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
So pleased you enjoyed the experience.
Hope you can share a little
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Guernsey
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193 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

After a drive from Moeraki Beach where the most extraordinary boulders are found on the beach, we easily located this lovely house in the most peaceful location. Our hostess welcomed us warmly with tea and showed us the Bledisloe room, which is very comfortable with wonderful views over Waimate to the coast in the distance. As there were no other guests staying that night, we were given our pick of the bedrooms. The house was built in 1913 and the land has recently had a large quantity of vines planted. We very much enjoyed tasting the wines. The place is very relaxing and guests are welcome to use the hot tub any time of the day or evening. There are lovely walks through forest behind the house and you can drive to the top of Whitehorse hill for fabulous views. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
So happy we could share with you our little part of paradise
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

On 6thMay, 2012 we made a leisurely drive from Christchurch into Waimate, with vibrant colors of autumn in the landscape. We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to locate the lodge, driving through luscious greenery leading to Te Kiteroa. We were allocated the Bledisloe room, which was spacious and comfortable. Ann and Gary were the perfect host, serving excellent meal and delicious dessert and chatting with us on Singapore, over tea around the fireplace in the beautiful lounge area. With the peaceful and quiet atmosphere, Khoon and I slept very soundly until we awoke to bright red color filtering through the bedroom window. It was the sunrise, with the sky a bright fiery red!. That afternoon Ann graciously drove us around the countryside, pointing out deers and alpacas in the vicinity until White Horse monument, which is the top of the hill behind the lodge. We alighted, soaked in a panaromic view of Waimate view, before embarking on a hour and half treking through the woods downhill to Point Bush Road, where the lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay in Te Kiteora and would recommend this lodge for a peaceful relaxing lodge, listening to birds singing and watching stars and spectacular sunrise ! Ann was also very helpful in travel information on other sight-seeing locations and we enjoyed our 3 weeks stay in South Island because of her recommendation of Catlins, Wanaka, Oamaru etc. With erratic weather this month, she suggested we follow the weather forecast wherever was sunny; and it all worked out very well. Thank you Ann and Gary for making our stay in NZ so pleasant !

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Those fiery sunrises are sure a nice wake-up call
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

We arrived at this beautiful B&B late after flying into Christchurch--tired and a little stressed after 2 hours of driving on the unfamiliar side of the road. Ann and Gary got us settled and although I'm sure they would rather have been in bed, offered us a glass of wine or tea while we chatted about what we wanted to see and do the next day--it was just what we needed! Our spacious Turret room, with homey, antique appointments, had a beautiful view of their vineyard and valley below. (In contrast, the bathroom was very tiny.) After a filling breakfast, Ann provided maps and information on the sights we wanted to see, and patiently answered all our questions. She was the perfect hostess in a gorgeous setting.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank alison98
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Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ, Owner at Te Kiteroa Lodge, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Thankyou for the accolades. We are working on the bathroom sizes.
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Additional Information about Te Kiteroa Lodge

Property: Te Kiteroa Lodge
Address: 227 Point Bush Road, Waimate 7979, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waimate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Waimate
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 104+ year old Edwardian property located on an elevated site with views to the southern alps around to the Pacific Ocean. Located within a working vineyard and adjacent winery with direct access to bush walks and mountain-biking trails from the front gate. Hosted B&B accommodation with guest dining in the evening by arrangement. Sauna and outdoor hot-tub with deck loungers. Complimentary winery tour and tasting for guests. See us on Facebook - TeKiteroa ... more   less 

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