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Lake Ohau Lodge

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is kind of isolated and far from town. But the view is beautiful with lake Ohau and the mountains. Staffs were very friendly and helpful. While we stayed for one night, there were also the other big tour staying there too so when we had dinner in the common room, they were a little loud. The room is...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are seemingly isolated but it is only 1/2 hrs drive to the nearest town. When you get to Lake Ohau though you see very little sign of other habitation, just one big glorious lake surrounded by hills and mountains. Certainly it can be busy in the restaurant which will mean everyone enjoying themselves and...

Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What an amazing place to visit our son who has worked on the snow field at Ohau for 2 winters. Louise & Mike are fantastic hosts; hard working people who know how to run a friendly lodge with incredible views. Many more features include a spa & views of the night sky. The bar was well stocked, restaurant 3- course...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Well, of course I know who you are and it was lovely to meet you both and for you to see where your son has been working. How fabulous that you managed to enjoy all of those outdoor activities which are normally either winter or summer, skiing or walking but you did them all! The Mackenzie Country is a stunning...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been to Lake Ohau Lodge three times. Once on a school trip nearly 50 years ago, once on a ski weekend about 25 years ago, and once for dinner three weeks ago. It hasn't changed much! The accommodation prices range from budget to mid-price, the setting is outstanding, and the food is delicious. They have a table d'hôte...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

We try not to change things! The old school look of Lake Ohau Lodge is part of it's charm. People compare it to their favourite bach that they keep on returning to and so nothing should change too much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal and of course this view from the Lodge is the best view in...

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This lodge should be marketed as an essential part of the Alps to Ocean Cycleway experience. From the cheerful young lady who made us feel very welcome, despite our rather early arrival, the clean, comfortable room, the interesting guests we were paired with at dinnertime and the relaxing atmosphere - this is REAL hosting. The dinner, bed and breakfast package...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you to you too! Ohau we love our Alps2Ocean cycle trail guests! Everyone is so enthusiastic about the trail, what a perfect way to enjoy the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki Valley. It has added a new dimension to our business that is for sure and we are just so chuffed that everyone loves the Lodge.

Christchurch
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had such a fantastic holiday! Highly recommend. Amazing 5 star three course dinner, continental and cooked breakfasts, seperate dinner seating for our 5 year old who thought it was FANTASTIC eating with "new friends" hot spa after a day on the mountains. Staff incredibly helpful and always happy! Amazing with our son even putting movies on for him after...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for writing Ange. We came here 27 years ago with our kids and that was what hooked us, that our kids were looked after so we've always made sure that we try and do that well. It's pretty fun that kids dinner sitting and then it makes it nice for the parents too that you can have some nice...

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Superb stay. The food for adults and kids alike was first rate, the staff were very friendly, and the location was stunning. The rooms were clean and functional. I would happily recommend The Ohau Lodge to friends!

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew. I think these are definitely the best 3 things about Ohau, the staff, the food and the location. We hope we see you again - with your friends!

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed for just one night and the View and Food (esp their Lasagne) are Awesome!! Stayed at room 17 (if I rmbed correctly) with an view of the mountains right from our room! Remember to be outside at night to catch the starry sky! Great stay! :)

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you! This is the best place to watch the sun go down on Aoraki Mt Cook and then to go out later and watch the stars!

Gordonvale, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Ohau Snow Fields. Everyone was very friendly and our first time lesson was a small group, which was great. Instructor was really good. Very family friendly, with great beginners slopes. Would highly recommend. Beautiful scenery. Would definitely come back

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review of our mountain and our gorgeous staff. It's been another fantastic team both at Ohau Snow Fields and the Lodge this 2016 winter. We look forward to your return and hope you can stay in the Lodge as we offer a discounted lift pass to house guests and the convenience and pleasure...

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great location. We took the Dinner, Breakfast and accommodation option. The room was lovely and warm, stunning position, as we had room 80 "the best in the house" as we were told at reception. With the exception of fantastic coffee, the room has very little extras or small touches. No TV. No Clock radio. No Iron or board. No Free...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, it is always good to receive guest comments as there are always things to be improved on and our Head Housekeeper has now removed the light markings on the bathroom ceiling. Room 80 is the best in the house because it has the best view and at the end where there is no one on one side. The...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Ohau lodge and with a much larger group we were not disappointed. With accommodation to suit all budget types, rooms are clean, comfortable and warm for those winter months. We enjoyed a 3 course meal every night, with any special dietary requirements catered for. Also a full breakfast was provided in the mornings. Staff...

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LouiseNeilson, Owner at Lake Ohau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of us. That's a great summing up of what we offer and we are so glad that you appreciated it all. Thank you for returning with a group and we look forward to having you back for a third time!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 72 unit Lodge with warm, centrally heated, comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Ohau with views of Glen Mary Glacier, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau Range. Facilities include restaurant, bar, games room, spa pools and drying room. Staying at the Lake Ohau Lodge will complete a unique and truly memorable South Island skiing experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Ohau Lodge

Address: 2295 Lake Ohau Road | P O Box 51, 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Lake Ohau
Price Range: $95 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Ohau Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Lake Ohau Hotel Twizel
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