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4.7 out of 5

"We had a terrific room that looked straight onto the bush. Lovely bird song. Amenities were fine and staff always happy to provide more if needed. Ver ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 16 Jan 2019

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Hotel Description

At Awaroa Lodge you'll be within steps of Abel Tasman National Park and Abel Tasman Coast Track. Highlights at this beach hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy patios, WiFi, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 26 soundproofed rooms. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are also available.

Pizzeria serves pizza and is open for lunch and dinner. Added amenities include a coffee shop/café, spa services, and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Awaroa hotel include Totaranui Beach and Golden Bay.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Awaroa Lodge ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Awaroa Lodge

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
We had a terrific room that looked straight onto the bush. Lovely bird song. Amenities were fine and staff always happy to provide more if needed. Very well situated for walks in the N.P. and water taxi stop offs. Our luggage was brought to our room and delivered to the beach which was appreciated. Meals were really delicious. Not inexpensive but standard very good.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fabulous location in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park - peaceful and relaxing.

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Track Oasis

Location: Taking the route to Awaroa Lodge from the Abel Tasman track cuts out a big hill to the Awaroa crossing, and gives a great food.stay option too.
Great to nip off the Abel Tasman track to a bit of luxury. Super comfortable bed, great food,very helpful staff.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2018 by Allie

Dear Track Oasis, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Awaroa Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, The Awaroa Team

4 out of 5

Great service. Friendly and accommodating.

Pros: Having access to an oasis in the middle of a National Park was fabulous after a days hiking. Great cafe for those passing through too.
Cons: NA
Location: Awaroa inlet and beach are very close by and the Marahau water taxi's boats heading in and out of the national park were also 5 minutes walk away.
Staff were very helpful. We had a family bereavement and staff were very accommodating with trying to work out how we could change our booking at very short notice. Very understanding, and the place was great too. A welcome relief to have a bit of luxury by the beach after staying in busy DOC huts elsewhere. We would definitely come back and stay here. Great food and very relaxing even at Christmas time.

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful room

Pros: Location
Cons: Food
We were upgraded to a superior suite which was beautiful, with a lovely balcony overlooking the wetland. Staff were friendly but not very professional but we came on the last day of the season which might explain it. Breakfast was very nice but overall quality of food was very average. Although it is an eco lodge it isn't really that remote, with so many boats in everyday. A real shame that the vegetable garden is completely neglected, surely Peppers could get a couple of Woofers in for a season. Outstanding location and that's what you are coming for.

Posted by , from Nelson nz on 29 Apr. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 May 2016 by Max Oehler

Kia Ora fishwife, thank you for the feedback. It's good to read that you enjoyed your upgrade and on of our superior suites. Arriving on the last day of the season is always challenging and as much as we tried to provide the same experience as in the middle of the season, it is hard to get it out of your head after being in the Lodge for a whole season. It's good to read that you think we are not that remote as most vendors and tradies tend to disagree as soon as we need something rather urgently. The vegetable garden indeed got neglected at the end of the season, it was absolutely intended though as there are major changes happening in there over the winter with a re-design due. I hope we can welcome you back next season so you can see it for yourself. Best regards,

5 out of 5
Pros: Location and design
Cons: Half of the games have got bits missing
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Fantastic; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Gleaming; Privilege to stay in a place designed by the late Sir Ath

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 24 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Unbelievable location
Location: Perfect, Inspiring
Service: Phenomenal;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 11 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Absolutely stunning service, great food, large light rooms and decks visited by resident fantails...
Cons: No biggie, but when staying longer a bit more variety on the menu would be a bonus.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 17 Apr. 2013

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Property Features

Awaroa Lodge offers its guests a full-service spa. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at Awaroa Lodge. This 4-star Awaroa hotel is smoke free.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1990
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Nelson (NSN)

Room Amenities

Awaroa Lodge offers 26 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to patios. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Awaroa Lodge has a restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property located in Abel Tasman National Park, and is not accessible by road. Guests must arrange transport either by helicopter or sea shuttle prior to their stay.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Awaroa Lodge

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and contactless room service is available.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Mobile key entry is not available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 25.00 and NZD 45.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 20 per day (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Peppers Awaroa
  • Peppers Hotel Awaroa
  • Awaroa Hotel Abel Tasman National Park
  • Awaroa Hotel Nelson
  • Peppers Awaroa Lodge
  • Peppers Lodge
  • Peppers Awaroa Hotel
  • Awaroa Lodge Hotel
  • Awaroa Lodge Awaroa Bay
  • Awaroa Lodge Hotel Awaroa Bay

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat or helicopter. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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