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Last 5 reviews
We have been in New Zealand for nearly three weeks and this has been our favourite place so far. We stayed for three nights (longer would be better!) and never tired of looking at the view down into Oban. The room was spacious and comfortable, the continental breakfast very good - either eaten in the dining room or out on the terrace. The lounge has a huge picture window with views down to Halfmoon Bay. Take-away fish and chips washed down with a bottle of wine, eaten at the table just outside our room to the accompaniment of Tui birdsong, was delightful. There is a washing machine with washing powder and dryer for guest use which was very useful. Thanks to Lisa for helping us sort out other Real Journeys bookings when we hastily had to rearrange because of the Milford Road problems. We did five experiences with Real Journeys (Stewart Island Lodge, the ferry, Kiwi Experience, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, Te Anau glowworms), so it’s a good idea to book all through the web and take advantage of the multi-saver. Stewart Island Lodge is a very special place, so don’t hesitate to go.
I stayed two nights and I loved the location, the view and this place. If you want to cook and eat with a bunch of friends on the balcony overlooking this amazing town - this is the place for you. Next time I’m going to sea kayak with Phil (see my other review), harvest a few green and blue lipped mussels and enjoy them on the balcony. There’s a short sharp hill up to hotel but then this island has a few hills! Lisa was so helpful and gave me great advice to make the most of my stay. This type of help is so necessary! There’s morning breakfast served. Room is comfy - my view was amazing. There’s a bath and the bed is fab. Thanks folks!
Fantastic place to stay
After being met at the ferry and transported to the Lodge, we were met by Lisa, who is fantastic. She is warm and welcoming and she helped us plan our stay on the island with lots of wonderful ideas of places to visit, walks to do and places to eat. The rooms were comfortable and very clean with fantastic views of Oban and the harbour. The Continental breakfast was a nice touch too. We can’t wait to go back again.
3 nights on Stewart Island
Top place to stay in Oban. Central with great views of Half Moon Bay and beyond and set in lovely gardens full of birdsong. Clean, warm and comfy accommodation (with a drying room facility). Lisa and her team were very helpful and friendly. Thanks guys.
The Best Place in the World
As soon as I got here I realised this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD. The views from the rooms are spectacular and the set up of the lounge and outdoor areas are amazing. The rooms themselves have a wonderful layout, and the fact you can use the kitchen is brilliant. Most people (including us) just do a 2 night stay - but I can’t suggest strongly enough that you book as many nights as you possibly can - beg, borrow or steal to stay longer, you won’t regret it!!! The quiet is only interrupted by the bird calls and the water lapping and the rain. The weather changes all the time (every hour or so), so pack accordingly. Get your sea sick tablets for the boat because it’s a wild ride - but totally worth it. We’ve already booked a return trip in 2021. Also, host Lisa is INCREDIBLE! @RealJourneys if you’re reading this, you should give her a raise!!!
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