Fodor's Expert Review Rimu Lodge

33 Seddons Terrace Rd., Hokitika, West Coast, 7883, New Zealand

This two-story luxury lodge sits in the country, high above the Hokitika River valley. The views stretch across the river, farms, and native forest to the Southern Alps. The lodge, with four spacious guest rooms, is framed by 3 acres of native bush and garden. Two ground-floor guest rooms open out to a large breakfast deck. Upstairs the rooms are larger, as are the views. The social hub of the lodge is the Great Room, with its spectacular cathedral ceiling and big fireplace.

PROS

  • bird-watchers' delight
  • good local walks and heritage walks nearby
  • warm hosts who make a great breakfast

CONS

  • bit hard to find at night
  • 10 minutes out of town and away from shops
  • cave wetas (crickets) in house might not be for everyone (although they are harmless)

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-755–5255

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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