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Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome night at the school after a day's biking. Hot spa to soak bodies, comfy beds and most welcoming hosts. Ask Bruce about his ukulele and you might be treated to a couple of tunes. Highly recommend staying here.

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Thank dkcant
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Your review slipped past us so I apologize for the delay in responding to it. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come stay another time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great place to stop over whilst on the rail trail or passing through. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. Ended up stopping the the staff room! The detention shed was full! The use of the spa pool was a great need after cycling many kilometres. The classroom is the common area to mix with the other guests whilst... More 

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Thank Traceyu2014
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are glad you have such positive memories of your time with us in Lauder. We would love to have you back to stay with us again. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed while biking rail trail . Fabulous room. Excellent shower and breakfast was fresh and facilities clean. Great hosts and wonderful meal over road at pub. Would recommend for first stop from Clyde when biking Otago Rail Trail.

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Thank AnnieMT
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back another time if you are in the area. More 

Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I stayed for one night whilst cycling the rail trail and it was by far my favourite acommodation. It´s an old school house that has been converted into a BnB. The kitchen and common room are housed in the (single) old class room. Loved that they have themed rooms. I stayed in the "sports shed". The owners were super friendly... More 

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Thank Franziska S
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back to see us again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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147 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Like many others we spent a night here while doing the rail trail. Wonderfully warm and clean rooms. Beds were so comfy. Esme and her husband were great hosts, we will stay again. (If you like this review please click on the "helpful vote" button)

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you very much. We love it when guests come back to stay again. More 

Chrıstchurch
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

A fantastic and truly unique experience staying in a converted school with a plenty of character, complimentary cookies, breaky and some good old fashioned Kiwi hospitality. Esme is a true gem and Bruce was an absolute ripper, busting out some tunes on his ucalaly as we relaxed in the old classroom. The rooms were basic but immaculate with great beds... More 

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LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are thrilled you all enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking time out to write us such a beaut review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I expected very basic accommodation on our rail trail but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived in Lauder on our first night. Esme was warm and welcoming and the quaint country property just put a smile on our faces immediately. The ensuite rooms were comfortable and very well maintained. Dinner was available at the Lauder Pub across the road, which... More 

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Thank deevc
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad to hear we exceeded your expectations. Southern hospitality in rustic but modern surroundings is what we do best. Thanks for writing us such a nice review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome place clean nice soft beds. Bruce and Esme` were welcoming and informative, a nice coffee and biscuit waiting was just the best. Good pub across the road too. We will be back guys the hugs were from our hearts.

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Thank louises182
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks very much for such a nice review. We look forward to having you back with us again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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195 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't book our accommodation through the rail trail and by the time we arrived in Lauder we would have been happy with anything! When we arrived the hostess, Esme, was so friendly and lovely. You felt part of the family immediately. We stayed in the music cottage and it was fantastic! The cottage was spacious enough for two of... More 

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Thank mckje885
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of your stay in Lauder. It really reflects what we are all doing to complement each other so as to make staying in our wee town a memorable experience folk want others to share. We hope you will be able to come back again. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming hosts with biscuits and cup of tea or coffee. Comfortable lounge. Lovely beds and ensuites. Hosts there to help when arrived and for breakfast next day and assisted when we left in rain. Clean tidy and high standard.

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Thank 937liz
LauderSchoolBandB, Owner at Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hpe you will come back another time. More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lauder School Bed and Breakfast offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone's needs. Our unique century-old school building has been transformed into three lovely ensuite rooms and a communal dining/social space. We also have self-contained studio units which are standalone rustic-style cottages in the school gardens. Our standard rooms are situated in other former school buildings, revamped and tastefully decorated while still retaining the old school feel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lauder Railtrail School Bed & Breakfast

Address: 3312 Lauder-Omakau Road | Lauder, RD 2, Lauder 9377, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Lauder
Number of rooms: 10
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“Some rooms have ensuite, some have a shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Traceyu2014, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room that best suits your family/group. There are many to chose from.”
 of 5 bubbles MaudieB_13, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the guests we spoke to were delighted with their rooms, so you can't really pick a bad one. Enjoy your stay!”
 of 5 bubbles CJMcK7, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are delightful”
 of 5 bubbles rosh900, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Give the spa pool a go. Nice and relaxing after a long day cycling.”
 of 5 bubbles Rich29er, 27 May 2015 | Read review
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