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Out in the Styx Guesthouse

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the privilege of staying at "Out In The Styx" for a couple of nights recently while biking the Timber Trail. African themed room was spotlessly clean and very well fitted out. We enjoyed the spa nestled in native bush with Tuis singing overhead, after a day riding. Dinner and breakfast was excellent with healthy home cooked fare at each...

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to spend a night at Out in the Styx a few weeks ago as part of a month-long mission kayaking the Waikato River and it was absolutely epic. Our hosts Nolan, Lance and Mary went out of their way to make us feel at home, the food was delicious, the beds were comfortable and the showers...

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a must visit (book in advance) for an amazing lunch. Wonderful home grown and cooked food, a wonderfully peaceful and scenic setting and Lance let's me land the helicopter on the lawn - perfect all round!

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Lance and Mary go out of the way to make you feel like your stay is special. The food is delicious and always fresh produce, often local. We stayed an extra night as part of a biking tour and were so pleased we did. Rooms are large and functional with a spa pool in each wing. The bar and dinner/breakfast...

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Auckland
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was the second year in a row our group stayed at OitS. Last year for just one night. But we were so impressed with the location, the roads and the food that we came back for a 4 day stay this year. We used OitS as a base for our cycle training (road race). The area is ribboned with...

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Thank Clever Brown
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful stay for our group of 8 , with great room accomodation and fantastic meals cooked by Mary, with the host Lance being a great source of info as well as maitre d-ing..a must stay and will be back

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1Thank paulrichardson61
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Visited here yesterday and was shown round by Nolan Lance and Mary's son whi is being trained to take over the family business. Was impressed with their set up and los of rooms. My favourite was the African room set amongst 3 units away from the others. Their are 3 spa pools on site and all rooms have their own...

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1Thank karina f
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a wonderful time out in the Styx. The food for each meal was full of little surprises and treats. Food made with care and love. The accomidation was clean. Great bed firm like we like. Plenty of pressure in the shower and the little spa pool was a real treat after a hard day riding the Waikato Cycle Trails....

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Thank 144graeme
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My wife and I have had three stays at Out in the Styx, usually with other members of her family. The fact that we have made return visits says it all. The rooms are very comfortable, fantastic views, hosts Lance and Mary make you feel very welcome. Lance has lots of good stories up his sleeve to tell over dinner...

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1Thank MaxSingForJoy
Reviewed 16 January 2017

An outstanding location, at the foot of Sanctuary Mountain, and absolutely first-rate hospitality from Lance and Mary. Be sure to have dinner here—delicious. And besides visiting Maungatautari, ask about night-time kayaking to see the glow worms at a nearby tree-covered river. A top-notch stay, and I will be returning soon.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our family have been living here and operating as a restaurant and guesthouse for over 20 years. We don't have a menu but our guests are always satisfied with the delicious meals we prepare and the gorgeous setting. We are very fortunate to look directly up at the the forested mountains within the Maungatautari Ecological Island, a 3500 hectare pest free scenic reserve. We operate a drop-off service for hikers walking the traverse and our van can take up to 8 cycles for drop off and pickups on the Waikato River Trail. We are between Rotorua and Waitomo and our rates include a four course dinner and a two course breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Out in the Styx Guesthouse

Address: 2117 Arapuni Road | Waikato, Pukeatua 3880, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Pukeatua
Price Range: $133 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Out in the Styx Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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