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Amagansett, New York, United States
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a friendly place with great views of the NZ rolling green hills. It's very peaceful and warm. The rooms are simple but very clean and functional. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegetarian needs. If I can change one thing I will have Internet in the rooms.

1 Thank Chini A
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is beatiful but the food is absolutely stunning. We went for a track over the mountain which was a good worth. But the thing which made this place was the meal. I would honestly just stop here for a night to have another meal here. Top pick, need to stop here!

Thank GuyRichard L
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful evening staying here after doing the Mangatauttari Mountain walk.after walking in the rain it was a great retreat to relax for the afternoon before enjoying a very pleasant evening in the restaurant where the food was delicious and and there was something for everyone also we could take our own wine which is always an added bonus.the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of nine stayed at Out in the Styx in mid November. Lance and Mary were very accommodating and four of our group parked our camper vans overnight. The rest stayed in the comfortable ensuite rooms and we also had use of the lounge room and spa pool. Lance drove our group to the northern end of the Maungatautari... More 

Thank Peteliz1204
Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out in the Styx Guest House is as the name suggests "out in the sticks" - ~21/2 hours from Auckland, and about 45 minutes from Hamilton. It is a family business with great hospitality and abundance of home cooked yummy food. I travelled with 5 friends and our prime purpose for our stay was to trek the Waikato River Trails.... More 

Thank 2bmaggie
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this gorgeous location for a friend's birthday party and had a wonderful time. The location is beautiful with pretty gardens and stunning views. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The dinner and breakfast foods were delicious with lots of healthy fruit and vegetables. The staff are so helpful and friendly.

Thank Jayne S
Western Australia
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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Staying here for 5 nights during a walking trip proved to be a winner Breakfast and dinners cooked by Mary and family were amazing and very varied.The accommodation had wonderful views which we enjoyed whist easing our aching muscles in the hot tub.I cannot praise everything highly enough

Thank NannaNanna
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a superb lodge. I wasn't sure what to expect but from meeting Lance and he remembered my name the entire weekend (impressive when there were about 30 of us), to the first meal I was sold. This was going to be a very comfortable stay. I was staying in a dorm room with share bathroom. The bathrooms were so... More 

Thank kipa74
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just had the most fantastic weekend away. A group of 25 of us (cyclists) stayed for two nights. Such a great location, amazing hosts, and the food is to die for!! Excellent value for a 2 night Dinner, B&B package. Very homely and welcoming. Great roads for cycling. Thanks for having us again, and looking forward to coming back again... More 

Thank OrlaSeymour
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Our group of four stayed for two days while mountain biking along the Waikato Trails. The food was magnificent and plentiful. The atmosphere in the main dining room was friendly and cosy with the mid-winter fire going and a well priced bar available for evening drinks. The rooms were warm and comfortable and retch spa very welcome and rejuvenating. Lance... More 

Thank nullari

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We ajoin the Maungatautari Ecological Reserve, a 3500 hectare pest free scenic reserve and operate a drop offservice for hikers to walk across the Mountain. We are between Rotorua and Waitomo and are near the Waikato River Cycle Trail and our van can take up to 8 cycles for drop off and pickups. 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, Pukeatua 3880, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Pukeatua
Price Range: $136 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Out in the Styx Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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