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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were the first guests of 2016/ 2017 season...Ive been before so i knew it was superb in every respect. We stayed 2 nights to really explore the local area. Walk up the Nile River walkway. Clamber over the rocks at Charleston, with the surf pounding in. The lodge is very comfortable with all the cooking facilities you could need.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Beaconstone is a great find for anyone looking to unplug from daily life. No wifi but all the comforts of a typical lodge. We only stayed one night, but it was easily one of our favourite places we've ever been. Grae was welcoming, funny, and we enjoyed chatting with him. Everything at Beaconstone is eco-friendly including the super comfortable mattresses.... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Really loved the experience at Beaconstone. The hosts were lovely and were always available to answer questions. They have gone to lengths to make the lodge eco friendly, enabling people to lessen their carbon footprint as they travel NZ. They also have a veggie garden from which I took some lettuce that was delicious and perfectly free! I also enjoyed... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is another small and fine hostel. A handful of double rooms share a spacious kitchen/lounge area, plus there's a specially designed toilet and shower facility nearby (and a in-house bathroom for night time use). You get there from the main SH6 on a short and well maintained gravel road with lots of parking just in front of the house.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was my first expeience staying at an alternative eco lodge. I only stayed for 1 night but never wanted to leave. The eco lodge used solar power, solar hot water, wool insulation, natural fibre mattress, organic garden, compositing toilets etc. It was an amazing experience!! I paid the same price I would've staying at a backpackers. It was sooo... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

The most unforgettable place we have stayed so far for all the right reasons. Interesting and charming hosts are very helpful in every way . Plenty of accommodation and good facilities in the main lodge and absolutely delightful cabins separate from the house, good kitchen and atmosphere very conducive to conversation between people staying there. Some composting toilets and showers... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Traversing through an unmade road we saw the wooden placard denoting the Eco lodge. Rain was bucketing down but with each swipe of our window wipers our excitement grew... Our car made a left hand turn and we were greeted by a beautiful wooden house. It was surrounded by well manicured flora and ample parking space. After unpacking in our... More 

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PHOENIX
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Best value in New Zealand. Cozy cabin with stained glass panel in door, interesting path through forest to river, and great sociable host. Very nice kitchen in lodge. Self-sufficient off-the-grid but easy to find.

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Germany
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Highly recommended by friends who discovered the lodge years ago we stopped for a night on our way from Franz Josef Glacier to Abel Tasman NP. Wish we'd have had more time to enjoy this peaceful spot. We were warmly welcomed by Grae who offered some salad&veggies from their garden so we had a delicious dinner - best Ruccola we... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Great experience with the eco lodge. We were welcomed by friendly host. They helped us with bookings for nearby activities. The bed was extra comfortable and clean. kitchen was lil antique and unique. Pleasant stay. Recommended !

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small custom built timber lodge set on 42 hectares of bush. Trails through the forest to the Big Totara River take a plunge or just enjoy the birds and the quiet of the rain forest. Running on solar power and sustainable principals used throughout. The interior lodge is homelike. The spaces are decorated with original art and weavings. There is a kitchen for self catering and a barbecue patio. We are Highly Recommeded by Lonely Planet ,Rough Guide and several guide books. Come and enjoy this special place in the country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beaconstone

Address: 115 Birds Ferry Rd, Westport. Charleston, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island
Price Range: $84 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beaconstone 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We had the hut, which was off of the main house. It was one of the best night's sleep we had the entire trip.”
 of 5 bubbles ETFM21, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are delightful but without their own toilet but it really doesnt matter. No bad rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeW80, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The cabin we stayed in was comfortable, clean, and cute.”
 of 5 bubbles 937ROBERTM, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very good here”
 of 5 bubbles thejournalist, 5 Apr 2014 | Read review
“No. 1 if you want to be next door to the night-time bathroom. Any room looks good otherwise. Also, there are huts outside if you want a more private, romantic experience”
  • Bedroom No. 1, Beaconstone
 of 5 bubbles daffodilspring, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
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