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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 3 nights at this delightful lodge. The wilderness setting is fabulous, the lodge is designed to be environmentally sustainable and fits perfectly with the location. There are only 4 guest rooms, all large, comfortable and offering scenic views out over the Motueka River and surrounding mountains. The spacious lodge has a large open design kitchen, dining room,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at this very comfortable lodge, renowned for access to fly fishing. We do not fish, but this lodge is superb no matter what your interest. The views are amazing, and the food here is exquisite. The evening meal, prepared by chef Dean, is first class and better than many top flight restaurants in the city (any city!!)....

Thank IGH63
Camarillo, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the Stonefly Lodge for our five-day visit, the weather had been fairly wet for the last several days, but as soon as John and Kate opened the doors to welcome us it didn't make a difference what the weather had been, they and the lodge were bright and cheery. The lodge is first class but appropriate...

Thank mcmflycast
Towson, Maryland
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We can't say enough about our experience at Stonefly. The lodge, the surroundings and the service were all outstanding. Our daughter and son in law are both avid fly fishermen, so fished on their own with a guide. Each caught fish. My wife and I had never fly fished before. Nevertheless, we decided to give it a go and were...

Thank bandwfx
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 January 2017

They state they are "a premier New Zealand Fishing Lodge" but in my case they did not have a guide to fish with me and the owner "John" told me that I would not be able to fish on their river unguided! He is a total jerk, arrogant and a horrible host. He did not apologize or make an attempt...

5Thank steelheadrose
jk55, Owner at Stonefly Lodge, responded to this review

I feel obliged to respond - not quite how I recall the circumstances. I note your booking was made by your friends who booked through a travel agent as you were joining up with your friends briefly during their stay at Stonefly Lodge. Neither your friends or their travel agent indicated your interest in booking a guided fishing tour during...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A first class or rather world class private exclusive lodge with eight guests and food as good as Paris, fly fishing for Browns that can not be equaled and hosted by attentive focused owners. Go!!! This is for the discriminating world traveler to savor a treasure. Hollands

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were in NZ for 30 days and we stayed un some amazing places but this by far was our favourite. The setting by the river was breathtaking. The rooms were comfortable and very inviting. I only took a bath (which I love) twice during our stay, stonefly was one of the two places- it felt like being at home....

Thank Pv2017
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you looking for a special location with breathtaking views of the Motueka River from your bedroom, and anywhere on the Lodge, in absolute luxury, then there is no better place to stay. We visited many locations in the area and none even come close to this. John and Kate, the owners of this Lodge are one of a kind....

Thank Laurence W
Presque Isle, Maine
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is without hesitation I offer Stonefly Lodge my highest recommendation.  John and Kate, the owner/operators, are completely hands-on. They are driven to provide each guest his or her best experience. The service, the food and the lodge itself are the highest quality. My fishing guide put me over fish every day under difficult weather conditions. Stonefly Lodge is the...

1Thank Richard S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hubby and I finished our 10 day tour of NZ at this amazingly beautiful property. The location is fantastic. The lodge building is of great design and maintained beautifully. My husband who loves to fly fish was blown away. I don't fish and yet had a wonderful time. It is the perfect destination for couples who either like to fish...

Thank whitney449

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. Built from local stone and timber the lodge is centrally located between 3 National Parks offering the complete package for the fly fishing enthusiast or a wide variety of spectacular tours from hiking, wine tasting, kayaking and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stonefly Lodge

Address: 3256 Motueka Valley Highway | Abel Tasman / Nelson, Motueka 7096, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $1,146 - $1,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Stonefly Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only 4 rooms, and all are outstanding with balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles bandwfx, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every room offers views, luxury and comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally wonderful. WiFi is spotty in rooms, but you are in the middle of nowhere. How could it not be?”
  • High end bath fixtures (tub, walk in shower)
  • Lots of space
  • View from rooms.
  • Lovely, pristine rooms
 of 5 bubbles whitney449, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only four rooms and all have balconies and views of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles bemd476, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms and they are all fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles Z5878ATkarenb, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
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