Porters Lodge

Porters Lodge

Reviews

Keziah Honnor's avatar

Keziah Honnor

Ranking: 10/10

Was an awesome spot, we rung in last minute because of conditions. Julia and her husband were extremely accomodating, despite there being a big group of us they happily fit us in. Couldn’t recommend more! Food was amazing, accommodation was beautiful, toilets were tidy and showers were nice and hot!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Justin

Ranking: 10/10

Great site in the mountains. Down a 6km maintained gravel road. Only 4 powered spots however. Hosts very kind and served amazing meals. They have a bar and restaurant for food. Bathroom and showers clean. Not a lot of sand flies. Good spot to stop before Christchurch.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Andrew Dickson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place to stay. We stayed at a powered campervan site. The lounge was great, clean showers and bathroom. Decent internet for its remote location. Very family centric if your traveling with children.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Dieter Giesen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Motorhome Sites are embedded in mountains. A great atmosphere. Just five kilometers of well-developed gravel road lead to this idyll. The lodge has a very cozy lounge with a view of the breathtaking surroundings. There is free internet and good food. The friendly owners create an absolute feel-good atmosphere. We highly recommend Porters Lodge.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for your review Dieter, it was a pleasure having you and we're delighted you enjoyed your time here!

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K&KRahimi

Ranking: 10/10

This place is divine. Set back in the mountains, cozy lodge, good food.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in November 2019

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for the great review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next trip to the area.

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Michael

Ranking: 10/10

We really loved this place. Short drive on a very well maintained gravel road. Warm welcome from the managers. We loved Ryan’s seafood showder and lamb. Lovely setting in the mountains. Cosy Lounge room with fireplace. Good place for our toddler to crawl. A good base to explore castle hill. Stayed a addional night. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

It was our pleasure to have you guys and it is great to hear you enjoyed the food so much. We hope you had a safe trip home.

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AMANDA WALKER

Ranking: 10/10

Wow, fabulous views, clean hot shower, excellent facilities, and great hosts . Hosts were new and very informative and generous with their time ( best chippies , ever !) About a 6 km drive along gravel road , well worth the drive! Such a relaxing place, loved it here , perched high on the mountain , even when the lightning and thunder rolled in!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for your feedback Amanda, we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us, not to mention the chippies! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Tina

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views of the mountains.
Such an amazing location.
Friendly host.
Clean and warm showers. Free WiFi that worked. There's also a games room and laundrette facilities on site.
Would definetly stay here again. And a bargain at 25NZD for 2 people on a powered site.

There's about 7km of gravel track to get there but worth it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Hi Tina,

Thanks for the lovely review.

Cheers - Ian

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Simone Maccagnan

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Always afraid to write positive reviews on hidden Paradises, but these People are doing such a good job they deserve to have more business than just 3 of us few days a year... theis place is one of those where you could stay forever...

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Hi,

Thanks Simone, if you wish to stay forever I'm sure I can work out a special rate for you. :)

Cheers - Ian

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Cozy's avatar

Cozy

Ranking: 10/10

We used Porter's Lodge as our base for two nights while doing Arthur's Pass (Avalanche Peak - tough one but worth it) and were astonished by the views and the hospitality at the Lodge. The hosts are lovely and very welcoming, the food is yummy and the Lodge itself is warm and cozy. There's warm and free showers, clean facilities, two cute dogs to cuddle, FREE and fast WiFi.
Perfect place to lift up your legs and relax after a tough day of hiking. Would definitely come again!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks Cozy, nice review. :)

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Dominik Welslau

Ranking: 10/10

The greatest stay of our trip. Powered site 25$ and you can use the amazing facilities of the lodge. Inside of the lodge there is a rug and a no shoes policy so we felt right at home instantly! Power is being turned off at 10pm because it comes from a generator. There is light on the path towards the lodge but it’s easier to bring a torch if you have to go at night. Food prices are fair, especially considering the remote location. Speaking of which: stargazing was easily possible, as there is no light all around at night. They also have two cute dogs.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks for the lovely review Dominik. :)

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Scooper

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome location, great people running the place, lovely food. So nice to stay somewhere a bit different, and so close to the ski field. You can use the Lodge bathrooms, lounge, games room, etc and dine there if you wish (recommended!). Power available while generators are running. They turn them off at 10pm which is perfect, because then you can enjoy the peace in the remote location knowing you have given the batteries some charge. Showers nice and hot, heaters in the bathroom, managers turned them in in advance for us so ready and warm (thank you!). Note-the road in was in poor shape and badly needed grading, but wasn’t a long drive. It’s an old Lodge, but charming and authentic. Totally recommend, even if you don’t want to ski.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in September 2018

Porters Lodge responds:

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Juan's avatar

Juan

Ranking: 10/10

25 dollars for 2 people powered site on 30th of August 2018
the only thing they cut off the power from 10pm till 7 am for some reason
Amazing place, friendly staff, good food/wifi/ hot shower
the night sky was the most beautiful I've ever seen

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Porters Lodge responds:

Thanks guys!
Mountain life= diesel generator which means you can enjoy the stars without the cause of lights and noise! We know it’s a bit of a pain, but our spot is worth it!

Steve L's avatar

Steve L

Ranking: 10/10

Could not recommend this place enough! The mountain views, instant hot showers, wifi, and cozy lodge were all amazing, but the hospitality was spectacular. Shoutout to Bruno and Michelle for making our stay here a highlight of our trip!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Dean Winchester

Ranking: 10/10

This place came as a pleasant surprise to my brother and I, if you can get over the 6k gravel road from the high way which my baby can drive perfectly fine you won't be disappointed. Affordable, comfortable facilities include showers, Wi-Fi, good burgers, cozy lounge plus table tennis. Michelle + Bruno who run the Lodge are super laid back and helpful, we felt at home :) Bonus, it was never too busy!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michelle Wayne

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I highly recommend Porters, park up near the lodge on the dirt track over looking the best views ever. The lodge is where you shower, they have WiFi and good food during the day. Loads of walks in the area kept us busy, the stars at night time are a must :)

Reviewed over 2 years ago