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Testimonials

Read what others say about our Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Thank you again for your wonderful welcome during our stay at Mount Rosa Lodge.

You were right !! 
On the way to Milford Sound it rained heavily all day long. With a lot of wind. It was very tiring. But on our arrival, as you told us, the mountain spewed torrents of water with an unimaginable power. The low clouds made all this incredibly mysterious! 
The rain stopped at dinner time and we spent the night aboard the boat and were lucky to have the sun in the morning with the dolphins to accompany us. But compared to the previous day we had the odd feeling that someone had closed all the faucets ! What a grandiose spectacle it has been. 
We arrived at Akaroa at Christine's place. They are really charming. Their house is beautiful with an amazing view of the bay. I told them that I was practicing regatta with my boat in France and we were invited  to participate with them in a race in the bay organized by the Akaroa Yacht Club. Another beautiful day thanks to you! 

We have already told you but we have been filled at home. We will be very happy to receive you in Brittany and take you sailing in the islands. I enclose some photos of Milford and Akaroa.
See you soon in Britanny, we really wish it. 

Very kind regards. 
Segolene and Patrick

In mid-November we stayed three nights with Ali and Nick. We experienced a stunning hospitality. Our room was extremely tastefully decorated and provided all the comforts. The breakfast was delicious, a shared cold platter dinner with the hosts rich and delicious. It provided ample opportunity for friendly exchanges with you about many destinations, New Zealand and world politics. Nestled in the vineyards of the Gibston Valley, the lodge offers sweeping views across the valley.

Elfi, Heidelberg, Germany

What a wonderful spot you share with your guests. We loved it. Ali you are a great host we really felt welcome and well treated. We will “share” the message that visiting your Lodge is a must.

Mark and Monique, Belgium. December 2018

 

Wonderful place to stay - thank you for hospitality! Beautiful views and a lovely house. 

Vince and Stuart, USA. December 2018

 

Thank you for taking such good car of us during our stay here, and for making your home such a special and peaceful retreat. Staying with you has been the perfect way to wind down on our honeymoon. We’ll especially miss Munro and Rusty - be sure to give them lots of scrubs from us.

Riane and Hardy, USA. December 2018

 

Thank you so much Ali and Nic! We had such a wonderful stay here and can’t thank you enough for your hospitality. We will always look back fondly at our time in this beautiful spot.

Susanne and David, USA. January 2019

 

Thank you Ali and Nic for a fabulous stay. We have loved being here.

Tony Julia and Janet, UK and Auckland. January 2019

What an Awesome Place.

As we drove up towards the lodge, it was nestled on the hill. We arrived and were greeted by Ali. The views around were stunning. Snow capped mountains, vines and a stunning view across the valley. We were immediately invited in for coffee and/ or tea.

 

Ali with an incredible knowledge of the area helped us plan our stay even before we arrived. Hints on where to go, what wineries to visit and where to eat. Breakfast was fantastic- you will not go hungry that's for sure.

 

Our room was beautiful, clean with great views of the cherry blossoms outside our glass windows and doors. The room is well appointed and classy. The bed comfortable and the bathroom well designed and beautiful. Tea and coffee facilities in the room. Heated floors a delight on the cold days.

 

We had a platter one night with the family and it was a great evening chatting, eating with a few glasses of Pinot. We only had 3 days there and wished we had more. My wife and I had a great time staying at the Lodge. A place we will be staying the next time we are in Queenstown.

10/10 To Ali and Nic.

Great place - Sensational hosts.

Oh and the 2 beautiful dogs Rusty and Monroe.

 

Mel and Yudhi

Dear Ali and Nic,

People make the world go round. Our stay with you felt that way because of you!

We share a lovely memory and love to come back the next time.

Herman and Irene, The Netherlands. January 2018

 

Ali, Nic Munro and Rusty.

What a lovely location, superb weather and comfortable room. Your attention to detail was great and we really enjoyed a relaxing time here.

Nick and Jeanette, UK. January 2018

 

Ali, Nic, Munro and Rusty,

What an amazing ‘extended home’ you have! We have been so lucky to have found this spot of paradise and met such wonderful friends in the making. Thanks for the pinot, the bbq and “bonkers” evening with Terence and Susan (winemaker). Hope to repay your hospitality in our Italian castle one day soon!

Krissy, Jacqui, Elisabetta and Matt. Kiwi, Aussie, Englishman and Italian. January 2018

 

The Lodge is beautiful but it is the hospitality that makes it really special.

xoxo to Rusty too.

Mike and Marci 25th Year Anniversary. USA. January 2018

 

Dear Nic and Ali 

What a wonderful place to stay! Thank you so much for your warmth and hospitality. It’s so far from hime that we can’t promise to come back - although we’d love to.

Annika and family, Switzerland - January 2018

Ali and Nic,
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Truely our favourite / magical spot in New Zealand. Can’t wait to come back next year.

Michele and Todd, USA, December 2017

 

Dear Ali and Nic,

Thanks for our lovely stay at your Lodge, for your hospitality and helpfulness and the casual but nevertheless professional services during our stay.

We felt at home here and became ‘Kiwi’s’ here.

The poached eggs were the best.

Paul and Bernadette, Belgium. December 2017

After walking through Milford Sound it was wonderful staying at Mt Rosa Lodge.

Ali and Nic are great hosts. We will be back.

Belinda, Neil and Bob Smith, Sydney, November 2017

Friendly hosts, interesting conversations, beautiful view, splendid accommodation, perfect base for wine tasting in the Otago area, good advice on Wineries, What more would you want?

Thanks also for the delicious dinners/

Reinder & Robin, The Netherlands, November 2017

Thank you for the most wonderful time. We loved it here. Your warmth and hospitality was very special. The setting is stunning. We are blessed and hope to see you again…

Mike and Gwen, Brian and Valerie - Testimonial taken from our Visitor book

Beautiful Inn in a beautiful place! Thank you for your warmth and great friendliness! We enjoyed our wonderful conversation and delicious dinner.

Mary Ann and Ron

That a wonderful place to stay and relax. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful house with such stunning views.

John and Steph - Buckinghamshire, U.K.

Thank you. We had a wonderful stay at this amazing place. Great hospitality and we truely felt like home. We would love to come back someday.

Kaj and Alex

Thank you for your hospitality. This was a perfect way for us to end our honeymoon. We hope to see you again someday.

Jeff and Emily

This was the highlight of our NZ trip! Ali could not have been more accommodating and warm. The place and setting is stunning. Thank you.

Doug and Marcy

Everybody already mentioned the beautiful House and Scenery, we would like to mention the personal touch and exchange of thoughts, we appreciated very much!

Jan and Ineke - Netherlands

A totally perfect place. Just a total delight and we loved every moment. 3 nights is not quite enough, we certainly hope to return.

Graham and Marge. 

What a fabulous and very special place you have here. I was very lucky to be surprised by my husband and to arrive here on Valentines day with fresh roses and chocolates in our room was just one of the many wonderful personal touches. Thank you for a truely wonderful and special break away we cannot wait to return again. Exceptional hospitality and we wish you all the best with your wonderful Lodge.

Michelle and Jason - Wellington NZ

Thanks for a very pleasant stay. We will always remember this place. It’s a really wonderful house with great hospitality.

Anger and Erling

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We had a wonderful stay and hope to come back someday.

Kimberley and Kyle