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Rimu Lodge

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Korimako King or Twin Room | View from room
Korimako King or Twin Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

Overview of Rimu Lodge

Rimu Lodge

5.0 star property
Ruatapu adults-only lodge with bar/lounge

9.8/10 Exceptional

70 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
33 Seddons Terrace Road, Rimu, Ruatapu, 7883

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About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 11 min drive


  • Woodstock Royal Mail - 13 min walk
  • Porky's - Hokitika Townchip - 10 min drive
  • Clocktower Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Chez Millie - 10 min drive
  • Subway - 10 min drive

About this property

Rimu Lodge

When visiting Ruatapu, Rimu Lodge is a great choice to consider. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Piano


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Rimu Hokitika
Rimu Lodge
Rimu Lodge Hokitika
Rimu Lodge Lodge
Rimu Lodge Ruatapu
Rimu Lodge Lodge Ruatapu

Frequently asked questions

Does Rimu Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rimu Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Rimu Lodge?
As of 2 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rimu Lodge on 23 February 2023 start from NZ$421, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rimu Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rimu Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rimu Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rimu Lodge?
You can check in from 3 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rimu Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Rimu Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rimu Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Woodstock Royal Mail (13-min walk), Porky's - Hokitika Townchip (5.1 mi) and Clocktower Cafe (5.2 mi).
Does Rimu Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Luxury worth the additional cost
Luxurious, pampered, excellent unobtrusive service, fantastic location with mountain views
Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The service is great The owner is very nice and quite helpful Except the sound insulation effect of the room not that good, all the others is over our expection. Highly recommend to all
KC, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully kept, friendly host & lively surrounds.
Nomita, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely room in a lovely house with the bonus of a great local eating place just one kilometer away. Host very welcoming and friendly.
Tim, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful lodge in lovely rural surroundings. Large spacious room and bathroom and great attention detail - lovely log fire, cosy lounge that made the stay extra special. Great breakfasts - Sue Ellen was a very attentive and helpful host - pointing out places to see, where to eat etc. Definitely recommend
Nicky, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding B&B!
Absolutely loved it here - was the best place we stayed on our trip by far! Beautiful location and every room had a gorgeous view. Very quiet (there are only 4 rooms) and charming! The owner was friendly, helpful with suggesting places to sight-see, and very thoughtful in providing every amenity. Breakfast was perfect. Great stay!
Carrie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Can't say enough good things about Rimu Lodge. Friendly, host, cleaner than clean rooms, any amenity you would need! Rooms are quiet and comfortable, fabulous views. Can't say enough good things ... don't hesitate, book it!!!
Keith, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful lodge, gorgeous location
Amazing location and beautiful lodge with large, lovely rooms. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Loved everything about our stay. We were there 2 days. Wish we could have stayed longer. This was the best b&b ever.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We felt right at home in this beautiful, intimate lodge! Our hostess was so accommodating and welcoming to us! We’ve been traveling for almost a month and loved this spot the best so far!
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rimu Lodge was excellent, I would definitely recommend it. The property was clean, well maintained, well equipped and very comfortable. The location was quiet with excellent views from the rooms. The hostess was charming and very helpful.
1-night trip
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