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Lochmara Lodge

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, kayaking
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, kayaking
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Overview of Lochmara Lodge

Lochmara Lodge

4.0 star property
Lochmara Bay beachfront hotel with spa and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

69 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Lochmara Bay, Marlborough, 7220

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 68 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 74 min drive
  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 79 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Lochmara Lodge

Lochmara Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Lochmara Bay. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages at the spa, and Lochmara Cafe/Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and restaurant.


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • There are no connecting roads to the property. Guests can access the property by water taxi only (surcharge). The water taxi is located in Picton on the corner of London Quay and Wellington Street.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu
  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Art gallery on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages and sports massages.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Lochmara Cafe/Restaurant - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 13.00 and NZD 28.00 for adults, and NZD 13.00 and NZD 28.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 30 per person (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 15.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lochmara Lodge
Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery And Arts Centre Hotel Picton
Lochmara Wildlife Recovery Ar
Lochmara Lodge Hotel
Lochmara Lodge Lochmara Bay
Lochmara Lodge Hotel Lochmara Bay
Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery And Arts Centre Hotel Picton

Frequently asked questions

Does Lochmara Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lochmara 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Lochmara Lodge?
As of December 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lochmara Lodge on December 7, 2022 start from P 5,105, excluding 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 Lochmara Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lochmara Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lochmara Lodge?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Lochmara Lodge.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lochmara Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Lochmara Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and make the most of other amenities like a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lochmara Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Lochmara Cafe/Restaurant.
What's the area around Lochmara Lodge like?
Lochmara Lodge is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Pawandeep Kaur, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed our stay here, staff were friendly and helpful, room had everything that we needed with added bonus of a sea view. Lochmara has many activities to do we especially enjoyed kayaking as we got to see seals. The restaurant had good food and great service. We were walking the QCT and would recommend staying here as we felt it was well worth the detour.
Shelley, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Awesome wee piece of paradise . But take the bug spray !
Julie, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

perfect view,friendly staff
Dilnur, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Switch off from life... the lack of connectivity here allowed us to reconnect as a family.
Belinda, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff. Efficient checkin. Loved we got our room early. Very helpful.
Emma, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely amazing. Staff were excellent, location was perfect, and the food! Delicious!! Can’t wait to come back…
Aimee, 2-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome Lication
Awesome location, Lodge is really nice, food outstanding, service great. Grounds around the lodge are in good condition but it’s such a shame that all the amazing work that had been done up above - hen house, bee aviary, Crumpy’s Camp, garden area has not been maintained
Helen, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Property is amazing. Room is AWFUL. Worse than a motel 6. Not sure how this place has a 4 star designation, the room itself doesn’t even deserve 2 stars. That asides, staff is also great.
Michelle, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay at Lochmara with excellent service from Louise and her team. Heaps to do and such an amazing location.
Richard, 1-night family trip
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