Make Review

Wednesday 1st February 2017

On my three daybreak to Queenstown and Wanaka we chose to stay at Lime Tree Lodge, as you turn into the gate you travel along the drive and notice immediately the well kept lawns and Gardens. The Lodge Host Pauline and John were a lovely and couple who welcomed us and showed us around the Lodge, There's a lovely Swimming pool and Hot Tub and a sense of peace an quiet was all around. Our room with Twin Beds was comfortable and looked out to the Garden, Evening Drinks was lovely chance to meet other and a lovely board with meats and cheeses with crackers were offered. Transfers were offered to the Restaurant with a special rate for a Tax back, this was a nice touch meaning we could enjoy a drink or two and not have to worry about driving. In the morning we arrived for Breakfast to be greeted by the chef, a lovely Yogurt, Fruit and Muesli was offered followed by a cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and juice at the main table for all guests. I loved our stay here most relaxing but only sad we could not stay another night.


Friday 27th January 2017

We've stayed in lots of great hotels and lodges over the years but the Lime Tree Lodge in Wanaka has to be one of my favorites. All on one floor each of the rooms have double doors that open onto a patio deck overlooking a beautiful lawn, beautiful landscaping, and finally a private pool and hot tub. The attention to detail in every facet of the accommodations inside and out was exceptional. A wonderful breakfast was provided and a happy hour each evening was loads of fun. What made it even more special was the hospitality of the owners John and Pauline. Just an enjoyable couple that made us and all of the guests feel genuinely welcome. I give this my highest recommendation.


Saturday 24th December 2016

Staying at Lime Tree Lodge in Wanaka was one of the real highlights of our stay in New Zealand. Pauline and John are wonderful hosts, serving a delicious breakfast. We had the most private, beautiful room at the Lodge, and we enjoyed it immensely. John and Pauline are happy to give you a short ride into town or pick you up afterward, and they certainly know every restaurant in town. There is even a little par 3 golf course on the property, plus of course the on-property birds and sheep. It is just a little piece of heaven.

Stayed November 2016, travelled with family


Friday 26th August 2016

This is the 3rd year in a row that I have stayed at Lime Tree Lodge and it's the same familiar NZ hospitality, delicious breakfast, evening cheese platter & wine by the log fire that keep drawing me back to this wonderful lodge. The room is luxurious and the facilities are exceptional. The lodge is

Jason, Australia.


Friday 26 February 2016

By far the most iconic hospitality experience in our 2.5 week tour of the South Island. Located 5-10 mins drive outside Wanaka, the Lodge is situated on a beautiful plot of land with great views of the surrounding mountains. It's a new property so everything is shiny new (opened in 2014 I think). But the reception by the owners- Pauline and John - trumps all. They personally prepared gourmet breakfasts and evening snacks, were genuinely helpful and made everyone feel welcome. It is clear they've put all of their heart into pampering their guests. This deserves a 6 out of 5 rating.



Monday 21st July 2014

Dear Pauline & John,

Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. I had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed every moment, from the blazing fire, to the hot tub, to the cycle into town along those beautiful tracks. All the best and stay in touch. 

Jennifer, Pakistan.

June 15th 2014

One of the best places we have ever stayed and we've stayed at a lot! Beautiful place and wonderful hosts.'

Cheers Dean & Ellie

Great Place love the golf course.

Ryan Ollenberger

Your hospitality was awesome,the place is beautiful. Thank you for your kindness. 

T. Lohr

June 8th 2014

Amazing stay! Great hosts unbelievable accommodation - I ate until I couldn't move! Thanks Pauline & John for a terrific adventure.

Buck and Charlie Anderson U.S.A.

3rd May 2014

“A wonderful break in wonderful surroundings. "Assassin"stabicraft boat adventure a bonus - many thanks. John and Pauline, we wish you well in your venture - great hospitality.”

Hugh and Sue, Auckland, New Zealand

15th May 2014

“Simply amazing lodge. Thanks so much for all the great hospitality. It made our trip.” Troy, USA

“Thank you for a beautiful stay! We appreciate your kindness and hospitality. The hunters loved the port glasses (sippers).” Bill & Jackie, USA

“We had a great time and the food and hospitality was wonderful. Thanks for all your kindness. We appreciated your help and thoughtfulness when I came off the mountain sick. Thanks for everything.” Phil, USA

“Had an awesome time! Great accommodation. We haven’t stayed at any place with as much hospitality and welcoming us in like it was our own home. Good luck to Lime Tree Lodge and hope to re-visit you again.” J. Johnson, USA

“Thank you for a beautiful time. Your place is breath-taking, the beauty it has shines in both of you. I call you my friend, thanks for all you have done for us and if you ever come to the USA, please look us up. God bless you both and your beautiful country.” Ranai and Greg, USA

“Thank you so much for you spectacular hospitality this week. Here's to a stunning, successful new venture.” Tina and Grant, Christchurch, New Zealand

“Thank you for everything!! You guys have a beautiful place. It was very relaxing and there were plenty of things to do. We will definitely be back.” B. Lemre, USA

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Dear Pauline and John,

Congratulations on a beautiful lodge. From the moment we arrived you have been creating a magnificent experience for Alisha and I.

We have really enjoyed our stay here and wish to come again. We will stay in touch and return with more of us next time.

Walk in beauty. xx00

Lots of love,

Andrew and Alisha.


Dear Pauline and John,

I have really enjoyed the last week of the Lodge, the room, the food, the hospitality, all the pare-ski snacks and great pinot & chats. I have enjoyed every minute of it. It was wonderful to have met Ben & Bex and going up skiing with them. Thanks for picking me up from the airport and picking me up from town after a long day at Treble Cone or a big dinner. I'll be back soon. I will miss Matuktuki but am looking forward to staying in the Linden Suite.