Hooper's Lodge - Luxury Boutique Accommodation

Lodge | Portobello | #30715

9.8/10 (8 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Expansive views over Hooper's Inlet and out to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Hooper's Inlet - the Aurora Capital of New Zealand - right on your doorstep.
  • Exclusive use - only one price which includes ALL linen and cleaning.

Historically a deer farm, Hooper's Lodge is a newly built, architecturally designed boutique lodge. It is tastefully decorated with New Zealand furnishing and eclectic kiwi artworks. The whole accommodation is spacious and has the advantage of the sun throughout the day. With your own private decking with casual seating and a dining area, you can relax and unwind after a busy day sightseeing on the Otago Peninsula - the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Hooper's Inlet is also the Aurora Australis capital on New Zealand - the best Milky Way and Aurora photography can be taken right here. In these busy times your holidays are precious and we understand that you need your privacy, freedom and space. At Hooper's Lodge you will find everything that you need for a comfortable and pleasurable stay.

With plenty of local attractions including Hooker Sea lions right on your doorstep, organised tours can be arranged or simply unwind with a leisurely stroll, say hello to our horses then return to sit on the sun drenched deck with a glass of fabulous New Zealand wine whilst your dinner slowly cooks on the BBQ. A sumptuous breakfast of New Zealand fare is included within the tariff. For additional photographs and information regarding this stunning Lodge, simply go to the Hooper's Lodge website or check us out on Google Earth.

"Amazing views, lovely hosts and extremely comfortable accommodation. Thank you for an unforgettable stay" Stephanie, Raglan.

"Such a very special place. We are lucky to have found you and stayed an extra day!" Sheila and Grant, Chicago, USA.

"What a wonderful spot - a beautiful position, lovely friendly hosts who have fitted this place out so thoughtfully and generously. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer" Rosemary and Jim, UK.

"A wonderful stay, great hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and attention to detail was incredible,: lamps lit whilst we were out even slippers and gowns supplied. Thank you!" Alyson and Red, Australia.

Special conditions: No smoking whatsoever. We are a working farm so no pets allowed sorry.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    Single bed with a rollaway bed

    2 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Expansive breakfast provided of fresh juice, Greek yoghurt, farm eggs, NZ jams and marmalade, cereals, bread, fresh fruit etc. Start your day off with a satisfied appetite !

  • Gifts & giveaways: A free bottle of NZ wine awaits you.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (8)

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  • The cottage is great accommodation it’s perfect especially when you get left...

    The cottage is great accommodation it’s perfect especially when you get left goodies to eat and drink. The location is a wee way out of Dunedin but it’s beautiful.

    tracyp26 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • We loved our stay at Hoopers Lodge

    We loved our stay at Hoopers Lodge. The location is amazing - beautiful views and blissfully quiet, just like the website suggested. We also love the free supply of fresh herbs from the garden. The host even offered us fresh potatoes from her crop! All in all, we heartily recommend this location for a getaway. It's probably best suited to mature couples who like to be left alone and self-cater with a glass of wine in hand!

    David_Jason 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A cozy and artistic decorated little house

    A cozy and artistic decorated little house. We had enjoyed the view. Hope to stay again!

    cindyR36 100%|30x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks for your kind words - we look forward to seeing you again too !

    fionon796 100%|8x

  • Very comfortable accommodation

    Very comfortable accommodation. Great location if you are keen on wildlife - close to the Albartross Centre, possibilities to see Penguins, Fur seals, spoonbills and other birds. Lanarch Castle for its gardens. Most importantly, Fiona is a great host. Nothing is too much trouble for her and a stay at Hooper's is better than a five star hotel - the only difference is that you provide your own meals! Thank you, Fiona!

    GwynnethSi1 100%|3x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    You are more than welcome - I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we aim to make it your home away from home so its nice to hear that you were comfortable. Many thanks !

    fionon796 100%|8x

  • Beautiful and peaceful location

    Beautiful and peaceful location. Great getaway from the city. Property had better amenities than a top hotel. Our young children loved the games, toys, and videos. This property was one of the best stocked and well maintained places we have stayed -- and not the most expensive either! Location convenient for exploring the peninsula's wildlife. Highly recommended.

    dottie 100%|5x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much for you kind words, we hope to make our guests as comfortable as we possibly can so it is very nice to receive such positive feedback.

    fionon796 100%|8x

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