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Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare

4 La Trobe Track, Karekare 0772, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 2 Karekare B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to get to, but very nice accomodations. Margaret Hosts were pleasant but seemed a little preoccupied with other concerns. Breakfast was OK but nothing special. We ate at the RSA (soliders organization) in Piha and enjoyed the experience. Jim

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The lodge is in a beautiful location, surrounded by foliage and was the perfect respite after a night of travel from the U.S. and a day exploring. The view to the beach at sunset was stunning (see photo). Ann & Keith are a lovely couple that were incredibly welcoming. The room was clean, comfortable & we slept like babies. Bathroom... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your complimentary review and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found found Lone Kauri Lodge a good place to recharge the batteries after your long flight. More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed 2 night in this lovely warm lodge. Keith and Ann are truely warm hosts and make your stay relaxed. After a nice walk a dip in the hot tub is we rewarding. After our stay we're certainly ready for our trip to the Coromandel and the rest of the North Island.

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Rachel Thank you for your complimentary review and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found Lone Kauri Lodge a good place to relax before setting off to enjoy the rest of the North Island. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Everything is to like about this place. Perfect getaway near Auckland. Stunning view, amazing bed (book the bigger room), delicious breakfast, great atmosphere and truly nice hosts. We couldn't have wished for more on our first night in NZ. Skip Auckland city when you arrive and drive straight to Karekare!

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Tim Thank you for complimentary review of Lone Kauri Lodge and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and visit to our beautiful corner of New Zealand. More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed one night at the conclusion of a fairly hectic camper van tour of North Island. Travelling down from Bay Of Islands on the day we easily found it following the comprehensive directions on their web site. We had a much needed very restful night's sleep and experienced an exceptional welcome and hospitality. The facilities and the breakfast were... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Sue & Pat Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share your experience of Lone Kauri Lodge with other travelers. This is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the scenery. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit New Zealand. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Keith & Ann are very welcoming and extremely helpful. provide good information on the area and are enjoyable to chat with. Keith even applied his long-ago-learned German to converse with the 2 guests from Germany who were there at the same time as us. Excellent breakfast, fabulous views, great beach nearby at Piha. The house is located at the end... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Bernie We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your visit to our beautiful corner of New Zealand. We appreciate your kind comments and the fact that you have taken the time to share your experience of Lone Kauri Lodge with other travelers. Thank you for dropping off the German guests back in town. It is always good to... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Paradise in the rain forest , we ended up coming back for a second visit. On the first visit only a hour from auckland airport lovely greeting from Anne and Keith , rooms fab then to top it off a soak in the hot tub looking at the stars. It was a pleasure to stay again on our trip backdown... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Always good when guests return. Thank you for your very kind comments and for taking the time to share your experience of Lone Kauri Lodge with other travelers - this is very much valued and appreciated. We hope that you will continue to enjoy your visit to New Zealand. More 

lake mary
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

kieth and ann had great advice for the area and time allowances - spot on with every trip . they know the area well! Views really are as good as the pictures . B&B size means personal relaxed atmosphere . great size and comfort . Hot Spa on deck is the great start and end to the day !!!

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Lone Kauri Lodge with other travelers and for your very positive comments. We are delighted that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Surrounded by the native forest of the Waitakere Ranges the tranquility of the Lodge is only broken by the calls of the tui & ruru and the wing beats of the kereru. The hosts, Ann & Keith, immediately make you feel 'at home', and are able to share years of local knowledge to enhance your stay in the area. The... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Lone Kauri Lodge and we thank you for your kind comments. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed the first time for the night of our wedding since we got married in Kare- Kare falls, and had a really nice time. This time we went back to celebrate our anniversary and it was as nice as we remembered. Outstanding place and staff, Ann received us with yummy cupcakes decorated with hearts and Keith put the argentinean... More 

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge Karekare, responded to this review

Paula Thank you for your kind comments. It is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and we are pleased that once again you enjoyed your stay and that Lone Kauri Lodge came up to expectations. We look forward to seeing you again next year. More 

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