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Driftwood Lodge

333 State Highway 10 | Doubtless Bay, Cable Bay, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The lodge has a fantastic location, prime beachfront, unfortunatly that is the only positive thing I can report. The owner is not so friendly and seems to find it acceptable to dump her motel rubbish in the local public bins. This I have witnessed on several occasions. Not only that but also dumps her rubbish in neighbours rubbish bins. Her... More

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Paris, France
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Amazing location right on the beach with a lovely deck and outdoor furniture. The rooms are rather small, it was impossible to close the door of the bedroom without moving one bed... The owner is nice but the hotel really needs renovation to be worth the money we paid.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

You couldn't find a better location. Peaceful, private and so so beautiful. The view from the room and deck are stunning. The room was well equipped( no iron in the room the only let down). Bed was comfortable and nothing better than going to sleep listening to the waves lapping the shore. The deck and outdoor furniture are great. I... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Two glorious days. The owners/managers are absolutely delightful and extremely helpful. We cooked both nights on the gas barbi then dined on the huge deck just 30 feet from the ocean and golden sand. Doubtless Bay was beautiful.

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What an awesome place to stay. Recently had 2 nights there with our family. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, and what an amazing view right on our doorstep. Beach less than 30 metres away. Friendly and helpful host, would absolutely stay there again. Thank you :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It is not often that I write a review but after staying here I had too. This place is the kind of getaway where you sit on your own private balcony overlooking the ocean only 30 meters (if that) away from you and say "god we live in a great country". On arrival we were showed to the room which... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Driftwood lodge is one of those places that makes you feel totally relaxed from the minute you pull up. If you want absolute beach front in a gorgeous bay with golden sand then this is your place. The fact that it is unpretentious makes it so relaxing. John and Jackie went out of there way to show us fabulous hospitality... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed over for 1 night in July. View out window was stunning. Rooms are a good size. Middle of winter and room was quite cold had to leave the heater on all night. This would be a beautiful place to stay in summer as beach was right their.

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DriftwoodLodge_CBay, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is most appreciated. And yes, the views are stunning aren't they? Summer in Doubtless Bay is just wonderful, so we hope to see you again. All the best, More

Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Nice way to spend your break away, just relax or read a book. This was just what I needed away from work, so gorgeous here and the hosts are so great and make you feel at home. We stayed for two nights and would have stayed a lot longer but work comes first I guess. Not too far to travel... More

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DriftwoodLodge_CBay, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Josephine! It was great to meet you both. I'm so glad you had a wonderfully relaxing time here at Driftwood Lodge, and we hope to see you again. Summer is just wonderful here in Doubtless Bay, so come back again soon. More

Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great view, hosts, happy hour, beach toys. Myself & boy were going to stay only 1 night but had such a nice time we kept extending our break. John & Jackie very friendly & encouraged guests to socialize if they wanted. They are pretty laid back and accommodating. I guess rooms have been done up since previous reviews, furniture &... More

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DriftwoodLodge_CBay, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us Stephen, and thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, More

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Address: 333 State Highway 10 | Doubtless Bay, Cable Bay, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Cable Bay
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absolute beachfront boutique accommodation on Northland's stunning Cable Bay beach. Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace, privacy and serenity in one of the 6 spacious units or separate Bay View Cottage.You can be as active or inactive as the mood takes you. Swim in the sea, walk or jog along the beach, boogie board when the swell is up, take a sit-on kayak for a leisurely paddle along the coastline, pick up some fresh green lipped mussels ready for the BBQ or just sit back and enjoy the magic of Doubtless Bay.John & Jackie look forward to welcoming you to their little piece of paradise.FREE glass of wine on arrival. FREE WiFi for stays of 2 nights or more. ... more   less 
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