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Driftwood Lodge

333 State Highway 10 | Doubtless Bay, Cable Bay, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place feels like home! It has a really lovely laid back feel, where all the guests hang out together if they like on the front deck. Jacqui was so so lovely, she was happy for us to be there with Lou our pup, and it is right on the beach! What a spot - we had lovely walks along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Over the past 9 years we have stayed many times at Driftwood Lodge. The main reason is the position - it is practically on the beach - and another is the super friendly hosts. We always stay in the same unit downstairs so we can jump out of bed in the morning & head into the sea. The units are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here. We were in room 4 up the stairs. Fantastic view even of the dog sleeping on a sun lounger. Brilliant beach for combing was a bit rough for enjoying the kayaks and swimming, booggie boards were great. Burgers and chips at the dairy were superb, fish a bit of a let down. Dog noted roaming... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just saw a review about dumping of rubbish what a fantastic person who wrote that without checking facts,Jackie the owner goes out of her way to help anyone most days there,she picks up. Rubbish from the play area and beach and then places that rubbish in a council bin,Maybe the council should pay her as she does there job for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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