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Waipoua Lodge

5.0 of 5 4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest 0376, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top notch accommodation in the forest. Luxury with a very personal touch. Our visit coincided with Valentines Day so we were treated to chocolates, a rose and bubbles! Ensure you partake of the dinner option - Fran is a very imaginative chief - all the food was extremely fresh, perfectly presented and delightful to eat. Will be definately recommending to... More 

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Toronto
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35 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ian and Fran are the consummate hosts. Guests stay in lovely spacious cottages. Gale force winds were blowing when we arrived and my husband let go of the cottage door for a moment and it smashed into the wall and the glass cracked, but Ian was non-plussed and we just patched it up with tape. Our cottage had a large... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Waipoua Lodge in november 2014. The lodge and the food are excellent, but what really made my stay there unforgettable are the hosts, Fran and Ian. They were genuinely interested in me and made me feel at home. I'll cherish the memories of my stay there, because of them, the accommodation, and the quiet and beautiful... More 

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North Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not much I can add to previous reviews. Very comfortable rooms, fantastic food, great for visiting the TALL trees nearby Fran and Ian treat everyone equally well - whether you are a prince or a pauper they seem genuinely interested and helpful. The price is high (especially given the exchange rate nowadays!) so its not to be done lightly -... More 

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Santa Ynez Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed at the Waipoua Lodge for 3 nights in one of the cottages. This area of the west coast of NZ's Northland does not offer much in the way of choices of accommodations and eating establishments, yet we found ourselves staying in a first rate lodge with gourmet food. Given the distance to any restaurants, eating in the lodge... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You know you have found a true gem when thinking about it brings a smile to your face. We will hold fond memories of our stay with Fran and Ian. They are superb hosts with engaging personalities who do everything to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The accomodations are very clean, spacious and well appointed. Dinner was delicous and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our Waipoua experience began well before we arrived. Ian supplied us with a suggested itinerary for the drive over from Russell, as well as for our stay at the Lodge. He is a font of local knowledge and delights in sharing it in the very relaxed atmosphere that is created following Fran's wonderful meals. The rooms were warm, clean, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A wonderful stay. We were superbly looked after by Fran and Ian from the moment we arrived. The room was spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. Fran's cooking was superb and well complemented by Ian's New Zealand wines and his after dinner whisky. As we stayed several nights we had the added bonus of a morning being driven by Ian to see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Terrific accommodation and ambience. Fran and Ian were very welcoming and informative re cooking (Fran) and the Kauri (Ian). Amazing food (with a built in cooking demonstration from Fran!). Room was spacious and bed v comfortable. Exceptional.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fantastic break away for my husbands birthday - wonderful hosts and awesome food, fantastic setting and rooms....loved it. If you are seeking a break away which is different this is worth every cent .... just do it!

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Address: 4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest 0376, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Waipoua Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waipoua Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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