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Kingfish Lodge

#92 of 1,059 Hotels in North Island
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Whangaroa Harbour | The Far North, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kerikeri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here a year ago and were so impressed I decided to have my 50th birthday here. We booked for 'own the lodge' which accommodated 26 of us. Tucked into a little cove, it is very sheltered, which was great as we arrived on a windy winters day. The Kingfisher family were totally accommodating, friendly and obliging and went... More 

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful place with excellent food and wine. Location is out of this world and plenty to do if you are so inclined or you can just chill out. Fantastic hosts and the staff are second to none. Totally friendly and the chefs were even giving tips for the kids birthday cake! The most relaxing 3 day break we've had and... More 

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SINZ, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely surprise to see your notification this morning, and a big thankyou from myself and our team. We all enjoyed your company, frivolity and sense of humour. Guests such as yourselves, plus many of the couples you all interacted with over the weekend, make it a real pleasure to be in the type of business we are in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our group stayed two nights in this fabulous location. The evening meals were absolutely sensational, worthy of any fine dining restaurant anywhere. We fished onboard the "Saltshaker 2" with Paddy the Skipper and Matty the Deckie and they were an exceptional crew, I can't recommend them enough. The rooms are very nice and hosts are very warm and welcoming.

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287848, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to be able to host your team and to accommodate your request for another night stay with us. Your 'Salt Shaker' fishing, and Kingfish Lodge experience will hopefully encourage you to return again one day. Thankyou for your endorsement which we appreciate immensely. With regards Jeremy and the KFL Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights with my twin 20 year old twins. Great hosts love the welcome, 'arrive as a guest leave as a friend'.... All True. Watch out for easterly wind if you're after big king fish. Need to ask Jezza for a tip on the best fishos

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287848, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks fellows for your kind words of encouragement, we also enjoyed your family visit. Best wishes from the team at Kingfish Lodge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Kingfish Lodge for two nights for our honeymoon. We stayed in the CO suite- which had the most amazing views, our own private balcony, the most comfortable bed and a luxurious bathroom. The staff were so friendly and helpful and down to earth. They went out of their way to help us with anything... More 

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287848, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Our team at Kingfish Lodge really appreciate the time you have taken to express your feelings about your experiences here. Knowing you had such a lovely time, perhaps we can welcome you back for one of your anniversaries. The C O's Suite has proven most popular with guests this summer due to its stunning views and absolute privacy. More 

Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Having stayed at the Lodge a number of times over the last 20 years as a couple, we decided to take our 2 boys (12 & 14) for some relaxing & fun family time before the Christmas madness. In just two days we caught fish, we drank fine wine, we read, we played pool & chess & cards, we kayaked,... More 

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287848, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Memories from family summer holidays are always rather special. We are thrilled Kingfish Lodge has fulfilled your wishes and more. Looking forward to your return visit one day. With kind regards Jeremy, Jacqui and the KFL team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went to Christchurch for a wedding then onward to north NZ for a one week holiday. Kingfish Lodge is an absolute gem tucked away in a beautiful and peaceful harbour. Staff were amazing and really made us feel like old friends. The food, especially the freshly picked oysters (right of its dock) is the best you'll find. The room we... More 

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SINZ, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write to us. It is always so encouraging for our team at Kingfish Lodge to read messages such as yours, and also for Jacqui and myself as the new owners to reinforce the process we have followed in the refurbishment and redevelopment of the property over the last two years. The fact your holiday... More 

Russell, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A perfect place to escape and celebrate 50 yrs of marriage. Jeremy,Jordie ,Matt and Kingi made us feel very wecome and we were glad that we chose the Commanding Officers Suite to enjoy a couple of nights of pampering. The exquisite veiws up the west arm of the Whangaroa Harbour, the harbour that we have always considered N Zs best... More 

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SINZ, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Our thanks to you both for selecting Kingfish Lodge to enjoy your anniversary. It was a pleasure having you stay and relax in the C O's Suite. Your words of encouragement mean a lot to our team. Looking forward to your return, and our own visit to your special part of the Bay of Islands sooner rather than later. With... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The weather forecast was good for our 10th wedding anniversary so we were fortunate to be able to take advantage of a special offer we'd purchased which included water taxi transport and lunch for two at Kingfish Lodge. Jordy took our booking and was very thorough in explaining where to park and how to find the water taxi. It was... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wow!what a breathtaking place-with Jeremy and Jacqui greeting us at the wharf we were welcomed onto the premises with fun and laughter yet in a very professional manner. The food is great, the menu choice is limited but that is because they use only fresh produce-so it often changes. All staff are friendly, they take the time to talk about... More 

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SINZ, Owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely comments which mean a lot to Jacqui and myself along with our dedicated team who help make all functions a great success - even if nature and the weather intervene! Looking forward to your first anniversary, and of course it is lovely to see you both when you call into the lodge on occasion.... More 

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