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970 Lonely Bay

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970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
970 Lonely Bay
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

970 Lonely Bay Inn is in a luxury class of its own. My family spent 4 glorious days at this stunning Inn. The rooms, amenities, and meals were fantastic. Kym, the Inn keeper is outstanding - kind, helpful, and funny. From making restaurant and boat tour reservations to providing sand shovels, she went out of her way to make our... More 

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Sutton Courtenay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing experience staying at 970 Lonely Bay for New Year. Our room was beautiful and we were truly looked after at a level way beyond what we had hoped for. A boutique paradise surrounded by gorgeous gardens and fabulous interiors. Truly fantastic.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights while on honeymoon and found it to be exceptional in terms of quality and ambiance. It might seem like its on the expensive side, but when you consider the stunning location, first class service and the luxury of the room it's more than worth it. We will be sure to come back for our anniversary.

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Ron and Debby! It was absolutely our pleasure. The girls and I were thrilled you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. We'lll be certain to spoil you again for your anniversary. Kym More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I add to the wonderful reviews that already heap well deserved praise on this top quality B&B? Nothing! My husband and I spent a relaxing three days in the highly efficient care of Kim and her lovely support team. As mentioned in every review the breakfasts Kim produces are exceptional and on our last day Kim very kindly... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lodge, and especially the mention of my support team. The girls are wonderful and appreciated helpers. I'll be sure to upgrade you if possible on your next visit so you can enjoy more of the Estuary view! Kym More 

Southern California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

970 was listed as a B&B, but it is so much more! It's an attentive luxury boutique "hotel" which is actually a gorgeous home where you can stroll into the kitchen at any time to make a Nespresso, tea or munch on homemade goodies. Kym is the best manager/concierge I have ever met. Perfect personality for the job. She happily... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Such a humbling review from wonderful new friends! Thank you for such kind and wonderful words. It's us who feel privilaged to have such guests at the Lodge. Thank you for the heartfelt conversations and genuine encouragement. I'm taking you up on the offer to visit LA! For you next visit - we now have the private ourdoor bath up... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic hidden retreat, utter comfort and luxury. The suite we had was AMAZING and you are so well looked after by Kim and her team. Breakfasts are out of this world and its all the little touches that make for a heavenly stay, the only downside? .... You have to leave!

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

We loved that you choose Lonley Bay for a romantic weekend away and especially thrilled we had the opportunity to upgrade you and treat you both to breakfast on the Estuary terrace! Thank you for such a welcomed and lovely review, its very appreciated. Your shared photos were a lovely suprise, and we look forward to your spoliling you again... More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our family (2 adults and 2 children 21+) stayed in the Estuary Terrace suite together - it was a wonderful experience. We were met every morning with a breakfast fit for kings! Fresh fruit, yogurt, museli, eggs, toast, bacon, salmon, the list goes on! Kym is lovely and we appreciated her efforts to make us feel welcome and at home... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

We welcome such lovely comments, and sincerly thank you for taking the time to post. We're so fortunate to have a variety of restaurants to satisfy every taste within just a few minutes drive or ferry ride of the Lodge. It was an absolute pleasure hosting your family, and most importantly, having a guest transpire into an invaluable friend. See... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This lodge has it all for the lucky guests. A beautiful contemporary airy, luxurious, five star slice of heaven. We had the warmest of welcomes from the lovely Kim who went beyond the call of duty to make our stay perfect. The house is really our dream location to unwind and relax in. Free tea, cake, minibar and pretty much... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Such a complimentary review! Thank you David. It was wonderful you could celebrate a birthday with us. Perhaps you'll return for another... A highlight of managing 970 is the social and friendly guests! Again, we truly appreciate for your comments. Kym More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a glorious place to stay, we were made to feel at home the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble for the manager Kym. Perfect location, lovely rooms, with complimentary wifi and free mini bar. We had a great time at Lonely Bay and would recommend it to anyone travelling to this area. This is the first lodge... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

You are welcome! The bush tracks are fantastic around this area, Its nice to have that local knowledge of secret spots! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand. More 

Waihi, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a wonderful place, luuxury but homley at the same time. We booked this lovely lodge for an early 60th get away, what a treat. Kym greated us with homemade cake & tea, what a warm friendly host. Then she took us to our room, Kym had up graded us, the room was fantastic, with the most amazing private terrace.... More 

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Happy birthday Carol! And - thank you SO much for such a charming review. I'm absolutley thrilled I had the opportunity to pamper you with the premium suite! Jane and I loved meeting such friendly locals, and we're truly looking forward to your next visit. Bubbles on us! See you again soon. More 

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