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970 Lonely Bay

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Castro Valley, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always believed that “perfection” was unattainable, existing as a purely conceptual state—that is, until my stay at the Lonely Bay Lodge. The Lodge itself is beautiful; the pictures on the website pale in comparison to the real deal. The breakfasts are sumptuous and delicious. I can’t think of one amenity that was overlooked. But even beyond the stunning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

970 Lonely Bay is a wonderful boutique lodge offering top luxury accommodation in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.It is located near the Shakespeare Scenic Reserve overlooking Lonely Bay and is a short stroll from Cooks Beach - a very romantic and peaceful setting. All of the 4 suites are delightful - spacious and tastefully furnished. The breakfast is fantastic! Nothing is... More 

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

Thank you Sara, for your wonderful review! We're so fortunate to have such beautiful and natural surroundings. This helps create the romantic and peaceful atmosphere here at the Lodge that guests truly enjoy. You never know who you'll see at 970, all guests are treated with the same star quality. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my wife and I pull up to this amazing lodge, the host Kym greets us with a warm smile and welcomes us into this stunning accommodation. We are taken to the Shakespeare Suite where we shall spend the night. The room was very clean, spacious and had a fully-stocked fridge with complimentary water and fruit. Our room opened up... More 

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

Wow! Thank you Craig. What a wonderful review. It was certainly a pleasure to host both Sarah and yourself for your Anniversary. I can't take all the credit. Fortunatly with the naturally beautiful surroundings, and a wonderful small team keeping the grounds immaculate, the food delicious, and the rooms spotless this makes for delighful experience! We look forward to seeing... More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only two and a half hours’ drive from Auckland, the lodge is a great choice for an escape from the city to relax and rejuvenate, a romantic getaway or experiencing the Coromandel’s sublime natural beauty. As two of only four guests in the lodge, my husband and I stayed in their spacious Shakespeare Suite featuring a king bed with fine... More 

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

Thank you Sarah, we really appreciate you taking the time to write not only this review, and also the wonderful article on with ETB travel. We will certainly be lighting all the fires this Winter for 'Winter Gettaways'. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the Lodge ambience which is so perfect for a romantic weekend away! See you for your next... More 

Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights on a 4 week, 40th anniversary trip to New Zealand. We are experienced travellers and generally use hotels rather than B&B, but were persuaded by our tour planner that this was the way to go. As it was early in our trip, we were still finding our feet with the B&B concept,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed one night here on our honeymoon, and our one regret with booking this place is that we didn't stay several nights longer! Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by Graeme and Rosemary and were made to so special during our entire stay. All the little touches were noticed - a bag packed with towels for our walk to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I cannot recommend 970 Lonely Bay Lodge highly enough. We spent two nights here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we literally cannot fault anything. Having travelled extensively overseas this has to rate as the best place we have stayed, and it is right on our doorstep. Our hosts, Graeme and Rosemary were attentive, but not obtrusive. The location... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a very attractive house a few minutes walk from Cooks Bay, where the explorer James Cook landed. It is a long sandy beach with safe swimming. Staying there is like being looked after by friends. Graeme and Rosemary are very attentive and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Dinner is not served but there are cakes available... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

With its narrow paths to desolate beaches, its modern, yet breezy open-air styling, its lavish but healthy breakfast spreads, its generous and thoughtful hosts and its impossibly lovely setting, Lonely Bay will win you over fast and woo you with happy memories for years to come. Rosemary and Graeme are like old friends that want to spoil you with their... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

What a gem! Graeme and Rosemary were the most wonderful hosts and provided so many wonderful little touches to make this one of the best stays we have ever enjoyed anywhere in the world. Nicely located near some excellent beaches and walks.

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Address: 970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — 970 Lonely Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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