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970 Lonely Bay

4.0 of 5
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970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
970 Lonely Bay
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Kent, United Kingdom
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13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Utmost luxury is a place, where I feel as comfortable as at home. The real valuables of this mightily gorgeous place are the really friendly while unsophisticatedly staff, that made our stay totally relaxing and charming all the time. We really loved it here, literally one of the best places in the world, we had the pleasure to stay.

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

Thank you! We wish for all our guests to have an exeptional stay with us, and with such a beautiful outlook, its difficult not to relax and enjoy the charming surroundings. You deserved some luxury! We really do appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Feeling welcome, cared for and pampered in any way you could think of. Luxury at its best. Amazingly beautiful, spacious and comfortable room, most delicious breakfast ever and a host so warm and friendly that we felt like family. Special needs, ideas for tours, information about anything - you ask for it and it is granted immediately. We never experienced... More 

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

What a beautiful little family to host! You all deserved some much needed luxury and relaxation. It was absulotuely our pleasure, and I sincerely thank you for such a warm and humbling review. See you again! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay in this gorgeous lodge. It was restful, welcoming and very beautiful. We had a wonderful time made so by the fabulous host Kym Trapski. She was exceptional, nothing was a problem and the ambience was truly exceptional. The breakfast was to die for - delicious!!

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

Thank you Carrie, What a wonderful review. It was certainly my pleasure to host you both. I love having the ability to offer an upgrade where possible (especially during January); it was a pleasure to be able to offer the late breakfast and departure you requested, too. How lucky you were to win a weekend away, it just doesn't get... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fabulous - a truly exceptional place to stay! 970 Lonely Bay Lodge just oozes style from the moment you arrive and the icing on the cake for us was the genuine warmth of welcome, truly exceptional hosting skills and resulting ambience created by Kym and her wonderful team. The Lodge itself is spacious,light and very tastefully decorated and furnished -... More 

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

Roger and Marilyn. It's because of the company of guests like yourselves that become wonderful friends that I truly love my position at 970! Your enthusiasm and enjoyment of my suggestions was so fulfilling. It was truly our pleasure. I shall continue my quest to poach the perfect egg, and practice my ping pong skills before your next visit. Thank... More 

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