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970 Lonely Bay

970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

As last step of wedding anniversary tour, the 970 lonely bay was perfect and I would put it in the first one of all the guesthouses visited during our trip in NZ. The house is very beautiful , clean , well decorated and the warm welcome from Rosemary and Graham was lovely. So relaxing , quiet with nice beaches very... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Greeted so nicely, only seconds after you drive into the parking by a wonderful couple, Rosemary and Graeme, the dream starts. It's like you are in your own private lodge, assisted by Rosemary and Graeme, who spare no effort to make your stay the most pleasant you ever dreamed of. They take care of everything, from excursions to reservations to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at 970 for just one night but wished we had booked in for more! The house is stunning and the welcome given by Rosemary and Graham was second to none! They were relaxed, informative, so helpful and a joy to stay with. So relaxing and great beaches and walks just on the doorstep This is a MUST for... More

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

If the managers of a property make it "luxury" then lonley bay is "luxury" as Rosemary and Greame are perfect hosts. The property is beautifully decorated and the interior design is excellent. It is a pity there is not a better view from the rooms as the location is stunning. The lodge is expensive, but all "luxury lodges" seem to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We held our wedding at Lonely Bay Lodge (and stayed two nights), and can honestly say we've never stayed anywhere more beautiful or had better service. The lodge is even more uniquely beautiful and gorgeously appointed than the photos can show. Its location - bridging a reserve that leads to the beach - is truly idyllic. And host with the... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We spent 3 weeks in New Zealand, and this was the first place we went. How were we to know that in the end all of us agreed that 970 Lonely Bay was our favorite place? The lay out and architecture is exquisite, and attention to detail is everywhere. But a big part of the magic is Loring. She is... More

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Address: 970 Purangi Rd | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > The Coromandel > Whitianga
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
970 Lonely Bay Lodge is a luxury boutique accommodation in Cooks Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand. Accommodation includes three one bedroom suites and a premier two bedroom (honeymoon) suite, all with en-suite, extensive mini-bar, spacious terrace and bush or water views of Purangi Estuary and Cooks Beach. Lodge accommodation facilities include a library, TV/AV 'snug' with Bang & Olufsen plasma television / sound system, separate guest indoor and outdoor bathrooms, solarium and deck, and multiple fireplaces. The boutique lodge offers a perfect venue for corporate events, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways ... more   less 
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