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Aotearoa Lodge

3.5 of 5 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night in a twin room. Room was clean but small and hot, air conditioner did nothing which led to an uncomfortable sleep. Had all the necessities we needed, however the shower only dribbled water. Friendly service when we arrived, however this changed when I checked out. Had better value for money elsewhere

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Aotearoa tour of the coramandel for three days with Darryl as our guide, and stayed two nights at the Lodge we couldn't fault anything ,we had a really good time Darryl was a great guide and Lynette was a perfect host really nice people who make you very welcome. we would recommend this tour as it takes... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge & conference center, set in a small orange orchard, offers a very quiet stay, nice surroundings, extremely nice owners and a great value. Our clean and spacious "room" was outfitted like a 2-bedroom apartment. The owners helped out with details and things to do and see in the area. I recommend it highly, but it would be best... More 

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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for your great review. Darryl and i would like to thank you for staying with use at Aotearoa Lodge. Lynette More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Aotearoa Lodge in Whitianga was very comfortable. The staff were friendly and made recommendations for activities to ensure we got the most out of our stay. When we had no plans, the owner knocked on our door and told us about a boat tour that was leaving soon and was reasonably priced, which turned out to be very fun.... More 

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Middlesbrough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Pros Friendly hosts Clean In a quiet area Cons Very dated and tatty, in need of a complete refurbishment. The settee is uncomfortable. Walls are so thin that you can hear everything from both sides, even people walking about. Long way out of town (too far to walk) There really has to be better accommodation than this place, we stayed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Rooms are comfortable and had everything needed for our stay. The location is close enough to walk in and out of town, and our group of 4 were able to borrow bicycles free of charge from the owners. The tour run by the owner Darryl around the town and to different beaches was the perfect way to finish our holiday.... More 

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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review

Hi thank you for taking the time to place your review. Darryl and i would like to thank you for being great guest, and hope you all enjoyed your trip to the Coromandel. Many Thanks Lynette / Darryl More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Just 5 mins drive out of town centre this lodge is at a good location but I would not recommend for someone who does not have their own mode of transport. For our 2 night stay at aotearoa lodge we stayed in a superior room with super king bed. The room was spacious & bed was comfortable......our room had access... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We booked the two bedroom self catering apartments for a couple of nights. The location is a bit out of the main Whitianga town but if you have transport its just a 3 minute drive. We preferred the location as it was quiet and had nice gardens. Darrel and Lynett were very helpful and told us about the surrounding areas... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Staying at the Aotearoa Lodge is an ideal location to sight see the nearby attractions as well as the Coromandel Coast. The room we stayed in was small and included a small fridge andTV. Wi Fi is available .We were given a Password when requested however were not able to access. It has been recently refurbished and beds are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a standard room with a very small bathroom/shower room, separated only by a sliding door from the main room. Everything was clean though, and the room faced a garden that was very quiet. Breakfast was included in our rate and it was great muesli and yoghurt and bread and jam with a variety of teas. The hosts were... More 

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Address: 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aotearoa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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