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Aotearoa Lodge

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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Ghent, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night while visiting the North Island. After the luxury of our hotel in Auckland, the Lodge was back to basics. Rooms are basic, but had everything we needed. We didn't have any problems with the shower or the water pressure, by the way. Free wifi was included. The garden is beautiful, very relaxing to sit... More 

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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review

Hi we at Aotearoa Lodge would like to thank you for your review. Yes we are a three and half Qualmark rated motel so not so many frills. Very clean tidy and lovely gardens and 99% friendly. I hope it was not my self that welcome you, as we have always had very good reviews on our service. Hope you... More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A beautiful and peaceful location. Our room had direct access to the delightful gardens. The standard room was rather small but had a kettle, tea and coffee making facilities and a frig. The room was spotlessly clean and there was a small shower room en suite

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Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Darryl and I would like to thank you for staying with us a Aotearoa Lodge Lynette More 

Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We signed up for the three day tour of the Coromandel and it was great. A completely individualized tour with owner, Darryl,as our personal driver and tour guide. We saw and experienced some spectacular vistas, beaches and more. Our package included pick up in Rotorua and drop off in Auckland. Lodge was in a beautiful, quiet setting. Self serve breakfast... More 

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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for a great review. Darryl and I would like to thank you for traveling with Aotearoa Tours. We are pleased you enjoyed the Magnificent Coromandel and surrounding coast. All the very best Lynette / Darryl More 

Dalby, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The room had everything we needed for our stay and was exceptionally clean. The only small exception to everything being sweet, was the poor water pressure in the shower. The service was friendly and extremely informative and helpful.

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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 at Aotearoa Lodge. We would like to thank you for your comment on the shower pressure as we do not shower in these rooms so have no idea and this will be looked into ASAP. We hope your visit to the... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Just stayed here one night passing through (and wanted to see Cathedral Cove). Reception staff were friendly and eager to help with our one day in Whitianga. Room was nice and clean, however the shower was cold and powerless. I'm glad we had a car otherwise the walk to town would have been endless! Would stay here again if we... More 

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Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed 3 nights. The grounds, decks and outdoor furniture are immaculate. The room was nicely appointed, roomy and very clean. The continental breakfast was generous in that besides the breads - yogurt, preserved fruit and cereals were offered. The owners, Daryll & Lynette, a husband and wife team, treat their lodge as an extension of their home in how... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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330 reviews 330 reviews
56 hotel reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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