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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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Dalby, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Wollongong, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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189 helpful votes 189 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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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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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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Middlesbrough
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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