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Cliff Edge by the Sea

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Richardson Road West | [ off English Bay Rd ], Opua, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Opua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas C Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the lodge after driving to the wrong street which we thought was the correct one. Whops. We were met at the door and welcomed. We were shown to our room and advised dinner would be at a certain time. When dinner was ready we came to the dining room to have it beautifully set up for myself... More

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Kohimarama, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed 2 nights at Cliff Edge by the Sea and what a wonderful place it was - we could of easily stayed another night! Beautiful location, and wonderful rooms with amazing views. We opted for the Waitangi room - with spa bath... beautiful to sit in the spa looking out the window at the Bay of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Found this gem by accident and I am glad we did. We stayed for 5 nights to get some much needed R&R and were not disappointed. It is a great base for exploring the north of NZ and especially the Bay of Islands. The room was generous, clean and well maintained, the view was majestic through the large high windows.... More

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174 reviews 174 reviews
153 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Cliff Edge and Peter Meier combine for a wonderful stay. The property itself is in a stunning location, with magical views of water and the Bay of Islands. The room was generously sized and comfortable with all the amenities that you would expect. Guests have the use of what would have been the living room of the house - again... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

For our first trip to New Zealand we knew we had to track down Peter Meier. Peter owned a restaurant with accommodation in the Hunter Valley in NSW, Australia. The food at his restaurant, Casuarina, was so spectacular that my husband and I would drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley just for lunch. Peter has found himself a piece... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked into the Cliff Edge for the night at the last minute (due to a kind babysitting offer from the in-laws). What a perfect escape. The Lodge has some of the best views I have ever seen, and is located handy to all the sights of the Bay of Islands. The only room we could get had less of... More

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NewJersey, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is the third time I have stayed at Cliff Edge and each time it gets better. The bedrooms, lounges and terraces have the best viewing areas overlooking the Bay of Islands. Peter the owner still is the best chef in New Zealand in my opinion. Fresh foods and fish, ample servings and superb presentations with excellent wines. Dinner is... More

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We arrived late afternoon after a somewhat stressful drive from Auckland (first time driving on the left in 30 years) to be suddenly and thoroughly de-stressed by the fantastic views overlooking the bay and a glass of lovely New Zealand wine. The views are spectacular, our room was large and comfortable with a large balcony, and we had lovely conversations... More

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melbourne australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Not only are the views from the very expansive balconies close to the best ever but the accommodation is first class with a large king size bed that is just so comfortable that a great nights sleep is ensured....large bathroom with huge shower and good pressure plus spotlessly clean...windows surround the room for a 180 degree view of the enchanting... More

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Milan, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Breath taking views, nice room and lounge. The best part is the nice dining and wine experience with Peter as an experienced host. I was happy to also find nice people to chat with during two pleasant dinners sharing touristic experiences in NZ.

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Address: Richardson Road West | [ off English Bay Rd ], Opua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Opua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cliff Edge by the Sea 5*
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Cliff Edge, by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in NZs stunning Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.The Lodge has 3 guest bedrooms and a one bedroom studio apartment.The bedrooms [approx. 4X4 mtrs]are tastefully appointed, decorated in warm neutral colors,luxurious carpets, floor to ceiling windows and silk block out silk curtains.All rooms have their own suite bathrooms with walk in showers. In addition the Waitangi room has a large jacuzzi Breakfast is included in the tariff, dinners are a relaxed 3-4 course affairs catering only for in house guests. they are optional but highly recommended.Your host Peter Meier is an accomplished chef, who in his restaurant days "Casuarina Restaurant & Country Inn" in Australias Hunter Valley wine country won many culinary awards ... more   less 
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