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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 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were blessed to stay at Cliff Edge for two nights with the place to ourselves! The setting and view are spectacular but our host, Peter and his mate, Charley ( a King Charles spaniel) were the highlight. Peter offered to prepare dinner for us both nights - what a bonus for us! Be sure to have dinner there! The... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you, Peter, for our wonderful stay with you. Beautiful accomodations and views to remember always. Your cooking is off the chart, as well the wine. Only regret is how brief our two nights were. Bay of Islands and your lodge deserve more. We'll be back. Mike and Corkie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and me stayed 3 nights here. something for your reference. 1) Fantastic sea view. it is much better than what it looks from the picture. I have been to over 20 countries in past 10years, and I have to say, the sea view here is one of the best. Suggest peter change the picture asap. Attached with several... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our host (Peter) appeared to take an instant dislike to us and made us quite unwelcome; he was unfriendly and abrupt with us. This did not constitute a warm Kiwi welcome and contradicted his inviting website invitation. For example, Peter was disgruntled when I asked for a dinner tray to be delivered to our room as my partner was feeling... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Tess, there is very little I can add other then to say that I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. Whilst your review is in parts correct, 'in that I could have been perhaps a bit more compassionate' I certainly was not rude. You may recall that you tried to tear strips of me the first... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our stay at Cliff Edge was just fantastic. The property itself is in the most stunning location imaginable with exceptional views over the bay. Peter was very welcoming and helpful on our arrival and throughout. He arranged a boat excursion for us and had plenty of recommendations on where to dine and visit. We ate dinner at Cliff Edge on... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Gems, thank you for your kind words, reading the review just above yours I must be a real Jekyll and Hyde character. You are perhaps lucky in that you must have met the nicer, Dr Jekyll. It is a good feeling when ones efforts are appreciated, in fact its great.and I am delighted that you enjoyed the whole experience... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a fantastic place CliffEdge is. Great views, an excellent host who made us feel welcome, kept us topped up with drinks and prepared 5-star meals for 10 on his own. The lodge is laid out very well, a guest lounge with expansive views of the Opua inlet, the lounge allows guests to mingle or if you prefer to settle... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear C_Dub thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the experience that Cliff Edge offers. Strange that you were staying at the same time as the two ladies, who's comments, 2 reviews above yours, sadly painted another picture. Such is life. I am glad you liked my cooking, even after all this years... More 

Auckland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed the weekend for our anniversary, and we were not disappointed in any way. Peter (the host) is delightful and a great chef. The dinners in particular were superb, being three courses with a wine match. Meals are shared around a large table with other guests, which made for a very sociable and enjoyable start and finish to the... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Jilrick thank you for your kind comments and I am glad that your experience at Cliff Edge by the Sea contributed to your anniversaries enjoyment It was a pleasure having your stay and hopefully you come back one dat best wishes Peter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fantastic Host attentive, room perfect and view sublime. Meals and time with other guests terrific. Hope to be back. If there is one criticism need to keep up with dust as there is lots of memorabilia about but a very enjoyable stay!! We will be back

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Alan R thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated have taken your comments about the dust on board please come back one day all the best Peter More 

Lincolnshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As requested I tried calling the home number twice before our arrival to inform them we would be arriving at 2pm, but there was no answer or voicemail option. As we drove down the lane toward it the first impressions were WOW!! We approached the house on a gravel track after leaving the lane and pulled into the driveway area... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

dear guests, firstly my sincerest apologies that you did not enjoy your stay and taking the trouble of giving a detailed appraisal of how you saw it. Whils I admit that you had reasons for putting pen to paper let me give you my side of the story. Yes when you arrived you may have had to ring twice,I was... More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughter and I stayed for two nights at the Cliff Edge (her birthday gift) with Peter and his pooch Charlie and this will remain as one of our most memorable trips away. Over the course of our stay we met three couples from United States, Australia and Upper Hutt. Dinner was such a magical treat - what a privilege... More 

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PeterMeierOpua, Owner at Cliff Edge by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Raukawa Girls thank you for your very kind words It was a pleasure having you as guests and I am delighted that ithe ambience of Cliff Edge and my input played a part in making your daughters birthday ispecial. Will pass your comments on to Charley and hope to see you again - soon in the meantime please spread... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 4
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