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Gulf Harbour Lodge

164 Harbour Village Drive | Whangaparaoa, Whangaparaoa 1463, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Chose location for some luxury for a special occasion and paid the price accordingly. Difficulty with telephone conversation and mutual understanding; service at reception minimal and with disinterest; little attempt to welcome and no concept of escorting guests to a room or concern for luggage. Reception area presentable although elsewhere showed signs of needing attention. Initially the decor of the... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The room itself was quite nice, and the staff were amenable. Upon checking in on a Friday night we were warned that the bars downstairs could get a little noisy, but its usually dies down around 12am. Awesome start. I didn't really want to pay $110 a night for that, but what can you do - they were otherwise booked... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My daughter and I stayed in a so called premier rom in the weekend the room was cramped with double beds and for some reason a rolaway single bed. 1 bedspread was stained on the underside Crose And The Dvd remote didnt work and the pullout knob on the shower/ bath tap was just that it pulled off in my... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A nice and clean hotel (although a bit old) to spend a weekend. Not many restaurants around. But the Indian restaurant downstairs offers great food and service. Many nice beaches around, safe for swimming

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Hi everybody, I had my wedding very nearby Gulf Harbour Lodge and suggested to my guests to use this accomodation. Worst mistake!!!!! I had booked months in advance and the day before the wedding (the day one lot of guests were to check in) they were told there was no disability room available - for my grandmother who was in... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Dated to say the least, needs some work all over the room, no AC, broken DVD Player had to repeatedly get staff up to fix and replace with other players, gave up after the third time and all that was offered was wifi, we didn't even have a laptop - _- ... What did make the stay nice though was... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is true that the soft furnishings are worn, the wall heater is rusting and the paint chipping, but this lodge has the feel of faded luxury and provides a comfortable and relaxing stay. I have stayed here three times now, most recently at Christmas. Stayed in a two roomed suite. It had a delightful lounge, separate bedroom with comfortable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is not "Whangaparoa Luxury Accomodation" as the website states. We stayed in room 2. It smelt terrible (curry). No air conditioning and no sky. Extremely average. I will say location good with bars etc in close proximity AVOID

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stayed at the lodge for 2 nights. No one at reception when we arrived had to use the reception phone to get someone to come to attend to us. We were given a large room with 2 double beds. The beds didn't have pillow cases so had to ring reception and ask for some pillow cases, there was a table... More 

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Tauranga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Sad to say this place did not match the description. Ghost ship is a good description. Having been told the only available room was a luxury suite we booked anyway. struggled to navigate to the room because signage was ambiguous, difficulty getting lighting operational, sitting watching tv ( not Sky) when our door is opened by another guest whose key... More 

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