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12 Rosalie Bay Rd | RD1, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Manuka Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It began with the Dolphins escorting us across from the Mainland by Ferry and I knew I was headed somewhere special and I was definitely not disappointed. 5 days and nights staying at Manuka Lodge with host Toni and dog Samson. Fantastic self contained room with Awesome view over Shoal Bay where sleep is a natural thing. Toni catered for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

3 of us spent a great 5 nights at Manuka Lodge using both units.Toni and Sampson were very friendly and welcoming. The units were clean and had everything that we required.With her knowledge of the area Toni was able to direct us to the beaches for surfing and kayaking and on the walking tracks. We enjoyed magnificent views from our... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We spent a lovely 4 nights at Manuka Lodge earlier this month with friends also staying in the room next door. Toni was a fantastic host - welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. Great peaceful location but walking distance to shop and café. Staying at Manuka Lodge contributed to a fantastic experience on... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Have just spent 2 lovely nights at Manuka Lodge. The place is beautifully clean and well presented. Toni and her dog "Sampson" are lovely hosts... Toni has a great knowledge of the island and the people that live on it!!!! If it is raging night life you are after I don't think you will find it here... however if you... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent 2 nights and found the unit to be comfortable and clean with a great view of the harbour. The host, Toni is very informative and helpful and makes you feel you can ask if you need further information. It is peaceful and you have all sorts of bird calls not heard on the mainland. Even saw Kaka feeding... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed at Manuka Lodge for two nights on a business trip and would highly recommend it to other travellers. The location is great, with a fantastic view of the bay from the window. The room was spacious, attractively decorated and furnished and comfortable. There were thoughtful touches such as a selection of magazines and books, which were much appreciated.... More

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Goderich, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We spent 18 days at Manuka Lodge this past April. For the first week, the second unit was rented by our friends, who then had to return to Canada. We found the set-up ideal for two couples, as we shared many a meal on the balcony looking out across the bay, often with a gorgeous sunset that sent us running... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Was just great: room is perfect, view is stunning and Toni a very kind and careful host and helped me organize the next steps after missing the ferry. Can only recommend staying at Manuka Lodge, it is peaceful and quiet but still close to a shop, restaurant and most importantly the beach.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were warmly welcomed by Toni. Our studio was well appointed and the views were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble for Toni to organise to ensure that our stay was pleasant. Her local knowledge amassed from years of holidaying at Great Barrier Island (as a child) with her own family was evidence of her passion to market this New... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Host Toni was friendly and helpful, the unit was pleasantly appointed and the Lodge is well located. There was only one problem- and it is a serious one. The walls are so thin that you cannot get to sleep till the people in the next unit do- and once you do, you toss and turn on the bedsheet worn rough... More

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Toni S, Owner at Manuka Lodge, responded to this review

I am very sorry this traveller did not have a good night at my Lodge. I can sympathise completely with regard to the pillows and sheets, but wonder why they did not mention it after the first night so that I could do something about it to make their subsequent nights more comfortable. Needless to say I have now replaced... More

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Additional Information about Manuka Lodge

Address: 12 Rosalie Bay Rd | RD1, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Great Barrier Island
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty lodging in Great Barrier Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Barrier Island offers everything for the independent traveller who wants to get away from it all to a simpler way of life. In keeping with this, Manuka Lodge offers affordable self-contained accommodation, with the comforts of home. Set in tranquil gardens with abundant birdlife and utilising solar power and rainwater, each unit has a private balcony with harbour and gulf views and is suitable for two guests. Each studio unit is en suite and has a kitchenette (no oven or microwave but a 2-hob gas cooker) Mosquito net, radio, flashlight and reading material are also supplied.Manuka Lodge is a great place to just relax. ... more   less 

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