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12 Rosalie Bay Rd | RD1, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the view from our room was amazing! We were warmly welcomed by Toni and Samson.Toni was most helpful and friendly throughout our stay.The self-catering accommodation was pleasant and clean and had all the essentials. Lovely garden with lots of native birds to watch. Close to a small group of amenities-shop, cafe, bar, etc- and to a beautiful beach. Great... More

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

Thanks for your kindness in writing a review. The bird-life is amazing at the moment. So many tuis. They definitely like the trees in my garden. It is nice to sit on the balcony and watch them feed. I hope you saw the dolphins that were in the bay during your stay, and the amazing sunsets as well. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely host Toni, in a fabulous setting. Looked out our windows to views the rest of the world would be jealous of. Only a 3-day gettaway, but managed climbing a mountain, swimming in natural thermal pools and catching a fish with a handline thrown off a rock at the beach. Wish I could have stayed longer. Toni gave excellent insider... More

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for writing a review. Yes, movie night at the Social Club is a lot of fun. Very cosy and the chef does a great job. There may not be a TV in the rooms at Manuka Lodge, but the Social Club also screens all the big games in a fun atmosphere. Hope to... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to stay to explore Great Barrier Island. Great views. Close to restaurants but you can also be self catering. Warm and comfy Toni was very helpful. Great fishing. Good coffee and pies at Claris Texas.You do need to hire a car to get around.

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

Thank you, I really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit to the Barrier. It is a great place to kick back. More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I spent 2 nights there with hostess Toni. She made us feel really welcome in her natural relaxed manner. The room was warm, clean and had all the basics including a radio, cooking facilities, shower, extra towels, comfy bed, and a view of the sea and balcony to enjoy it from. No TV but we didn't need that as there... More

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

Thank you for your kinds words. It's good to receive feedback and I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. More

Wellington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We got a really great coupon deal that included 2 nights accomodation and flight from Auckland. So I'm not sure what the cost is for only the hotel. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by this place. Toni was a great hostess. Room was very clean, bed good, shower good with good pressure and good hot water. There was a... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Sue. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you both again. It was a pleasure to have you here. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

what started as a three night break turned into a 4 night break due to flights and ferries being cancelled , had a very relaxing stay, back to basics of reading books and playing cards as couldn't get out much. very warm rooms, only needed to put heater on for 10 minutes to heat room up. Very clean and cosy.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Several reviewers have mentioned Samson the dog, and we met him too. Unfortunately there was another dog staying when we did and we watched the two of them bail up the other guests barking and growling. Then it happened to us too, with the visiting dog growling and Samson snapping at me.I am used to dogs and this was the... More

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

Thank you for your great ratings. I am truly sorry about the incident with Samson. I can understand you were concerned, not knowing the dogs well. Mela, the other dog, was only staying with me for 3 nights, while her owner was away and she is definitely a very yappy dog. This unfortunately wound Samson up and, as I tell... More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 12 Rosalie Bay Rd | RD1, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Number of rooms: 2

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