We were referred to Tui Lodge by our tramping host (Walk Gisborne), as we were looking for a place that was around the bend of the East Cape, on our away to the Coromandel Peninsula. There were three of us and we stayed in the two bedroom "Kiwi" room, upstairs. Rex and Joyce were fabulous -- Rex kept an etye on our needs, and Joyce's cooking was outstanding, for the family style dinner and breakfast. The grounds are gorgeous -- sorry we ddin't have more time to enjoy the property. If you wre in this this part of the East Cape, I'd definitely recommend a stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tui Lodge is the realised dream of Joyce and Rex Carpenter. Purpose built in 1998, the Lodge offers comfort and tranquility without equal on the coast. The Pacific Highway from Opotiki to Waihau Bay has been described by a leading British travel writer as a contender for the best Coastal drive on the planet. Tui Lodge can be found 66 Km from Opotiki on this spectacular coastal excursion. Situated in three acres of gardens and constructed in natural materials with guest comfort and privacy being paramount, the Lodge is in complete harmony with our native bush surrounds while affording views of volcanic White Island and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less