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“Wonderful relaxing atmosphere with fabulous hosts. Not to be missed.” 5 of 5 stars
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200 Copenhagen Road, Te Kaha, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful relaxing atmosphere with fabulous hosts. Not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Highly recommend staying at Tui Lodge. We over nighted, staying in the Kiwi suite which consists of two bedrooms, a private lounge with TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom and toilet, making this perfect as we were traveling with my 90 year old father. Rex and Joyce were perfect hosts, very welcoming, making us feel very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing and set us up for the travel ahead. The property is simply stunning and sitting outside on the verandah soaking up the atmosphere was very relaxing. This is a place not to be missed if you are traveling through Te Kaha.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amberley, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We booked at Tui Lodge on the day. Rex was wonderfully welcoming and we could tell immediately that it would be a relaxed stay. We were right. Rex and Joyce were such warm, friendly hosts who made all their guests feel welcome (us two plus two other groups, making seven altogether that night). Dinner is on served on request and Joyce cooked up a storm with lots of fresh veges from their huge garden. Wine or beer is available, This property is set in a lovely oasis, surrounded by extensive lawns and beautiful flower gardens, trees and shrubs and creates a delightful environment for travelers. Te Kaha is a very good place to stopover on the way around the Bay of Plenty but doesn't have any restaurants, so we would recommend booking dinner at Tui Lodge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

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.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Tui Lodge is a great place to stay. The garden is beautiful and there is a lot of space in the house. Rex and Joyce are lovely hosts, who make a gorgeous breakfast and evening meal as well. The rooms are spacious and nice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Tui Lodge is set in a Sub Tropical garden nicely landscaped and surrounded by Kiwi fruit orchards, the owners of the Lodge were very helpful and easy to talk to.
Comfortable rooms with no noises from any traffic or surrounding activity from motorised exipment on the day we were there. Highly recommended for a relaxing unwind.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Melbourne Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We were warmly greeted & cared for here. Delicious home cooked meals. Great room facing the garden. Close to a beach. Hosts really generous with their local knowledge & information.

Totally recommend this special lodge for those doing the East Cape.


  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We happened upon this lovely lodge by accident on one of their few nights that they had a vacancy. The grounds are beautiful, the accommodation very comfortable and our hosts were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. We would thoroughly recommend this lodge to mature travelers seeking peace and quiet slightly off the beaten track.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Tui Lodge

Address: 200 Copenhagen Road, Te Kaha, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Te Kaha
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Te Kaha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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