Booked 2 nights via treatme voucher for my birthday, myself and my husband. Arrived rather late friday evening, not too easy to find, if new visitor to Napier. Greeted by andrew, waited few mintues, while he excused himself, took us to our room. Returned to the bar, ordered glass of wine, horrified to learn later charged 12 dollars, OMG. A group of - we assumed guests were seated in front of fire, with 2 large dogs., Didn't take us long to learn they weren't guests but associates/friends of the owner. They were aware we were guests could have been the lodges ghosts, a barrage of the foulest language, continues, especially from one particular guy , who I asked the kitchen staff if he was the footman. Nek minit, an Extremely paralytic, foul mouthed putrid drunk guy is carried in , propped up in a chair, while the "footman" continues to spew profanities in his direction. Later to learn the drunk twit is the owner. Felt I was at the pub of the " once were warriors" movie or a "your on candid camera.
Learnt the next day this is a regular occurrence. Made our way to our room, where I was still awake at 2am, from the noise downstairs, doors slamming, and a very very active air con unit.
after breakfast , had to ask for toast, ripoff, on using the ladies toilet downstairs was disgusted to find , assuming the male kitchen staff had used it from night before, urine on the seat and floor. Left the lodge. to spend the day in napier , making our way back in late afternoon, to learn we had not been told the lodge was booked out for a wedding, considering our booking was moved forward. How embarrassing we certainly could not go sit out in the garden, amoungst the wedding guests!! later learning similar disgust from other guests, the wedding booking arrangements were for the whole lodge, Inappropriate and rather entertaining for my Moroccan husband to be propositioned by horny 20 something wedding guest in black stilettos and red dress, YEAH YOU know who you are!!! LOL.... karaoke went on until midnight .... thank goodness,,,, but the it didn't end there. Screaming and yelling, horrendous noise coming from foyer area and bar until a guess,,,,2am. ....so no sleep for 2 days great,,, On collecting our car from beside the lodge,, we found a gift on our boot... Yes vomit strewn down the back of our car. On paying for our accommodation, mentioned it to Andrew, who shared a joke with John,asking if it was not him.... could only do but laugh.......Make sure you dont book when there is wedding there... So many good things going for it,,,,,,,sad about poor old basil, and sybil.
dont book, while wedding.
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