From the moment we arrived, to our departure 24 hours later, we were absolutely delighted with our Huka Lodge experience!
The location is stunning, the ambience of the Lodge both classy and tasteful. Every member of staff is attentive, courteous and thoughtful - they seem to anticipate your needs or wants before you even realise them yourself!
We were welcomed out front before we had even switched off the engine of our car, and made very welcome with a fine glass of champagne in front of a crackling open fire while our vehicle was whisked away and our luggage taken to our room. A short while later, when we were feeling totally chilled out and relaxed, a staff member outlined the services and amenities of the Lodge and escorted us to our large comfortable room..
My husband had organised the night at Huka Lodge as a surprise birthday present for me. Every staff member knew of this and at various times of the day and evening wished me a happy birthday. Plus, from the management, there was even a beautifully decorated birthday cake , chilled bottle of champagne and personal note awaiting us in the room.
Overall, the accommodation was awesome, the hosted drinks and nibbles before dinner a wonderful way to mingle with other guests, and all meals were top class.
Not long after our arrival, we were invited to choose one of several locations for our evening meal, plus breakfast the following morning. So many choices! We selected the Trophy Room for dinner, and breakfasted in a cosy European styled outdoor area, with artfully manicured hedges, overlooking a tumbling waterfall and beautifully manicured grounds. Rugs over the back of each seat ensured we were not chilled, along with two blazing wood-fed braziers on each side of our table.
Overall, we were made to feel very, very special, I would highly recommend Huka Lodge to both local and overseas visitors. The Lodge is worthy of its fine international reputation and as a Kiwi I am proud to say it is 'right up there' and worth every cent.
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