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Lupton Lodge
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei, New Zealand   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #1 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed for two nights at Lupton Lodge and had a wonderful time. Andy our host was lovely and very helpful. The breakfasts were wonderful, we had dinner one night cooked by Andy which my mum continues to rave about! We struck bad weather and Andy went the extra mile to check out road conditions for us and other details. Even phoned ahead to the next place we were staying to see if we had made it through. The house was lovely, our rooms were lovely and spacious and it was great to have the guest lounge for extra space. Would love to go back again if I am ever up that way again. Really made the B&B experience memorable.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012 via mobile

Hosts are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in the gold room. Very nice. House is beautifully furnished and breakfast is great. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This property is about 10 minutes outside of the tourist center of Whangarei and a similar distance from Tutukaka. Getting to either is very easy. We stayed in the Red Room, a free upgrade because other guests wanted the (cheaper) room we had booked because it had a bathtub. Lucky us! We had two attractive large & comfortable rooms and our own bathroom, deck, and garden. Enough room to unpack and store the suitcases! The property is set back from the road behind trees and a garden and is completely quiet. We were in Whangarei so my husband could dive on Poor Knights Island. There were towels for him to bring on the dive and for me to use in the lovely pool on the property or to bring to the beach. We had dinner two nights at Lupton Lodge--a real treat and less expensive than places of similar quality to which we would have had to drive. Andy was able to accommodate my dairy-free diet both at breakfast and at dinner, which I discovered isn't easy in NZ. He also did laundry for us for $5NZ, which we found incredibly reasonable in our later NZ travels. We were able to hang wet dive gear & bathing suits on the line in the back. We enjoyed our conversations with Andy and Karen and their two young daughters. In short, this is a great place to stay with terrific hosts.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed in the Red Room, which is well equipped, spacious, comforatble and quiet. We were still rather jet lagged and therefore booked dinner at the Lodge rather than driving into Whangarei. Our host, Andy, provided an excellent dinner, and breakfast the following morning was equally good.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here 2 nights a week for several months with work. I would like to commend Andy and his wife on the great job they have done with the tasteful restoration of the beautiful colonial style home. I was lucky to stay in every room during my stint and thought each had it's own personal charm and were all very comfortable. I would recommend this b&b to anyone wanting to stay in the lovely whangarei stone-walled countryside in a tasteful and elegant setting. Highly recommended. Especially Andy's cooking!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

we spent one night at the lupton lodge in the red room. we found this accomodation in the b&b book we picked up at the airport and is was as excellent as it had promised in there:
fabulous huge room with extra sofa + extra room + big bathroom. Andy was a perfect host. He not only took us in during a game was on, but in addition offered to do our laundry which we got back dry and folded for a single charge.
breakfast was GOURMET! after travelling for 3 months we still have to say it was the best we ever got!
The place is beautiful. spacious, away from any noise but still close enough to the town of whangarei and a supermarket.
It's also most conveniently located if one wants to take a look at the waterfalls nearby. they are actually worth a look!
We didn't miss anything and were glad about the free wifi and the excellent value of the whole deal.
We highly recommend this B&B

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

You cannot go past this place if you’re in the region. It is positioned on a large property outside the main town so provides peace and quiet. Andy is a fantastic host and will provide all the local knowledge required to get the most out of your trip.
Make sure you include a dive at 'Poor Knights island'. If your nice, Andy will back you a fantastic lunch to take out.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupton Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning boutique accommodation redesigned for privacy and relaxation. Nestled in dry-stone walled gardens with pool and free wireless internet. Guest lounge with snooker table, library, PC, DVD collection. Gourmet breakfast is included and a restaurant-style dinner menu is available. Our rooms are situated in a historic Category II listed villa and an adjacent converted 2-storey barn. In keeping with a boutique hotel, both dwellings are exclusively for guest accommodation. Each superior ensuite room has contemporary uncomplicated decor, cotton linen, bathrobes, DVD, air-con, ipod dock and 32" flat screen TV. 10 Mins from Whangarei city and spectacular Tutukaka Coast. ... more   less 
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