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“quiet haven for business travellers” 5 of 5 stars
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Lupton Lodge
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“quiet haven for business travellers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This beautiful restored villa is a superb alternative to inner city hotels in Whangarei - only a short distance from town (although you probably would need your own vehicle) the rooms are spacious, breakfasts and dinners yummy and lovely small touches throughout that make you feel cared for and at home. Thanks Andy for a lovely stay and for letting me take a couple of oranges from your grove for what turned out to be my best orange torte ever!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thankyou for your great review Kate.
Glad you had such a relaxing stay here - and glad that the orange torte worked out well !!
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Thank you Andy & Karen for a wonderful weekend away from Auckland. The Red room is great - loved the Kauri floors and decor, the bed was so comfortable. Evening meal was great and we had the games room all to ourselves. The calf and spring lamb in the Paddock were sweet - we felt like we were in the countryside so peaceful and quiet. Nearby Matapouri Bay was spectacular - azure sea white sand and it is only just Spring. Tutukaka Marina provided great fish and chips. My husband and I feel rested and ready to return to the big city - wish we could stay longer.

Room Tip: red room is pure luxury-spacious-boutique-great view of the orchard
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Hi Carole
Thankyou so much for your great review and glad you had such a great stay. Maybe see you again one day
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nyc
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

After checking out accomodation in the area for a one night stopover,Lupton Lodge caught my eye because it is gluten free friendly.
After driving thru New Zealands fantastic scenery for hours its great to know that you can have a home cooked meal waiting for you.
Upon arrival Andy greeted us in bare feet and a warm smile.This is the norm in NZ and I kinda like the feel of the wooden floors under foot.
The blue room was wonderful and smelled very fresh and clean,we were the only occupants that rainy night so Andy opened up the ajoining room for more space.
I really enjoyed the history of the house,built in 1896 and transported from its original place some 7km away.The decoration is very modern with an historical feel and all the mod cons you need in luxury boutique accomodation.
We had decided to dine at 7pm and pre ordered our selection a few days before.The dining area was set for two with candles and a good selection of wine,with soft music playing in the background.
We felt like lord and lady of the manor.
WOW! what an amazing dinner, the lambshank was wonderful, and the soup exceptional,how could I resist the GF desserts,excellant.
This place is a true gem,thanks for a wondeful stay on a cold and rainy night.

  • 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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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Hi there - Thankyou so much for your great review, and nice to know you are still thinking of your stay several months later !!
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed one night only ..was met by Andy and shown around.. The Lodge is out of this world...peaceful surroundings..rural outlook.We stayed in the Red Room ..the furnishings are of the highest standard.There is plenty to do at the lodge ...swimming pool lounge with pool table...great library of DVDS...CDS...and Books ...to take to your room ..The dinner which was preordered was of the highest class...the breakfast in the morning was great.Andy made you feel at home ..he was there to help if required but left you alone ..if you know what I mean really great host.The food was of the highest standard and we would recommend this place to anyone and would stay again if we are travelling in the Whangarei area

Room Tip: We stayed in the red Room
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  • Stayed September 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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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Hi Ray
Thankyou very much for your review and so glad you enjoyed everything so much. Hope you had a good and safe journey home.
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

each day there were homemade traybakes left in your room. beds really comfy. lots of space in the bed rooms. pool area outside and wifi area ideal. Tutukaka and Ngunguru near by, by car restaurants here to eat - salt air cafe (fresh fish cooked here). Tranquil location. The hosts could not do enough for you. beautiful filling breakfasts and evening meals on request. great value for money and a relaxing place to stay. some rooms do not have en suit - use a shared bathroom down the hall way. exceptional place to stay - would definitely have no hesitation to recommend for others

Room Tip: all rooms beautiful. one with en suit should be requested saves a trip down the hall for a shower
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Hi,
Thankyou for your great review, it is really appreciated.
Since the date of your stay, our property has undergone quite significant improvements and renovations, and one of the major upgrades is that all of our rooms now have ensuite bathrooms.

Best Regards
Andy
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Enjoyed every minute we spent at Lupton Lodge, Andy's hospitality was beyond excellent. The lodge is in great proximity to Poor Knights Island which was fantastic for scuba diving. The property is manicured well in a country type setting, complete with animals grazing on site. In addition to Andy being a phenomenal cook, his assistance with our itinerary made the trip a memorable one. We highly recommend staying here and absolutely plan on visiting again in the near future. We spent two nights at the lodge in October 2008.

  • 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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Stayed there twice (one in the red room and once in the blue room) and both times were exceptional. Service is excellent and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend this lodge

Room Tip: Any room is great
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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 0173, 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 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupton Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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