It is an old house beautifully restored in the style of old Tuscany villa, maybe without many antics but with enough rich furniture and subtle decoration to give you feel of understated luxury. We had two adjoining rooms that I believe can be also rented separately. Spacious, with high ceilings and high quality wooden furniture rooms were very cozy and full of atmosphere.
Breakfast was a la carte with three choices, fresh juice and coffee/tea. Dinner menu had 8 or 9 positions to choose from but the food was delicious. And all was cooked by our host and owner Andy and served in full of ambience small dining room.
House is surrounded by natural garden, there is a small swimming pool with two sunchairs, in the small cottage across the main building is a library and a pool table.
On the premises lives very friendly cat and our son was in love with it from the first moment.
The area is beautiful and, after we later have been in Paihia, we decided it is more attractive than Bay of Island. The only thing that I can think of not being perfect was the house being very acoustic because of the wooden structure.
I recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic stay, it has a charm, quality and location, worth the money you pay. And if you travel with small child as we did, you will still profit from the atmosphere and renting the unit with the lounge will give you privacy.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Lupton Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.