Amazing location, very peaceful, clean, excellent customer service, comfortable, great kitchen/cooking facilities, across from beach, a short walk to some first class eating.
Danny and his brother, Marcel, just bought this place 3 months ago (late 2012). When the lodge was first built in the 1930's (?? I think) it was a guest house, and has been ever since. Although marketed as a backpacker hostel, it still has very much a guest house feel a great cook's kitchen, dining room, and an expansive comfortable lounge overlooking the sea.
Perfect if you are on your way north or south and want to avoid the hustle of Wellington for the night. Train or drive to Wellington is only 30 mins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superbly located for an exceptional beachfront experience, Moana Lodge offers excellent accommodation facilities combined with amazing sea views. Just ten steps from the water’s edge and overlooking Plimmerton Bay, it provides the ultimate stay for a peaceful relaxing break. Being an accredited 5 star backpackers, all facilities are immaculate and well kept. With a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, outdoor courtyard, and friendly welcoming hosts, you can be assured of a peaceful relaxing stay.Situated just 20 mins from Wellington city, with easy access to public transport, you can truly get out and about enjoying all that the Capital has to offer. And at the end of a fun filled day you can come home, relax, and enjoy a wine in our sunny outdoor courtyard!Moana Lodge offers a superb range of rooms catering for groups, families, couples and individuals. With a combination of single, twin, double and larger family rooms, you can choose the option that best meets your requirements and budget. And for backpackers travelling alone, enjoy your stay in our 4-bed share room. As quoted by Lonely Planet: “…this exceptional backpackers right on the beach is immaculate and inviting…”. Moana Lodge also attained the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012 and 2013. ... more less
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