My husband and I are just back from a fabulous weekend on the Coromandel Peninsula celebrating my b'day. My hubby booked us a 'King Snug Room' at Wairua Lodge after reading all the great reviews on TripAdvisor, and WOW, what a find! Wairua truly lives up to all the previous, excellent reviews.
The lodge is well located approx 12-15 mins drive from Whitianga and is a real bush retreat. Our small hire car had no trouble handling the gravel road & river crossing - even after a big storm this weekend!
The hosts, Tam and Charles, are very friendly and helpful, whilst allowing guests space to enjoy themselves. We had a guided tour with Tam upon arrival and settled into our spacious, well-furnished room (w/ cosy electric fireplace!). We enjoyed an hour in the 'Treetops Bathhouse' - an ABSOLUTE must. We've never experienced anything quite like it in all our worldwide travels. Private bath, bottle of wine, candles, relaxing music, all in amongst the trees of the forest with the river below. Check out the pic on the website!
There are some gorgeous walks and swimming holes on the property - what a treat it would be to return in summer.
We picked up some food from the supermarket in Whitianga (TIP: pick up food enroute to Wairua for an even more relaxing retreat) and cooked dinner in the conservatory kitchen - well - equipped & a thoughtful touch to allow guests to use this.
A basic, continental brekky was included and delivered in the evening and we popped it in the fridge in our room for brekky in bed this morning!
In summary, an EXCELLENT, well-priced B&B which is very well deserving of its #1 spot on TripAdvisor ... we hope to return in the warmer months! Thanks for a great stay, Tam and Charles!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It sits on a sunny ridge in a bush clad valley only 12 kilometres from Whitianga. 4 Hidden Valley snug rooms which gaze across the valley into Coromandel mountains, and The River Deck suite-a 2 bedroom fully self contained suite, overhanging a bushclad ravine.Swim in the river, walk the nature trails,soak in the Treetops bath house or in the Night sky spa pool.Centrally located for all days trips around The Coromandel. ... more less
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