My husband and I stayed at the Bay of Island Lodge for a few days over the Christmas holiday period in '07. The first thing we noticed was the very warm welcome extended to us as soon we arrived.
The second thing was the fabulous view from the lounge and dining room. The lodge is very homely and comfortable in the way a good holiday home should be. There is plenty of wood and muted colours and interesting objets abound. The bedroom was fitted out very well with modern furnishings/materials and the bathroom had an excellent shower and amenities. There was a small terrace off the bedroom that had a lovely view of the bush and the Bay of Islands. Dining was at one big table with other guests and though we are not fans of this sort of arrangement, it worked really well as the other guests staying were very interesting and good conversation flowed along with very good wine and food. The lounge had plenty of books and magazines to trawl through if that is what one wished to do and there is a big terrace off the lounge/dining room where we could relax just looking out with a glass of wine in our hands. It was a truly relaxing experience and our hosts were excellent. Definitely a place we will return to.
- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
- Bay Of Islands Hotel
- The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands Opua, New Zealand
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