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Tipu Waterfront Accommodation

Private Luxury Accommodation
Private Luxury Accommodation
Private Luxury Accommodation
Tipu Waterfront Accommodation
Stroll the Ocean Beach
Take a drink on the Gin Deck
Bathe under the stars
Waipu
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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TrevorTJ
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“sublime experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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As a frequent traveller I have had some wonderful stays. This location and quality of presentation certainly rates Tipu up there with the very best. Attention to detail extreme, location superb, quality of environment total, experience sublime. The owners obviously genuinely care about their visitors experience and leave nothing to chance. Our expectations were exceeded in every way.

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Liked best: total attention to detail which supported the surroundings and the view
Liked least: leaving...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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reisender...
Mannheim, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding and in another league!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Frankly, I usually do not write reviews for tripadvisor frequently, although I do a lot of business and holiday related travelling. However, our stay at TIPU was such a great experience and thus I feel to report about this perfect hideaway near Waipu. The accommodation is in another league. With its amazing modern design, located directly at the waterfront and its great host Grant who takes care of all your needs you can simply relax and enjoy your time. The architecture of TIPU is stunning and so is the interior design and décor. All rooms are functional on the one hand but also with an eye for details on the other hand. Nothing is missing. An "outdoor" bathtub with direct access to the bathroom is completing the great amenities of this accommodation. Finally, the continental breakfast which is included in the rate is simply amazing. A place to be. Trust me. If we ever get the chance to return to New Zealand we’ll spend more time at TIPU.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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1978Danie...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“The devil is in the details and Tipu hasn't missed a thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

My husband and I wanted a few days of luxury by the sea while in Auckland over Christmas and from the moment we arrived at Tipu we were very impressed.
From the manicured gardens on approach to the stunning architecture of the building itself we fell in love before we stepped out our car door.
The property overlooks the estuary and sand dunes which is beautiful and the accommodation makes best use of this great location...you can enjoy it while sipping a drink on the deck, reading a book in the lounge, lying in bed or soaking in the semi outdoor bath by candlelight.
As an interior designer I really appreciated the quality finishes and design detail in every room but more than that each space was very functional and nothing had been missed...beach towels, multiple sized wine glasses, bath robes and bottled water just to name a few.
Each morning our gourmet breakfast was wheeled into our room and it was the best continental breakfast we have had, again beautiful details and generous size.
The only things which would make it perfect would be a sink in the kitchenette, not a major but would have been handy and whilst there was wifi it was a very faint signal so couldn't be used most of our stay.
Finally we loved the owners dogs, they greeted us from the moment we arrived and visited us each day...so cute and friendly...
We often travel and finding accommodation at this standard is hard...we admit we were a little worried about a property adjoining a private home but it was completely private and beautifully done.
Next time we will stay a lot longer.

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Liked best: Breakfast
Liked least: Internet access
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Craig H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Absolutely amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Honestly this place is amazing, right up there with some of NZ's top lodge accommodation.
The quality in overall terms was remarkable, absolute style plus, in terms of furnishings , presentation , cleanliness, location, view, the breakfast, everything.

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Liked best: The quality of both accommodation, decor,and small touches were remarkable.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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TEdwards2...
UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Perfect! Excellent Hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We got given a night at Tipu as a wedding gift from some friends and it was such a wonderful place to stay - the ultimate place for relaxing and enjoying some quality time together. The accommodation was absolutely immaculate, beautifully designed and had everything that you needed for an enjoyable stay. Grant and Darrell go out of their way to make Tipu the place it is - excellent, homemade breakfast too. We look forward to returning soon!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Craig B
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“The perfect haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

This is easily the best place we have ever stayed. Grant and Darrell are the perfect hosts and provided everything we could ever need. The accomodation is absolutely luxurious with a huge bathroom and open air bath tub! We couldn't have wished for anything more. The view from the front deck is spectacular and the beach which is only a few minutes walk is amazing!! We will definitely be back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: We loved everything!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Robyn V
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Tipu Waterfront Acoomodation: A wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

I stayed here with my husband for four nights and the overall experience was perfect. Upon arrival we were wowed by the location - its beautiful outlook across the estuary to the sand dunes - very private and peaceful. We were impressed by the meticulous gardens and tasteful interior - every detail was right and the interiors were luxurious. We were greeted with champagne and fresh brownie after our short 1.5 hr drive from Auckland. The menu available for breakfast was extensive and the meal itself was beautifully presented, fresh, plentiful and delicious. The hosts were incredibly friendly and attentive to our every need. Being locals they were knowledgeable about local eateries, beaches and attractions. We enjoyed the use of all facilities - including kayaking and paddle boarding across the estuary to the bird sanctuary/sand dunes and the white sand surf beach. Here, you are often the only one on this expansive beach and occasionally the odd surfer. We enjoyed several drinks on the loungers on the "Gin Deck" at sunset and the private candlelit bath under the stars was romantic. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the linen and bed was luxurious, spacious and very comfortable. I cannot fault this place and our stay here. I highly recommend it to friends and other travelers. It is perfect for a weekend or extended getaway and would also suit honeymooners.
Enjoy :)
Robyn Vaotogo.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, Friendliness of the hosts, the bed and overall decor.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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