We were given our 2 night stay as an gift by our sons, and were so excited, flight over was a breeze, we were picked up by local taxi van and taken out to the lodge, the driver was very informative. the lodge over looks an beautiful harbour, awesome views,the evening meal was lovely, excellent wine list. what let the place down was the accomodation, our cabin was dirty, there was flour on floor under the dinning room table, we had no dishwashing liquid or dish cloth ,spider webs in most corners, and we had no hot water, when we complain about this the host said you had to turn the tap on cold to get hot water, well im a mind reader, an note in the bathroom to say so would of help. the following morning we had an shower with no problems, but it was short live, after a day out sightseeing and tramping around the island, we were so looking forward to an nice hot shower, so we told Shane who came and had a look and couldnt fix,he said he had to go help someone out with an generrater and would come back and see what the problem was, whats more inportant your guess or someone down the road.Anyway he couldnt fix the hot water, so we ask if there was use of another shower, which there was, not sure whose shower it was,but it certinly hadnt been cleaned in awhile.so i didnt use it again and opted for an cold shower our last morning there.We did did leave our charger in the room which Shane sent to us at no cost so thanks for that Shane.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Barrier Lodge sits amongst the trees on the waters edge of Whangaparapara Harbour - Great Barrier Island, just 30 minutes flight away from Auckland. Surrounded by natural beauty, the lodge caters to travelers seeking rest and relaxation on the pristine beaches or thrill seekers looking to traverse the islands many walking/mountain bike treks. Whatever your preference, our friendly staff will ensure you enjoy your stay in this natural paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Barrier Lodge Great Barrier Island/Whangapara