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Daventry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It was not the first time we had been here, having spent a lazy sunny afternoon here in the 1990s. Things have changed though. You still need to get the Whangaroa water taxi to get in and out and the trip across this historic stretch of water is in itself a treat. The welcome, however, is not so warm and... More 

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3 Thank David M
SINZ, Manager at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Well David One cannot please everyone… Did you stay or were you a casual visitor? At the end of the season a simple all day bar menu was offered which appealed to most for snacks and lunches. Our functions menu and evening set meals were popular throughout the season with our chefs offering a new three course meal every night... More 

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Fantastic few days showing this little gem to a good friend of ours from USA. Service, comfort and setting are ideal. The expceriance was what we hoped for and more. Chef cooked our snapper for our lunch, less than an hour from when we pulled them aboard. Magic place to wake up to, and nothing like hauling in a few... More 

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Thank LukeSki
SINZ, Manager at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou Luke for taking the time to comment on Tripadvisor. Your words of encouragement are appreciated by our team. Yes, having Kingfish being caught 200m from your room is quite an experience. Sadly Kingfish Lodge has sold, and is closed to the public for the time-being. Kindest regards The former KFL team More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The view, service, food and most importantly fishing are exquisite. Love it, third year in a row. Catching a few kingies literally 200 metres from your room, coming back and enjoying a few beers while the chef prepares your catch is a rare experience. Get amongst.

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Thank Hayden P
SINZ, Former owner/manager at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

You had a ball Hayden and the Kingfish obliged for you this visit. Thanks from all of the KFL team for your written feedback. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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466 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Peace and tranquility, perfect break for a wedding, business conference or romantic getaway. Nestled into its own private bay with wonderful look out points, this is true bliss. Little to mainly no cell phone coverage and minimal internet only from the main area it's perfect for getting rid of all distractions. Small but clean bedrooms with stunning views and delicious... More 

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Thank D P
SINZ, former owner and manager at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Our team totally agree thankyou, and we all collectively call the location 'our own little bit of paradise'. A big thankyou from us all More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We had lunch with friends who live locally and who raved about the place. You can only get there by boat. The proprietor cocked up the arrangements with the water taxi and was v apologetic when we eventually arrived and gave us a bottle of excellent rose. The position of and views from the terrace where we ate are hard... More 

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Thank ian203
SINZ, former owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and yes we were happy to oblige with a comp refreshment as the water taxi timings were sometimes irregular due to the recent death of the proprietor. The three skippers did a wonderful job in the following months and sometimes there could be a glitch in communicating movements for casual (non in-house) visitors. Yes those beer... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

After hearing great things about Kingfish Lodge from friends who had stayed there some years back we were looking forward to our stay between Christmas and New Year. There's no doubt that the setting is simply superb, however that's where the amazement stopped. For $500 per night the rooms were very average, the jetty was badly damaged, the food in... More 

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Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We did not stay at The Lodge, but received a recommendation to dine at their restaurant and to have the chef's $75 per head special. We drove one hour north from where we were staying and then took a water taxi across to the Lodge, it was a picture perfect day, warm, blue skies and aqua water !! The lodge... More 

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3 Thank AnnieMacAustralia
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This amazingly beautiful hotel can only be accessed by water taxi. The journey across a scenic bay ,with turquoise water and verdant islands dotted around is really exciting . Would be a fabulous hotel for a honeymoon. We had a delicious lunch and the owner came down to the jetty to meet us which was a really nice touch. We... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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98 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

For a beautiful day out in a very special place you can't go past Kingfish Lodge. When booking they will arrange the water taxi. Our day went without a hitch, the water taxi was on time, it was a beautiful day and we were greeted off the water taxi by a warm welcome and smiling waitress on the private pier.... More 

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Thank Argamemnon
SINZ, Former owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Due to a glitch with accessing the Tripadvisor Management Centre, we were unable to respond and thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience in the whangaroa harbour. The property has been sold, so please watch closely to see at what level people may revisit in the future. Thankyou once again for your glowing comments... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We recently enjoyed the fabulous hospitality of Kingfish Lodge whilst moored in the bay on our yacht. We had visited last summer and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience dining at the restaurant and made new friends and also caught up with old acquaintances. As we were planning on heading that way again this summer we decided to see in the... More 

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SINZ, Former owner at Kingfish Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for joining us! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique water-front lodge accommodation. More than just a fishing lodge.... Romantic escapes, rest and relaxation, wedding and event venue, private parties and special occasions, corporate events, conference facility. Families welcome, young children with prior arrangement please due to water proximity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingfish Lodge

Address: Whangaroa Harbour | The Far North, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island
Price Range: $199 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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#70 On the Beach Hotel in North Island
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