Lodge Bordeaux

Lodge Bordeaux

361 Western Hills Drive - State Highway 1, Whangarei 0110 New Zealand
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5.0
#1 of 17 motels in Whangarei
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Lodge Bordeaux is proud to be rated 5 Star and excellent by hundreds of happy guests on many review sites. Offering luxury accommodation to the discerning traveler or business executive, just over 2 hours drive from Auckland and a short distance from Whangarei shopping and business district, restaurants, sports and conference facilities. Beautifully landscaped grounds with heated swimming pool in season (approximately October to April). Room décor is sophisticated and elegant. The fabrics and linens are tasteful, the bathrooms are luxurious. Rooms are spacious, many have their own balcony or patio. Under floor heating, air conditioning/heating. Café style breakfasts delivered to your rooms. Licenced mini bars. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Strollers
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

361 Western Hills Drive - State Highway 1, Whangarei 0110 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Whangarei Airport
4.2 mi
Kerikeri Airport
40.7 mi
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Carol H wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Most enjoyable stay
Lodge Bordeaux is superb, run by a delightful couple, Stephanie and Dave who do their upmost to ensure a pleasant stay. The studio room with spa in bathroom was beautifully furnished with comfortable seating, very comfortable bed, quality linen/towels and a fully stocked mini bar at reasonable prices. Bathroom and kitchen area well designed and fitted with quality appliances. Shower over spa bath. The grounds are quiet and well thought out with nice pool area. We have stayed at Lodge Bordeaux several times and it would always be our first choice when visiting Whangarei.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Spa studios are downstairs. Convenient parking space in front of studio room.
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Response from Stephanie C, Manager at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Thank you Nomad, lovely to hear all your positive comments and that you appreciate all the little things we do to make every visit, a most enjoyable stay. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Regards, David
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flymeaway2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada2,080 contributions372 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful, Clean and Thoroughly Enjoyable
Stayed 4 nights at Bordeaux Lodge and it was very enjoyable. The property is well managed and cared for as the owners live on site and are great hosts! Very friendly, welcoming and hospitable. Housekeeping was thorough and our studio was “very” clean. Our studio room #9 was spacious with a king bed that was super comfortable, pillows were clean and linens were nice cotton. Slept well here and we appreciated it. The room had a small kitchen but with everything you need. Everything in the kitchen was very clean which I always take notice of. The room is supplied with items for snacks, breakfast items, drinks, etc., with an appropriate price list. Thoughtful touches abound. The kitchen is so well equipped though that it is easy to bring in your own supplies for breakfast. The bathroom is large, with plenty of towels, bathrobes for guests use and amenities. Parking is easy and assigned right in front of your door. There is a complimentary washer and dryer for guests use as well. I can’t think of anything that could be improved on. A great stay!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from jomachc, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you Flymeaway2 for your thorough and detailed review. We are very pleased to hear how well suited the room was for your needs - and also very happy that you noticed all the little things we add to seek the perfect experience. We hope the rest of your trip was also very enjoyable. Regards, David
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mary s wrote a review Jan 2020
41 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb Stay
We just loved our seven night stay here and although a bit more expensive well worth a visit. The best rooms are the balcony apartments with the drawer dishwasher and bifold window onto balcony. This place is spotless with A great BBQ area and lovely pool. Would have loved a coveted area at the pool. With a free laundry and friendly staff not much more to say really
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mobile814255, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Thank you Mary, we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the amenities during your stay. Thanks also for your suggestion of a covered area at the pool - we will look for a way of achieving that. Regards, David
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BeeJay1950 wrote a review Apr 2020
Perth, Australia57 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant
We stayed here 9 years ago and it was wonderful and this time was no different...even had the same 1 bedroom unit as before #7.
Everything was spottless and it looked like nothing had been used since we were there last time. Im not sure if anything had been replaced but most of everything looked brand new....even the kitchen sink.
The room had plenty of space, nice comfortable lounge chairs, King bed which is hard to get out of in the morning as it was so comfortable. Bathroom was large and plenty of vanity space for your personal things, great shower but the only negative thing is its in a spa bath. Being a bit older and not long having a knee replacment I found it a bit difficult getting in and out due to not wanting to slip.
This unit was ground floor and had a small patio where you could sit out and still be private.
Hosts are very friendly and are willing to help with anything you may need.
Laundry had 2 washing machines and dryers.
Parking is free and right outside of your room.
Great location - you could walk into Whangarei if you wanted to or its a 5 min drive.
We have no hesitation in recommending this property....it is really something special.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mobile814255, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Apr 24, 2020
Thank BeeJay1950 - we're really pleased to hear that your enjoyed your stay so much! We try very hard to keep everything updated and fresh, as well as spotless of course. Looking forward to having you back here again - maybe a little sooner than 9 years this time :-)
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WellingtonTravellers wrote a review May 2021
Warkworth, New Zealand153 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quality accommodation handy to town basin
We loved staying at Lodge Bordeaux for our 3 nights. The modernity and cleanliness is second to none. Stephanie and David are fabulous hosts. We visited in Autumn so didn't use the pool but the spa bath was lovely and we appreciated the top quality linen. The mini-bar was reasonably priced and we enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast. Although it's on the main highway, we didn't notice much road noise from our unit at all. We'd definitely recommend this highly rated motel. Thanks for our lovely stay - Chrissie and Liam
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in an upstairs room a bit further from the road with a nice balcony, room 12. Has a...
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded May 14, 2021
Thanks Chrissie and Liam, we really appreciate your detailed and positive review. Regards, David & Stephanie
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aisajane wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand84 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
just super
From reception through to checkout the staff service was brilliant. Would highly recommend the breakfast room service, the BLT and big breakfast were super. Excellent wifi. Beautifully clean and well appointed rooms with heated tile flooring in the bathroom. and heat pump in the lounge. A warm and beautiful space to be in. Room 8 is well away from the road entrance (the hotel is on the main highway north) but there was no road noise whatsoever.
The friendliness was much appreciated. The owner operators clearly enjoy their and take pride in the service they provide.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: room 8 is as far from the road at the end of the driveway.
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thank you Aisa Jane for the lovely review. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all the facilities. Hope that you have the chance to come back again.
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Carol H wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb accomodation
During the past eight years we have stayed at Lodge Bordeaux whenever visiting Whangarei. Resident Manager Stephanie, her husband David and on this occasion, their son Josh who recently joined the business, always give us a warm welcome. Lovely family who ensure your stay is perfect.
We have stayed in a Studio Spa room and also Balcony Spa room, both are beautifully presented. Rooms are spotlessly clean, well equipped, quiet and very comfortable with nice finishing touches to add to French decor. The balcony Spa room was spacious and a home away from home, ideal for our 4 night stay. Bed was very comfortable, crisp white cotton sheets and beautiful bead spread with cushions.
Corner spa bath and excellent shower overhead. Towels top quality. Balcony had table and chairs plus bench seating, cushions, great place to relax at end of the day. Location of motel is perfect for us. If required, reasonably priced, mini bar set up in fridge. We discovered nearby Bontanica Gardens, beautiful native trees giving shade to concrete walking paths though out the gardens, fern house, cactus house, rose gardens etc, perfect for a morning walk. Highly recommend Lodge Bordeaux, we would not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Middle studio or back balcony studio, where we have stayed have been quiet.
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Jan 27, 2022
Lovely to see you both again Carol after a long COVID induced gap in your travels. Thank you for writing such a detailed and precise appraisal of the rooms and facilities - very helpful to other travelers! We also enjoy a walk in the local botonical gardens - lovely spot and a nice walk from here.
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Barry B wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand44 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hosts
Clean, tidy and friendy accomodation.
Very comfortable place to relax, whilst on a busy state highway there was minimal noise to note.
Pool is great for kids & the hosts more than obliging.
Rooms cleaned to a high standard each day, free clothes washing facilities a great help.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Stephanie Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Feb 18, 2021
Thanks Barry, we're really pleased that your family enjoyed the stay. Hope to see you all again when you're next in Northland. Regards, David & Stephanie
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Anna G wrote a review Jan 2023
Cirencester, United Kingdom36 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lodge Bordeaux is a must stay!
Had a lovely 2 nights here. The room was very well equipped and they had minibar and food snacks which were reasonably priced and great if you get in late. Although we didn’t need to use any, it is a very nice touch. The laundry was excellent and free to use with powder, not something you get normally. The owners were most welcoming and very helpful when I needed them. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Jan 15, 2023
Thanks Anna, really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our efforts to make it everything you needed. We really appreciate your positive review which helps other people to find us. Regards, David & Stephanie
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Alyayde wrote a review Feb 2020
Northland Region, New Zealand78 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another perfect stay
Wouldn't stay anywhere else, we had another brilliant stay here a couple of nights ago. Rooms super clean, bed comfy, swimming pool perfect for cooling off. And lovely lovely hosts. Plus the added security of the guard cats around the property for protection and pats is an added bonus.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stephanie C, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Thank you Maria. I am especially pleased that the cats were doing their job and looking after you so well! I will pass on your compliments to Kit Kat and Garfield. We really enjoy it when customers have a great stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, David
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RachelDring wrote a tip Jan 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No alcohol available to purchase on site so stock up at local supermarket as lovely balcony area to sit and enjoy a chilled glass of wine"
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Janet L wrote a tip Nov 2023
Lewes, Delaware193 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All units come with a dedicated parking space. Room 13 was perfect, and best views when there are holiday fireworks."
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Mabelle wrote a tip Mar 2023
Auckland, New Zealand242 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We loved the balcony suite. A beautiful spacious studio with big modern bathroom and well equipped kitchen."
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Carol H wrote a tip Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Middle studio or back balcony studio, where we have stayed have been quiet."
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WellingtonTravellers wrote a tip May 2021
Warkworth, New Zealand153 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in an upstairs room a bit further from the road with a nice balcony, room 12. Has a big spa bath too! :-)"
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PRICE RANGE
$144 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodge Bordeaux
Which popular attractions are close to Lodge Bordeaux?
Nearby attractions include Quarry Arts Centre (0.4 miles), Piggery Bookshop (0.6 miles), and The Whangarei Growers Market (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge Bordeaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodge Bordeaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric Indian Whangarei, Fat Camel, and Split Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lodge Bordeaux located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Whangarei.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lodge Bordeaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Lodge Bordeaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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