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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This is a perfect place to stay to explore some of the top beaches in Coromandel (Cathedral Cove, Hiaheh, Hot Sand). Having a rental car was helpful for the his location. The hosts, Kym and Jodi, were tremendously helpful. They anticipated our need for dinner reservations and had them without our thinking about it. A very nice hiking trail leads...

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Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful, familiar place to stay at in a wonderful and beautiful part of New Zealand!! Very good service, nice rooms and a great breakfast!! Also very private and close to a LOT of things to do!! I really can recommend this terrific B&B ! It can be some problems to find the way into the house, but that is not...

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Crawley,West Sussex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a venue for a single night to get us on our way for a 12 day driving tour of New Zealand. It's about a 3 hour drive from Auckland in the most serene and outstanding beauty . Now we wish we had committed to at least two nights. Kym and her team offer a very laid back yet...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having really enjoyed our stay through Christmas of 2015, we decided to revisit for two days just prior to Christmas 2016. Sometimes going back can be a mistake, but this was certainly not the case with 970 Lonely Bay. Great room, great breakfasts and Kym and Jodie both have a "nothing is any trouble" attitude, whilst the location as anticipated...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Our family booked out Lonely Bay Lodge for the weekend to host our wedding in October 2016. Using it as our accommodation and wedding venue meant that our immediate family all got to stay together (sleeps 10) and was such a treat for everyone! We found the lodge ideal for our intimate wedding of 48 people. Our guests couldn’t get...

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thanks Amanda, we had such a great time organising, and participating in your lovely wedding. Everything ran so smoothly! It was such a pleasure to work with such relaxed, and easy guests. Although the weather wasn't perfect, it was such a special day. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to be hosting...

Reviewed November 28, 2016

Lovely accommodation with separate space for all guests if required, in a lovely location from where we visited Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach and Hot water beach. We would like to have stayed longer. There were great people looking after you - Particularly Kim who offered great advice and took such good care of us. Thank you

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

It was our pleasure, we enjoy taking great care of our guests, Jane is always thrilled to hear how the guests love her gardens - so I've passed this on. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Our paths may just cross over your side of the world next :-) Kym

Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

A perfect location for a couple of quiet days - close to some of the Coromandel peninsula highlights. First tip- put Cooks Beach into the GPS rather than Coromandel, and don't let the machine convince you otherwise. Or you will be in for a long drive on some windy roads(or a lengthy walk from the ferry). After the drive from...

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We do warn guests to pop Cooks Beach into their GPS, as you discovered a rather long leisurely, and often tiresome drive is the alternative. The walks from the property are stunning. I do encourage guests to hike the Cathedral Cove track for sunrise to avoid the crowds. We're so thrilled you enjoyed...

Reviewed November 21, 2016

The only criticism that I could possibly come up with was the sign at the entrance is a little difficult to spot. All the facilities needed, beautifully displayed and and looked after, a short walk to a lovely beach. Run by some of the nicest people we have met on our journey around New Zealand who clearly tailored advice to...

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We do admit, most guests drive straight past initially, as our sign is rather discreet. If you arrive at the gorgeous Shakespeare's lookout, you've gone to far, and we're just back down the hill. There are suitable activities for all our guests, so its great to provide information to make each stay as enjoyable...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2016

What an incredibly beautiful place, hidden away amongst the lush greenery and ocean bays. The rooms were overlooking the lonely bay ocean in the distance. The cleanliness and facilities available were as expected. The hospitality was outstanding, Jodi, our host was incredible, she went over and above our expectations to take care of us, including our personal safety during a...

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We were most fortunate the Tsunami didn't effect us here in the Coromandel. Jodi is a treasure, and much appreciated part of our team. We really do hope the rest of your holiday around New Zealand was as enjoyable as staying at 970 Lonely Bay.

London
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The most tasteful and beautifully peaceful place to visit. Absolutely gorgeous building in lovely grounds overlooking the fabulous white Sands of Cooks Bay. Jodi and Kim make it special with every attention to detail - Jodi managed to set out the perfect breakfast on our balcony one sunny morning, coming up some side stairs, without waking us.

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970LonelyBayLodge, Manager at 970 Lonely Bay, responded to this review

Thank you! We love to get wonderful reviews like this! Its great to know we're making our guests feel so welcome, and the surrounding area makes our guests relax with a magical and stunning view is such beautiful surroundings. Jodi and I are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Kym

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
970 Lonely Bay Lodge is a luxury boutique accommodation in Cooks Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand. Accommodation includes three one bedroom suites and a premier two bedroom (honeymoon) suite, all with en-suite, extensive mini-bar, spacious terrace and bush or water views of Purangi Estuary and Cooks Beach. Lodge accommodation facilities include a library, TV/AV 'snug' with Bang & Olufsen plasma television / sound system, separate guest indoor and outdoor bathrooms, solarium and deck, and multiple fireplaces. The boutique lodge offers a perfect venue for corporate events, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways ... more   less 

Additional Information about 970 Lonely Bay

Address: 970 Purangi Road | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: $464 - $3,790 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 970 Lonely Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The rooms on the top floor were gorgeous, the atrium suite lacked privacy”
 of 5 bubbles cm28, May 20, 2016 | Read review
“All were nice but first floor were nicest, velux blinds needed but should be fitted by now.”
 of 5 bubbles jans898, Apr 15, 2016 | Read review
“Choose your room carefully. Once you do that, the place is very good.”
 of 5 bubbles luftmdlg, Feb 28, 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms have a better view of the ocean, 1st floor rooms have a great garden view with a glimpse of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Mebs1954, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely. You have the run of the whole place so rooms don't matter”
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