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Puketotara Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Just the best place to relax, we only had 1 night, but left feeling like it was much longer. The hosts really made an effort, with a gourmet breakfast of bacon, eggs, quinoa and watercress - what a combo!! The property is fantastic, with a great walk past the horses and alpaca, to the golf course, vineyard and river, all... More 

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Northland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We had a total off 8 family members staying at the lodge for 2 nights. Throughout our stay, the service was impeccable and the food outstanding. I would recommend the lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing stay coupled with fantastic food and service

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Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is the second time we have stayed with John and Mutso at Puketotara. The accommodation is luxurious and the food and hospitality is also exceptional. I would highly recommend Puketotara (including John and Mutso) to everyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We had read reviews of this Lodge and were surprised at how good those reviews were before we stayed there. My wife and I are seniors and we can only say that the wonderful experience we had at the lodge in our 2 night stay December 6 and 7 even exceeded those reviews. Mutsuo is a fantastic chef and the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

John and Mutso have always made my family and I incredibly welcome at the lodge and this past week has been no exception. With two young kids and a dog, the place is paradise...we stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage on site. The cottage is perfect for families and pets. Our kids have adored feeding and petting the friendly horses... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Not really into writing reviews but perfection shouldn't go un noticed. We booked for 2 nights and extended twice, we didn't want to leave. The estate itself is nothing short of stunning, the views the bird song, river, and the amazing golf course. The lodge is beautiful, the food so fresh and presentation second to none. I travel a lot... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had an amazing time in this fabulous setting. Chef Mutsuo was a wonderful host who did everything to make our trip magical. We learned how to make some delicious, traditional Japanese dishes using hand-picked produce from the lodges exquisite gardens. We also had some of the best breakfast of our lives. Having horses and alpacas around made the trip... More 

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have recently spent 4 memorable days and nights at Puketotara Lodge and we are already making plans to revisit as soon as we can. An upgrade into a king room at no extra cost, and delectable breakfasts cooked by chef Matsuo using fresh ingredients from his extensive vegetable garden and his chickens, made our stay very special indeed. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

東京ドーム8個分位の土地に、牧場、ワイナリー、プライベートリバー、農園など、見渡す限りこのロッジの私有地。 散歩には結構な体力が必要な広大さ。テラスから眺めているだけで日頃のストレスが溶け出していく感じ。 おいしい空気、ステキなホストさんたち、イヌ、ネコ、アルパカ、馬、鶏。 リビングダイニングで頂くディナーは、シンプルだけど繊細で、素材が違うとこうも美味しくなるのか!と、元シェフのホストの一人ムツオさんの料理センスに脱帽&感動。(ムツオさんは日本人、日本語OK!) 夜は満天の星空を眺め、部屋に戻ってゆったりとジェットバスタブで寛ぐ。 また部屋はアメニティからインテリアの細かなところまで本当に気が利いていて、住み着きたくなるくらい。 素晴らしい宿、この一言に尽きる。 ニュージーランド北部へ行ったら絶対ステイしたい宿。 次回はもっと長く滞在の予定。 ムツオさん・ジョンさんありがとう! The ranch, winery obtain, private River, Farm, such as overlooking the this Lodge private property,huge big!!! Terrace from the view of the only daily stress is melt will feel. delicious air, a nice host's us, dog, cat, alpaca, horse, chicken. Living dinnings in the receive Dinner, The simple but delicate... More 

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Mutsuohatada, Owner at Puketotara Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review ! glad that you two enjoyed staying with us^^ We are looking forward to seeing you sometime 2017!! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I've written on here before about the lodge and the estate. The place is paradise, it's peaceful, scenic and extremely welcoming. My family and I stayed in the two bedroom cottage on the estate and also brought up our dog.....we were all in paradise (especially the dog!) You can walk, fish, golf and enjoy all the animals and organic fruit!... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Additional Information about Puketotara Lodge

Address: 1608 E Springbank Road | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $173 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Puketotara Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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