Gorgeous place with fabulous views and excellent rooms but needs a bit more TLC as partbofvthe experience. Arrived after a long drive and asked for a cold drink - ice tea or the like and was offered either cold tap water or to buy a bottle of wine. Dinner had been arranged at the lodge (didn't want another drive shirt or not after the king drive) and was encouraged to go out and try I e if the towns excellent restaurants. Didn't go out but felt some pressure to do so. Dinner was simo,e but fine.
Their wines were superb drank and bought some home
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the entrance of the beautiful Takatu Peninsula, this award-winning 5 Star lodge & vineyard is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and magnificent beaches. Takatu Lodge's contemporary design incorporates walls of glass to capture stunning views of the vineyard, mountains & sea beyond. The luxurious suites are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort. A sumptuous breakfast with a "slow food" approach and 'A Gift for Every is included: 1st night: A bottle of Takatu’s award winning Bordeaux style Kawau Bay 2007 2nd night: Two tickets to the local Brick Bay Sculpture Trail – explore & view the best renowned NZ sculptors works, exhibited in a natural bush setting. 3rd night: Hosted by the owners, experience a complimentary wine tasting of one of their award-winning wines, accompanied by an antipasti dish for two people. ... more less
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