Per Waihi Beach Lodge, Waihi Beach, New Zealand e-mails and website, all inferences “Beach Suite”, “decks to watch the sea from”, “beach is a very short stroll from the door”, even the name Waihi Beach Lodge would lead one to believe that Waihi Beach Lodge is on the beach.
In actuality you have to cross busy State Highway 2, walk several hundred yards down a dirt road, then over a huge sand dune, then another hundred yards to get to the water. In fact the surf was not even visible from the lodge where we were standing talking with the owners.
When we voiced our disappointment we were told to leave and then they charged us two nights lodging, anyway.
So, we would recommend staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waihi Beach Lodge is a Boutique Bed and Breakfast Lodge, two hours south-east of Auckland just off State Highway 2 (Pacific Coast Highway) at Waihi Beach.The real benefit of Waihi Beach, apart from it's natural beauty, is its central location (see our map of the Coromandel Peninsula) as it provides you with the flexibility to see the Coromandel, Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo from one base as well as being able to spend time in the Karangahake Gorge, view the gold mining history of Waihi and of course, a stroll or swim at the beach is a must.We have 3 king /queen bedrooms with ensuites and a modern studio apartment.All rooms are furnished in an uncluttered style with quality beds and cotton linen. Toiletries, luggage racks, hair dryers, televisions, DVD players and other thoughtful details are provided for your comfort.Tea and coffee are available anytime. Waihi Beach has several great cafes for dining. Waihi Beach Lodge is smoke-free indoors. Many guests come as strangers and leave as friends.Free Wifi is available throughout the lodge for checking emails. ... more less
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