What a great introduction to NZ! We were made to feel especially welcome and having flown half way round the world, we entered a relaxed, luxurious, easy going holiday with a gourmet twist. What fantastic food! Can't say enough about how good the food was - still thinking about it now, a year later!
Rooms beautiful - what the New Zealanders call a heritage building. V comfy bed!
Also extremely helpful host who pointed us in the right direction for things to do after our stay.
Not much going on around the lodge in walking distance, unless you want to pick fruit, but the pool and games room were the relaxed introduction we needed to get our holiday off to an amazing start.
The a la carte breakfast is a must!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be inspired. Stunning boutique accommodation located only 10 minutes drive from the spectacular Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei city centre shops and restaurants. Stylish ensuite rooms, gourmet breakfast & free wireless internet. We offer a relaxed atmosphere and extensive facilities including: mature dry-stone walled gardens, pool, guest-only dining room for restaurant-style meals (dinner on request), lounge with pool table and DVD library. The rooms are in a category II listed historic villa and a modern converted barn. Each room is designed for privacy and comfort with contemporary uncomplicated decor, ensuite bathroom, comfortable queen or king beds, bathrobes, 32" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, heat-pump/air-con and tea/coffee. The rooms are intimate yet spacious. In keeping with a boutique hotel, the rooms are located in guest only buildings, separate from the owners accommodation. The villa rooms have rich wall colours, high ceilings, sash windows and polished Kauri floors. The villa has 3 double ensuite rooms including a suite (which can sleep up to 3 persons). The renovated barn includes a stunning ensuite room upstairs with apex ceilings. Downstairs is a large studio with kitchenette & bi-fold doors opening to a patio/BBQ area. These can be individual rooms or a 2-bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Enjoy the many local attractions or just sit back and unwind. 5 mins from Whangarei Falls, 1 hour to the Bay of Islands and 2 hours north of Auckland - ideal for exploring Northland and as your first or last stop in NZ. ... more less
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