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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Class Act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Our 1 night stopover at Lupton Lodge kicked-off our Northland trip in great style. Stayed in the Red Room, which was more of a mini-suite really, with a large dressing room interconnecting the bedroom and en-suite. The high-ceilinged bedroom was spacious and furnished with a comfortable sofa and flat-screen TV. Andy prepared an excellent breakfast that set us up for the day ahead. Lupton Lodge set the bar very high for the rest of our trip and we were reluctant to move on so quickly. Would definitely recommend this as THE place to stay in the Whangarei area.

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Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Fantastic accommodation, perfect host and excellent food. If we could have put Lupton Lodge on wheels, to follow us around for the rest of our stay, that would have been perfect! Thanks, Andy for a superb stay.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Great place to stay and rest. Warm welcome, fantastic house, wonderfull diner. In a word : perfect

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed for two nights at Lupton Lodge and had a wonderful time. Andy our host was lovely and very helpful. The breakfasts were wonderful, we had dinner one night cooked by Andy which my mum continues to rave about! We struck bad weather and Andy went the extra mile to check out road conditions for us and other details. Even phoned ahead to the next place we were staying to see if we had made it through. The house was lovely, our rooms were lovely and spacious and it was great to have the guest lounge for extra space. Would love to go back again if I am ever up that way again. Really made the B&B experience memorable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Hosts are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in the gold room. Very nice. House is beautifully furnished and breakfast is great. Definitely recommend!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This property is about 10 minutes outside of the tourist center of Whangarei and a similar distance from Tutukaka. Getting to either is very easy. We stayed in the Red Room, a free upgrade because other guests wanted the (cheaper) room we had booked because it had a bathtub. Lucky us! We had two attractive large & comfortable rooms and our own bathroom, deck, and garden. Enough room to unpack and store the suitcases! The property is set back from the road behind trees and a garden and is completely quiet. We were in Whangarei so my husband could dive on Poor Knights Island. There were towels for him to bring on the dive and for me to use in the lovely pool on the property or to bring to the beach. We had dinner two nights at Lupton Lodge--a real treat and less expensive than places of similar quality to which we would have had to drive. Andy was able to accommodate my dairy-free diet both at breakfast and at dinner, which I discovered isn't easy in NZ. He also did laundry for us for $5NZ, which we found incredibly reasonable in our later NZ travels. We were able to hang wet dive gear & bathing suits on the line in the back. We enjoyed our conversations with Andy and Karen and their two young daughters. In short, this is a great place to stay with terrific hosts.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed in the Red Room, which is well equipped, spacious, comforatble and quiet. We were still rather jet lagged and therefore booked dinner at the Lodge rather than driving into Whangarei. Our host, Andy, provided an excellent dinner, and breakfast the following morning was equally good.

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Property: Lupton Lodge
Address: 555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupton Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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