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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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89 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed one night only ..was met by Andy and shown around.. The Lodge is out of this world...peaceful surroundings..rural outlook.We stayed in the Red Room ..the furnishings are of the highest standard.There is plenty to do at the lodge ...swimming pool lounge with pool table...great library of DVDS...CDS...and Books ...to take to your room ..The dinner which was preordered was of the highest class...the breakfast in the morning was great.Andy made you feel at home ..he was there to help if required but left you alone ..if you know what I mean really great host.The food was of the highest standard and we would recommend this place to anyone and would stay again if we are travelling in the Whangarei area

Room Tip: We stayed in the red Room
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Hi Ray
Thankyou very much for your review and so glad you enjoyed everything so much. Hope you had a good and safe journey home.
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

each day there were homemade traybakes left in your room. beds really comfy. lots of space in the bed rooms. pool area outside and wifi area ideal. Tutukaka and Ngunguru near by, by car restaurants here to eat - salt air cafe (fresh fish cooked here). Tranquil location. The hosts could not do enough for you. beautiful filling breakfasts and evening meals on request. great value for money and a relaxing place to stay. some rooms do not have en suit - use a shared bathroom down the hall way. exceptional place to stay - would definitely have no hesitation to recommend for others

Room Tip: all rooms beautiful. one with en suit should be requested saves a trip down the hall for a shower
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Hi,
Thankyou for your great review, it is really appreciated.
Since the date of your stay, our property has undergone quite significant improvements and renovations, and one of the major upgrades is that all of our rooms now have ensuite bathrooms.

Best Regards
Andy
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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Enjoyed every minute we spent at Lupton Lodge, Andy's hospitality was beyond excellent. The lodge is in great proximity to Poor Knights Island which was fantastic for scuba diving. The property is manicured well in a country type setting, complete with animals grazing on site. In addition to Andy being a phenomenal cook, his assistance with our itinerary made the trip a memorable one. We highly recommend staying here and absolutely plan on visiting again in the near future. We spent two nights at the lodge in October 2008.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Stayed there twice (one in the red room and once in the blue room) and both times were exceptional. Service is excellent and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend this lodge

Room Tip: Any room is great
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Lupton Lodge was a FANTASTIC place to stay on our one month honeymoon/exploration of New Zealand in December. We stayed there for only one night (I REALLY wish we had made the time to stay for longer), but it was HIGHLY memorable. We arrived there after 2 days of diving, and Andy was a FANTASTIC host. I recommend having dinner there, as he is an amazing cook. And the room we stayed in was gorgeous - luxurious, full of character, and possibly the most comfortable bed we slept on all month. Breakfast was fantastic as well - really delicious. My husband and I were both REALLY happy with the place, the hosts, the food, the room, it was all just lovely. Wish we had stayed longer . . .

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Julie S
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The host was very helpful. The place was more beautiful than the pictures we saw online would lead you to believe. Very high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, lovely furnishings. Really nice place. We had a flat tire on a national holiday and our host Andy went above and beyond by getting someone at the car rental place to come in and give us a new vehicle even though they were closed. We had dinner there and the meal was excellent. We had never had dinner at a B&B and this was gourmet restaurant level cooking. This place is on the outskirts of Whangarei and wasn't near restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jon K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in the red room. Loved the historic house and the surroundings and the furnishings were lovely and thought provoking with rich colours and textures throughout. The breakfasts were amazing and kept us full until dinner time. We had one dinner at the house, cooked by Andy, and it was lovely - and generous sizes. The rec room with pool table was a hit with me and my partner - except he kept winning. And 'Peanuts' the cat was a friendly addition to the experience as well as the wood pigeons in the palms. Overall - highly recommend.

Room Tip: The red room was a great size to spread out.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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