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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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“Quality accommodation and service”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed for three nights using Whangarei as a base for a fast paced tour of Northland - no regrets at all although you do need to enjoy driving. Andy's welcome was warm; he kindly served us dinner for our arrival - the experience was enhanced by us eating outside on the veranda. The Red Room was a great size with a separate dressing room and ensuite (but shower cubicle a little snug!). Breakfasts were excellent, best we've had. Overall, very good and ideal for a couple looking for a little luxury out of town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Hi Michael
Thanks so much for your review and glad you had a good trip
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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Husband and I stayed for just 1 night but would have been happy to stay longer. Lovely welcome, beautiful surroundings & great room. The house is obviously loved and very well restored. Beautiful garden & orchard to explore amidst very tranquil surroundings. Every comfort thought of for the weary traveller. Can highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thankyou very much for your review, and very glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Hope you can stay longer next time !
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We enjoyed our time at Lupton Lodge and Andy was a great host. It was comfortable, homely and clean. Andy is a decent chef and cooked us dinner for a reasonable cost. Breakfast was included and was good. Andy will do your laundry for $5 a load.
If staying here you must go and visit the Kingdom of Zion, which is only 20 mins drive. Amazing experience seeing happy beautiful lions and tigers.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thankyou very much for your review and glad that you enjoyed your stay here.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during our vacation in New Zealand. It is absolutely beautiful. The family running the lodge is very hospitable and accommodating. The room was nice and the on sweat bathroom was large and clean. The decode is nice and the property is beautiful. I highly recommend this place. The food was great as well!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thankyou Tyson & Reka for your great review and so glad you enjoyed your stay so much.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was initially a bit concerned by the fact that Lupton Lodge is a few kilometres out of Whangarei, but after staying I must say that it was worth the extra drive. The location offers quiet and peace in a lovely 1896 country house that has been lovingly restored and cared for by its current owners. Andy was on hand for any local information and cooked us a lovely breakfast in the morning. Would recommend without hesitation and hopefully will visit again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Giorgio
Thanks very much for your review - much appreciated. Glad you and Paul had a great stay here, and hope that everything works out well for you in London.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

After a non-stop day of business, it was nice to stay here. Andy was welcoming and professional. The room was spotlessly clean. Bed comfortable, good linen, quality furnishings. I pre-ordered dinner as I knew I would be tired and it was very tasty. Breakfast was good too. The dining room could have been a bit warmer but that wouldn't stop me from coming back again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Hi Stephanie
ManyThanks for your great review - hopefully see you again.
I am really sorry, I didn't realise you were cold whilst in the dining room - there is a heat pump in that room, so I could have turned that on (or up) if I had realised.
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Auckland
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Not much more to add to the other accolades, but this is well deserving of more than just a night's stopover. It's a mini resort with the billiard table, DVD and book collection, games room, pool, orchard and so on, and handy enough for those dive trips out of Tutukaka or for exploring Whangarei's The Basin area and beyond.

So much better than a soulless motel, which is what Whangarei primarily offers those seeking accommodation.

Dinner was lovely, (optional extra) and so was breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thankyou very much for your review - we really appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay here.
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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 34 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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