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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Whangarei
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed one night on our way to Russell. Karen and Andy run an exceptional B & B. Karen welcomed us warmly and took the time to show us around the house. We had booked the Red Room and it was by far the largest room we have had in a B & B. The room had a separate room as a sitting room which also had a fridge. Through the sitting room was a spacious and well stocked bathroom. Andy made a very good and wholesome breakfast. The grounds of the B&B have many fruit trees and a friendly bull! The location of Lupton Lodge is very good just a few kilometres from Whangarei and a 15 minute drive to the Tutukaka Coast. Lovely home, lovely hosts, lovely area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thankyou for your lovely review, it is very much appreciated

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a lovely 2 nights at Lupton Lodge. We ate at the Lodge on Friday night and the food was exceptional and very tasty. Our hosts, Andy and Karen, were lovely and very helpful and accommodating. The breakfasts were delicious too. We loved the old villa style which was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. If you want a special weekend away, Lupton Lodge would be hard to beat.

Room Tip: Loved the Red Room
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RandJ2NewZealand
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thankyou for your lovely review and glad that you had a great time for your 40th weekend !!

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Before we had even arrived Andy was a mine of information about what to do on our drive up from Auckland to Lupton Lodge. any communication was answered quickly and helpfully. On arriving we had a warm welcome and were shown to our room in this delightfully restored period home. Loved the little touches such as the home made fudge by the bed and the fresh milk in the fridge. a few minutes later we were settled down on the balcony with a chilled glass of white. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom roomy. Breakfast in the morning was fruit kebabs, poached egg, bacon and spinach on a muffin and of course toast and coffee. We stayed two nights and could easily have stayed longer. Andy is happy to chat and point you in the right direction but is also just as happy to leave you to it if that's what you prefer. The evening meal was good too - we had fish ( but I can't spell it!) which was served with vegetables and kamura mash, followed by creme brûlée. I would certainly recommend this as the place to stay if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thankyou so much for your review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your brief time in NZ.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were so pleased to receive a 'suggestion' by friends of the owners to consider LUPTON LODGE as an over night stay while en-route on business.
Welcoming hosts, lovely room and plenty of on site facilities we really did not have time to appreciate fully.
Great off road parking and plenty of turning space.

A beautiful character home renovated and restored with a few creature comforts!

Fabulous breakfast prepared by Andy - who is a fountain of local information.
Next time we will book in for one of their evening meals.

Only 3 rooms, so plan to book - we were lucky to strike a night with a spare room.

Room Tip: We had a room with separate ensuite and private lounge, but they also have another room with a bath...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thankyou very much for your review and hope that everything is going well for you with your business - hope to see you again next time you are down this way

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I only stayed for one night on my way from Rotorua to Paihia but had a very enjoyable experience. The Lupton Lodge was everything that I expected from a bed and breakfast and I was not disappointed. Comfortable bed, great breakfast and helpful advice.

My only regret is that I only stayed for one night.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thankyou for your great review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ trip.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Lupton Lodge - perfect spoiling for a couple trying to get away from the kids - but still have to stick to a budget. There was golf, walks, Whangarei, Ngunguru and Tutukaka on your doorstep, a pool to soak in, beautiful rooms, wonderful food - had the Moroccan Lamb twice - a great oaky chardonnay and a pool table, among other things. Oh and wonderful hosts. Thank you.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely review Lesley. Hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

In a charming Victorian house, beautifully renovated inside, lovely garden,pool and orchard, big and comfortable bedrooms. Andy is a wonderful host, always ready to make your stay enjoyable. He is also a very good cook; I had two dinners and breakfasts and all were delicious, well presented, with fresh ingredients: I think the eggs were from his hens, as I saw one in the courtyard.
Wonderful beaches and walks to do around, one could easily spend a few days there.
Thank you Andy for your gracious hospitality.

Room Tip: I had the Golden Room, which is the smallest as I was travelling alone, but it is big enough for two...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thanks Louise for your great review - hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip with your son.

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Additional Information about 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: $104 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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