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Aotearoa Lodge
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Although we did not stay at the Aotearoa Lodge, we will when we return! Darryl was our guide for 3 days while we visited the Coromandel Peninsula. We could not have found anyone better. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent with him. He made sure to personalize our tour and take us places he knew we would enjoy.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gillisgang
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Hi Mr and Mrs Gillis thank you so much for a wonderful review.
It was a great pleasure meeting you and having the opportunity to show of our beautiful coast and country. We hope to look forward to meeting your son on his journey around New Zealand.
Thanking you

Darryl and Lynette

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

A absolutely fantastic place to stay in Whitianga. Very friendly owners and they will go the extra mile to make your stay pleasurable and memorable. Very clean and comfortable units, excellent facilities. I had a superb time up north and would highly recommend the Lodge to other people travelling to Whitianga. The owners of the Lodge also run the Scenic Cruises to Cathedral Cove, a very worthwhile trip to make, it had that Wow! factor, I just loved the whole trip. I had a brilliant time away.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great place - need transport to get into Whitianga - self drive is best
Take advantage of the 2 day Ultimate Breakaway option which includes a visit to Mercury Winery and also a boat trip to Cathedral Cove. Amazing fun!
Lovely owners who can't do enough for you.

Room Tip: Various options but there is a lovely lounge with kitchen area - plus BBQ
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank maggieannerowe
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Hi Maggie thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was really great to meet your group.
I hope you had a great trip back home,

Many thanks Lynette Darryl

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

It is located close to the beach in a very quiet & pleasant setting. We got it for a good price but our room itself was quite small. We traveled with a baby..so we needed more room for him to play. The room had a fridge, cups & plates. But we thought it was a bit odd to not have a microwave. But the common lounge (with a stove top & microwave) was very close. There was no one in the lounge..so we got lucky. It had nice couch & a big screen TV. The front desk staff were very helpful & friendly. We got there after hours. All we had to do was just call & let them know the time and everything was ready for us.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank voyagegirl1984
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay
May be next time you stay a family unit would be available.
Lynette

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

this is our 3rd stay at this place, it's very well maintained and comfortable,

It is run by a lovely and characteristic couple who really make the stay there charming and very "KIWI" cultured.

Its located within a nice stroll to the township or beach if you enjoy a walk or a short drive which is great because there is no noise from the crowds who flock to Whitianga over summer.

All in all I Highly recommend this place if you want a great and comfortable stay, friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced accommodation in Whitianga. Thanks Daryl and Lynette.

Room Tip: check with the lodge directly for the best room rates. Ask to go out on there tour boat, it fantast...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Logan C
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had plenty of room here with our family of four. Outdoor area for kids to run around. Well stocked kitchen very handy for families. Beds very comfortable & plenty of beds for kids to choose. Very neat & clean.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank shelley w
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Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Rooms and amenities very clean. Nice communal feel in the evenings if staying in the studio rooms and relaxing in the guest lounge area which is spacious. Met some really nice people. Overall a nice place to stay. :)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Aotearoa Lodge

Address: 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range: $98 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aotearoa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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