O'Grady Lodge sits on a hillside surrounded by tropical gardens 25 minutes north of Auckland. It has been designed and constucted by two of the most hospitable people one could ever meet, Paddy and Judy, and everything about O'Gradys is pure class.It begins at the front door with the welcome , continues into the bedrooms and bathrooms, immaculately and tastefully furnished, full of " little extras ", flowers, homemade biscuits and chocolates, expresso coffee machine with coffe pods, all sorts of treats in the fridge, and many more.Breakfasts were wonderful, full of fresh exotic fruits and breads, with of course the full cooked option to follow.
All the bedrooms have outside balconies as does the beautiful lounge ,which also features a large fireplace burning brightly during the cool evenings of our three night stay. Paddy and Judy love to chat and share a bottle of wine or two in the evenings and we(4) were happy to oblige especially as we just completed a Wine Tour in the South Island. They take the running of the Lodge completely in their stride despite both having full-time jobs. We all loved staying here and were sorry to leave.Its far enough away from the hassle and sprawl of Auckland but near enough if one wants to visit with a Park and Ride nearby. We had a memorable few days at the O'Gradys and highly recommend the Lodge to all.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking