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Reviewed July 5, 2011

O'Grady Lodge was a great experience. Paddy and Judy made us feel so welcome and at home immediately upon arrival. The rooms were comfortably furnished and the bathrooms clean and roomy. Breakfast was a treat each day to start our adventures, then happy hour to share our adventures later on was fun. There was no way any other of the other places we stayed on our 2 week vacay could compare to the hospitality and comfort O'Grady Lodge offered to us.

Room Tip: Email the lodge and work with them on your dates.....2 rooms upstairs, 2 down - all very comfortable
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Konacowgirl
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

O'Gradys was a wow. No expectations as our very first B&B experience. Met personally on driveway by Paddy, take up to the room. Entrance was warm & welcoming - the "library" reading room was stacked with shelves of books & DVDs too. Our room was beautiful - fresh flowers (!!! don't usually receive fresh flowers in a 5 star hotel room), chocolates & homemade cookies, expresso machine & mini bar with bottled water, variety of non-alcoholic beverages & some champagne/NZ sav blanc to enjoy in the massive jet spa. Impressed by the QUALITY of finishes, great lighting, robes, slippers, warm towels... Welcome by Judy & Paddy again exceeded expectations - warm, gracious & made us feel so comfortable - perfect hosts. As we arrived late at night, they invited us to join for dinner - was a gourmet treat, as was the fine NZ pinot. Bed was super comfortable, heated floor was lovely as we are from warmer climates of Australia. Breakfast was 5 star - we couldn't fit in the cooked breakfast as the fresh fruit, juices, condiments, variety of breads was so filling! It was a shame we had really only a night & early morning to experience as we had work - however, look forward to staying with them again. I have no hesitation in recommending O'Grady's Lodges to anyone who wishes to be personally & warmly pampered! It is with pleasure that I write this recommendation. Thank you Paddy & Judy.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

The O'Grady lodge was easily the best place we stayed on our recent trip to New Zealand. The building is beautifully placed in a rural location about half an hour out of Auckland, with lovely views of the NZ countryside falling gently away from the sitting room and elevated deck where you can relax with a fine cup of tea or coffee- only birdsong and the odd distant moo to distract you here. It’s an impressive building; the public rooms are enormous, airy, high-ceilinged spaces designed in natural wood and the bedrooms are large and comfortable with en-suite jacuzzis, a large TV and fridge as well as thoughtful touches like a high quality coffee maker and some well-chosen books and magazines.
Despite these good things, what you’ll probably enjoy most about the O’Grady lodge are the food and the company. Paddy and Judy are the kindest of hosts, attentive without being overly fussy, very friendly and easy going. Judy is a really an outstanding cook who seems to love taking care of people and Paddy himself is a grand and genial host. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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Thank CuttingBracken
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Reviewed April 20, 2010

We recently chose O'Grady lodge as the venue for our wedding, and used the accommodation for my partner's Japanese family. I can say without hesitation that O'Grady Lodge was absolutely the perfect location. Judy and Paddy were amazing hosts, accomodating our every need and giving the family the perfect example of Kiwi hospitality.
We spent our wedding night elsewhere because we had already used all the rooms at O'Grady Lodge, and though it was also a 5 star bed and breakfast, there was absolutely no comparison. O'Grady Lodge is infinitely better. Their attention to detail and warm atmosphere are far beyond regular accomodation. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Chocomonstaar
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

O’Grady’s Lodge is absolutely first class. We stayed there on our wedding night and were blown away by the O’Grady’s experience. Hosts Paddy and Judy truly understand hospitality and service and their attention to detail was second to none. O’Grady’s Lodge is a “must do” and we will certainly be back.

Stu & Sarah

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank smoyles_10
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