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Puketotara Lodge
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Wowee - from Mutsuo's lovely welcome to our departure two days later, the whole experience staying at Puketotara Lodge was very special.
What a magical setting, lush green, beautiful garden, wonderful home grown fruits from the garden with superb breakfast.
Friendly beautiful Labrador dog, well loved cats, horses and Llamas in the field.
If you get the opportunity to stay at this place.
My only complaint was that because the King size bed was so comfortable and the heavy drapes so effective at blocking out the daylight - we slept in waaaaay too long and missed some of our day. Thankfully Mutsuo still presented us with the a breakfast that was up to the best restaurant.
I would rate it as a six star lodge - awesome : )

Room Tip: Definitely worth upgrading to the King size room with the spa bath
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kate S
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Our stay was sensational inside and out,

A spacious King room opened out to a fantastic view of the countryside Hana the black l labradoor was a very cool friend to have. We renamed her BP after black panther. The breakfast was YUM, good food from the farm :) Highly recommended

Thank you for the hospitality.

Room Tip: king size :)
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

A quite spacious room ( Queen) which opened out to a fantastic view of the countryside & the 30 acres within which lies The Lodge .
We stayed for two nights in order to have a game of Golf at Kauri Cliffs ( 35 mins away)
Mutsuo & John took delight in making our stay very relaxing & great fun as well.

Highly recommended

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Mutsuo and John made our three night stay at Puketotara Lodge simply the best.
Attentive, considerate and relaxing. highly reccommend a stay. Good location ,ideal for Kerikeri.

Mutsuo's breakfasts are beautifully presented and really tasty.

We would definitively choose to stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I visited the lodge with family and I must admit the entire place was just amazing, the rooms were great, the natural scenery was breath taking, a private golf course and airstrip, and the list just goes on... But most importantly the dinner and service provided by Mutsuo and John were nothing short of excellent. I highly recommend Puketotara lodge!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Namit A
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We've just returned from five days of total relaxation and enjoyment of the beautiful environment that is Kerikeri and especially Puketotara Lodge. Somehow John and Mutsuo combine 5 star standards of food, facilities and ambiance with an easy relaxed 'at home' feel. We've been travelling constantly for work and pleasure over the last 15 years world-wide and have not seen it done this well before. The hardest part is leaving without kidnapping the cutest Labrador, Hanna who is the best Hospitality employee I've ever seen! Could not be more highly recommended.

Room Tip: Any, they all have great views
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Shane S
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

On my mother's first trip to NZ, I took her to this accommodation.
Despite the rainy weather, we could have wonderful time during the stay!
Thank you Mutsuo-san & John!

We stayed at the cottage, but they invited us to nice dinner at the main accommodation. Home-made pizza, that was very fun!
Also Mutsuo gave us flexible service a lot - We cancelled our swimming-with-dolphins tour (because it was rainy and cold), and then he took us to Kauri Tree tour instead.
We both were very touched with warm service & hospitality at this Lodge.
Animals are lovely too. We highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: There is a spa outside of the cottage. It's nice even if it's rainy.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kanako I
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Additional Information about Puketotara Lodge

Address: 1608 E Springbank Road | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Kerikeri
Price Range: $167 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Puketotara Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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