This is a wonderful setting and an absolutely beautiful accommodation with every comfort. The views are spectacular from the terraces.
As only our second experience of a hosted lodge we had mixed feelings here. The welcome was a little underwhelming as the notice said 'welcome come in' but we seemed to be intruding. However, the evening meal was wonderful home cooked to a high standard with Peter cooking a splendid dinner for all the guests together. After which the hosts left us to socialise together but the end of the meal fell a bit flat and yet we all wanted to chat about our travels. The wine is complimentary so it is difficult to ask for a little more or to purchase more. Coffe we made for ourselves.
The next day again we felt uneasy asking for a cooked breakfast from Glennis. On request only cooked eggs were offered and so it was each day of our stay yet the website suggests there will be some special offering each day. The uneasiness continued when only small amounts of fruit and yoghurt were available and one felt that, out of politeness, you should leave enough for fellow guests who were at breakfast with you. Having now experienced other hosted lodges I now feel this was a very poor breakfast set up and for such a quality establishment this could be improved.
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
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