Having read some negative views on TA I was wondering whether our first NZ lodge experience would live up to our hopeful expectations. Well, it did (in a big way) and I would recommend the lodge to all. We found Peter & Glennis to be just great! As has been said on other reviews, Peter's cooking is fantastic and Glennis is just a born host and they really made our stay worthwhile. Peter even drove us into town one evening but my tip is, don't eat in town, it's crap, espically compared to Peter's cooking. Mind you if green lipped mussels in a thai green curry sauce is your thing, go for it!! The wine list is very good indeed and freely offered and get Peter to turn the music volume up, his choice of music perfectly matches the surroundings.The lodge is stunning and the rooms are an excellent size and well kitted out. Yes, there are little ants in the bathroom but don't worry, they don't make any noise :) This is not a location if you want to have a boisterous night that goes on to the wee small hours but thats the fantastic thing about it, it's just so, so peaceful. We would go back there without hesitation, frankly we would have stayed longer. We were sad to leave, our hosts had treated us with genuine care and a real desire to see us enjoy our time. We've stayed in a lot of hotels etc in many countries but none has ever given us gifts when we were leaving, which is exactly what Perter & Glennis did. Long may they prosper, they work hard and deserve all the praise given.
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
- The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands Opua, New Zealand