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Whangaparaoa Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Whangaparaoa
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, NZ
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69 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great getaway location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed for a long, 4 day weekend in a second floor room. The Lodge has come along way from its motel origins, and progressing well with Troy's redefining casual luxury vision.

The double room was really large, clean, modern, and comfortable rooms, with a view of the harbour and Rangitoto. The bathroom again modern to a high standard could be described as overly spacious! The kitchen was really well equipped., the old squeezy sponge was the only point that would loose points!

With one small intimate beach across the road, many more beaches wherever you look, the village and its shops and fab Thai restaurant round the corner and a regional park at the end of the peninsula all make for a great break.

Troy is an attentive host, an eye for detail and nothing too much bother.

I would thoroughly recommend Whangaparoa Lodge and would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful detailed comments. Great that you enjoyed our 1 Bedroom Executive Suite. Perfect for your 4 day get-a-way as you have some space to move around in and also your private balcony with excellent views.
I'm glad you saw and understood the casual luxury concept and your comments help to ensure that we are on the right track. The "spacious" bathrooms we are also looking to make even better for the winter so stay tuned :)
One of our favourite restaurants is also Maison Thai so pleased that you loved the food there.

Look forward to seeing you again soon for another get-a-way!
Kind regards
Troy & Tomoko
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

We decided to stay here before heading to the city. Comfortable and very clean. It's on the main road so I'm glad we had earplugs. Across from a little beach and close to some good restaurants. Good internet,big tv and little kitchen. What more do you need.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Ang1965
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thanks for your lovely comments!
And happy to see you staying here as a stop over on the way to Auckland. We are getting many more guests like yourselves stopping here and enjoying the beach and the surrounding walks, markets and great restaurants nearby - why would you want to visit the city!!
Look forward to seeing you again in the future sometime
Kind regards
Troy & Tomoko
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had a great time at Whangaparoa Lodge from the moment we arrived. The first impression was well made with a series of very helpful and fast email replies to a few questions we had. When we finally arrived Troy was very friendly and welcoming. He cleaned up the wine glass my wife broke with absolute minimum of fuss and the restaurant recommended just down the road was fantastic. The room itself was really clean and the lodge is in a great location. We had a lovely relaxing stay there. The breakfast was just stunning - we thoroughly recommend the continental - way beyond our expectations.

Room Tip: Take the sea view room if it is available.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you for the lovely comments! It was nice to have you both stay with us and to see you enjoy the table outside your room in the evening was perfect.
The Continental breakfast is my favourite also and glad you liked it.

Look forward to seeing you again we hope
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Troy & Tomoko
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Tauranga new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed for only one night on our way up North ,Troy made us very welcome wished we could have stayed longer ,we had an amazing view from our room . Whangaparaoa lodge is high up in quality and very modern not at all like your usual motel , my opinion why stay in Auckland when you can stay in a gem like this on the north shore . If you are going to be entertaining guests during your stay the corner executive room is a great choice with its large ranch sliders that open up onto a verandah with a beautiful water views , would defiantly stay again . David & Susan Tauranga

Room Tip: Corner suite is the best with the large ranch slider and verandah
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear David & Susan
Thank you for your lovely comments. Was a pleasure to have met you while you stayed with us.
Glad to see you enjoyed the Premium View Suite - perfect as you said if you have friends or family in the area to entertain on your private balcony; we can also bring up our BBQ if you want to cook up there so let us know next time!
Look forward to welcoming you again!

Kind regards
Troy & Tomoko
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Akaroa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Whangaparaoa Lodge is a most delightful place to stay, for a night, week or a month or more. Troy attends to the small details and is a superb host. Just over the road from the beach our grandson spent a carefree hour building sandcastles on the safe sand. Whangaparaoa Lodge is recommended by us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mokapuna
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to write comments from your recent stay with us. It is only our pleasure to make sure the finest details are taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your time here. I am happy your Grandson also loved the beach - especially now with Summer coming our way the perfect way to bond and create those unforgettable family memories
Glad we could be part of it!
Look forward to seeing you again next time
Kind regards
Troy & Tomoko
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Arriving yesterday late afternoon we were greeted by our host Troy. He carried bags upstairs settled us in and then disappeared...only to come back a few minutes later with a refreshing iced tea to welcome us. The room is spacious and has these views that you wouldn't find in too many stops. Troy has been a fantastic host and could not do enough for us. It's a must stay and across the road from the beach. Breakfast delivered to the balcony for us to sit out and enjoy the views and freshly baked muffins were delicious as was the eggs served with sausage and bacon. Don't let the busy road during the day put you off quiet and peaceful at night.....

Room Tip: Must stay in room 14
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gaylene M
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you Gaylene for the feedback! As mentioned upon you leaving us yesterday we thoroughly enjoyed having you both stay with us in our Premium View Suite - the official name for your room "#14"
Glad you enjoyed the little touches, from the iced tea to the home-made muffins, and breakfast which is a recent addition to the offering here as we build month after month in creating our unique stay experience.
Looking forward to seeing you both again next year where you will see some more additions - particularly to the suite you stayed in as it is one of my favourite rooms also.
Kind regards
Troy & Tomoko
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We booked into Whangaparoa Lodge after struggling to find accomodation on the North Shore. We are so glad we did! Only 25mins away by car, and it felt like we were in a little piece of paradise!
Very helpful owners, who were very accomodating and friendly. Large, clean, modern, quiet and comfortable rooms, all with a delightful view and a walk on the beach across the road. We will definately be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dingenic
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Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments!
We also were thrilled you stayed with us and enjoyed the experience - exactly what we are trying to provide just 25 minutes away from the hustle and bustle right on the beach here in Little Manly.
Look forward to seeing you again when you need that break away!
Kind regards
Troy
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Property: Whangaparaoa Lodge
Address: 874 Whangaparaoa Rd | Little Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa 1463, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Whangaparaoa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Whangaparaoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Whangaparaoa Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Qualmark 5 Star motel located in Auckland features 12 studio and 2 one bedroom modern appointed suites which literally is your home away from home at the gates of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. On offer, a host of activities and sights, relaxation, education and unforgettable experiences catering for families, couples or groups alike with all the local activities, walks, beaches and tranquility just 35 minutes north of Auckland city and 60 minutes to Auckland Airport. Nearby Activities Include • Nature walks, wild life and conservation education at Tiritiri Matangi & Shakespear Park • Golf - 3 courses within 10 minutes • Beautiful beachside walks and Jogging trails • Fishing, kayak and diving tours • Snow Planet -NZ's only indoor skiing venue • Weekend local markets at Coatesville, Gulf Harbour & Silverdale • Shopping in Silverdale and Albany • Wine trails in Matakana • Excellent local restaurants within walking distance • Thermal Hot pools at Waiwera • Award winning hand crafted cheeses & ice cream at Puhoi • ...and even $9.90 movies at the nearby theatre (for rainy days) ... more   less 
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