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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Poets Corner Lodge

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Poets Corner Lodge
Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

John and Marg were the perfect hosts! This accommodation was by far the best during our stay in New Zealand and a perfect way to finish our holiday. The attention to details, from bed turn down, putting on soft music and the fire in the lounge area, to homemade cakes and slices being available at any time, were better than any 5 star hotel I have stayed at. It is a beautiful little drive from the gorgeous Gold Mining town of Waihi (a must to visit) but 100% worth the effort. For that romantic, peaceful and relaxing location you can not beat Poets Corner Lodge. I look forward to staying there again soon… and did I mention the breakfast!! Amazing selection to choose from. Marg is a brilliant chef!

Room Tip: All rooms looked perfect!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

There is little to add to the other five star reviews. This purpose built BB should truly be the model for every other BB. We would return in a minute, and we plan to recommend it to all our friends.

Stayed April 2012
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Southern UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

I fully endorse recent comments. The guest rooms are comfortable and the views from the communal room are wonderful. Fridge is stocked with drinks and cheese for the peckish and thirsty. Wifi available provided it is used sensibly. Evening meal was divine. Visitors' book worth a read as guests are encouraged to write a poetic entry. Very good advice on local attractions, such as Waihi open caste gold mine (free), Waihi clifftop walk (free) and nearby 19th Century traditional gold mine with tunnels and chasms (free - take a torch). Breakfasts met full approval of my demanding French wife. Charming hosts.

Room Tip: All four rooms similar.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Poets Corner. We were so grateful to our hosts, Marg and John, for their warm welcome and the bottle of champagne in our room to help us celebrate the start of our honeymoon. The lodge is in a beautiful spot, high up on a hill overlooking the sea. We had delicious breakfasts each morning, and enjoyed learning more about the area from Marg and John who were very happy to make suggestions on local activities, even providing us with a spade for our trip to Hot Water Beach.

The lodge is beautifully decorated with large and comfortable beds and plenty of soft towels in the bathroom. We would recommend Poets Corner to our friends and family, and would definitely go back again ourselves.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orinda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

The hosts Marg and John were delightful and very helpful. Marg made us an amazing dinner at their lovely home. The guest house has 4 units and a common living room with full kitchen that is for guests use. The rooms have no view but the living room has a lovely view of the forest and grounds with a distant ocean view.

Room Tip: All four rooms are equal but maybe better away from parking lot
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Poets Corner at the beginning of a month long trip round New Zealand and Marg and John set a standard here that was not bettered elsewhere - excellent though the other lodges were. The comfortable and luxurious accommodation, the delicious breakfasts, Marg's attention to detail and both their warm and generous hospitality made for a wonderful start to our holiday and we will always remember fondly their company and their beautiful home with its terrace and the wonderful views out to sea. Definitely our favourite place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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North Shore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2011

My wife and I spent a long weekend with Marg and John and it was a great experience. There are 4 rooms each side of a central courtyard which leads to a central living area with kitchen. The kitchen has homemade baking and other food and drinks which we could help ourselves to and the lounge has countless cds, dvds and books to keep any guest entertained. The views out to sea and Tauranga were superb and the secluded lodge was peaceful and comfortable.

Marg and John (& Bella, the dog) were exceptionally welcoming and cooked a delicious breakfast in the mornings.

We recommend Poets Corner Lodge to anyone and everyone!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Poets Corner Lodge

Property: Poets Corner Lodge
Address: 28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Waihi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Poets Corner Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Boutique Lodge with expansive coastal views, surrounded by native bush. Four double rooms with en-suites. Large lounge/dining with full kitchen. Gourmet breakfasts included in tariff and complimentary fresh fruit and NZ cheeses. Lodge is separate from the house so privacy assured. Dine with your hosts by arrangement or eat at one of the many local restaurants. Base yourself here to discover the Coromandel,.Rotorua. Auckland is just a 2 hour drive. ... more   less 
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