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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this B&B based on the amazing 5* trip advisor reviews - however ownership has changed recently. The gardens are beautiful and bed very comfortable, however the level of hospitality wasn't as described in the previous trip advisor reviews so we were disappointed (ie none of the nice little touches e.g. only a basic breakfast, no tea & cake...

3Thank eleroo11
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful two nights here . Nothing was too much trouble , conversation and meals were outstanding . Would whole heartedly recommend for a peaceful relaxing experience . Rex was a mine of local information . The rooms are lovely and our room opened out onto the verandah .

Thank Frodi
Reviewed 17 April 2016

First off, my sincere apologies for not putting this review up earlier, a communication breakdown at this end. Our second stay at Tui Lodge, and it was just as splendid as our previous stay. Such charming and helpful hosts, really got us out off a hole on Easter Sunday evening, when the local bar / restaurant was closed, and also...

Thank Nigel R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel very welcome at this unique B&B - a home away from home for travellers/holidaymakers. From the beautiful and expansive grounds which we were free to wander at our leisure, to the gorgeous and plentiful food, to the complimentary glass of red at the end of the day; all in all a special and memorable experience....

1Thank stanzynz
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just up the beach at Te Kaha, Tui Lodge is nestled in elegant gardens. The warm welcome, excellent accommodation and comfort food makes this a great stop on the way round East Cape. Rex was unfailingly helpful and hospitable, and we will long remember our pleasant stay at this excellent B&B.

2Thank Mikrat
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Rex Carpenter, flying solo (his, wife, Joyce, was temporarily out of town) treated us like guests, not customers. Our room (The Fantail) opened onto a wrap-around deck overlooking the manicured gardens. The common room was spacious and comfortable with panoramic views of the property. Chef Rex served wonderful garden to table meals (dinner and breakfast) and a bottle of his...

2Thank Stuart H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed for two nights. Joyce and Rex were great hosts. Beautifully maintained property. The breakfast served was excellent and the location of the place is just awesome. Highly recommend this place.

1Thank Amitrai16
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great location, great room, fabulous hosts. Clean and tidy. Great food. Beautiful setting. Well worth staying at if you want a taste of real kiwi hospitality. A great place to stay if you are doing a drive around the East Cape.

1Thank horseshoebush
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1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay here after a few days camping. The garden is amazing and the setting idyllic with the bush behind and the sea in front. Rex, Joyce and Peter made us feel very welcome -we especially appreciated the offer to do a load of washing. Just one example of understanding their guest's needs before the guest even...

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Myself,wife,son plus seven friends/family stayed for two nights over the labour weekend to attend an unveiling at the Omaio Marae. Upon arrival we were greeted by Rex who promptly put the jug on and gave us a guided tour of the accommodation. A cup of tea and cake,feeling right at home,relaxing in this oasis in TeKaha.The peaceful surroundings & grounds...

Thank MurrayHarman

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tui Lodge is the realised dream of Joyce and Rex Carpenter. Purpose built in 1998, the Lodge offers comfort and tranquility without equal on the coast. The Pacific Highway from Opotiki to Waihau Bay has been described by a leading British travel writer as a contender for the best Coastal drive on the planet. Tui Lodge can be found 66 Km from Opotiki on this spectacular coastal excursion. Situated in three acres of gardens and constructed in natural materials with guest comfort and privacy being paramount, the Lodge is in complete harmony with our native bush surrounds while affording views of volcanic White Island and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tui Lodge

Address: 200 Copenhagen Road | Eastland Bay of Plenty, Te Kaha, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Te Kaha
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Price Range: £117 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Click the web page, look at the room image with the red bed cover, that's the one we had, very good, quiet, clean, comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles nigelr994, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is a lovely room that looks out over the beautiful front garden. But all of the rooms were nice.”
 of 5 bubbles horseshoebush, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“A home away from home.”
 of 5 bubbles coastalretreat102015, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is a lot of choice: dorms, or 3 bed rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Carol-on-holiday, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Book the front bedroom if you would like a view of the sea but the view and birdlife from back room was just as beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles vecee, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
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