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Andy and Karen, were friendly and helpful. They run a comfortable, clean and well appointed “guesthouse”. We were there for two nights in July so that we could dive in Tutukaka. Andy gave us towels to use for the diving and offered recommendations for supper...More
Response from ANDYCHEF, Manager at Lupton LodgeResponded 30 July 2018
Thanks for your very positive review.
I was slightly disappointed to read that you weren't totally happy with the warmth in your room. As you said, this was not at all mentionned to us at the time.I suspect there may have been something we...More
Worth the 10 min drive from city centre to stay here. I have been staying here for years while away for work and can not recommend Lupton Lodge enough......if you an in as is very popular and usually booked.
I order my dinner ahead of...More
This is just outside of the lovely town of Whangarei, and it is a charming, old restored property. The rooms are spacious, retaining the historic feel, but with modern amenities.
We chose to have supper at the lodge one night and found the food to...More
Stayed here 3 nights whilst diving the Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka which is about 25 min down the road.
As my wife does not dive staying i Tutukaka woudl mean nothing to do, whilst staying here gives a base for touring around when I...More
Lupton Lodge's host Andy, made us welcome and showed us to our room in a beautifully restored old homestead. Comfortable, large ensuite, several p
Lounges to relax in and a nice pool - too cold for April!
The brekafast was first class and the "Lupton...More
Be inspired. Stunning boutique accommodation located only 10 minutes drive from the spectacular Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei city centre shops and restaurants. Stylish ensuite rooms, gourmet breakfast & free …Morewireless internet. We offer a relaxed atmosphere and extensive facilities including: mature dry-stone walled gardens, pool, guest-only dining room for restaurant-style meals (dinner on request), lounge with pool table and DVD library. The rooms are in a category II listed historic villa and a modern converted barn. Each room is designed for privacy and comfort with contemporary uncomplicated decor, ensuite bathroom, comfortable queen or king beds, bathrobes, 32" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, heat-pump/air-con and tea/coffee. The rooms are intimate yet spacious. In keeping with a boutique hotel, the rooms are located in guest only buildings, separate from the owners accommodation. The villa rooms have rich wall colours, high ceilings, sash windows and polished Kauri floors. The villa has 3 double ensuite rooms including a suite (which can sleep up to 3 persons). The renovated barn includes a stunning ensuite room upstairs with apex ceilings. Downstairs is a large studio with kitchenette & bi-fold doors opening to a patio/BBQ area. These can be individual rooms or a 2-bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Enjoy the many local attractions or just sit back and unwind. 5 mins from Whangarei Falls, 1 hour to the Bay of Islands and 2 hours north of Auckland - ideal for exploring Northland and as your first or last stop in NZ. Less
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Response from ANDYCHEF | Property representative |
Hi Caroline, there are taxis that can get you to Lupton Lodge from the bus station but as we are located in the countryside we generally recommend that people have their own car. If you want to be able to explore the local... More
Hi Caroline, there are taxis that can get you to Lupton Lodge from the bus station but as we are located in the countryside we generally recommend that people have their own car. If you want to be able to explore the local area or go out for dinner then you would need your own vehicle.
If you are going diving there is a shuttle that can take you to the dive operators and bring you back to Lupton Lodge at the end of the day.
There are several rental car companies in Whangarei if you would like to rent a car once you get tot eh city.
If you have any further questions please let us know.
Karen & Andy @ Lupton Lodge
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"We enjoyed the Barn but would be just as happy to say in the main house."