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Waikato, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the privilege of spending 2 nights at this slice of paradise recently. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The park like grounds are awesome and so restful. To be able to sit outside and enjoy this, is so awesome. Jo, is a wonderful hostess and is so easy to talk too and is always willing to help in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Sometimes it pains me to give 5-star reviews because I don't want the secret to get out. However, the proprietors of Flaxhaven absolutely deserve a strong review - they run a first-class operation in every respect. My wife and I stayed here while visiting the Coromandel last March, and this remains one of the most memorable stays we've had in... More 

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Denver
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

My wife booked us into the Flaxhaven Lodge for a business/pleasure trip we took to the Coromandel Peninsula in April of 2015. The drive from Auckland was spectacular especially along the coast. Flaxhaven Lodge is situated in a beautifully kept alcove a short walk from the beach. The cottage was very quite and well appointed with a comfortable bedroom, large... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Really appreciate your comments - we wish you had been able to spend more time here also. There are a lot more attractions than the ones you were able to enjoy. Good luck and best wishes with your building project in Colorado. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We have stayed here several times and are never disappointed. A lovely location, just a few minutes walk from several beaches. The cottage is lovely to stay in with privacy and comfort. The guest wing in the house is also luxurious, comfortable and private. John and Lee serve up a delightful breakfast and good hospitality. They have perfected that balance... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Such kind comments HelenG42. You know we always look forward to your repeat visits and hope for many more to come. We also know that we live in such a special place which makes people want to return, and that we are glad to share our slice of heaven. More 

Long Whatton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

What a great place to stay. We loved our cottage and felt very much at home. We had privacy with our own entrance and shaded patio. The cottage was spotless and catered for our every need. Having our own sitting room gave us a welcome place to relax after our days out exploring the beautiful Coramandel Peninsular. Our cottage had... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart warming review, it was lovely to receive such nice comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about your part of England. Thank you also for being such considerate guests. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights in early April. It is a great location for exploring the area and the accommodation couldn't be nicer. Your hosts, John and Lee, are fantastic. We stayed in the "guest wing" which is attached to the main house but really a suite with a large bedroom with King bed, small living room, 2 decks... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Ah Chris - we appreciate your comments very much. It was a pleasure to share company with you both. Do consider emigrating from Vancouver now that you know our special country, but know that you will be welcome here again any time. You are right - it can be dark at night but have you seen stars and the night... More 

Auckland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Welcoming, generous hosts who are very knowledgeable about the area & cook great breakfasts! Its a great location from which to explore the Mercury Bay area. We arrived as guests but felt like friends when we left.

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Thank Sue G
ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for this lovely endorsement. One of the special things about our business is the wonderful people like you whom we have the fortune to meet and often meet again. And we always agree with the positive response to this Mercury Bay area. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Lee and John are the best hosts you could hope for, always helpful, never in your way. Their property was built as a B&B and works very well. We like the Garden room best, more space the the others. Very well located for visiting Cooks Beach, Whitianga, and the wonderful beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. Creative breakfasts

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Thank Robin C
ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Really appreciate those kind comments, especially when offered by you as returning guests. We are lucky to live in this special part of New Zealand and are delighted to be able to share it with you. Hope you can come again. More 

Boerne, Texas
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249 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We started our tour around the north island at the Flaxhaven and everyplace we went after paled in comparison. So quite and relaxed, I have thought about this place every day since we left. I loved all the fruit trees and flowers. The landscaping and the garden was immaculate. The lodge is in a perfect place, just a short walk... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

So very special to receive your review, and to know that the memories of your stay with us are lasting. Thank you also for posting those lovely photos - they help to remind us of the fruitful summer we enjoy each year. We look forward to your promised return. More 

Thundersley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Lee and John, please take a bow.....wonderful hostess/host. We were made so welcome, lots of information to the local attractions....recommended local restaurants. Even made reservations for us when required. This place was recommended to us by our son and wife on their honeymoon, all the way from the UK. Breakfast is different from day to day...freshly cut fruit salad, muffin,cereals,yoghurt,bacon... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

So nice to be recommended by family members who have been with us in the past. Thank you both for some great conversations, and especially for your kind comments. Do come again. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flaxhaven Lodge is uniquely situated alongside picturesque Flaxmill Bay, near Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve and Hot Water Beach, yet central to countryside and town. 4 white safe sandy beaches and a great restaurant are within a few minutes walk. At Flaxhaven Lodge there is a glimpse of the sea, but essentially this is a garden setting, spacious quiet and peaceful yet with bars/restaurants a short walk, drive or quaint ferry ride away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flaxhaven Lodge

Address: 995 Purangi Road | Flaxmill Bay, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £155 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Flaxhaven Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“the guest wing is very private but attached to the main house for breakfast with the hosts. The cottage is a separate building (very close) and has a kitchen I believe.”
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 of 5 bubbles ChrisVancouver, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the beautiful cottage and quite enjoyed the privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles laurar436, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had the Lodge which is seperate from the main house, this worked very well for us two.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaikohe, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The cottage is wonderful with a wet room shower and beautiful comfortable large bed.”
 of 5 bubbles MarklavLaptop, 3 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles Lotuseaters42, 3 Jan 2013 | Read review
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