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Tairoa Lodge & Cottage
Ranked #2 of 4 Hawera B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 January 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Tairoa Lodge. The best part about the stay was the wonderfully warm and inviting hosts! I was travelling on my own so Linda kindly invited me for cocktails to meet her friends. The home and the surrounding area is carefully and tastefully restored. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. I highly recommend this lodge as a destination for anyone travelling through the area... it is very comfortable, welcoming and peaceful.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Whilst travelling throughout NZ for the rugby world cup we had the pleasure of staying at the Tairoa Lodge which is a beautiful house surrounded by well maintained gardens.
Whilst the accommodation was not that close to the game in New Plymouth we could not fault Linda's hostessing skills.
Linda attended to all our needs and provided a delicious breakfast.
We would highly recommend the accommodation and the local museum which is a must!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

it was a pleasure to stay at such a beautiful property with an attentive yet inobtrusive hostess and interesting fellow guests. it was a highlight of our trip to NZ for the World Cup. Come on Wales!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We only chose Tairoa because it was one of few places still available within driving distance of New Plymouth during the 2011 RWC. We had tickets to the USA vs. Russia match, so we had hoped to find something a bit closer to Stadium Taranaki.

While the drive from Hawera to New Plymouth was not convenient to our purposes at the time, the selection of Tairoa turned out to be a very good thing. The lodge itself was charming, and the secluded grounds seemed perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll.

Linda was an excellent hostess, and provided for all our needs, including a quick afternoon tea on the day we arrived. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and very well presented.

Tairoa is better suited for a romantic getaway than a rugby road trip, but it worked for us. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a peaceful weekend escape in a quaint country setting.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Such a gorgeous place, and Linda is a fantastic hostess and amazing cook. We were lucky enough to get a decent snowfall during our stay which made it pretty magical.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hespy
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Stayed for our Anniversary, quiet, relaxing, clean & classy, excellent provisions & the food was beautiful.
Thankyou Linda :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

Built in 1875, this is an old house lovingly restored to a very high standard inside and out. It is just off HIghway 3 at Hawera.
We were greeted by the owner, Linda with coffee and homemade cakes.
There is a formal dining room and lounge downstairs with 3 large guest bedrooms upstairs. There is an outdoor swimming pool which had just been filled prior to our arrival. The grounds are mostly lawn with flower and shrub beds. The property is shielded from the main road by high trees. There is some minor road noise. Also in the grounds are some cottages.
I can't emphasis enough the high standard of this Lodge and I am not a lover of such places.
Tea & coffee making facilities were available on the landing outside the bedrooms.
The owner and family live in the house, they were really fantastic as were the Staff who appeared in the morning with the super buffet breakfast which was available.
It would be, I guess about a 20 minute walk into the town centre where there are a number of restaurants available.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3 Puawai Street, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Hawera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Hawera
Price Range: £102 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tairoa Lodge & Cottage 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capture the essence of yesteryear when you stay at Tairoa Lodge. One of Hawera's oldest standing residences, it was originally built in 1875. Guests enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, complimentary afternoon tea or aperitif on arrival. Tastefully decorated rooms with private ensuite, quality beds & linen, flowers, robes & toiletries. Enjoy views of the garden & swimming pool. Tairoa Cottage - fully self-contained in a private tranquil setting. Sleeps 5. A perfect retreat for romantic get-aways or families. The Gatehouse is a 3-bedroom house with its own grounds and full facilities. Perfect for families, corporate or medium to long-term stays. Daily or weekly service available. Special rates for long-term stays. ... more   less 
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