This Lodge is great ... we had a lovely good sized room (plus Queen bed in the lounge), swimming pool is excellent, dining room and bar (although we didn't use them) looked very, very nice, and they have an all day café (which we did use) with great food. Staff are friendly, Lodge is well enough off the main road to be very quiet, and the close-by walk around Aotea Lagoon was a highlight. Oh, and very friendly staff.
However ... don't let them give you The Cupboard Under the Stairs. The room we were first directed to (401 - AVOID! And judging by the floor plan, avoid 301 as well) was, quite literally, a cupboard under the stairs. Dark, gloomy, and check out the view from this room! Then check out the view from the room we were moved to after complaining ... which only costs $5 more a night! If you're worryingly obsessed with Harry Potter you'll love room 401, otherwise, keep well away.
Oh, and the spa was disappointing ... only luke warm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation, restaurant for in-house guest and public, conference facilities, private functions. ... more less