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“The Perfect Weekend”
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Waihi Beach Lodge
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The Perfect Weekend”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed with Greg and Ali in October 2013 and we would rate it as the best accommodation we've had in years. We were made incredibly welcome and the room and the food exceeded expectations. It's the small touches like fresh baking in your room when you return from being out. They also organised massages for us (highly recommended) and dropped us off for a hike along the coast. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back again next year.

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

We stayed with Greg and Ali in April, 2013. We were made incredibly welcome, excellent hosts. Rooms were well equipped and very comfortable. Breakfast was very good, cooked fresh for you with home baked muffins. Always a home baked treat when you returned after a day out. Very good area and plenty of advice from Greg re places to visit. Would recommend anyone to stay here, made to feel like friends not paying guest.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Valley Center, California
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We had a blast and Greg was a GREAT HOST! Clean and a great place to stay. Great location to get in and out of. Food was wonderful and all the information and history Greg gave us was a BIG help!.

We would stay again and bring some friends next time we are in New Zealand.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We stayed with Greg and Ali in February 2013 and were made incredibly welcome, it was just like staying with friends, they are the most amazing hosts. The breakfasts were great as were the muffins and leaving treats, and their advice on what to do and things to see amazing. Many thanks for the info on the glow worms cave and the torch to get us there, it was just the icing on the cake.

Our room was very clean and comfortable with a view of the ocean. It is most certainly a place we would return to on our next New Zealand trip and we would not hesitate to recommened it to anyone

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The last place we stayed after a 4 week trip to Australia and New Zealand and couldn't have found a friendly place to finish. Greg and Ali's greeting was so warm and friendly, it was like visiting long missed friends. They gave us lots of useful advice on what to do locally and a bit further afield. If it hadn't been for them we would have missed out on our very enjoyable visit to Hobbiton, for Lord of the Rings fans a must do. The place was spic and span, Greg's cooked breakfasts and Ali's muffins were superb and all just a very short stroll from the beach. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Staying here made an interesting comparison between a luxury b&b and an upmarket hotel. The stay was about as good as it could be. We had The Beech Suite a room on the ground floor overlooking the sea. It was large and comfortable and it was equipped with everything possible to make the guests more comfortable. This included top quality bath robes, face flannels, perfect coat hangers and free wifi. We had a bath with a spa and a walk in shower.
Breakfast was cooked personally by the hosts Ali and Greg and it was one of the best we have had in New Zealand. We were there 2 nights, the first on our own and the second when the residence was full we had an enjoyable communal breakfast. However on both mornings Ali and Greg were excellent company and made us feel like friends.
Compare this with a hotel. You know what to expect and have an extra feeling of security with a reception staff and a night porter. However although the staff are usually friendly and knowledgeable you cannot help knowing you are one of a crowd. Also the breakfast will be an expensive. Dying revolting looking buffet certainly not cooked for you personally. Free wifi is less likely as are coat hangers you can be trusted not to steal. This makes an interesting choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Abingdon, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

All our hosts in New Zealand were very friendly but Greg and Ali were the greatest. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Ali bakes little treats and leaves them in your room also there are always fresh baked muffins with breakfast. They helped us choose where to go and even provided a spade when we said we were going to the hot water beach.The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts are good. Would not hesitate to recommend this stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Waihi Beach Lodge

Property: Waihi Beach Lodge
Address: 170 Seaforth Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Waihi Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Waihi Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Waihi Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waihi Beach Lodge is a Boutique Bed and Breakfast Lodge, two hours south-east of Auckland just off State Highway 2 (Pacific Coast Highway) at Waihi Beach.The real benefit of Waihi Beach, apart from it's natural beauty, is its central location (see our map of the Coromandel Peninsula) as it provides you with the flexibility to see the Coromandel, Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo from one base as well as being able to spend time in the Karangahake Gorge, view the gold mining history of Waihi and of course, a stroll or swim at the beach is a must.We have 3 king /queen bedrooms with ensuites and a modern studio apartment.All rooms are furnished in an uncluttered style with quality beds and cotton linen. Toiletries, luggage racks, hair dryers, televisions, DVD players and other thoughtful details are provided for your comfort.Tea and coffee are available anytime. Waihi Beach has several great cafes for dining. Waihi Beach Lodge is smoke-free indoors. Many guests come as strangers and leave as friends.Free Wifi is available throughout the lodge for checking emails. ... more   less 
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