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“Definitely the best place to stay in Auckland (if not New Zealand)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Clifftop Lodge

Clifftop Lodge
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Clifftop Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Torbay B&B and Inns
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“Definitely the best place to stay in Auckland (if not New Zealand)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We booked this lodge as part of our trip to the rugby world cup in New Zealand and it was the best find ever. Glenice and Ross are the most charmign hosts ever. I have stayed in many B&Bs around the world and have never received such warm hospitality.

The accommodation was first class, the food was beyong great and most importantly the Glenice and Ross made us feel like we were part of the family. They are far away the bets hosts ever. We were treated like family rather than like guests and our hosts went out of their way to make sure we have a super time in Auckland. Pity there aren't many more establishments like Clifftop around the world.

I honestly cannot fault Glenice and Ross in any way. Thank you so much for such an awesome time, my only regret is that we did not stay longer.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

With the rugby world cup in new Zealand, accommodation was difficult to find. Not only did we find a b&b but we found a home away from home. Cliff top lodge not only has stunning views of the sea but the house itself has beautiful finishes and has been designed with love.

Our hosts Glenice and Ross, really made us feel at home. Their kindness and friendliness were beyond measure and they went way beyond the call of duty. They offered to take us and pick us up from the rugby games, they offered great advice with parking in town. The breakfasts that were served were amazing and prepared with care. We had to make changes to our booking plans and Glenice and Ross were very accommodating. The hospitality of this couple was amazing and we look forward to going back to Auckland so that we can enjoy their company and hospitality again. Cliff top is highly recommended to anyone going to New Zealand.

  • Stayed September 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

We reserved a room at this B&B based on the beautiful pictures, location and amenities included like breakfast, internet and the billiard table at a very fair rate. On arrival this beautiful home looks exactly like the pictures. Our host, Glenice, was warm and welcoming and allowed us the opportunity to choose among the available rooms. We chose the Awaruku room because it had a wonderful large walk in closet area, incredible views of the beach below and felt very cozy and secluded. We were there for an event in nearby Takapuna and had a car so the location suited our needs well. Glenice had a full selection of breakfast items available each morning as well as complimentary water and coffee supplies in the room. We had originally booked two nights before we arrived and while we were there we decided to extend our stay an additional night.
After leaving we had three nights and four days remaining of our trip which we had planned on using to drive down to the Rotorua area. The pace of the preceding week of travel and preparations for the event had worn us out a bit so we went into Auckland and booked a room at the Elliott hotel. We had hoped to rest up a bit for the night and then decide the rest of our trip. The hotel was fine just not really to our style or liking. We promptly checked out, only incurring the $15 parking fee.
We headed back north on the Northern Motorway and stopped in Albany to get some dinner. At this point we hunted down the number for the Clifftop Lodge and promptly called to beg Glenice if we could come "home". She was very kind and graciously obliged us. This time we had the opportunity to stay in the Tiri room. The room was very comfortable with an amazing view of the ocean from the shower and a nice balcony. We enjoyed the rest of our trip here and it gave us a wonderful opportunity to slow down our pace and enjoy some of the attractions in the immediate area that we had initially neglected. We spent half a day out at Piha beach and another day at the Auckland museum (great musuem-btw). Glenice kindly allowed us to use a set of kayaks, she even helped me carry it down to the beach.
There were so many benefits to staying here - the beach location, the house itself, the full breakfast, not worrying about parking or parking fees, the wireless internet, the flat screen tv's, the billiard table, the kayaks and the unexpected bonus of a real great and warm hostess. Thanks again Glenice - we can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Clifftop Lodge
Address: 29 Gilberd Place, Torbay 0630, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Torbay
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Torbay
Number of rooms: 4
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Clifftop Lodge Torbay, New Zealand - Auckland

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