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Breakfast on the Beach Lodge
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Waiheke Island
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
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“One of a Kind !”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stay Back in March !... Just a great start to our Wedding and time in New Zealand !
Beautiful B&B in a beautiful setting. This was our first trip to Waiheke and we were blown away by everything and the sincere owners Marilyn and Keith ! Thank you all for making it a great memorable stay ... we will be back for sure !

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you for the kind review and so pleased you enjoyed the Waiheke experience. A wedding on an island is always a great experience and Waiheke Island more so - it is not called the 'wedding capital' for no reason. We are so pleased you chose Breakfast on the Beach Lodge to stay at but equally your choice of wedding venue at Delamore Lodge is also something very special. We look forward hosting you again. Regards Keith and Marilyn.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stayed here in March between work schedules with my partner. This Lodge is a place I wish I had found earlier as it provides an experience that one should not leave too late. From the moment we arrived on Waiheke we had the peace, quiet, luxury, pampering anyone could only wish for including total privacy. The lodge looks like a large home so you feel like you might be in someone's personal space but that is far from the case. Keith and Marilyn engage you as little and as much as you wish for they don't share the same space the guests have but are available on hand to answer any queries you might have or make any necessary booking for your island experience. On our first evening they provided complimentary drinks and canopies while enlightening us about all the great things we can do and see on the Island.
We had a car and would recommend you either pick one up on the island or bring it over on the car ferry (which was our option for $180 return fare). It takes about 1 hour to drive from one end of the island to the other (east-west) so it's handy having your own vehicle to explore. The lodge itself is in the main township (Oneroa?) on the beach so is an easy walking distance to the local attractions.

We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
We know it was a busy itinerary for you both to manage your work scheduled round a stay with with us. So pleased it all worked out for you and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I know you were keen for a kayak round the bay but the weather was not particularly good on the day - so lets plan on doing it next time. Regards Keith
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Mal and I spent a few days here in February and had one of the most wonderful experiences we have ever had. We knew it was going to be quite unique when we first arrived and Keith picked us up from the ferry and drove us to their beautiful lodge on the beach front. The arrival and hosting was second to none and we could not have asked for anything more. Keith, Marilyn and Tina - thank you, thank you, thank you. We have been a number of places from Hotels to motels and bed and breakfasts in between - but this was something quite difference - I guess if I had to give it a name it would be a boutique hotel? It was an experience we will never forget.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you for the kind review. It was our pleasure to host you and Mal during your stay on Waiheke Island. We know this was a special occasion for you both and trust the holiday here was just the break you needed from Christchurch and the batteries were well charged for your return. We look forward to hosting you both again at some stage in the future. Until then all the very best- regards Marilyn, Keith and Tina.
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

BotB is a lovely property, which is very well hosted by Maralyn and Ian. It’s in a very quiet location, right on the beach with stunning views. The rooms are large and comfortable, and have everything you’d need for a stay for a couple of nights. Breakfasts were beautifully presented – a work of art! There’s a hot tub in the garden, and a very well placed shower for hosing off on your way back from a dip in the sea.

A couple of nice unexpected treats are the drive to ferry in Ian’s convertible, and also a glass of wine and canapes with our hosts on the first night. They also recommended we eat at the Mudbrick vineyard, and booked a table for us, which turned out to be the best place we had eaten in NZ to date on the trip.

Would definitely recommend for a stay on Waiheke, and we’d return like a shot next time we are on the island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you very much for the kind review. We know we were only a small part of a 5 month tour of the world that you were on and feel privileged we helped make a part of your trip a memorable one. Keith (alias Ian) has many talents - included impersonating someone else by the sounds of it - however, given the itinerary you had it's not surprising that names become a blur after a while. Nevertheless, it was certainly our pleasure to host you both and trust the rest of your tour went well - keep in touch and hope we can have the opportunity to entertain you again at some point in the future. Warm regards Marilyn.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for 3 nights with our dear friends. Couldn't ask for better hosts and the breakfasts were to die for. We didn't get a choice but were asked if there was anything we didn't like, We were presented with 2 courses each morning, one fruit and one savoury, very nice. Very large rooms and lovely bathrooms. Thanks Keith and Marilyn for a great weekend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you so much for the kind review.
It was our pleasure to host you both for this special birthday holiday and trust we will catch up with you again in the near future. All the very best and may you have many more birthdays and holidays to go!! Warm regards Keith and Marilyn.
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I stayed here at a rate of $750 night. There are only 4 rooms in this house. It is a beautiful property at a scenic location, but it is unfortunate that the owners do not take pride in being business owners. When I was there, all 4 rooms were occupied. I had requested and paid for a room with a king bed and instead got a room with 2 queens. There was no advance notice to me of this change. For $750 a night you have certain expectation, such as wifi to work in all the rooms. I stayed at the Four Seasons Bora Bora for a comparable rate and all the amenities were perfect and functioning properly. At Breakfast on the Beach I complained numerous times about not having signal in my room which was probably less than 100 feet away from the router/modem. Why can't the owner stick independent wifi in each room? Why are they so cheap? There was so much dust in the room, on the remote control, on the glasses, cups, and any other surface I could find. Do they not pay someone to clean up in between guests? They were also stingy with the toiletries and towels, fortunately I brought my own. Breakfast is pre-set. I was not given any options nor asked preferences in advance. I do not eat eggs and that was the only option. The waitress didn't even know what was on the menu when I asked, even though she only had one menu and it was the same for all the guests. I had to remove the eggs and eat around them what was left. I went to a restaurant in town to eat afterwards since I was still hungry. If you stay here, don't pay more than $100/night. It's not worth any more. This was my last stop in New Zealand after staying at about a dozen different properties over several weeks. Some were less expensive and some were more expensive, but all of them exceeded the experience I had at BOTB.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear "Super Vixen". Given your review is totally out of the ordinary we must make a few comments in response.

Room. The room you booked and were given is a king room with two queen beds, of the same size, outlook and price as the other rooms.

WIFI. Yes the Wifi signal was weak in your room that day as your room access point was not working so your iphone had trouble picking the primary signal. We did explain that to you at the time and also offered you a laptop to use in your room. You still had excellent wifi reception throughout the public areas and free use of the library computer, broadband and printer. We are terribly sorry for this inconvenience

Dust. Well this we cannot explain as your room had only just been serviced with the departure of other guests including new glassware. How dust could have appeared from the dishwasher to your room in such a short space of time is most strange. Once again we apologies for this and trust you were still able to drink your complimentary wine from those glasses supplied.

Towels We have normally found that 2 bath towels, 2 spa towels, 2 hand towels and two face cloths, a bath mat and full selection of toiletries is normally enough for two people staying one night. Had you asked we would have not hesitated to supply you with more.

Breakfast When you made the booking, and again when shown through the Lodge on arrival, you were advised that we provided a 2 or 3 course set breakfast changing each day, which is why we make a specific point to find out any dietary issues or foods you did not eat. If you forgot to mention this we most certainly would have still provided you with an alternative had you requested this at the time.

We pride ourselves on providing a particularly high standard of service and had you made any complaints at the time we most certainly would have done everything possible to fix the problem. The fact you have chosen to complain in hindsight in a very public way without addressing these issues with us during your stay speaks volumes. We can only apologise after the fact which makes for a rather punitive response. In summary, we trust readers of these reviews will conclude there is something rather untoward with yours. Those who have stayed will confirm we are very much engaged with our guests and honest - a level of courtesy we would like to think all our guests will respect.

Keith & Marilyn
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

My husband and I stayed for one night while visiting the island. Keith and Marilyn are the perfect hosts. The room was beautiful, large and open, looking straight out on to the beach. After a morning of travelling around the island it was a wonderful retreat to sit and watch the water while enjoying our welcome platter and bottle of wine only to be topped by the complimentary carafe of port and chocolates when we returned from dinner later that night.
The breakfast was awesome and when they promise you wont need lunch they were right!
From my first email enquiring about room availability through to our goodbyes Keith and Marilyn could not have been more helpful arranging dinner and a wine tour for us. We were just sorry we could not have stayed longer, it was a perfect intimate, quiet place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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breakfastonthebeach, Owner at Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you for the kind review. It was great to host you and your husband for your short but memorable stay on Waiheke. We know you had a few months of work to finish off in Auckland and trust it all went well and you managed to be reunited with your husband back in Australia. Remember, you can always consider immigrating to NZ - that would certainly be a change from current treads!!! Thanks again and warm regards, Marilyn and Keith.
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Property: Breakfast on the Beach Lodge
Address: 34 The Esplanade | Waiheke Island - Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakfast on the Beach Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breakfast on the Beach is a luxury waterfront boutique lodge on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand - Auckland's Paradise in the Hauraki Gulf. What makes this waterfront lodge unique is its quiet setting on the bay yet close proximity to ferries, shops, restaurants, cafes and wineries. Four luxury guest rooms with large en-suites, open lounge and atrium area that look out over expansive sea views. Each room is meticulously set to cater for your every need. ... more   less 
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