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Te Whau Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Waiheke Island
Reviewed 30 September 2011

My wife and I stayed at Te Whau Lodge during Rugby World Cup. Gene and Liz were great hosts. The Lodge and views are amazing. Breakfasts are outstanding. Waiheke Island is an easy half hour ferry ride from Auckland. Conveniently located to excellent restaurants and wineries. Waiheke and Te Whau Lodge couldn't be better. A bit of a hike from the U.S. but we'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2011

My husband and I have escaped to Te Whau three times over the last 8 years. If we could return tomorrow for a fourth time, we would. Liz and Gene are superb hosts with their gentle personalities, genuine warmth and palpable joie de vivre. The lodge is beautifully designed in an idyllic setting and the food is over-the-top delicious. We were so well taken care of by these two that we wonder why we haven't moved to Waiheke by now! A definite big "thumbs up" for the best place to stay on the island to assure a truly special and unforgettable travel experience.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

This lodge is a rare gem. Comfortable and creatively furnished rooms, with wonderful views over the water and to the Auckland skyline in the distance.
Above all, the hospitality and friendly relaxed atmosphere created by Liz and Gene was a highlight. We received a warm welcome on our arrival, and the memorable dinner cooked for us that night by Gene was six star cuisine. His passion for cooking continued to be evident in the creation of our canapes each evening, and delicious breakfasts.
Great food, good conversation, comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

We stayed at Te Whau Lodge for 2 days and loved it - the view is gorgeous, the food is outstanding and the hospitality is unsurpassed. Hosts Gene and Liz did everything to make our stay perfect, from arranging a car rental (at a discount too) to helping us with our NZ travel plans. We would definitely will stay at Te Whau again if we return to Waiheke Island. It is the perfect place to decompress if you are arriving in New Zealand after a long flight.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

Te Whau Lodge is a beautiful place to stay, and it's run by a wonderful couple, Gene and Liz.. They make you feel right at home and provide you with delicious canapes and wine during happy hour. There are stunning views from the rooms as well as the common area out back. It is not an inexpensive place to stay but Waiheke Island is not a cheap place in general, and all in all we thought this was a great recommendation from our friends. I should add that Liz and Gene provided a delicious breakfast in the morning. 5 stars to Te Whau Lodge.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

A great place to getaway from Auckland. Liz and Gene are perfects hosts who make sure you stay is perfect. Gene is a masterchef and I would highly recommend staying for dinner at the lodge.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

Te Whau Lodge is a fantastic venue, not only the views and island, but the food, conversation and genuine hospitality were well beyond expectations. I would recommend Te Whau Lodge to anyone who is looking to relax, enjoy a beautiful setting and take time out. Gene and Liz were wonderful hosts, always at hand with a helpful tip about Waiheke Island, to help me enjoy my vacation.
I hope to return again soon with my family and friends.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Te Whau Lodge

Address: 36 Vintage Lane | Te Whau Point, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Waiheke Island
Price Range: £290 - £336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Te Whau Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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