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970 Lonely Bay
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Marlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

What a gem! Graeme and Rosemary were the most wonderful hosts and provided so many wonderful little touches to make this one of the best stays we have ever enjoyed anywhere in the world. Nicely located near some excellent beaches and walks.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

As last step of wedding anniversary tour, the 970 lonely bay was perfect and I would put it in the first one of all the guesthouses visited during our trip in NZ.
The house is very beautiful , clean , well decorated and the warm welcome from Rosemary and Graham was lovely.
So relaxing , quiet with nice beaches very closed to the house.
They prepare a delicious full breakfast, a lot of juices, and fruits, served on the outside terrace in a very romantic setting.
Definitively I’ll recommend 970 Lonely bay to my friends and hope to come back.
Thx Rosemary and Graeme for this wonderful stay at the end of our journey.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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brussels
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Greeted so nicely, only seconds after you drive into the parking by a wonderful couple, Rosemary and Graeme, the dream starts.
It's like you are in your own private lodge, assisted by Rosemary and Graeme, who spare no effort to make your stay the most pleasant you ever dreamed of. They take care of everything, from excursions to reservations to nice restaurants in Whitianga, only a few steps away thanks to the pedestrian ferry.
We were 4 in 2 of the 3 rooms at the lodge. Privacy assured in wonderfool rooms taken care of by Rosemary with a marvellous personal touch i.e. a shell with your first name !
They prepare a delicious breakfast, full of vitamins, and great pies.

This place is purely astonishing with access to a lonely beach with protected birds through a little bridge. Pure romance !

Thanks, Rosemary and Graeme, for this lovely weekend for us and our children, which we will never forget !

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at 970 for just one night but wished we had booked in for more!
The house is stunning and the welcome given by Rosemary and Graham was second to none! They were relaxed, informative, so helpful and a joy to stay with.
So relaxing and great beaches and walks just on the doorstep
This is a MUST for anyone visiting the coromandel peninsula

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

If the managers of a property make it "luxury" then lonley bay is "luxury" as Rosemary and Greame are perfect hosts. The property is beautifully decorated and the interior design is excellent. It is a pity there is not a better view from the rooms as the location is stunning. The lodge is expensive, but all "luxury lodges" seem to have a high price tag in NZ (you can stay at a 5 star hotel with all the facilities in Europe for the same price) and this lodge is one of the best we have stayed in.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We held our wedding at Lonely Bay Lodge (and stayed two nights), and can honestly say we've never stayed anywhere more beautiful or had better service. The lodge is even more uniquely beautiful and gorgeously appointed than the photos can show. Its location - bridging a reserve that leads to the beach - is truly idyllic. And host with the most Loring and her team are simply just incredible. It was like having a wedding planner with us; she anticipated our every need, went out of her way for the little things that really counted, put us in touch with fantastic caterers when we got shafted by our own caterers at short notice, and she even organised lovely bar and waiting staff. Unbelievable service that helped our special day go smoothly and beautifully. The next day we were treated to an incredible homemade three course breakfast. What a wonderful place to be, and our heartfelt thanks to the incredibly warm and wonderful Loring for simply blowing us away with a level of hospitality we've never experienced before.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We spent 3 weeks in New Zealand, and this was the first place we went. How were we to know that in the end all of us agreed that 970 Lonely Bay was our favorite place? The lay out and architecture is exquisite, and attention to detail is everywhere.

But a big part of the magic is Loring. She is masterful in every role, and there was nothing she didn't excel at. I will never forget our morning breakfasts served on the patio, overlooking the gardens and Cook's Beach beyond. And nowhere else in New Zealand did we find anything comparable to Loring's freshly made croissants. I'd go back again and again for the setting, the lodgings and the great company.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: 970 Lonely Bay
Address: 970 Purangi Road | RD1, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — 970 Lonely Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
970 Lonely Bay Lodge is a luxury boutique accommodation in Cooks Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand. Accommodation includes three one bedroom suites and a premier two bedroom (honeymoon) suite, all with en-suite, extensive mini-bar, spacious terrace and bush or water views of Purangi Estuary and Cooks Beach. Lodge accommodation facilities include a library, TV/AV 'snug' with Bang & Olufsen plasma television / sound system, separate guest indoor and outdoor bathrooms, solarium and deck, and multiple fireplaces. The boutique lodge offers a perfect venue for corporate events, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways ... more   less 
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