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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aotearoa Lodge

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Aotearoa Lodge
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Whitianga
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“The best place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Wow what a great place. we travelled with a another family so their where 9 of us and we all loved it. It was so beautiful and quiet and plenty of room for the kids to play.
What about Darryl's boat BEST TRIP EVER and we got to see a seal just loved it.
We will definitely be back and have told so many of our friends to go.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Hi Brett thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was really great meeting you guys, i hope you all had a rememberable trip in NZ Darryl say hi.
Thank you
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

After touring round it was bliss to book into a quiet location such as this. The owners were friendly and helpful and, when I had problems with the internet connection, did all that they could to help. Gentle walk to the beach but transport definitely needed of going into the town.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Hi Jan Thank you so much for spending the time to review Aotearoa Lodge.
I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Lets hope we will have the pleasure to meet again.
Thank you
Lynette / Darryl
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

A real gem of a place to stay. We lived in the Standard Studio for a night. Neat and tidy and appropriately located very close to Mercury Bay. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The boat trip to Cathedral Cove with Daryll was the highlight of our trip and we would love to return for a longer duration soon. We took the condensed tour of the Cathedral Cove and Orua Caves. The moment Daryll pulled the ship into the Orua cave, I was transferred into absolute bliss! Thanks a lot Darryll and family for making our weekend trip so memorable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Thank you very much for your review . We welcome your feed back.
I hope your enjoyed your stay on the Coromandel.
Thank you Lynette
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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Although we did not stay at the Aotearoa Lodge, we will when we return! Darryl was our guide for 3 days while we visited the Coromandel Peninsula. We could not have found anyone better. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent with him. He made sure to personalize our tour and take us places he knew we would enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 25 September 2013
Hi Mr and Mrs Gillis thank you so much for a wonderful review.
It was a great pleasure meeting you and having the opportunity to show of our beautiful coast and country. We hope to look forward to meeting your son on his journey around New Zealand.
Thanking you

Darryl and Lynette
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

A absolutely fantastic place to stay in Whitianga. Very friendly owners and they will go the extra mile to make your stay pleasurable and memorable. Very clean and comfortable units, excellent facilities. I had a superb time up north and would highly recommend the Lodge to other people travelling to Whitianga. The owners of the Lodge also run the Scenic Cruises to Cathedral Cove, a very worthwhile trip to make, it had that Wow! factor, I just loved the whole trip. I had a brilliant time away.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Great place - need transport to get into Whitianga - self drive is best
Take advantage of the 2 day Ultimate Breakaway option which includes a visit to Mercury Winery and also a boat trip to Cathedral Cove. Amazing fun!
Lovely owners who can't do enough for you.

Room Tip: Various options but there is a lovely lounge with kitchen area - plus BBQ
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 6 April 2013
Hi Maggie thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was really great to meet your group.
I hope you had a great trip back home,

Many thanks Lynette Darryl
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

It is located close to the beach in a very quiet & pleasant setting. We got it for a good price but our room itself was quite small. We traveled with a baby..so we needed more room for him to play. The room had a fridge, cups & plates. But we thought it was a bit odd to not have a microwave. But the common lounge (with a stove top & microwave) was very close. There was no one in the lounge..so we got lucky. It had nice couch & a big screen TV. The front desk staff were very helpful & friendly. We got there after hours. All we had to do was just call & let them know the time and everything was ready for us.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank voyagegirl1984
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Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay
May be next time you stay a family unit would be available.
Lynette
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Property: Aotearoa Lodge
Address: 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aotearoa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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