We have stayed in the O’Grady Lodge over weekend with our friends. It was 6 of us altogether (3 couples) and we had absolutely fantastic time.
Paddy and Judy – your hosts - make you feel welcome from the moment you met them. They are attentive, generous and genuinely friendly couple.
We stayed in three different bedrooms and each one of them had its character. Every bedroom has private balcony. Furnishing, bedding and all amenities and supplies –are top notch. Everything you can think of luxury and comfort is there: filtered water, Nespresso coffee machine (with the vast variety of coffee), little sweet treats, fresh flowers, fridge full of drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, very comfortable bed and luscious bedding, SKY TV, heatpump, even docking station for your Iphone/Ipod. Generous size bathroom has a spa, shower, under floor heating and spotless clean.
At night Judy and Paddy has dropped us off and picked us up from the local restaurant where we had a good steak for a dinner.
Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Variety, freshness and presentation were absolutely great. We didn’t want to leave. Such a great place where you feel like home, treated gracefully by your hosts.
We definitely recommend this place as a luxury retreat with a little bit of extra on top.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- O'Grady Lodge is a luxury B&B located in a peaceful country setting just minutes from the Northern Motorway and is a perfect stopover for travellers heading north from Auckland or departing New Zealand the following day. We offer four guest rooms, serviced daily, with top of the range Sealy beds, en-suite bathrooms with double spa baths and quality amenities, including Nespresso coffee and l'occitane products. All rooms have underfloor heating and/or air-conditioning. Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a sumptuous breakfast and complimentary mini-bar are included in the tariff. French, German and Japanese spoken. ... more less