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Colleith Lodge
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

A truly memorable stay, accommodation, views, breakfasts and 'happy hour' with nibbles, superb.
Colin and Maureen lovely hosts and there restaurant choice we visited twice it was so good. Only downside we were only there for 2 nights due to a busy schedule. Can't recommend it enough.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

What a wonderful treat it was to stay with Collin and Maureen and have them be our hosts. This was a really beautiful B&B with the finest attention to detail. Every night at 6 was hors d'ouerves and cocktails... A wonderful time to meet with our hosts and other guests.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We spent 3 nights at the splendid Colleith Lodge at the end of a four week trip to New Zealand, and Colin and Maureen ensured a memorable end to a great hoilday.

The purpose built accommodation is of the highest standard, set in lovely gardens with views over the estuary at Tairua. It is an ideal location for those wanting to explore the Coromandel area; each morning Maureen provided a printed list of things to do based upon our wishes for the day.

Breakfast included a range of freshly prepared fruits and full cooked options, but for us the highlight was the "6 o'clock drinks and canapes" with Colin & Maureen. It was a great way to learn more about the country and local area from two friendly and welcoming hosts - Kiwi hospitality at it's very best!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Colin and Maureen are wonderful hosts. The accomations, furniture, building (he built it himself!!) food and wines were wonderful. And they are ready and willing to laugh. We had a grand time. They made us dinner reservations at the best place!!! We went there twice after enjoying wine and appetizers on their deck. In packing up I realized I was going to have some trouble with a large vase I had bought and both of them came to my rescue with the perfect bag for me to bring my treasure home. It's all about a great place with great people and great hospitality. Colleith Lodge has it all!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We spent four nights here during the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Tairua is a two hour scenic drive from Auckland. Colleith Lodge is a purpose built bed and breakfast establishment set in a lovely garden area with fantastic sea and river views from its bedrooms.
Maureen and Colin are terrific hosts and made us feel very welcome as guests in their home. The bedrooms are spotlessly clean and well appointed, with en-suites and a small patio. There is a swimming pool and spa pool outside all the bedrooms which would be great during summer. Breakfast was sustantial- beautiful platter of freshly cut fruit ( the majority grown on the property), stewed fruit, juices, yoghurt, cereal and grain toast followed by a cooked meal. Maureen's omlettes were terrific and my husband enjoyed his perfectly cooked poached eggs with bacon and mushrooms.
Canapes and drinks on the patio at six pm were a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed the chat around the table. Both Maureen and Colin are very knowledgeable about the whole
area and advised us on different aspects of the Coromandel and Tauranga.
Colleith Lodge is expensive but worth it. It is a very special place and the best B&b that we have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ayalax
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

Spent the last two nights of our 3 week tour around NZ here. Yes it's expensive but it's also very, very good. We were in the Pacific suite, a nicely furnished and well equipped room. The view is just fantastic.
Drinks at 6 with other guests was fun and certainly gave us things to chat about afterwards :-) Breakfast was enormous - we settled for boiled eggs on day two so we could move afterwards. And all with that view.
Maureen and Colin are great hosts - don't get in the way - but are there if you need anything. Maureen offered a fun itinerary for a day tour of the Coromandel and Colin lent us a spade for Hot Water Beach. We wouldn't sty in this price accommodation every night but for somewhere special it's marvellous. And the view!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

The most amazing aspect of this lodge was the view - it is outstanding, breathtakingly beautiful.

The website described the place as having three "suites" when really they are reasonable sized bedrooms. They do each have a patio area but not private - they are all open to each other and the pool.

The rooms are comfortable but quite sparsely furnished, no where to boil a kettle except the bathroom balanced on teh edge of the sink, and every time I took the tea tray into the room it was moved back to the shelf under the sink in the bathroom.

The canapes and drinks at 6pm are a nice touch, and the breakfast was very fresh - although nothing varied between the mornings we stayed so it may get monotonous after a while.

They advertise a laptop for the use of guests so I decided not to take my own, however this is not openly available, you have to ask to use it. I did this once but felt very awkward amd didn't ask again - if I'd known I would have taken my own as I normally do.

Overall a pleasant place to stay but not worth $495 per night - particularly when we stayed the following night in a one bedroom apartment in Auckland that cost less than half the price and was double the size.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colleith Lodge

Address: 8 Rewa Rewa Valley | PO Box 25, Tairua 3544, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Tairua
Price Range: £291 - £303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Colleith Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Tairua, the gateway to the Coromandel, this 5 star luxury lodge is set in a breathtaking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here the silence is broken only by the sound of birdsong. COLLEITH LODGE is a boutique one level lodge in a unique location. Set on 1 1/2 acres of native bush the spectacular panoramic views encompass Tairua Estuary, Pauanui, Slipper Island and the Pacific Ocean and can be viewed from all rooms. Relax in the pool and spa or just sit on the deck and enjoy watching the native birds perform aerobatics up and down the valley. A full Kiwi breakfast is included and pre-dinner drinks & nibbles are offered to guests each evening. Each guest room has its own ensuite bathroom and tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi. Your stay here is hosted by New Zealanders with a lifetime of stories to tell. ... more   less 
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