Room and bathroom very good. Excellent cold platter dinner, including dessert; served in the dining room and not in our bedroom (see previous comment by "Michelle L"). Very good cooked breakfast.
BUT, the layout of the Lodge means that Guests entering through the front door then go through the dining room, a bit disconcerting if you're having dinner. Also, there is no internal entrance to the Lounge, so you need to go outside and around the building - not very convenient.
Julie and Donovan are trying hard but we agree with other peoples' comments about them perhaps taking on too much with no help; with Donovan's business and the Dog/Cat kennels and the 2 year old. (Perhaps that's why Julie has dropped cooked dinners.) You have to be there for your guests at meal times - we were OK but another couple had to wait for breakfast when Julie was down at the kennels.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and with a coupon deal it was good value for money; but they need more help, or a rethinking of their priorities.
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- Only ten minutes from the famous Waitomo Caves, Redwood Lodge offers travelers affordable luxury in a tranquil setting. Redwood Lodge offers 4 good-sized heated/air conditioned, king/twin or queen en-suite rooms, each provided with tea/ coffee making facilities. Enjoy our eight acres of park-like grounds, guest lounge with TV, pool table and open log fire to warm your toes during the colder months. Relax in our hot spa, sauna or enjoy a cooling dip in our in-ground swimming pool before relaxing on the deck in the summer sun. With dinner available you can settle in for the night. After a good nights sleep wake up to a delicious and filling cooked or continental breakfast, homemade preserves are standard. Your hosts look forward to welcoming you into their home and if required, happily offering a wide range of information on the area in which they live. Discounts are given for multiple nights stay. ... more less
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