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“A gem in the ferns”
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Fern Lodge
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is the perfect place to stay. A number of cabins tucked away in the forest on the slope above Coromandel. Very private, with good view over the bay. We stayed in the smallest one, the Cabin, which is amazing value. The area is lovely, but why go anywhere when you have the jungle all around you.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ulli S
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

No doubt best place to stay in Coromandel Town! The lodge is just a 2-minute drive from the town center, but still feels like you are in the middle of the jungle by yourself. Inside, it couldn't have been any better. Super clean, the beds were super comfy, great bathroom... a piano if you play, books and flyers with what to do in Coromandel... you won't feel like going out once you enter the place!

On top of that, super friendly hosts, and they clearly know all the best beaches and spots on the peninsula, and are happy to advise.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank frangz
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

A little gem. We stayed in the studio with our dogs . It has everything u need. The owners are very friendly relaxed and helpful. Coromadel town is just lovely and there's plenty of bush walks and beaches nearby. Great cafés to. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Stormpipes
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Fern Lodge is not your usual motel. The part we stayed in had two bedrooms, balcony overlooking bush, and all the usual facilities which were nicely presented. A small thing, but also a great thing, was the fact that the fridge is in the kitchen and separate from the bedroom. Therefore there was no annoying sound to be heard through the night. If we were in Coromandel again we would definitely stay there. We decided to stay a second night.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank John H
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

If so, this is for you. First you need to know that there are new owners who are very welcoming and friendly. They have refurbished the accommodation so don't take notice of some of the photos on this site!
It is just outside Coromandel town in a raised position. There is the Tree House which has two bedrooms and above the office. A two bedroomed cottage and the Cabin. The Cabin is reached by several steps and there is a lovely view from the deck.
We stayed in the Tree House. Quiet, airy and comfortable. Large deck with plenty of seating. BBQ available. Lounge has comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Bedrooms have large comfortable beds.
We went to Rapaura Water Gardens. Beautiful gardens with native flora leading to a large waterfall. Good Cafe there. Turn off at Tapu on the road to Thames. Road leads to Coroglen.
Do go to Whitianga and on the Ocean Leopard Tour. The boat is covered, fast and Justin is a great commentator. We also went to the Driving Creek Railway. Another good trip

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Tripper100England
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Me and my partner stayed at the lodge this spring very spontaniously as we decided for a Coromandel trip in the middle of the night. We quickly looked for accommodations on tripadvisor and fern lodge was our first choice because of the cozy bedroom with the blue paint picture. James, the manager, answered the phone promtly (although it was midnight) and after a couple of minutes we were booked in.
We arrived around 4 am and must have woken up the whole place while we were looking around as it was pitch black night and we were pretty much in the bush. But James came out pretty soon and coordinated us to our studio. I was quite happy to realize that we got the studio with the baby blue paint and the cozy bed! Next morning was a gorgeous sunshiney day with birds whistling outside and the cute garden with all the citrus trees just in front of the window.
Turned out the place was managed by a young couple with 2 dogs and a cute rabbit (or 2 as one had run away), and they were in the process of renewing the whole place. They were really helpful with recommendations and we took their advice readily as we kinda had no plan, what to do in Coromandel. Haha.
It was awesome 2 days and was topped by Ray, the old host who had retired, who told us many stories and shared with us his most favourite place. We enjoyed it a lot and will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Shokoshock
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We were in Coromandel town in March and I saw a few places listed to stay. As we drove through the town I saw the sign for the Celadon. The place is tucked up on a hillside, down an unpaved road with a the main house and a small detached cottage. There is a cabin or two higher but hidden by vegetation. We selected the detached cottage behind the main house primarily because it was the only one that had free wifi. The unit was comfortable and slept four. There was just two of us so we had plenty of room. It was quiet and comfortable and a few minutes from town. The manager, Genevieve was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Celadon as it met our needs and was a good value. Thank you.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laurie48
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Additional Information about Fern Lodge

Address: Corner Alfred St. And Oxford Terrace,, Coromandel, New Zealand (Formerly Celadon Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Coromandel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Price Range: £37 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3

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