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“Peaceful hideaway with friendly hosts”
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Fern Lodge
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Cabin and slept better than we have in years. Though just a few steps down to the driveway and office, we enjoyed total privacy up in this cabin on the hill, with a great view of the bay. The hosts were all so friendly, with excellent tips for our stay. And we walked or biked into the center of the quaint and eccentric Coromandel Town, where we enjoyed craft beers, quality meals, and fresh fruits and veggies which we bought from NZ's ubiquitous roadside vendors, often paying in honesty boxes, and then keeping and preparing the food in the kitchenette of the Cabin. Would stay here again on our next visit. Many thanks!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Arrived after a 6 hour drive to find that no record of our booking (and deposit) made 6 months ago existed. Good job we had copies of paperwork and there was a spare room available. After 2 nights we were asked to move rooms. Decided that we would rather leave. When we arrived there was a towel from a previous
guest still in the shower. Wooden chopping boards had deep dark cracks in them. Proprietress said that the mix up was due to 1) having a baby, 2) husband doing the booking and 3) being on holiday. She never once apologised for the inconvenience, though at least the lady on reception did. Will go to Whitianga next time.

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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Price Range: £84 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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