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“Relaxing retreat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fern Lodge

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Fern Lodge
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Relaxing retreat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

My friend and I stayed in the tree house for two nights at the end of a three week trip in New Zealand and found it so relaxing and tranquil we wished we had longer. The tree house is equipped for self catering so we abandoned ideas of eating out and cooked a steak from the fantastic butcher in the town. The owners of Fern Lodge are welcoming and helpful and their dogs are adorable. I woke in the night and had an amazing view of the stars from my bedroom window, the birdsong in the morning was beautiful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Glendale, California
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249 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Fern Lodge is a gem for people who want a place to stay that is unique in its layout and welcomes you into the family. We stayed in the Studio, which is like a small apartment with full kitchen facilities and found it wonderful. But the other rooms and suites all have their quirks and advantages. You are minutes from the little town and not far from many of the attractions in the area. The owners are very helpful with information, and if you get to know Ray you will experience a unique insight into life in Coromandel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

My sisters and I stayed here for 2 nights in the Tree House, and really wished we had stayed longer. The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful. And their dogs are gorgeous! We all felt very comfortable here and loved lazing on the balcony in the sun reading and relaxing. The beds were super comfortable, and the linen and towels were good quality. We fell in love with the peace and quiet here and will definitely be staying again. Thank you Genevieve and family!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cheshire
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed February 2014
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1 Thank CandCJS
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Fern Lodge

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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