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“Sanctuary at Buffalo Lodge”
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Buffalo Lodge
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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“Sanctuary at Buffalo Lodge”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We started our annual NZ trip in the Coromandels and found Buffalo Lodge via Trip Advisor. What a wonderful discovery. Evelyne is the most charming host, sharing her wonderful home and life with us. Her knowledge of and contacts in the local area make planning your day to day activities easy. The area around Coromandel town is fabulous - in some respects time is standing still and yet in others there is a quirky self confidence that makes you feel very comfortable to relax and enjoy your time.
The lodge is at the end of a long drive on a narrow track through native bushland fording a creek - don't be put off - it is worth it to see the views from the house when you get there!
Evelyne is a wonderful artist and great cook who is very happy to give her time to make your stay a wonderful experience. We are definitely coming back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Just returned from a great trip to New Zealand. Our time spent at Buffalo Lodge was one of the highlights. Evelyne is the perfect host, providing everything you need for a restful break. The location is amazing with fantastic views. As a centre for touring the Coromandel you couldn't do better. We were lucky to have a meal at the Lodge one night. Evelyne is a very good chef. Her breakfasts are wonderful. If you want a restful location in superb accommodation this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Yet again our stay at Buffalo Lodge was perfection.Total peace and serenity nestled amongst New Zealand native bush, all quiet but for birdsong. Eveleyn as ever, is a lovely charming host, nothing is too much trouble for her. She is an amazing gourmet chef and the Thai evening meal she cooked for us was sublime. The lodge is situated in the perfect position for travelling around the Coromandel Peninsular, beautiful beaches close by and so much to do and see...Driving Creek Railway just a couple of minutes away is a MUST SEE! The sunsets from every room at the lodge are breath-taking, a photographer's dream...see pics! We look forward to our next visit very soon.

Room Tip: All rooms are very comfortable and have a great veiw.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

After six years back in the UK, I finally returned to the Coromandel and to Evelyne's warm welcome at Buffalo Lodge. After a solo visit the first time,when Evelyne had been an absolute star in helping me deal with a few challenges, this time I brought two friends with me. They were as enchanted as I was with the views, the space and Evelyne's ability to make our all-to-short visit, a golden memory. She even found us a "more-pork" owl one night!

A great part of the world to visit and this is my number one place to stay when you are there.

Room Tip: The rooms with balconies have fabulous views over the bush to the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Evelyn is the warmest most generous of hosts and our stay was simply amazing. Wonderful accommodation and perfect views over the bush to the sea. Beautiful breakfasts including freshly laid eggs from the resident chickens, and as a coffee expert her flat white is amazing. Evelyn went out of her way to make our stay special and it was a real home from home. Fantastic value for money too. You'll miss out on a real trial of a life time if you don't book here.

Room Tip: My room had its own balcony with amazing views from dawn till dusk - and then there was the night sk...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We spend great time in the lodge. Enjoyed great view from the balcony, good food and coffee, and that was very cozy place. The paintings on the walls were also beautiful!!! I really want to visit there again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

A warm welcome, a charming host en the best food of New Zealand. The house is situated on a beautiful spot, the food is prepared of locale and own produce. Evelyne made us feel at home from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buffalo Lodge
Address: 860 Buffalo Road | PO Box 11, Coromandel 3543, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Coromandel
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Ranked #8 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Coromandel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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