Ika Lodge is one of those B&Bs that you are occasionally very lucky to find. It definitely deserves an 'excellent' rating. Margaret and Ken are outstanding hosts and extremely helpful in organising trips or dinner bookings. Margaret was even able to arrange a massage which resolved my wife's hip pain ... the treatment enabled her to complete the Tongariro Crossing (it was still partly closed so it was really a return trip to the Emerald Lakes).
Ika Lodge is down a fairly long drive and is right next to the river. It was so nice to be greeted with a cup of tea and lovely home-made cake on arrival, which we had on the deck. The breakfasts are fabulous ... the home-made rhubarb and apple compote is scrumptious.
We had the Garden Room ... lovely location with a nice corner window seat ... you also have the use of a large and comfortable lounge. The port provided in your room makes a very nice night-cap when returning from dinner.
Complimentary wifi is available with a fairly good speed.More