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Poets Corner Lodge
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is an amazing lodge, absolutely stunning value for money. The hosts Marg and John and friendly, welcoming and make you feel at home in their lodge. The setting is perfect, with a multi-million dollar view. You have to see it, no photo can truly show it.
The breakfast is great, Marg is a magician in the kitchen and there was an endless supply of home backing and fresh fruit on hand.
With only 4 rooms it is a personal touch, but there is enough space to not feel smothered. The surrounding Waihi region has great attractions to keep yourself busy with and Marg and John are very helpful in suggesting what you can fill your day in with.
A true 5/5, and a true Kiwi gem.

Room Tip: All are pretty much the same size/location etc.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

What a find this was! Marg and John are the perfect hosts. I am torn between wanting to encourage everyone to know this place, and keeping it for ourselves. We are already planning to return with our best friends, and to stay longer. Do not turn down the offer of breakfast. I didn't need to eat again until late evening!
The place is a little out of the way, but the instructions on getting there work perfectly.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms would be fine. There is even great wheelchair access in one room.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joan L
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

John and Marg were the perfect hosts! This accommodation was by far the best during our stay in New Zealand and a perfect way to finish our holiday. The attention to details, from bed turn down, putting on soft music and the fire in the lounge area, to homemade cakes and slices being available at any time, were better than any 5 star hotel I have stayed at. It is a beautiful little drive from the gorgeous Gold Mining town of Waihi (a must to visit) but 100% worth the effort. For that romantic, peaceful and relaxing location you can not beat Poets Corner Lodge. I look forward to staying there again soon… and did I mention the breakfast!! Amazing selection to choose from. Marg is a brilliant chef!

Room Tip: All rooms looked perfect!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TravellingAnnieDoll
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

There is little to add to the other five star reviews. This purpose built BB should truly be the model for every other BB. We would return in a minute, and we plan to recommend it to all our friends.

Stayed: April 2012
Thank alandan
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I fully endorse recent comments. The guest rooms are comfortable and the views from the communal room are wonderful. Fridge is stocked with drinks and cheese for the peckish and thirsty. Wifi available provided it is used sensibly. Evening meal was divine. Visitors' book worth a read as guests are encouraged to write a poetic entry. Very good advice on local attractions, such as Waihi open caste gold mine (free), Waihi clifftop walk (free) and nearby 19th Century traditional gold mine with tunnels and chasms (free - take a torch). Breakfasts met full approval of my demanding French wife. Charming hosts.

Room Tip: All four rooms similar.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SussexFogey
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Poets Corner. We were so grateful to our hosts, Marg and John, for their warm welcome and the bottle of champagne in our room to help us celebrate the start of our honeymoon. The lodge is in a beautiful spot, high up on a hill overlooking the sea. We had delicious breakfasts each morning, and enjoyed learning more about the area from Marg and John who were very happy to make suggestions on local activities, even providing us with a spade for our trip to Hot Water Beach.

The lodge is beautifully decorated with large and comfortable beds and plenty of soft towels in the bathroom. We would recommend Poets Corner to our friends and family, and would definitely go back again ourselves.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank mickandnick
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

The hosts Marg and John were delightful and very helpful. Marg made us an amazing dinner at their lovely home. The guest house has 4 units and a common living room with full kitchen that is for guests use. The rooms have no view but the living room has a lovely view of the forest and grounds with a distant ocean view.

Room Tip: All four rooms are equal but maybe better away from parking lot
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank nricks
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Additional Information about Poets Corner Lodge

Address: 28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Waihi
Price Range: £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Poets Corner Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Boutique Lodge with expansive coastal views, surrounded by native bush. Four double rooms with en-suites. Large lounge/dining with full kitchen. Gourmet breakfasts included in tariff and complimentary fresh fruit and NZ cheeses. Lodge is separate from the house so privacy assured. Dine with your hosts by arrangement or eat at one of the many local restaurants. Base yourself here to discover the Coromandel,.Rotorua. Auckland is just a 2 hour drive. ... more   less 
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