Several reviewers have mentioned Samson the dog, and we met him too. Unfortunately there was another dog staying when we did and we watched the two of them bail up the other guests barking and growling. Then it happened to us too, with the visiting dog growling and Samson snapping at me.I am used to dogs and this was the worst experience I have ever had with them, quite frightening as they are both big dogs. Samson on his own seemed fine, but this other dog was nasty and they got each other worked up and aggressive. It was a shame as it's a lovely spot, beautiful view, comfortable and well appointed room. The hot water bottles were a nice touch and much appreciated as it was colder than we'd expected.
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- Great Barrier Island offers everything for the independent traveller who wants to get away from it all to a simpler way of life. In keeping with this, Manuka Lodge offers affordable self-contained accommodation, with the comforts of home. Set in tranquil gardens with abundant birdlife and utilising solar power and rainwater, each unit has a private balcony with harbour and gulf views and is suitable for two guests. Each studio unit is en suite and has a kitchenette (no oven or microwave but a 2-hob gas cooker) Mosquito net, radio, flashlight and reading material are also supplied.Manuka Lodge is a great place to just relax. ... more less
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