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Earthsong Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Tryphena B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed at Earthsong for 3 nights in February and didn't want to leave. Carol and Trevor are the most wonderful hosts and the Lodge is a beautiful retreat overlooking the glorious Tryphena Bay. Their attention to guests needs and genuine interest in ensuring your stay is all you want it to be is exceptional. Beautifully created food matched with good company made for some lovely evenings. We recommend Earthsong Lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway and we will return soon.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham O
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Earthsong_12, Owner at Earthsong Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to send your review to Tripadvisor, and thank you for your positive feedback, I have passed this onto the Earthsong team.
Excellent customer service is of paramount importance to us at Earthsong and I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.
Once again, your feedback is much appreciated and it is only through feedback we can improve our product and service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Carol

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing, the location was incredible and the hosts couldn't have been nicer. Have already recommended Earthsong to our friends

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Steveblay
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Earthsong_12, Owner at Earthsong Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor, we appreciate your positive feedback. I have passed this onto the Earthsong team.
Excellent customer service is of paramount importance to us at Earthsong and it's good to know we are doing well. Once again, your feedback is much appreciated and it is only through feedback we can improve our product and service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Carol

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

It's amazing how transformed we both felt after just 2 nights at Earthsong.I can't imagine what Carol & Trevor could have improved on. From organising the appropriate rental vehicle to providing us with local knowledge, it set us up to just enjoy our stay and leave any stress back on the mainland. The thoughtful touches like fresh flowers from their garden in our room and a wonderful cream to help my sore knee just raised the bar on great hospitality. Then to the food - the piece de resistance for us - there were too many highlights to even begin. We're both real foodies and Trevor continually surprised and impressed with his talent and broad repertoire. We can't stop raving about the experience and will definitely be back. Oh, did I mention their olives? The best I've ever tasted. We've brought some home and will be very discerning on who we share them with.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are beautifully appointed with covered balconies and lovely views over Tryphena harbour.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debs N
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We booked Earthsong to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It really was the perfect romantic getaway. We arrived tired, but went home two days later utterly refreshed. Trevor and Carol are professional hosts in every way, attending to our every need. Warm and inviting, with the perfect balance of care and attention, and respectful privacy. We really just showed up and enjoyed the full pampering that Earthsong had to offer. The five course evening meals were up there with some of the best I have experienced. Trevor is a wonderful chef, passionate about his cooking, with each course thoughtfully planned and prepared. We enjoyed hearing where the ingredients originated from, including many which were home grown on Great Barrier, and his inspiration for each dish. These insights, along with his great sense of humour were a delightful addition to the culinary experience.
Every detail has considered in the creation of this unique Lodge. It's design aesthetic has an ambiance quite unlike anything we have experienced before. Very peaceful and tranquil. It's the kind of place you could curl up on the couch and fall asleep, or settle in for a game of backgammon or two.

On a personal note, we noticed that the music compilation for our Anniversary night had been thoughtfully selected for the occasion, and was entirely perfect . The high powered telescope was set up outside for a close up view of the moon on a clear Barrier night. Very romantic. Carol took care of our every need, and made us feel quite welcome in the mornings, welcoming us with hot coffee and warm croissants as we wandered in for a late breakfast/brunch. Thanks so much for a memorable stay, we hope to be back some day.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kirsty M
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

We were met at the airport by Trevor, our host, who showed the way to the lodge stopping occasionally to impart well pitched points of interest.

When we ventured out on our first day, it was a short drive (by our 4WD hired from GBI Rent-A-Car) to the calm beaches on the island's West Coast, Stonewall Store and Wild Rose Cafe for lunch. Then back 'home' we enjoyed the stunning sea views and tranquility. Our understated room was perfect for relaxing with a book until it was time for our much anticipated dinners each night.

Meals were prepared with great attention to detail and delivered with love. Trevor and Carol offer an immaculate and imaginative dining experience. They are knowledgable, engaging hosts and their passion is infectious. You can relax knowing that you will be well looked after at Earthsong Lodge and leave feeling great that you have supported a quietly eco-friendly venture.

We'll be back!

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Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Trevor and Carol are great hosts paying attention to detail. Trevor's cooking is superb and the facilities are top of the range. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Pieter R
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

The hosts, cuisine and lodge are sublime. We felt pampered and left feeling truly refreshed. If you want a real treat, stay at Earthsong!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kiwigalore
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Address: 38 Medland Road | Auckland, Tryphena, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tryphena
Price Range: £349 - £541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Earthsong Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Earthsong Lodge is a luxury lodge hideaway on Great Barrier Island, just a 30 minute flight from Auckland. The 3 Ocean View Suites all enjoy breathtaking sea views and private sunny courtyards. Earthsong offers dinner included packages as well as B&B rates. Earthsong has a far-reaching reputation for its elegant cuisine. At sundown guests gather to recount their adventures over cocktails and to dine in timeless tradition savoring the finest taste sensations of Earthsong's contemporary cuisine. Great Barrier Island, just 30 minutes from Auckland, offers rugged landscapes, breathtaking views and unspoilt white sandy beaches - an island world that soothes the spirit and challenges the adventurous. Your hosts Trevor and Carol offer genuine kiwi hospitality with exceptional and friendly service. ... more   less 
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