We arrived around midday and were warmly greeted by the hosts who are very charming Kiwis. The property is well separated from the road and landscaped in traditional Kiwi farm style with an orchard at the back. We were shown to our corner room on the upper floor with views of the Donkey paddock and the orchard. The room and ensuite were spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The lodge is very handy to the township for supplies and the many points of interest in the area.
Flowers were blooming and the citrus trees had fruit on them and this was meant to be Winter! Breakfast was all off the property. From the homemade Bread and preserves to the muesli and yoghurt and the just-collected eggs. A great start to a day of exploring. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights with Judy and Gerard and would highly recommend the lodge to anyone visiting Coromandel
If you are lucky enough to stay here you will be made welcome by the owners Gerard and Judy. Indeed we met a lady from Germany who was there for her third stay! We had a lovely bedroom with an en-suite bathroom overlooking the jacaranda tree and with views over open countryside. We stayed in numerous properties in our 4 week stay in the North & South Islands of NZ and can honestly say that the breakfast at Jacaranda Lodge was the outright winner. Produce fresh from their lands and homemade, could not be faulted.
My sister & I stayed here for two nights in December. The Lodge was easy to find and check in was super easy. Our room was on the second floor with a shared bathroom which worked well for us. The room was really nice and comfortable. Breakfast was a real highlight with lots of fresh and homemade food. We loved the animals and lovely gardens at the lodge and found the location convenient for exploring nearby attractions and eating dinner in town. Judy was very friendly and helpful and check in & payment was also really easy. We loved our time here & would definitely have stayed longer if we had longer in New Zealand!
Spent a peaceful evening at the Lodge enjoying Judy’s company. A beautiful property set amongst the orange trees (which produce freshly squeezed juice and marmalade as part of the outstanding breakfast). Our room - the Blue Room - was exactly what we wanted with all the amenities needed for a restful stay. Well placed for Coromandel where excellent fish and chips were found. An hour next morning to Cathedral Cove
We booked in to the Jacaranda on a whim it looked great on the website. Our experience certainly met up with our exoectations, our bedroom which had an ensuite was light and airy. There was a seperate lounge where you could make a cup of tea or coffee, well supplied and tasty Anzac biscuits were wonderful. A tv lounge for our enrtertainnet was available this is a shared space with other guests and the owners. The grounds are very relaxing with lots and lots of trees. residents included chickens, sheep cattle and a donkey, plus a cat that has kind of made its home. Our room was spotless and clean as was the rest of the building. Smoke alarms that are centrally monitored and a Building warrant of fitness which in my experience is unusual but very rare and comforting, Our host was super friendly, gave us a top tip for dinner See my review on the Star and Garter).
The breakfast was exceptional, homed jams and marmalade, home made muesli (two kinds, delicous) but wait ther's more, frsh pressed citrus juice from the various trees on the property, home made bread, (again two kinds) and to top it off free range eggs anyway you like, I had them poached, excellente nourriture! A leisurely breakfast with the other guest, a lovely communal time. I would definitly stay there again in a heart beat. Additionally the hosts try to be as sustainable as they can which is awesome in my opinion. Another bonus was a great selection of books and magazines.