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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
Absolute beachfront boutique accommodation on Northland's stunning Cable Bay beach. Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace, privacy and serenity in one of the 6 spacious units or separate Bay View Cottage.You can be as active or inactive as the mood takes you. Swim in the sea, walk or jog along the beach, boogie board when the swell is up, take a sit-on kayak for a leisurely paddle along the coastline, pick up some fresh green lipped mussels ready for the BBQ or just sit back and enjoy the magic of Doubtless Bay.John & Jackie look forward to welcoming you to their little piece of paradise.FREE glass of wine on arrival. FREE WiFi for stays of 2 nights or more.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Suites
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Microwave
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming
Location
Full view
Getting there
Kerikeri Airport49 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When ever we go to Northland we always stay at the Driftwood Lodge every time we have stayed there we have always had the same outstanding service. The rooms are always very tidy. You have everything you need in your room. The manager and owner...More

Thank NICOLEMONTGOMERY
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Everything turned out fantastic lovely new everything loved the way it was decorated love and care down to really nice wall pictures nice new good sized television the view was so much more the bed so comfortable it was hard to get up 9 days...More

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our room was Roadside not Beach Front - up the back and old with a terrible smell. Definitely not what we expected and would never go back. Doubtless Bay is a pretty place with lots of other lovely accommodation.More

2  Thank Mandy M
Response from DriftwoodLodgeNZ, Owner at Driftwood LodgeResponded 18 July 2018

Sorry about the mix up with your booking ,poorly a misunderstanding with the booking agency As luck would have it we were able to find you something more suitable nearby and gave you a refund even though you said you would not give us a...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were just driving by and stumbled across this gem! Owners are wonderful the setting is awesome right directly on the beach. The location is perfect to explore northland with mangonui just up the road. Perfect and highly recommended! We will be back for sure!

1  Thank AlexHowieson
Reviewed 22 February 2017

You honestly can't beat the location - absolutely beachfront & a beautiful beach at that too. But given the price I had much higher expectations for the condition of the room and the overall cleanliness. If you can overlook floors that look in need of...More

2  Thank Cigar0
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"This is a motel unit do you want to be nearer the beach or don't mind the road you can choose"
MaryD401
18 Sep 2018
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"Stay at Golden Sands Next Door!!"
MandyM193
31 Jan 2018
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"All rooms are sea facing so all a qgood position"
Percypig2015
21 May 2016
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"We had the end room double and a single bed, only noise the ocean."
380maureen
25 Feb 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$93 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionMangonuiCable Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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