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Doubtless Bay Lodge

33 Cable Bay Block Road Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420 New Zealand
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#2 of 5 B&Bs in Mangonui
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Motel style B&B with 3 Queen rooms and 1 twin room. All rooms have their own en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, Cable TV and own private entrance. Enjoy your breakfast in the dining room or on the deck with stunning views over Doubtless Bay. Short walk to beaches and shops. Friendly New Zealand hosts will arrange tours and trips. Visit local historic places, wineries, isolated beaches or play golf on nearby courses.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
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Barry C wrote a review May 2020
Chilliwack, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here a couple of years ago with my buddy George Culley. I still remember how clean and well kept the rooms were, and the outstanding breakfast that was served. Location is central to everything. Looking forward to staying there again, but this time with my wife,,, 😁 😎 coming from Canada When ever we can fly again !!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Quiet ,just far enough away from town, it was in 2016 February
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James Southwell wrote a review Dec 2019
St. Albans, United Kingdom67 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed here over Christmas and both the room and the hospitality was second to none. Rooms was spacious airy and the continental breakfast was delicious. If I was in there area again I would stay again
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Wow, thank you for such a great review! It's good to know you enjoyed your stay with us, it's always nice to get such positive feedback. Safe travels. Regards Nikki & Gavin.
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Pamela N wrote a review Apr 2019
Swindon18 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at this B&B in the very North of North Island New Zealand.It was in a very good situation for visiting Cape Reinga ,90 mile beach etc.Our en-suite room was clean and comfortable.Gavin was very welcoming and friendly and gave us lots of advice about places to visit and good restaurants.The breakfast was excellent,fruit, cereals,yogurt and a choice of cooked breakfast.It was served on the covered up-stairs deck, with lovely views towards the sea.Nikki even did a load of laundry for me. excellent,fruit,yogurt,cereals
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All the rooms are on the ground floor,with parking outside.
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kenandnu wrote a review Mar 2019
Bedford, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
A lovely comfortable and pleasant stay. Everything clean and fresh. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the bay. Made very welcome by the owners and every request catered for. Lovely food and nice distance from the town. Easy parking. Would recommend to all . Lovely.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Mar 2019
Thank you Kenandnu for such a great review. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in our beautiful little slice of paradise, that is Doubtless Bay. Regards & safe travels Nikki & Gavin.
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Tanisha H wrote a review Mar 2019
Dargaville, New Zealand6 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is nestled just a few minutes from town with views of the Bay for the breakfast in the morning. Nikki and Gavin were extremely welcoming and accommodating. The room is very clean, fresh and modern. If we ever visit the area again we will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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judalUk wrote a review Feb 2019
UK10 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a three night stay at the Lodge, which is ideally situated for exploring everything the Northland has to offer. From the very beginning of our stay Gavin was welcoming, friendly and generous with his time and information about local attractions. Nothing was too much trouble for him and Nikki. Our en suite room was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and plentiful, especially Nikki's cooked section. Would recommend without hesitation.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms the same
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Responded 25 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and giving us such great feedback. We try to make our guests stay as memorable as possible,or all the right reasons, so it's good to know when we get it right. Thanks again. Regards Nikki & Gavin.
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dijohn2015 wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
We had the pleasure of staying at this lodge for the past two nights and wished we had booked longer. It’s the perfect location as a base for exploring so many places around the area.Nicky and Gavin were great hosts who provided tips on where to dine,best routes to take and arranged our trip to Cape Reinga. Rooms spacious and beds sooo comfy. The breakfasts were divine - our son is a chef in London and he couldn’t fault them ( perfect eggs and great homemade muesli Nicky and great coffee Gavin ) our one tip - take and extra night or two here and really soak up some great Kiwi hospitality Having previously been in the hospitality industry and travelled a lot , I really rated this stay. We will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, especially when the review is from guests who are, or who have worked in the industry. It's always good to know what we get right with the service we provide and also what we could improve, difficult as that is to hear sometimes. I think the recently installed ceiling fans also help with room comfort, especially now that it's hotter, with increased humidity. Thanks again for such a fantastic review, we would love to see you back again in the future. Regards Nikki & Gavin.
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Clare K wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions1 helpful vote
Gavin and Nicky were so accommodating, even when we arrived with our boat. The rooms were spacious and beautifully done. They are recently renovated. The beds were so comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and the portions generous. It really was a luxurious stay but great value for money. We loved Coopers Beach. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Hello there Clare. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope the rest of your holiday is just as enjoyable. The weather is certainly playing it's part. Thanks again. Regards Nikki & Gavin.
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Stephen W wrote a review Jan 2019
13 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent two nights staying with Gavin and Nikki at the Doubtless Bay Lodge over New Years just gone and the experience was positive to the point that I actually wanted to finally put my name to a review after years of extensive travelling and avoiding social media and public websites like the plague. If you love old style hospitality (read: feeling like part of the family), genuine and lovely hosts, one of the best in house breakfasts you will see, 'part of the service' laundry done for you free of charge, Sky TV, really well located rooms and outstanding local advice as to what to see and where to go, then seriously: don't stay anywhere else. Take a look at the rest of the reviews, read them carefully and pay attention to the lovely things person after person says about them. That will tell you everything you need to know. I'd give them a 6 if I could.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Jan 2019
Wow Steve, what can I say, that is just the most amazing review. Because we're not a waterfront property, we often get marked down on our location and strangely, value for money, so it means so much to get an outstanding review from guests who can see past that and who appreciate the effort that goes into the service we provide. It was great to meet you both. Safe travels and thanks again. Regards Nikki & Gavin.
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Sita H wrote a review Oct 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions
This was the perfect place for us to relax and escape from our every day lives. Gavin and Nikki were perfect hosts and made our stay so much more enjoyable. From the friendly welcome to the delicious breakfast with a view. Gavin gave us lots of information about the area and what to do while we are here. We will definitely be back next time we are up these ways. Thank you Joseph and Sita
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Thank you Sita and Joseph for such a glowing report. Yes, Gavin has does his homework and I must say, guests are usually quite surprised to hear that Doubtless Bay is actually the site of a long extinct volcano that blew itself to pieces! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you both making a return visit if you're back up this way in the future. Thanks again Nikki & Gavin.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doubtless Bay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Butler Point Whaling Museum (3.4 km), Mathew's Vintage Museum (7.3 km), and Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thai, Waterfront Cafe & Bar, and Fresh & Tasty.
Are there any historical sites close to Doubtless Bay Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (2.0 km).