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423 Karaka Bay Road, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
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#1 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
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Featuring expansive ocean views of Wellington Harbour, Edgewater Lodge provides luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation for the discerning. Seatoun is a Historic Seaside Village where waterfront houses were originally built as convalescent and holiday homes. Enjoy the relaxing hospitality and fantastic cuisine only moments from the airport and city. Located at Karaka Bay, Seatoun Edgewater Lodge is among the houses and homes of Directors, Producers, cast and crew of Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, 'King Kong', and now 'The Hobbit'. Architecturally built former the home of Hollywood Oscar wining film Producer, Barrie Osborne, Edgewater has hosted numerous Hollywood celebrities and international stars.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Beach
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Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Hannah wrote a review Oct 2020
75 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay here. The lodge is right on the water, walking distance to the beach. Stunning views of the water from the second story. Our room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious with lots of options. Stella and Jurgen were excellent hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Andie wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Edgewater and absolutely loved the location, the accommodation, the breakfast and the expert recommendations we received from the owners. We will be back next time we are in Wellington!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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clg325 wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle25 contributions12 helpful votes
As the picture shows, this hotel is literally across the street (a quiet, pretty street) from the water - a large, gorgeous bay. We had a room that looked out on the water and it was fantastic to wake up in the morning, open the curtains, and there was the sea. The common areas of the hotel were a floor up from our room and had even more expansive views. Our room was very attractive, too, and had everything we needed. Stella, who owns the hotel, and Jurgen, her partner, were fantastic. They gave us lots of ideas for things to do and routes to take, plus they answered every question we had. They made an amazing breakfast, too. The only tiny downside to the lodge is that it is not in the main part of the city, so you have to drive or Lyft/Uber/Cab it in. It's a challenging (but beautiful) drive because of a narrow, windy, steep road up one side and down the other of a hill. But it was such a special place that it was worth it. We loved it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Stainlesteve wrote a review Oct 2019
Lymington, United Kingdom467 contributions209 helpful votes
The lodge is in a superb location with vast views. Stella and Jurgen made us very welcome with a comfy room which was clean and had all we need. Breakfasts were presented superbly and the food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Well done.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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laurielaine wrote a review Apr 2019
Santa Barbara, California27 contributions26 helpful votes
Stella is the best!! And her Edgewater Lodge is pretty wonderful, too. We spent our last night in New Zealand at the Edgewater Lodge. The home is gorgeous, right across the street from the water. Our room had a balcony from which we watched the ferries going past, and at night they are all lit up.The room is beautiful, the bed was great, the linens are top quality, and the en suite bathroom is large.It is all very elegant. Stella does an amazing job with the breakfast, too -- many delicious offerings which she prepares. We left our rental car in Picton so as not to have to deal with it for one day in Wellington. We took a bus from the ferry to the train station, then a taxi to the Edgewater. The next day we used Uber to get around - cheaper than the taxi. I highly recommend a stay at the Edgewater Lodge B&B. It is quiet and not downtown, so having wheels or using Uber is pretty much a must. Stella goes beyond the call of duty to make your stay comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from StellaNewman, Owner at Edgewater Lodge
Responded 1 May 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. What more could a girl want! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoy hosting guests at Edgewater, it is nice to be able to share Edgewater and its views with guests, as one could take it for granted and needs guests like yourself to remind us how lucky we are to live at Karaka Bay. Stella.
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Paul H wrote a review Apr 2019
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We enjoyed the spacious elevated common rooms and our expansive view of the bay while staying in the very comfortable, well appointed and accessible first level room. Our hostess enhanced our stay by sharing her local knowledge and assisting us with whatever we needed.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: First level room is easily accessible from one's car
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WeimarLogHouse wrote a review Mar 2019
Weimar, California103 contributions37 helpful votes
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Jurgen and Stella are impeccable hosts with a gorgeous house in a fantastic location. Jurgen greeted us when we arrived and recommended a restaurant close by, and to check out the Roxy Theatre. Breakfast was a delight in their dining room because they open the doors wide and you have fresh air and a view of the bay. Fruit salads, muesli, hot breakfast with specialty items handmade by Stella like cheese biscuits and petite fours. We had to catch the ferry early our last morning, so they prepared breakfast early for us. Jurgen gave us helpful tips to get the most out of our visit to Wellington and Miramar. The room was beautiful with a very comfortable king size bed. We would gladly stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from StellaNewman, Owner at Edgewater Lodge
Responded 1 Apr 2019
Yip! That's me. Stella star!! Am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and breakfasts. Sorry you had an early start to get to the ferry. See you next time. Stella.
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ChromeCorgi wrote a review Mar 2019
Shanghai, China118 contributions87 helpful votes
I look forward to the next time I can stay here. The rooms are well appointed, spacious, comfy and spotless, facing the water. Hospitality is some of the best I have every experienced on my numerous travels. Hosts are genuine warm, happy to share information on the area and have great suggestions. Breakfast was the best I had on this NZ trip. The location is beautiful - on the water with a lovely natural beach. The lodge is just a short drive into the town on Miramar Peninsula which hosts the Weta Workshop and The Larder, a great restaurant. Just a short drive into the capital, Wellington. Truly a 5 Star experience!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from StellaNewman, Owner at Edgewater Lodge
Responded 1 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Thank you for the 5 star B&B. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We do love to host guests. See you next time you are down under on your travels. Stella.
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Michael W wrote a review Mar 2019
Thailand349 contributions393 helpful votes
Our 10th lodge on a month long trip happened to be the best experience we had. Not only were we welcome on a sunday, almost 2 hours before normal check in time, but warml so. Though Stella and Juergen had personal guests for lunch, they took the time to make suggestions for short hikes, things to see and places to go for dinner. And Juergen being a wine aficionado, we had some ber nice suggestions for our drinks. If downtown Wellington was a sort of traffic and noise nightmare, Edgewater was a dream. Peaceful, magnificient views, a more than lovely and comfy bedroom with a small terrace overlooking the ocean. What else ? All has already been said about the great breakfast they offer, expresso machine available, etc, etc. Value for money ? Unbeatable, as we've stayed at more expensive lodges that badly suffer from the comparaison. Thank you Stella and Juergen ! Yoi have mastered the art of welcoming guests.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from StellaNewman, Owner at Edgewater Lodge
Responded 19 Mar 2019
WOW! Thank you so much for a wonderful review Michael. We did enjoy having you to stay at Edgewater. I feel we don't really deserve such a great review as the internet was down the last night of your stay! the outside furniture broke! and to top it off I tried to charge you twice!! Anyway we did enjoy having you here with us. I am so glad that you found some peace at Edgewater. Karaka bay is the perfect place to get away from downtown Wellington. Jurgens says thank you for the bottle of Pinot, and the whiskey. Safe travels and take care, Stella and Jurgen.
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Sue G wrote a review Mar 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent b&b in Karaka Bay. Attention to detail, fresh flowers in the room, lovely views,helpful hosts & the most delicious breakfast. We didn’t have a car, taxis in the area were rather hit & miss & the weather was dodgy, but we still enjoyed our stay very much.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in the pink room
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Response from StellaNewman, Owner at Edgewater Lodge
Responded 19 Mar 2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us despite the rotten Wellington weather. Thanks so much Sue. Stella.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edgewater Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Edgewater Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (4.3 km), Tarot Zamm - Tarot Reader (5.1 km), and Escape Mate (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Edgewater Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Edgewater Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Edgewater Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Edgewater Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oak And Vine Wellington, Jano Bistro, and Ortega Fish Shack.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Edgewater Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Edgewater Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (5.2 km), Wellington Cable Car (5.3 km), and Government House (4.1 km).