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361 Western Hills Drive - State Highway 1, Whangarei 0110 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 25/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 35 in Whangarei
Lodge Bordeaux is proud to be rated 5 Star and excellent by hundreds of happy guests on many review sites. Offering luxury accommodation to the discerning traveler or business executive, just over 2 hours drive from Auckland and a short distance from Whangarei shopping and business district, restaurants, sports and conference facilities. Beautifully landscaped grounds with heated swimming pool in season (approximately October to April). Room décor is sophisticated and elegant. The fabrics and linens are tasteful, the bathrooms are luxurious. Rooms are spacious, many have their own balcony or patio. Under floor heating, air conditioning/heating. Café style breakfasts delivered to your rooms. Licenced mini bars. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Carol H wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions16 helpful votes
During the past eight years we have stayed at Lodge Bordeaux whenever visiting Whangarei. Resident Manager Stephanie, her husband David and on this occasion, their son Josh who recently joined the business, always give us a warm welcome. Lovely family who ensure your stay is perfect. We have stayed in a Studio Spa room and also Balcony Spa room, both are beautifully presented. Rooms are spotlessly clean, well equipped, quiet and very comfortable with nice finishing touches to add to French decor. The balcony Spa room was spacious and a home away from home, ideal for our 4 night stay. Bed was very comfortable, crisp white cotton sheets and beautiful bead spread with cushions. Corner spa bath and excellent shower overhead. Towels top quality. Balcony had table and chairs plus bench seating, cushions, great place to relax at end of the day. Location of motel is perfect for us. If required, reasonably priced, mini bar set up in fridge. We discovered nearby Bontanica Gardens, beautiful native trees giving shade to concrete walking paths though out the gardens, fern house, cactus house, rose gardens etc, perfect for a morning walk. Highly recommend Lodge Bordeaux, we would not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Middle studio or back balcony studio, where we have stayed have been quiet.
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Lovely to see you both again Carol after a long COVID induced gap in your travels. Thank you for writing such a detailed and precise appraisal of the rooms and facilities - very helpful to other travelers! We also enjoy a walk in the local botonical gardens - lovely spot and a nice walk from here.
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arlene wrote a review Jan 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand61 contributions35 helpful votes
The place is very lovely. The unit is quite bigger than I expected it to be. Very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was also really good, you should give it a try. The unit we stayed in has 1 bedroom with a king sized(?) bed and there's a single bed placed just outside the bedroom door. There's a kitchen (that we didnt get to use), a small dining table and a living area. Overall it was a great stay and would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Thanks Arlene, glad you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast. It is a king size bed in the bedroom, and a king single bed in the lounge - with a single pull-out bed underneath. All have proper, modern, high quality mattresses so suitable for an adult to sleep on. Looking forward to seeing you again next time.
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Nita K wrote a review Nov 2021
Wellington, New Zealand293 contributions69 helpful votes
I've stayed here a few times over the past several years, in fact I first stayed when Bordeaux Lodge was still very new, and I have never been disappointed with any aspect, at anytime, across any of my visits. When I arrived yesterday the first thing that struck me was how fresh the place still looks; gardens and yard maintained, pool area pristine, reception still looking like it did on my first time here. But more importantly, I was given the warmest greeting and welcomed back to 'the Lodge' by Stephanie, resident owner and care-taker (and that's exactly what she does... takes care of people's needs). When making my booking I'd asked for an earlier check-in than the standard 2pm, and Stephanie kindly agreed to an 11.30am/12noon arrival; how generous is that! I'm sure if it wasn't convenient she would have said so, but clearly she was able to accommodate my request, and I'm very grateful, especially after having a 4am start to my day and set to work through to around 9pm. Stephanie would not have known any of this... yet still looked favourably on my request. I think I'd be writing a similar review even if the earlier check-in was declined, and that's based pure and simple on how I was greeted on arrival here. Now add to that, king bed, high thread count crisp white linen, scrumptious treats and mini-bar, spacious spa bath with a solid safety grab-rail, a TV in each room, in the unit, and well... you get the picture right? The place is immaculate with tasteful and stylish decor, not too fussy but not too common, and comfort is definitely King (or Queen) here. I also ordered breakfast; eggs bene to be exact, and what a delicious treat that was (past tense because it's been inhaled already). Beautifully presented, fresh, generous portions, and cooked to perfection. At $20, Bordeaux Lodge's eggs bene beats many cafés for the same dish in terms of quality, quantity, plating, and cost. I'd come here just for the breakfast if the Lodge ran a café. So, you understand why the 5 stars have been awarded for this review, and it's clear why the Lodge often wins Traveller and TripAdvisor awards... you cannot beat quality and warmth. Thankyou to the lovely Stephanie and husband David (he delivered the eggs bene to my unit all hot and steamy... the eggs bene that is 😊). You keep a beautiful gem beautifully run and your friendly welcome just adds so much more to the place. If you're looking for all the above, don't spend money on Bookabach or Airbnb because you think it might be a cheaper option, as often times that isn't the case. Bordeaux Lodge oftentimes has promotions to save you precious dollars, but even at regular pricing, the place compares favorably to many others in Whangārei and the Northern region. Don't hesitate to book in here, I promise you won't regret it... 5 stars, 5 golden stars, 5 big bright golden stars 🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from David Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded 13 Nov 2021
Thank you for your lovely review and the effort you have gone to write all these details. Your response is exactly what we target with our quality and service - we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your experience here. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip. Thanks again, David
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Citygirl09 wrote a review Jul 2021
Manukau, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved everything about Lodge Bordeaux, it was like stepping into Paris. Beautiful, tranquil and all of the extra touches were amazing. I loved the story about the resident cats and I watched one of them playing in the sunshine from my patio through the hedge whilst I sipped on my mineral water. I slept very well which says a lot because I have severe back pain issues and some motels I have stayed in had beds that were nothing but torture for my back. The breakfast was presented beautifully with linen serviettes and was delicious. I will always stay there when visiting Whangarei.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Stephanie Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded 31 Jul 2021
Thank you Merekara for the very detailed and positive review. Great to hear that you slept well even with severe back issues - as well as the extra touches and breakfast presentation which are easy to see, we also focus on the underlying comfort with high quality beds, mattresses and linens for a complete package. Very glad that these things were good for you. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, David
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A2963RHjos wrote a review Jul 2021
12 contributions4 helpful votes
What a wonderful place to stay in Whangarei .attention to details ,lovely welcome the proprietor couldn’t have done enough for us . we loved our two nights ….such comfy bed , nice linens , great location , five star facilities and so clean . Totally recommend this lodge to anyone for a stay in Whangarei….looking forward to our next visit …we will certainly be returning
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Stephanie Chamberlin, Owner at Lodge Bordeaux
Responded 26 Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and all the amenities. Looking forward to seeing you here again on your next visit to Whangarei. Thanks, David & Stephanie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodge Bordeaux
Which popular attractions are close to Lodge Bordeaux?
Nearby attractions include Quarry Arts Centre (0.6 km), The Whangarei Growers Market (0.7 km), and Piggery Bookshop (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge Bordeaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodge Bordeaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric Indian Whangarei, Split Bar & Restaurant, and Fat Camel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lodge Bordeaux located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Whangarei.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lodge Bordeaux?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lodge Bordeaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Lodge Bordeaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.