We had a fabulous stay at Lupton. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have all you need in terms of kitchen requirements. Great bathroom with a good shower as well. The gardens are lovely with lots of fruit trees, oranges, lemons, limes, plums and grapefruit. You will wake up to birdsong and cows mooing. Nothing is too much trouble for the host. Andy, chef and owner, will whip you up a fabulous breakfast and or dinner, my suggestion being the Thai green curry. Careful attention paid to dietary requirements as well. There is a tranquil entertainment area with books and cds and a lovely dining area to enjoy your meals in. Well worth a visit to a beautiful part of Whangarei. Thank you Andy. We will be back.
Thanks so much Andy for looking after Sally and I on our girl's time out! I appreciated your quick responses from my first enquiry, and all was as you promised. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and we chose the meal package which came with a complimentary bottle of wine - as we booked direct - we received a $30 drinks voucher. So appreciated! It didn't stop there - we were treated to a lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended - and your hiking and shopping recommendations were all on the mark as well. Thanks so much!
A fantastic base for our diving Awesome accommodation that allowed us to relax and be very comfortable, with two teenagers the open outdoor space was a great extra Thank you Andy for all your efforts we will be back
Lupton Lodge We had an extremely comfortable, spacious room at the front of this hotel and were able to regroup after a lot of travelling around. The host was a very good chef who made dinner we had ordered from choices we made before our stay. It felt very relaxed and special to dine in the attractive dining room, it was quiet and peaceful and gave us a break from running around looking for a restaurant. The next day the younger ones of our party went diving at Poor Knights. We had not realised they would bring so much dive gear in the other couple’s car and that they were going elsewhere afterwards, so we somehow had to get all the gear and four people into our car. We tried to hire another car but couldn’t find anyone willing to rent us a car that we were not bringing back. When we told our kindly host, Andrew Raven, about our dilemma over breakfast, he could not have been more helpful. He rang around and got us a rental from a local firm which meant we could put all the gear into two vehicles. That made a huge difference to our comfort on the long trip from there to Auckland. We were extremely impressed and would gladly stay again at Lupton Lodge. …
I could probably cover this off in 2 words “highly recommended” but I think a bit more is expected. We only stopped one night on our journey north and were thoroughly delighted with Lupton Lodge. We stayed in the Green room, downstairs in the converted barn. It was spacious, clean, bright and well appointed with an adjacent patio area for good measure. The rural setting, only 11/12 mins from downtown Whangarei was charming and peaceful. Andy was an excellent and helpful host and breakfast was a real treat with all dietary requirements catered for. Whangarei is not famous for its accommodation but the Lodge ticks all the boxes and yes, is highly recommended.