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Lupton Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night and wish we could have stayed for longer. The Purple Room is amazing with plenty of charm and privacy, modern amenities, and the biggest bathroom you will ever see. Just for the room alone, this hotel is a must stay in Whangarei. However, if you have the chance to eat dinner here -- do...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night on our way north, but we could have stayed longer! The room (or actually two rooms) was big and clean. We had read that Andy, the host, is a wonderful cook, so we decided to have dinner when we arrived. Both the lamb my husband had, and the terakihi I had were wonderful. Try...

Thank Lilpia
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stayed in the self-contained accommodation and it was excellent. Really spacious, very nice design and facilities. Great for families, the kids stayed upstairs and we had our own accommodation downstairs. Plenty of outdoor space, animals for the kids, a games room and Andy made a delicious breakfast. Highly recommended.

Thank andrewmauricem
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We managed to secure our booking with Host Andy only a few days before our stay, and he was super helpful right from the beginning. Thank you for making our stay as wonderful as it was! We arrived during dinner time and Andy was really helpful in showing us around and making sure we had everything we needed. The rooms...

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Host Andy was very welcoming in spite of our late arrival. He was a mine of information about the locality. A great start to our NZ holiday. A lovely room, set in beautiful grounds, and great food at breakfast and dinner.

Thank Nigel K
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

So I was a bit nervous when I saw our inn was not in town and was set among the fields. Turns out, Lupton Lodge is an absolute stunner. Huge rooms, 12 foot ceilings, hard wood floors, lovely antique but not fussy furnishings, great bed and linens and what appears to be freshly painted walls and trim with all the...

Thank Valerie T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is an excellent boutique B&B, run by Andy, who is a Brit and an excellent cook. We opted to have dinner and my wife's chicken curry and my lamb were very good and the crème brulees we both had for dessert were excellent. The room was exceptionally well equipped with an air conditioning unit, dvd player and a comfortable...

Thank Malcolm G
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed at this lovely place for two days and loved it. It's located a bit outside Whangarei, but only a few minutes drive. The room were lovely and so were the grounds. They have an operating farm with cows, sheeps, hens (and probably more which we didn't see) and a nice pool area. The breakfast was also nice but...

Thank Thomas1406
ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for your very nice review of Lupton Lodge, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. I have noted your comments about the wi-fi, and of course I was aware of this issue during your short stay. These problems are very untypical, most people comment very favourably about the speed and reliability of the wi-fi. However, being in...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We spend almost 3 weeks in New Zealand and this was hand down our favorite B&B experience. The location is great. The room was beautiful and there is air-conditioning. The food was amazing. Andy, the owner is a great cook. He makes a wonderful breakfast each day. You will be given the option to have him cook dinner for you....

Thank Monaiv
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I loved every minute of our stay here. So comfortable, and inviting! The rooms are luxurious in every way. Breakfast was SUCH a treat! Great job, Andy! Eggs perfectly cooked. Deliciously hearty gluten free toast with butter and jams. Beautifully kept grounds. The verandah is perfect for sitting and relaxing. Billiards, games and movies for rainy times. There are even...

Thank AndreaMN82

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Be inspired. Stunning boutique accommodation located only 10 minutes drive from the spectacular Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei city centre shops and restaurants. Stylish ensuite rooms, gourmet breakfast & free wireless internet. We offer a relaxed atmosphere and extensive facilities including: mature dry-stone walled gardens, pool, guest-only dining room for restaurant-style meals (dinner on request), lounge with pool table and DVD library. The rooms are in a category II listed historic villa and a modern converted barn. Each room is designed for privacy and comfort with contemporary uncomplicated decor, ensuite bathroom, comfortable queen or king beds, bathrobes, 32" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, heat-pump/air-con and tea/coffee. The rooms are intimate yet spacious. In keeping with a boutique hotel, the rooms are located in guest only buildings, separate from the owners accommodation. The villa rooms have rich wall colours, high ceilings, sash windows and polished Kauri floors. The villa has 3 double ensuite rooms including a suite (which can sleep up to 3 persons). The renovated barn includes a stunning ensuite room upstairs with apex ceilings. Downstairs is a large studio with kitchenette & bi-fold doors opening to a patio/BBQ area. These can be individual rooms or a 2-bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Enjoy the many local attractions or just sit back and unwind. 5 mins from Whangarei Falls, 1 hour to the Bay of Islands and 2 hours north of Auckland - ideal for exploring Northland and as your first or last stop in NZ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lupton Lodge

Address: 555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $142 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupton Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If you can spend a bit more, the Purple Room is absolutely worth it.”
travelgalsfbayarea, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Great for families in the self contained accommodation”
andrewmauricem, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We loved the red room!”
tourah, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look out for the place as it is on a fast road and you might easily miss it.”
malgorzatas293, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had the loft bedroom over the converted barn, asked for chair in the bathroom for somewhere to sit /put your things. No trouble”
marilynb320, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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