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Lupton Lodge

555 Ngunguru Road Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173 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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 05/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 35 hotels in Whangarei
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, 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Electric kettle
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Japanese
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Sally Straughan wrote a review Jul 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Andy Raven, Owner at Lupton Lodge
Responded 31 Jul 2021
Thankyou so much for your review Sally, and glad you had a memorable stay. Look forward to seeing you again !!
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Sonya B wrote a review Apr 2021
auckland58 contributions29 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Graham & Angie B wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand57 contributions15 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Rozaleen wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
middleageoe wrote a review Nov 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand104 contributions66 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: The barn, upstairs or down is a pretty good option.
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US$89 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lupton Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lupton Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Whangarei Falls (5.0 km), AH Reed Kauri Park (5.7 km), and Abbey Caves (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lupton Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lupton Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lupton Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lupton Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lupton Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, and Tonic Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lupton Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Japanese, and Dutch.