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Te Whau Lodge

36 Vintage Lane Te Whau Peninsula, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
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#1 of 6 hotels in Waiheke Island
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Welcome to Te Whau Lodge where we offer you boutique luxury accommodation on the ridge of Te Whau peninsula As our guest you will enjoy the most spectacular 180 degree panoramic ocean and outer island views from your suite and private balcony. The 'burnt orange' sunsets from Te Whau's central deck are stunning, with expansive views of Hauraki Gulf in the foreground and Auckland's city scape as your backdrop. Our focus is to ensure our guests receive exceptional personalised service, with your experience on Waiheke exceeding expectation, including our renowned private chef for delicious romantic dinners. Te Whau Lodge is central to the array of vineyards, restaurants and activities on Waiheke. Within a short 5 minute drive is the 'strip' of world class vineyards comprising Stonyridge, Te Motu and Tantalus. Other great wineries are only 10 minutes away. World class beaches are very close, with the famous Onetangi beach merely 7 minutes away. You are spoilt for choice which ever way you turn.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Couples massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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peterp1010Vienna wrote a review Nov 2022
Vienna, Austria7 contributions9 helpful votes
Do not trust! We had made a reservation on hotels.com for four nights just before the pandemic struck. Then the lodge in a very friendly way pleaded with us to change the reservation into a voucher and not demand repayment from hotels.com. This we did. After making one more attempt to rebook our stay - which again had to be cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions - the lodge refused to answer our e-mails. Good bye EUR 1.300! We travel a lot and all our reservations due to Covid were later honored - from South Africa to the US to Brasil. I would have never imagined that New Zealanders would not honor their (voucher)-promise. We went wrong.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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craigk136 wrote a review May 2021
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We stayed at Te Whau Lodge as a mini-break from the kids for two nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge. The hospitality was excellent, food amazing, views astounding and overall a great experience. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Simon Dennis wrote a review Apr 2021
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The room, service, views, location, and overall experience at Te Whau Lodge combined to make our trip the best we've ever had. What a place, the four-course breakfast every morning is brilliant, and the service from the friendly hosts (who are very interesting to chat to, and are clearly born to be in the industry - wonderful people) made our honeymoon unforgettable. This is absolutely a place we're going to come back to with fond memories, and is one of the best places to visit on Waiheke.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All the suites are amazing and quiet. Private decks make for a wonderful way to see the sunset...
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Chris G wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our stay was great! It was a bit of a last minute "honeymoon" reservation post wedding, so we didn't really know what to expect. Everything ran so smoothly. The host picked us up from the ferry terminal, and drove us to the accommodation. The food was fabulous! Both a four course dinner the night we arrived, and a four course breakfast the next morning! We were even able to rent a car from the host for the time we were staying there, and they gave us beach chairs, and towels. Highly highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Rick's Ribs wrote a review Mar 2021
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Well, what can one say when one is already on a high from their wedding? I can tell you, Chris and Tara kept the momentum going and gave us an unbelievable stay to remember and added to our already blessed wedding journey. Everything was made so easy, from the friendly greeting at the Wharf, right through to the 4 course dinner, massages, extatic views and that was only the 1st night there. You wake up on a ridge over looking Kennedys point and the the expanse of bays that are second to none. My wife and I had the Honeymoon package which had included a winery tour, a must if you are on the island. Just one of the many experiences the lodge has for their visitors and it was just amazing, I'll review that separately. The lodge is nestled high on the ridge and offers spectacular views. It's peaceful and was exactly what my new wife and I needed to just listen to each other and breathe after all the hustle and bustle of the wedding festivities. The rooms were fantastic, rustic and very welcoming. The beds were comfy and you were able to seclude yourself away from any of the other visitors there. You have your own deck where you could curl up and read, have a coffee or wine and enjoy some relaxation. All in all, the hosts made you feel like you were the most important people in the world, absolutely friendly funny banter, informative and extremely helpful with anything that you wanted. The in-house classically trained Chef was such a delight to have. The experience that my new wife and I had is such a fantastic memory that we will share as our 1st big memory as a married couple. As food lovers we have tried many culinary cuisines and this did not disappoint. From freshly seared scallops, duck and lamb to follow, it was just an absolute treat. You felt like you were at home, being waited on and pampered, right down to the friendly dog, Gary, being there to pat and be greated in the morning by. If you're looking for a place to stay that offers an easy, no fuss stress free holiday whilst being in a beautiful setting with wonderful vistas and friendly people around then choose Te Whau Lodge. We will definitely return 100 percent. A massive thank you to Chris and Tara. Rick
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Riaz wrote a review Mar 2021
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stunning location and even better hosts. the hosts were very helpful in dealing with our dietary requirements and also being available at all times quiet location - ideal for some serious R&R Breakfast was great
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Y1664WUdavidw wrote a review Nov 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions14 helpful votes
My wife and myself had the pleasure of staying at Te Whau Lodge for 2 nights. Chris and Teara were fabulous hosts in every aspect. The food was exquisite with 4 course breakfast on both mornings and a four course 'custom designed'dinner on the first night Little touches like the post dinner treats in the room make the difference between a good stay and a great stay. Fantastic views from every room made even better with the binoculars in the room. Highly recommend in every way.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and hope to see you again in the future.
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PhillipP wrote a review Nov 2020
Tring, United Kingdom593 contributions392 helpful votes
For me, Te Waugh Lodge is all about the stunning views! From our room, from the balcony, from the dining area - absolutely stunning and faultless! Of course I wouldn’t want that to take away from the fantastic hospitality we received. We had a very warm welcome on arrival and were looked after throughout our stay. Our hosts were warm, friendly and helpful with anything we needed. They made dining recommendations and great conversation. Our room was extremely comfortable and luxuriously appointed. Did I mention the view? From the bed, from the balcony... We had a very comfortable bed and lovely treats waiting for us on arrival. The shower/wash room was well equipped and luxury amenities were provided. We enjoyed evening canapés at the lodge before heading out. The following morning we were treated to a wonderful breakfast before we sadly had to depart. I cannot recommend the lodge enough and is high on our list of places to return to when we make it back to New Zealand.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again someday soon.
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Whu Me Again wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions45 helpful votes
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Chris and Teara are the new Managers of this eclectic Lodge, with Teara being an extraordinary Chef. This Canadian couple have vast experience in hospitality so our experience was flawless, everything was perfect, the accommodation, massages, views, transport, and most of all, the gorgeous food. Thanks guys, from Naomi and Richard
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Ingrid V wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions14 helpful votes
Chris was there to greet us as soon as our ferry arrived. He then drove us to Te Whau Lodge which probably has the best views in Waiheke! Teana, Chris's wife came out to greet us also and immediately we felt welcome and relaxed. Teana cooked us an amazing meal on our first evening where we enjoyed the company of two other couples who were also staying there. We were served local wines which went down a treat. The breakfasts were legendary - 4 courses! and Chris would churn out the coffees from the espresso machine which were perfect. I cannot praise our hosts enough - it was like they were born for the role. We will most certainly be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Thank you so much for staying with us. We are very happy to hear that you had a great time. It will be great to see you again in the future!
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$392 - $651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandWaiheke Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Whau Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Te Whau Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Wild on Waiheke (2.2 km), Oneroa Beach (5.5 km), and Rangihoua Estate (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Te Whau Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Te Whau Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Te Whau Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Te Whau Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Te Whau Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casita Miro, Tantalus Estate Restaurant, and The Heke Waiheke.
Are there any historical sites close to Te Whau Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stockade Hill (13.6 km).
Does Te Whau Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Te Whau Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.