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Warkworth Lodge

8 Falls Street, Warkworth, Auckland 0910 New Zealand
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boutique Motel in the Heart of the Village. Warkworth Lodge opened in 2007 and is one of the top motels located in the centre of Warkworth. Our suites vary from modern self-contained motel units to character villa rooms. Our sunny and spacious environment has a fantastic pool and barbecue area to sit and relax. Enjoy a weekend away or a relaxing holiday by the pool. Located on the doorstep of our many beautiful beaches, a great selection of vineyards, cafés and restaurants. You will enjoy the comfort of the luxury lodge, with the convenience of being in the centre of Warkworth’s beautiful village. Enjoy the spacious Villa Lounge that over looks the pool & relax by the fire in the winter, and free wi-fi. Celebrations are welcome: Weddings, Birthdays, Family gatherings & Conferences. Matakana Village is 5 minutes drive away. Daily Wine Tours leave at 12 o clock to explore the many Matakana vineyards
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Shared kitchen
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Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English

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8 Falls Street, Warkworth, Auckland 0910 New Zealand
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LotusJade wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand97 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to Matakana for the night while on our way back from Mangawhai as it was getting late and we didn't finish what we needed to do in the area. As it was a spontaneous thing, most places we wanted to stay at had no vacancies. We read the reviews and considered the price of the room and thought that this would suffice for our one night stay. We expected it to be a small room for the price we paid but it was a little below our expectation.

The lodge has a very vintage vibe. The furnishing and condition of the lodge (apart from the large kitchen that had been modernised) gave it a 40s feel.

The reception and the guests were friendly and the impression we had is that most were returning guest. We were a bit disappointed to be told to park on the road when there were carparks available on site but no effort to accommodate us by asking the other guests to park their car properly.

Our room was definitely Snug. The ensuite bathroom was literally a converted cupboard and there was no room to put our clothes or luggage. Fortunately, we didn't have any. We didn't expect it to be a big room for the price we paid but comparing to other motels and lodges we have stayed in around NZ and overseas, we expected the condition to be a bit better.

The extractor fan was attached to the bathroom lights and the fan was loud and filled the room each time we used the bathroom. One of us was having a shower (not too late in the evening) when the guest next door knocked on our door and asked if could turn off the extractor fan because it was too loud. Conversely we could hear the extractor fans from the adjacent room during the night or early hours of the morning.

The TV had very limited channels and wasn't tuned to the channels properly.
The tea and coffee facilities were located in a shared kitchen.

Overall, it was an interesting experience for us. However, not one that we will return to. I also think that we have paid too much for the room we stayed in.

Our impression is that this place is popular with regular guests who returns for their stay regularly as there is a good "community" vibe happening with the guests we have meet while using the kitchen.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Liz Bays, Owner at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2022
Thank you for your detailed review. We are pleased to know areas for improvement. The snug room you stayed in is the smallest and we will take all your thoughts into consideration to improve the experience. We wish you all the best for your travels
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Rose Claiden wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warkworth Lodge was far more than I had expected - the interior was very interesting, spacious and well thought out and Michelle gave me a lot of historical insights which were fascinating. I was upgraded on arrival to a Queen room which was very comfortable, had a great view and excellent wifi. The kitchen was very well set up and it was good to see Fair Trade products and real coffee plungers - even though you are just minutes walk away from the centre of town and river. As I had a heavy case and was not travelling by car, it was very helpful to be able to book in a little earlier and to stay in the lounge before catching my bus back to Auckland.

I was staying on a Saturday night, so did have a little bit of noise through the walls from my neighbours, I was staying in Room 6, a Villa room but the suites down below looked fantastic and this would be a great place to hold workshops and/or for a group booking.

The Lodge was very clean with friendly and helpful staff, especially Michelle. The aircon vents were going to be spring cleaned and hopefully the herbs conveniently in the kitchen would be repotted. I would definitely stay here gain and thoroughly recommend it as a great base in Warkworth.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Too few words!
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MarineV wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a really nice stay in Warkworth, and felt very welcomed by Michelle who made us feel like at home from the minute we arrived - Very clean rooms and common areas - we booked the 1 bedroom for a family of 5 and it was just perfect. Loved the common kitchen and BBQ, we enjoyed cooking and talking with people staying there. The kids loved the swimming pool, and although the hot tub was not in function, it did not matter for our family. Definitely a place we would come back to on our next weekend up there.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: for a family of 5, the family room upstairs with terrace was perfect.
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Response from ZieBays, WWLodge staff at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thank you for your response and feed back. We are happy your stay was enjoyable and felt like home away from home. I hope the rest of your holiday goes well and we look forward to hosting you all again in the near future.
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KatoBerlin wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely time staying at the Warkworth Lodge. The house is amazing with its big lounge and the clean and beautiful kitchen. Our room was small but had everything you need and a big window you could open to a terrace where we sat looking on palms and enjoying a wine and the summer evening. I loved the pool with its beautiful tiles and my husband even enjoyed playing the piano. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ZieBays, WWLodge staff at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank your for your review. Its great that you enjoyed your stay with us and you shared memorable moments. Hearing the beautiful sounds from the piano were very moving. Hope the rest of your travels are wonderful.
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Arran H wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand39 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
From the photos we didn't realise it was centrally located in Warkworth. That isn't a bad thing, as there wasn't any noise, and it was extremely convenient, but it wasn't what we expected. We mostly stayed for the pool and spa, which my partner wanted, while it gave us a convenient starting point to head to a number of local places. The room was big enough, and wasn't somewhere we planned to spend a lot of time. Having additional bathrooms came in useful, as did the large lounge as I get up much earlier than my partner so could go to the lounge with my laptop. There is a TV in the room by we didn't use it as my laptop screen is a similar size (and who goes up to that area to watch TV anyway).

The kitchen was great, and as a foodie I would love to have a kitchen that size at home. It is probably underutilised by guests, but it at least gave us fridge space to put items.

The host was lovely, giving us some great ideas of beaches that we may not have known of (one which my partner now loves and will be returning to whenever she can).

My one criticism, and this comes from someone who travels with half a dozen devices, is the lack of power points in any room. I usually travel with a multiboard but forgot it this time, and this is when it was needed. We just couldn't find enough usable powerpoints, to the where my partner had her phone handing from a charge cable plugged in to a powerpoint 2m off the ground. So bring a multiboard if, like us, you have several things you need to plug in.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Liz Bays, Owner at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 30 May 2022
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. We will get some multi-boards to keep at reception and look at ways to increase the accessible plugs, great feedback, thank you! kind regards Liz
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Jan Perry wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was very small and very over priced for what it offered. We felt disappointed with the ' boutique room' at $175 a night, especially as the fleece blanket had black marks on it. Friendly helpful owner. Shared kitchen and lounge are great.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great facilities for back packers
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Response from Liz Bays, Owner at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to place your review. We have replaced the blanket and are grateful to be made aware of this. We wish you well with your travels.
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vvenning wrote a review Feb 2024
Oxford, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed one night, and we had the Gold Room, which was lovely. The whole lodge was very comfortable with excellent facilities , a large communal sitting room and a sparkling clean and very well equipped kitchen should you wish to self cater. The pool and Jacuzzi were both lovely and the outdoor sitting area too. The location is brilliant only minutes away from the centre of Warkworth, so very easy for strolling to the restaurants and shops.
We were given a a very warm welcome by Theresa on arrival at Warkworth Lodge and would definitely stay again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KiwiSpanishFamily wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I arrived with our small dog after a long drive from up north (Mangonui) and it was the perfect place to stay. Michelle was so welcoming.
The room was warm and toasty, with heaters already on which is great seeing as it’s winter. It was also tidy and spacious. We booked the family room with view from balcony.
A lovely big double bed and two cosy single beds for my children. We were made to feel at home, encouraged to use the facilities We enjoyed the hot tub. Kids even took a plunge in the pool.
There was a beautiful main lounge with a lovely gas fire running, classic games, which the kids were excited about and blankets if you wanted to sit outside or just keep warm.
Our room had everything you needed if you wanted to cook or get takeaways and have a meal around the table. Also included ground coffee and a plunger.
Close to all amenities, places to eat within 5 minutes walking distance. A supermarket 10 minutes away.

It meant a lot to us that our dog could stay with us as she is part of the family. Fair that the dog needed it’s own bed, she used her crate and it was great. Felt like home away from home thanks to the friendly staff.
Will be staying again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Liz Bays, Owner at Warkworth Lodge
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased your whole family (including pet) enjoyed your stay. We have had lots of success allowing dogs as the appreciative owners are careful with our premises and enjoy the holiday more having the dog with them. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Away From The Salt Mines wrote a review May 2022
Mangere, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For a party of eleven adults and 4 kids, the space was perfect. There weren't many others staying there at the time, so we made great use of the pool and spa, the big and well equipped kitchen and the extraordinary lounge. The lounge is just amazing! We loved the character of the room and its atmosphere. Please don't ever modernize it!
We spent most of our time together in the communal spaces and really only retreated to our rooms to sleep, which was late into the night.
The rooms had all you needed with comfy beds. The main building has the creaky staircase but we didn't mind that - It's all part of the character of the place.
The hosts were welcoming and just lovely to deal with and especially accommodating considering our big group with small children too.
Thank you Warkworth Lodge for a most pleasant stay
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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travellingkiwi57 wrote a review Dec 2020
New Zealand118 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for just the one night and would happily stay longer next time. The lodge is just a short stroll to everything you need in Warkworth.
Most of all the manager and staff were just so super friendly and helpful.. I needed to use my mobility scooter at the time and as soon as they knew this they changed our booking to a studio unit so that I could park the scooter close by.
We couldn't fault the service from these lovely people.
Very happy to recommend this place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Feelinton wrote a tip Feb 2024
Te Puke, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do the ecological walk at the Tawharanui regional park- we saw a sleeping Ruru, Kara and Takahi. A very special experience."
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DayTrip02013017730 wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very minor but the room got a bit warm, and the only airflow is from the sliding doors which you may not want to have open all the time."
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MountVP wrote a tip Feb 2023
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand20 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I missed out on a park but the street parking was handy and seemed very safe. "
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Mr R W wrote a tip Feb 2023
Ryde, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the rooms are really great. I had the Blue Room and that was perfect for me."
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Sarah S wrote a tip Jan 2023
12 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My experience: good option for single person or someone on a budget. No experience of the other options, but they all look great..."
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandWarkworth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Warkworth Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Warkworth Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Of Hand & Heart (0.3 km), Snells Beach (0.3 km), and Kowhai Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Warkworth Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Warkworth Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Warkworth Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Warkworth Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aldo's Restaurant, Bridgehouse Lodge, and So French Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Warkworth Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Warkworth Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Warkworth.
Are there any historical sites close to Warkworth Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matakana War Memorial (7.0 km).
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