Buffalo Lodge
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Buffalo Lodge

860 Buffalo Road PO Box 95, Coromandel 3543 New Zealand
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Nestled on a hillside in regenerating native bush, featuring stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf, Buffalo Lodge is an architecturally designed rustic lodge that blends nature and design. Recently renovated, it’s ideal for a relaxing retreat, or as a home base for exploring the renowned beaches and hiking trails of the Coromandel. Take in the sea views, lush surroundings, and memorable sunsets from the sundeck (or your room’s private balcony) while enjoying pared-back luxury and modern indulgences such as Allpress coffee, Websters tea, and Real World plant-based body care products. On a rainy day, curl up in the library with a book or Piecehouse puzzles featuring NZ-based art. We aim to provide you with all the ingredients for creating your own perfect getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Table tennis
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Sun deck
First aid kit
Room features
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Anne S wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buffalo Lodge has a beautiful location peacefully nestled in the tree-tops above Coromandel Town. The rooms are bright, airy and sparklng clean, and each has a great view overlooking McGregor Bay and beyand (sunset from the deck is outstanding!). The dining and sitting areas are the perfect places to relax with a meal, wine or a book and unwind after a day of touring. The kitchen is well appointed for cooking and the breakfasts are a tasty way to start the day. We were encouraged to stroll the lush grounds and were lucky enough to see some glow worms at night! Best of all is the way that hosts, Abby and Eli, made us feel just like we belong. Buffalo Lodge is enchanting.
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 10 Mar 2024
Thank you so very much! This made our week. An absolute highlight of the year was meeting you! Thanks so much for coming! x
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Anne wrote a review Feb 2023
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
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This place is simply amazing. The view from the terrace is breath taking, the rooms are very cozy and breakfast comes with croissants fresh from the oven and self made fruit compote.

Abby has a really great eye for detail: the books in the library are a chosen with great care, there are puzzles and even crayons and a drawing pad in case you want to capture one of the beautiful sunsets. Small things are thought of as well - there are for example towels ready to dry of the terrace furniture after the rain.

It is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and Abby made me feel at home right away!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2023
Thanks so much Anne for taking the time to share about your time at Buffalo Lodge. It is so meaningful to us and we are so happy you felt at home. The pleasure was all ours, truly! It was so nice connecting with you and we hope to see you again :).
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Teri E wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure of staying at Buffalo lodge for nearly a week in December 2022. Although I expected it to be great based on the BL website photos and description, it truly exceeded those expectations in every way. Set in an incredible location with an incredible view, the BL lodge and grounds are fantastic. The lodge is light, airy, and beautifully appointed, including the bedrooms, library, living room, breakfast bars and dining hall, and decks. My bedroom (Room 3) and bathroom were super clean and comfortable, with great touches like organic towels and toiletries. Continental breakfast was lovely, especially the yummy croissants! BL owner and operator Abby could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Can't recommend Buffalo Lodge highly enough!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 26 Jan 2023
It was an absolute joy having you Teri! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review :). We hope to see you again soon- The Buffalo Lodge Team :)
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Britney K wrote a review Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two words: immaculate vibes. The photos online do not do this place justice! When we arrived, we were greeted right as we were rolling our bags up to the house, introduced to the owners (who are lovely by the way), and given a tour. I felt so welcomed. It is beautifully decorated and feels cozy like you're staying at a good friend's house (a friend with a big house, really nice guest rooms, and has impeccable taste). I really enjoyed eating in the spacious dining area, lounging in the living room area, and making myself a cup of tea in the kitchen. There's even an adorable little library upstairs. The view is unbeatable during the day, and at night, you can see the stars and listen out for the kiwis. I enjoyed how intimate this place is and how friendly the atmosphere is. If you're the type of traveler who likes to socialize with fellow travelers where you are staying, this is a great place for you. If you prefer the conventional hotel experience, then this may not be the place for you, but you'd be missing out! I can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fiorella1_12 wrote a review Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buffalo Lodge is beautiful accommodation with spectacular views. There is a cosy library to enjoy a drink, a comfortable lounge area and a large deck with wonderful views. We were very happy with our room and the delicious breakfasts. Abby and Eli are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble as they are keen to please guests and make them feel at home. Thank you Abby and Eli for making our visit such a memorable one.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you so much for your sweet words! It was so wonderful to meet you both! Hope you are having a lovely time on the other side of the peninsula! All the best to you both :). Abby
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Laura F wrote a review Feb 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buffalo Lodge is a true paradise!
We wish we could have stayed forever.
The lodge is surrounded by nature (native bush) and the view from there is just amazing (especially from the terraces). The place is so peaceful, clean, comfy and well decorated. It's also perfectly equipped : fully equipped kitchen, all-day coffee/tea (range of delicious teas) with cookies, a library filled with great books, puzzles & games, bluetooth music speaker, great natural body care & haircare products, yummy breakfast, etc.
The lodge is close to Coromandel's city center (5mn by car) and has parking spots.
Last but not least : Abby is the sweetest host! She warmly welcomed us and made us feel at home instantly. She was always available for us, very helpful and it was lovely to talk with her.
Thanks again for everything Abby 🤗
We would love to come back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2024
This review made me smile ear to ear!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your time at Buffalo Lodge. It is especially meaningful when others enjoy the details- it truly makes my year. And beyond all else, what a treat to meet such lovely people! Thank you so much for coming to stay and we so hope to have you again! Abby
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robertalanseach wrote a review Feb 2023
Orvin, Switzerland19 contributions
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This is 'the' destination in Coromandel.
Abby and Eli are such genial hosts in their rustic hillside lodge set in lush forest above the town.
Customer comfort care is Abby's speciality and we enjoyed so much celebrating my wife's and daughter's birthdays on consecutive days in their lodge.
The delightful breakfast is totally centred on local natural products.
The views from the gust rooms out across the bay are amazing as is the bird song!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: be prepared to drive up; this is not a motel!!!
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2023
Thank you so much Robert and Brita and Katie!! I can't think of a more kind and lovely family. It was such a joy for us to have you here and was so special celebrating Brita and Katie. Hope to stay in touch! All the best :)
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Jake R. wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buffalo Lodge in the Coromandel is a regional treasure. The sunsets from my private deck were stunning, the bushwalks were immaculate, and the beaches just a few km from the lodge were world-class. I arrived in need of a holiday and after a couple of weeks of staying at the lodge and visiting the surrounding Coromandel Peninsula, I left refreshed and at ease.

The property has a brilliant creek and waterfall, a sweet-scented citrus orchard, and beautiful songbirds that ease you into the morning. And if birds aren't your thing, then you'll enjoy the excellent black-out blinds and white noise machine in your room. Buffalo Lodge was an ideal setting for kicking back, relaxing, and letting nature unwind me. I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Stay in the corner room on the 1st floor! Incredible view of the bush and bay.
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Thanks so much for your lovely words! It was so fun to have you here and we are so glad it was a nice respite from city life! Wishing you all the best on your travels ahead :). Abby
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Peter C wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From Abby, the co owner of this wonderful 4 bedroom lodge perched on a steep mountain road, to the sunsets from our room across the bay, it’s about as good as it gets. It was 7 minutes to downtown action but you are in the middle of forest with bird sounds galore. One night we brought takeout back and ate the food on the deck adjoining the dining room, listening and watching the sun setting. The clean layout and tasteful decor was appreciated. The continental breakfast presented interesting teas and quality bread products. I never write reviews but this lodge deserves this review.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Buffalo Lodge, Owner at Buffalo Lodge
Responded 20 Jan 2023
Aww thank you so much Peter for your kind words! What a boost to hear!! And we especially appreciate you taking the time to share, as someone who doesn't write reviews often, we can relate!! It was an absolute joy connecting with you and Betsy! I hope you have a lovely rest of your time in NZ and a safe and easy journey back home! x
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David D wrote a review Dec 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay! Comfortable rooms, awesome view of the ocean from the deck. Grounds are beautiful natural
bush. We loved it. The service was excellent-much of breakfast was homemade jam and fruit from the orchard.
Jane Doyle
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Jan 2023
Thanks so much :).
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malcolmmccall wrote a tip Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Buffalo Lodge is amazing, Coromandel town is very quaint, lovely old buildings, good drive with views along the way. A great place to visit."
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PAS-Kerikeri wrote a tip Feb 2024
Kerikeri, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This studio accommodation is easy to find even though it looks like it is set high up in the bush canopy and is secluded."
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ulrich wirtz wrote a tip Jan 2024
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car recommended"
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Steve B wrote a tip Oct 2023
Worcestershire, United Kingdom47 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask your hosts for directions to lovely walks nearby."
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robertalanseach wrote a tip Feb 2023
Orvin, Switzerland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"be prepared to drive up; this is not a motel!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaCoromandel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffalo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Coromandel Smoking Co. (2.5 km), Mercury Bay (1.6 km), and Kauri Block Track (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffalo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffalo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buffalo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar, Umu, and Star and Garter Hotel.
Does Buffalo Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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