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Whangaparaoa Lodge

874 Whangaparaoa Road Little Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930 New Zealand
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The award-winning Whangaparaoa Lodge offers boutique and exquisite accommodation opposite Little Manly Beach. Only 35 minutes from Auckland City and 60 minutes from Auckland International Airport. Modern studios and suites with king and super-king beds, dining area and fully equipped kitchenettes with cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator for self-catering are available. All rooms have 40-inch flat-screen TVs with built-in Chromecasts and unlimited free Wi-Fi for streaming your own content. All suites and spa studios have a 2-person spa bath; and Premium, Deluxe and Studio rooms have an additional rainfall shower head for the ultimate in luxury. Selected rooms also have an internal ventilation system installed. All guests have access to free on-site parking, EV charging, and BBQ facilities. Relax, unwind, and take in the beautiful views of passing ships, yachts, and the occasional pod of dolphins from the big outdoor terrace. For dinner, there are several excellent restaurants within easy walking distance, and gourmet breakfast room service is available in the morning. With a product that is clean, modern, comfortable, and relevant for today's travellers, a knowledgeable and welcoming team provides outstanding stay experiences through service that anticipates each and every Guests' needs. Whangaparaoa Lodge is ideally located for exploring and enjoying the area's wonderful beaches, regional parks, hiking, golf courses, and restaurants. The Gulf Harbour Country Club is within a 6-minute drive from Whangaparaoa Lodge. Proud recipients of “Best Motel” and the overall “Supreme Award Winner” at the 2017 Hospitality New Zealand Annual Awards. Whangaparaoa Lodge - redefining casual luxury on the footsteps of Auckland's most beautiful beaches - offers an affordable stay experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Beach
Canoeing offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

874 Whangaparaoa Road Little Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930 New Zealand
484Reviews6Q+A100Room tips

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Kathryn O wrote a review Mar 2020
Whangamata, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For anyone visiting the Whangaparaoa Peninsula you certainly can’t go wrong by choosing this Lodge. It is located in a great location across the road from Little Manly and is an easy stroll to the Little Manly village where there is a selection of great restaurants. (In particular Due Amici is recommended but be warned – you should book first!). I struggle with a previous reviewer’s suggestions that “the hotel is a basic drive in motel”. This lodge is much much more than that and I applaud the management and staff for what they have achieved and the service they offer. They achieved Travellers Choice 2019 winner status – and these awards do not come easy.
We really enjoyed our overnight stay and thought our room was nicely decorated and very well appointed and had everything we needed. We would certainly stay again. Kathryn and Peter
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Road noise a little intrusive but it quietens down by 10pm ish.
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Response from Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Dear Kathryn and Peter Hello again - lovely to hear you enjoyed you stay and also thank you for the time taken to make the review. The details are much appreciated so future guests get an idea of who we are, what the local area is about and our local culture here out on the Coast. We are all very proud of our achievements - remembering we do everything to ensure our leaves arrive, stay and leave happy. Glad this was the case with you both. Look forward to one day seeing you again! Kind regards Troy
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Jennifer S wrote a review Mar 2020
16 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was spacious with a comfortable bed. Great products for soaps and moisturizers. The kitchenette was well appointed though we ate out the night we stayed there. Our room was basic but did have an extra twin bed and a dinette set if you wanted to eat in the room. It’s within walking distance of a small village with several restaurant choices and you can walk a bit further through the neighborhood to get to the beach which is a large, clean, sandy beach. Nice place to have a stopover before getting into Auckland. Troy is friendly and helpful!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Troy C, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you Jenn for the wonderful, detailed review. Always helps others when planning their stay with us - many like yourselves stopping over before heading to the airport, experiencing the local beachs, local dining, and local hospitality. Hope to see you another time Kind regards Troy
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ninaCharlotteNc wrote a review Mar 2020
charlotte nc23 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We landed here trying to get back to the states amid the Coronavirus. The lodge welcomed us with open arms, and we settled into a large, very comfortable and spotless room. Located around lovely regional parks for hikes, a quick walk to 4 wonderful restaurants, and picturesque beaches and bays, we were surprised how well we passed the time as we awaited a flight home. Yet, most of all the owners and staff were amazing. In a time when they were seeing travel cancellations, they made sure those here well taken care of. It’s like we’ve become family. I know most people who read this will not be traveling for a while, but if and when we can, we highly recommend this oasis. You simple cannot go wrong
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bvlgariginza, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 14 Apr 2020
Hello again, great news to see that you made it home safely! Was a a pleasure having you stay with us and glad you enjoyed our hospitality and beautiful location and were able to get around a little to see what we have here. Travel will come back and we are getting ready to welcome back again guests such as yourselves to come and enjoy our beautiful location and hospitality Take care and hope to see you another time! Regards Troy
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Kathryn O wrote a review Jul 2020
Whangamata, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay and as per our previous visit we found everything tickety-boo. Troy, Tomoko and their team are very good at what they do; from the hospitality, service they provide to the, cleanliness and spacious-ness of the unit, right down to the steaming hot cup of fruit tea brought to your room on arrival. The location is just perfect across the road from Little Manly beach. Perrrrrfect in every way and we'll be back when we can.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: It is on Whangaparaoa Rd, so is a bit busy during day light hours however any noise dies right...
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Mal S wrote a review Mar 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really understated name which hides beautifully designed, high quality accomodation fronted by a superbly engaging host.

All features were of the highest quality from the wet-room bathroom (with Monsoon Shower of course!) to the comfortable king sized bed, wonderful decor and all the facilities we needed.

Literally 1 minute across the road to Little Manly Beach with walkways, views and a swim.

Truly, my only disappointment is that we were just passing through so stayed just the one night. Our next visit to the area will definitely be based at Whangaparaoa Lodge.

You might see from previous reviews that I rarely give 5 stars, even for the best... so here's a first!

Thanks team!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: be sure to cross the road .. there is gorgeous Little Manly Beach ...
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Response from Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Gosh Mal, We're extremely grateful for your wonderful review, and also apologise for out tardy acknowledgement. We try to ensure every guest has an unparalleled stay and experience with us, and it sounds like you did, which is so rewarding for us to know. Thanks for your words, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Janice W wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was impressed that this motel had all the facilities of a large hotel and at the end of a very long day I enjoyed their spa bath in a studio room complete with a bath bomb - bliss.

Owners are very hands on and professional. Their recommending for a restaurant meant I had a very lovely Italian meal as well.

Room very clean, bed very comfortable; just a very very pleasant stay.

Will definitely be back for a weekend to enjoy and relax

Thanks Troy anbd Tomoko
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 31 Mar 2022
Thanks Janice for your review! We're so glad you had a very, very pleasant stay and managed to enjoy your overnight stay complete with bath bomb and one of our amazing local restaurants. We're extremely blessed to have some great restaurants just up the road. Looking forward to welcoming you back again for a relaxing weekend next time.
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Jeff E wrote a review Oct 2022
Sedona, Arizona11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Needing a place to rest up for a few days after arriving in New Zealand. We couldn’t have picked a better location or hotel! The Lodge is located in this immaculate suburban upscale neighborhood, literally surrounded by bays and beaches with fantastic restaurants you can find just a short stroll away.
The Lodge is just the place to relax in peace and comfort with friendly hosts Glen and Sandy there to make your stay comfortable and effortless. The gourmet breakfast delivered to our room each morning was a great way to start the day. After three very kicked back days exploring the neighborhood, beaches and marinas, we were relaxed, rested and ready to take on New Zealand.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge
Responded 6 Nov 2022
Wow, thanks so much for your wonderful review. We love it when our guests have a memorable experience when they stay here with us, as it sounds like you did! We agree about our wonderful location with beaches and fantastic local restaurants - we're extremely lucky to have such good ones within 700m. Thanks again for your review - it's really satisfying to get such high praise. Hope Rotorua was fantastic and enjoy the remainder of your New Zealand Adventure, and we hope to welcome you back next time you're in New Zealand (sooner than 30 years though)!
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jjwebley wrote a review Feb 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom46 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All the reviews that I read emphasised the brilliant service and I can only agree. Glen and Sandy have mastered the difficult art of not only being there, ready and willing to help when needed, but also allowing guests space to enjoy their stay. It's a difficult tightrope to walk but they do it perfectly. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable, the location is great, the local Italian restaurant superb, and for a bird watcher like me, the nearby Shakespear regional park is a rare opportunity to see native New Zealand bush birds without having to take a boat ride. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Heavy traffic at rush hour, if possible, avoid trying to get there around 5-6 in the evening.
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Tor A wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed recently at the Whangaparoa Lodge for a two day break. We were welcomed so warmly by our hosts who were genuinely interested in meeting us and doing all they could to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a view across to the harbour. We had a lovely stay in an area we had not visited before and we would recommend this accommodation without hesitation. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and wonderful accommodation.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are lovely views across the road to the harbour.
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LC1331 wrote a review Dec 2023
Alamo, California56 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved this beautiful lodge in a fantastic location near the ocean. We loved having the beach across the street and easy access to wonderful Shakespear Park. There was convenient free parking. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean, with comfy beds, a lovely kitchenette with a good sized fridge, and a large attractive bathroom with a rain shower. We loved the spa-quality shampoo that was also environmentally friendly, the blackout shades that helped us sleep soundly, and the sitting area outside with a view of the ocean. It felt like a luxury hotel experience for an incredibly reasonable price.
Troy, the owner/manager, was as kind, welcoming, helpful and patient as anyone could be. We can't recommend the Whangaparaoa Lodge highly enough! You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Whangaparaoa R
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Kia ora vicskangaroo, Absolutely we can provide door-to-door airport transfers, and these are priced at $135NZD one way. Once you're here you can explore this area by foot. If you want to venture to Auckland City, there is a Ferry from nearby Gulf Harbour (we can drop you to the Gulf Harbour Ferry Terminal, or there is a short bus ride (5mins). We're always more than happy to assist and guide our guests, so do please ask away if you have any further questions!
Gypsydahb asked a question Sept 2019
Sarasota, Florida75 contributions23 helpful votes
We will be arriving on the ferry from Auckland. Is there a taxi service?
Answer from robyneblee
Numurkah, Australia91 contributions44 helpful votes
not sure, but contact the motor lodge. they will be able to advise
lovedogs03 asked a question Sept 2018
Key West, Florida4 contributions
How far are you fro cruise ship terminal?
Answer from Fred R
1 contribution
An hour wpuld be ample time in normal traffic. Beware of peak hour and school times which may make time longer.
Answer from Troy C
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand17 contributions
Hi and thank you for your enquiry. The trip from Auckland International Airport to Whangaparaoa Lodge is generally 60 - 75 mins by car depending on traffic. Please head on to the Northern Motorway , State HWY 1 . Take exit 398 to Silverdale and take 3rd exit at roundabout. Continue on HBC Hway and turn right on to Whangaparaoa Rd. We are number 874. Could you please advise your ETA so we can be prepared to welcome you. Have a safe trip ! Kind Regards Sonya
Answer from Troy C
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand17 contributions
Hello Brittani Thank you for your questions re the Tiritiri Matangi Package. We are able to provide transportation to the ferry terminal for $20.00 each way. We can work the package how you want it. If you are passing by the morning of your trip we can prepare the lunch for you, then come back to stay the night. Just let us know how you wish to work it. Anything else please let me know. Kind regards Troy Clarry
jjwebley wrote a tip Feb 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom46 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Heavy traffic at rush hour, if possible, avoid trying to get there around 5-6 in the evening."
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Ljv wrote a tip Jan 2024
Spokane Valley, Washington8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy parking"
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Robin W wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like to walk tons to see nearby, especially Shakespear Park"
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Hunny v wrote a tip Oct 2022
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand36 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room away from the entrance if you don't want the noise of incoming travelers."
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Milly wrote a tip Mar 2022
Auckland2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I believe all rooms were similar and spacious"
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$202 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whangaparaoa Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Little Manly Beach (0.1 km) and Big Manly Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and conference facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manly Bar & Grill, Cafe Manly, and Maison Thai Restaurant.
Is Whangaparaoa Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Whangaparaoa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Whangaparaoa Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silverdale Pioneer Village (7.7 km).
Does Whangaparaoa Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Whangaparaoa Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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