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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We booked Tauranga Lodge through a Grabone deal and it was one of the best purchases I've made! We stayed two nights in the Pukeko suite and were the only guests for the weekend, which made us feel very spoilt. The room was perfect with everything you need , snuggly robes, a lovely bathroom, huge comfy bed and walk in wardrobe. The guest lounge is gorgeous, we enjoyed movies in front of the fire place, after a relaxing spa under the stars! Karla makes the most amazing breakfasts and cooked us a beautiful three course dinner one evening. We had loads of privacy and just the right amount of attention with offers of drinks, home baking and tasty platters. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to escape the city for another weekend away. Thanks so much Karla and John!

Date of stay: July 2014
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2  Thank Julia C
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Karla E, Owner at Tauranga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2015

Totally our pleasure Julia, it was so wonderful to see you both so relaxed. Our guests tell us how comfortable the beds are and how much they enjoy slipping on the SNUGGLY robes and slippers. Our three course dinners are very popular as is the hot cooked breakfasts. So that all our guests have to do is relax and enjoy. See you both again soon. We will have the spa ready and the wine chilled.(:

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

From the time we arrived till when we left, our every need was taken care of.

Canapes and drinks by the fire was a great way to settle into the relaxed atmosphere and great company with Karla and John. Memories of our awesome weekend :- The food was Top Class, The changing table settings, the finest décor, in the spa enjoying the view of the Mount and surroundings, Luxury rooms, dressing gown and slippers, home baking, snacks and nothing to do. Everything was done for us, plus we were given plenty of privacy.
Thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful home and your great company. We will be back.

Cheers and Cheezels

Colin and Robyn Cameron

Room tip: Any room is suitable. All rooms have the great view .
Date of stay: July 2014
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1  Thank Robyn C
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Karla E, Owner at Tauranga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2015

Colin and Robyn what can I say. It was our pleasure to help you both enjoy your well deserved break. The lodge is a great place to recuperate after an illness or accident. All you have to do is sit back relax and let us look after you.
Cheers and Cheezels!

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Karla and John made our brief stay a joy. The guest facilities were top-class and our hosts were very welcoming. They anticipated our every need and catered for them. We wish we could have stayed longer. If you are looking for a rural retreat with stunning views, but not too far from town and want to be pampered, Tauranga Lodge is definitely the place to go.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Karla E, Owner at Tauranga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2015

We are so please that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to make you feel relaxed. We are very fortunate that the lodge is situated in a rural environment, but close enough to see the city.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed with Karla and John as we had a wedding near by and took advantage to have a child free weekend. Their home is in a stunning location with wonderful views and all facilities are to a very high standard. Instantly you are made to feel very welcome and comfortable and found it very easy to unwind and to enjoy our surroundings. So lovely to be looked after so well and all the wonderful platters Karla made for us were beautifully presented and delicious. Our breakfast were set up lovely and we were lucky to have one morning out on the patio. I highly recommend a stay with Karla and John they are wonderful hosts

Date of stay: April 2014
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1  Thank ororuborus
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Karla E, Owner at Tauranga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2015

We are just down the road from The Bella Vista wedding venue so Tauranga Lodge is the ideal place to stay. Guests who are going to a wedding or function up at Bella Vista make a weekend of it and enjoy a well earned break.
It was super to see you both so relaxed enjoying a glass of bubbles and some nibbles before you headed of to the wedding.
Sometimes a weekend away is all that is needed to recharge the batteries.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

WOW!!! Believe all the reviews and more :-)
We decided to stay with Karla and John for our 45th wedding anniversary and couldn't have made a better choice. Right from when we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome, not only by Karla and John, but by the personal touches, such as the tea & scones and personally addressed compendium.
The Pukeko room was immaculate and the bed was so comfortable that we wanted to take it home. The meals and breakfasts were outstanding both days and Karla and John were great company as well. We were also most impressed with the table settings, which changed every meal. The lodge and everything in it is stunning, with views to die for, especially at night. All of the rooms had views of Mount Maunganui and would be perfect for outside dining in the summer.
Karla and John made our anniversary absolutely memorable and we have recommended them to everyone that we have met since. We can't wait to come back; thank you both so much for having us as your guests.
Chris & Claire

Date of stay: June 2014
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1  Thank CJV1948
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Karla E, Owner at Tauranga Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2015

It was such fun to help you and Claire celebrate such a momentous occasion in your married life together. To see you both enjoy such a significant occasion and know you have taking that memory away with you makes the job we do very easy. Thank you both again for the kind words and all the wonderful referrals.

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