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Lupton Lodge
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Warmly welcomed by Andy to Lupton lodge. Interesting historic lodge with newer additions ie ensuites, games room, swimming pool & dining room. Stayed in red room at front of house. Shower unit, but no bath ( didn't create a problem for us though) Not quite sure how Andy does it but he appears to host, cook and serve alone ( maybe there's just a good behind the scenes team??!!) great email communications prior to visit which was appreciated. helpful advice re: travel plans for next day plus useful travel DVD in room. Some newer style furnishings and artwork together with older pieces. Pleasant one night stay - many thanks.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Thankyou for your kind review, we really appreciate it

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed one night in the Purple room, and had dinner that evening. Andy was a very good host, and delivered great food during our brief stay. Very relaxing location, and the room was exceptional - beautifully decorated and extremely spacious. The ensuite shower room was also amazing. We wished we could have stayed longer - maybe next time!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Thankyou for your excellent review - it is most appreciated
See you next time !

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed at Lupton Lodge on the first night of a two week trip around the Northland to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We selected Lupton Lodge in Whangerei based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed.

It's about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Auckland International Airport to Whangerei, so it was a convenient place to spend the night after a mid-afternoon flight arrival in Auckland, By the time we had cleared customs, arranged mobile phone/broadband SIMs from (Telecom NZ and Vodafone) and signed the paperwork for our rental car, it was nearly 5pm by the time we left the airport. We had previously arrange a later arrival at Lupton Lodge with our host, Andy, and we had discussed diner arrangements with him.

It was still late twilight when we arrived and we had no trouble locating Lupton Lodge. Our room was the "Blue" room, with a attached sitting room and an en-suite bathroom. The room was well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. After settling in we enjoyed a wonderful evening meal - my wife had Moroccan Lamb and I had a Thai Beef Curry.

Since we needed to be on our way promptly in the morning we didn't have a chance to enjoy the guess lounge or other amenities, but did greatly enjoy the cooked breakfast.

Lupton Lodge is a grade 2 heritage listed building and has a wonderful atmosphere. We did take a few moments before we left to walk around the extensive grounds which are well maintained.

Thanks to Andy and Karen for their hospitality!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thankyou very much for your excellent detailled review. It is most appreciated

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We had no idea that Lupton Lodge would be so good, from the bedroom to the restaurant the standard was very very high. You must try the breakfast, it is fantastic, Andy is a great cook, we stayed there for two nights & didn't bother to go into the city to eat, the food at Lupton Lodge is first class.

Room Tip: Lupton Lodge is easy to find, if your turn off the main road near the golf course you are heading the right way.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thanks for your great comments - it is very much appreciated

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were so delighted to spend part of our Christmas Holiday at Lupton Lodge :) We arrived on Christmas day after a delayed flight and long drive from Auckland, and we couldn't;t have had a better welcome. Christmas dinner was delicious and our hosts (Andy and Karen) were fantastic, they have lots of advice and suggestions about where to go. Room was lovely and the Lodge is very informal, yet at the same time luxurious. If we are in Whangerhei again we will definitely return - thank you so much!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Thankyou for your fantastic review - glad you had such a good Xmas

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