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“Lupton Lodge = Awesome” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Beijing, China
1 review
“Lupton Lodge = Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Excellent experience at the Lupton Lodge, we stayed in the Green room and had dinner&breakfast cooked by Andy!! And it was amazing!! Everyone should try his seafood chowder, STUNNING!

The room was spacious with relaxing surrounding! what more can i say? experience of the life time and I definitely going back next year!!

Room Tip: we stayed in Green room and it was amazing!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edward C
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Thanks for your great review - it is most appreciated.
See you next year !
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I have just spent a wonderful night in the B&B. The room was very well presented, with a huge bathroom. Breakfast was superb. Next time I will also have dinner, as I have heard great things about it. I arrived early, and had time to kill, so it was great that there was a guest lounge with an excellent selection of CDs, books and DVDs. The host, Andy, was very friendly and approachable. The location is about 10 minutes out of Whangarei, and 15 minutes from Tutakaka,

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KiwiTraveller43
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Thanks so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your brief visit.
Maybe see you again
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

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 review, 22 February 2014
Thankyou for your kind review, we really appreciate it
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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank davehols
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Thankyou for your excellent review - it is most appreciated
See you next time !
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Billton
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thankyou very much for your excellent detailled review. It is most appreciated
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Additional Information about Lupton Lodge

Property: Lupton Lodge
Address: 555 Ngunguru Road | Glenbervie, Whangarei 0173, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Price range (per night): $163 - $269
Hotel Class:4 star — Lupton Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be inspired. Stunning boutique accommodation located only 10 minutes drive from the spectacular Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei city centre shops and restaurants. Stylish ensuite rooms, gourmet breakfast & free wireless internet. We offer a relaxed atmosphere and extensive facilities including: mature dry-stone walled gardens, pool, guest-only dining room for restaurant-style meals (dinner on request), lounge with pool table and DVD library. The rooms are in a category II listed historic villa and a modern converted barn. Each room is designed for privacy and comfort with contemporary uncomplicated decor, ensuite bathroom, comfortable queen or king beds, bathrobes, 32" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, heat-pump/air-con and tea/coffee. The rooms are intimate yet spacious. In keeping with a boutique hotel, the rooms are located in guest only buildings, separate from the owners accommodation. The villa rooms have rich wall colours, high ceilings, sash windows and polished Kauri floors. The villa has 3 double ensuite rooms including a suite (which can sleep up to 3 persons). The renovated barn includes a stunning ensuite room upstairs with apex ceilings. Downstairs is a large studio with kitchenette & bi-fold doors opening to a patio/BBQ area. These can be individual rooms or a 2-bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Enjoy the many local attractions or just sit back and unwind. 5 mins from Whangarei Falls, 1 hour to the Bay of Islands and 2 hours north of Auckland - ideal for exploring Northland and as your first or last stop in NZ. ... more   less 
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