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“Lupton Lodge is No 1” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lupton Lodge
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Lupton Lodge is No 1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

The perfect place to use a base for exploring the area or just to relax in the lovely comfortable rooms, stroll around the orchard, read by the pool or just chill out in the lounge with heaps of books to read, CD's, DVD's or, like us, play pool for the first time in about 30 years. Andy and Karen are the friendliest and most helpful hosts ever, the breakfasts and dinners that Andy whips up are DELICIOUS, don't miss out on them.
We loved every minute of our stay here and will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annette F
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ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you next time you are in Northland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Beijing, China
1 review
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 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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    • 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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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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