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Mike T
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Fabulous place by the sea

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 Jun 2024via mobile
What a find! The location is idyllic right by my favorite beach on the Hibiscus Coast, Little Manly Beach. The rooms were spotlessly clean and have a host of amenities to make out stay just perfect. A friendly team will greet you and look after you throughout your stay, this place is a little gem!!
Date of stay: May 2024
Room Tip: Fabulous Italian restaurant in nearby Manly, Due Amici, is a must.
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Jun 2024
Thanks so much for your review; we’re so glad you all loved the special touches we put together and our beautiful location we are blessed to be in. We're extremely proud of our housekeeping; they truly are the dream team!
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Reviewed 19 May 2024 via mobile

We stayed a night before a trip and overnight on Tiritiri Matangi. Even before we arrived we felt valued customers as we were call to confirm arrival details. Beautiful room (upgraded from our original booking), spotlessly clean room with many thoughtful touches that went the ‘extra mile’. Owner went out of their way to get us access to plug in our EV (ICE car parked in EV park ☹️). Owner’s also gave us ideas for morning walk and the wonder coffee cart at little Manly from 6am.

Room tip: Great Coffe on Little Manly beach from 6am!
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2024

Thank you for your great review and sharing your experience. It is very rewarding for us to read your feedback and high praise; we love that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the small touches we have in place. We truly believe every guest should leave feeling like they've had a fantastic experience when staying with us; and it sounds like you did!

We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. Until then, take care and thank you again for choosing to stay with us!

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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

We dropped in here after 30 hours of traveling. The lodge was exactly what we needed to get our feet on the ground and get tested up for our tour of NZ. The hosts were very welcoming and gracious. The rooms and amenities were excellent. The location is great. The beach is across the street. Stores and restaurants are 700 m away. Shakespeare Park is a short drive for an excellent hike. Thank you for your hospitality Sandy.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you both to Whangaparaoa Lodge, and we love that you had such a wonderful time here! It is very rewarding for us to read your feedback and high praise; we love that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the small touches we have in place. Take good care and thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review - we truly appreciate it!
Warm wishes,
Sandy & Glen

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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at this lovely lodge. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and our apartment was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed and well appointed shower room. We ate locally at the nearby Italian restaurant, on the hosts’ recommendation, and it was also excellent. This is a 10 minute walk away and booking is essential. Limited local choice of restaurants on Monday nights. We had a freshly cooked and tasty breakfast delivered to our room each morning. That was a ‘first’ on our 7 week trip round New Zealand and a real treat.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Caroline T
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Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and we're thrilled that you rated us so highly, we love that you found us warm and welcoming. Glad you had the chance to dine at one our our local village restaurants as we're extremely lucky to have such a selection of high-quality restaurants so close.
Warm wishes,
Sandy & Glen

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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

A nice motel for when touring. We had a very spacious room which was spotlessly clean with good facilities, extremely comfortable bed and a nice bathroom.

We were warmly welcomed by the owner who was also very friendly whenever we saw her during our stay and was very informative about the area.

Located just over the road from Little Manly beach where we enjoyed seeing the sunrise at 7am which was glorious. Worth a visit also to Big Manly beach which is only a 20 minute walk and the Shakespear Country Park (10 min drive) has some great walks with fantastic views around the peninsula. Recommend a night walk to the waterfall where you’ll see gloworms!

Slight word of caution and the only downside for us was that the hotel is situated on a very busy main road and therefore quite noisy. We were woken each day around 5am by the constant flow of traffic. Obviously very difficult to address other than perhaps better soundproofed windows.

Our internet dropped out which we were told when leaving can be quite common and could be easily fixed had we raised it but wasn’t a big issue.

Generally we had a nice stay for a couple of nights en route to the far North.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you found our motel comfortable, clean, and enjoyed the spaciousness of your room. It's also wonderful to know that you felt warmly welcomed.

Sunrise across the road at Little Manly beach is just stunning, and a wonderful way to start the day.

Regarding your feedback about the location, we appreciate your honesty. As we’re almost at the end of a peninsula we understand that this can lead to some noise from traffic, especially during peak hours. We apologise for the inconvenience you experienced with the internet dropping out. As mentioned on your departure, this is an easy 1-minute for us had we known.

It's great to hear that you were able to explore and enjoy the nearby beaches and Shakespear Open Sanctuary during your stay; and yes the night walk to the waterfall is just magical with glowworms!

Warm wishes,
Sandy & Glen

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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

Stayed for two nights. This region is beautiful with all the bays. Plenty of options for food and groceries close by. The room is clean and has everything you need for a short stay. The staff are lovely and we enjoyed our stay. Thanks for having us.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa Reservations, Owner at Whangaparaoa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

We love that you had such a wonderful time here, and the small touches we have in place. Yes, we are in a beautiful region - we're very lucky. Take good care and thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review - we truly appreciate it!

Warm wishes,
Sandy & Glen

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