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“Perfect peaceful escape!”
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Aotea Lodge
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect peaceful escape!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

What a beautiful island and perfect place to stay! My boyfriend and I stayed at Aotea Lodge for two nights as part of the great package including flights and car hire this March and loved it.

The flight alone was worth the money, providing stunning views on the way over and the lodge was homely, cosy and a brilliant base to explore the island from. Although we were a bit wary of the slightly older hire car at first, it was ideal for our needs and did a grand job of getting round the windy rural roads with ease.

Fiona was a fantastic host and always there to offer advice about the best spots and how to get there. We had an amazing meal at the Irish Pub - just a 5 min walk away - too which was a perfect end to thge idyllic escape. Thoroughly recommend.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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warkworth
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We had the most excellent stay with Fiona on GBI At Aotea Lodge. She went out of her way to organise our fishing trip and change of flights were no problem. Very comfortable accommodation
extra clean and fiona is very welcoming.This was a quick getaway for my husband and I.We would recommend a great stay at the lodge and very handy to Tryfina. Cheers.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Fiona was extremely helpful with initial booking enquiries and even moreso when we arrived and met her. Aotea Lodge is incredibly clean and tidy, spacious and very well equipped. Full kitchen equipped for 6, nice bathroom, fresh quality linen, comfortable bed ~ great.
'Greenie' met us at Claris airport with a nifty little rental car. Perfect for our tripping around GBI which is a truely relaxing, beautiful, picturesque paradise. Crystal clear waters, prestine beaches with hardly a sole to be seen. Great walks, excellent tracks.
Food on GBI is delicious and generous portions.
A wonderful place for a relaxing, quiet get-away.
Thoroughly recommend Aotea Lodge, GBI Rentals, Fly-My-Sky and GBI in general.
Thank you Fiona & Greenie.
[Ross & Noeline ~ Pokeno]

Room Tip: Family room had resident Tui on the flax bush outside lounge window. Beautiful and quite a 'sho...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Fiona is an excellent host. All aspects of venue, staff, amenities exceeded expectations. Ferry, flights, rental cars etc. can all be arranged by Fiona - very convenient. Beautiful and peaceful garden / location. Irish pub, Tipi and Bobs, Club all short walk away.

Room Tip: 2 bedroom unit connected to main house recommended.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Great property - lovely gardens and surrounds.
Was up-graded to the bigger unit on arrival, which was appreciated.
Room was warm and comfortable. Fiona was a great host and all my needs were met.
Great Barrier is a special part of New Zealand, well worth the visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Aotea Lodge
Address: 41 Medland Road, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Tryphena
Price range (per night): $115 - $297
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious, comfortable units, set in 2.5 acres of garden grounds, Aotea Lodge is perfect if you are looking for a quiet retreat. Surround yourself with abundant bird life, and enjoy the beautiful safe swimming beaches. The Irish Bar, restaurants, shops, cafe and other amenities are also nearby. ... more   less 
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