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Aotea Lodge
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Very comfortable unit with lovely surrounds and good bird life - Kereru, banded rails and Kaka all seen out the window. We booked a package through the information centre, with included rental car, accomodation, and flights and the price was good - info@greatbarrierisland.co.nz - probably the best way to do it. On a weekend where a lot of people didn't have cars because a local company was forced to stop trading, Fiona, the host at Aotea Lodge, made sure we had one. Great Barrier as a destination is fantastic but having the help of a local makes it easier and none could be more competent or helpful than Fiona.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Our stay at Aotea Lodge was great from our first contact with a query till the time we left. Fiona provided great customer service and our accommodation suited us perfectly. Convenient for getting around, but very quiet and peaceful.
The package deal of flights, car and accommodation is good value and reduces the hassle of planning.
I would recommend this Lodge to any visitor to Great Barrier!

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for 7 nights. The purpose of the trip is get away the city and stay somewhere quiet and beautiful. The lodge is very good, it is like a beach house, it built for holiday. There is kitchen in the apartment so you don't have to worry about going out the whole time as there are not many restaurants in the island.

Fiona - the owner is very nice, friendly and helpful. She helped us to arrange shuttle for pick up and drop off. Anything you ask for, she will figure something out for you. We were so glad we stayed there as that's the best location you can get in the island. 5 mins walk to dairy and souvenir shop and Irish pub which open 4pm everyday. And Wild Rose cafe which open for breakfast and lunch til 3pm everyday.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Aotealodge628, Owner at Aotea Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2015

Hi Sisi
Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the lodge has a great setting - close to the beach and other amenities, but at the same time, very quiet and private.
It was great to meet you and it was a real pleasure to have you stay.
Fiona - Aotea Lodge

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

The lodge is very clean and neat!
It's surrounded beautiful nature.
It had ouside tables so we had meals there!
We lied on the grass on the garden and saw countless stars!
And location is good, too!
You can walk to store cafe and beach.
Especially, Fiona the owener is nice and kind!
She arranged our trip(flight and rental car) and lent some towels and toys for beach!
Her hospitality is perfect!
We really enjoyed such a beautiful Island and staying at Aotea lodge!

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was a welcome break, mid winter, for hubby and I, and another couple. We got a package deal that included air flights, accommodation and a rental car for the time we were on the Island. We arrived at Aotea Lodge and settled in to spotlessly clean and tidy digs. Fiona, our host, was friendly and most accommodating with anything we needed. Although the weather was a little rainy and cold at times, for the most part, it was gorgeous. Especially enjoyed the bird life and rabbits playing around on the hill behind the lodge. All in all, a great stay and would definitely recommend and return.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Aotea Lodge

Address: 41 Medland Road, Tryphena, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
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: $86 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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