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All reviews snapper hot springs food was great friendly hosts enjoyed our stay studio unit fishing trip amazing views other guests awesome location took advantage fantastic stay lovely setting get away beautiful bay great hospitality many times
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

We were a group of 18 family and friends and the lodge was perfect for us. We stayed four nights over Easter. The rooms were comfortable and clean and had basic cooking facilities for breakfast. The setting is beautiful on Whangaparapara harbour. We used this as a base to walk parts of the Aotea track and the Te Ahumata track which were within walking distance. The location was also close to Claris, within driving distance for a coffee at the Fat Puku. The lodge was great with big outdoor tables for pre-dinner snacks and a lounge area for relaxing and plenty of games for after dinner. We had dinner every night and the food was great - wholesome, tasty, plentiful, catered for everyone's tastes and dietary requirements. We had a set menu planned by the chef and it was perfect. The hosts Angeline, Clive and Jack were really friendly and so were the other staff. The atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming. On Friday night they had a local musician and a "happy" night with a few locals in attendance - heaps of fun.

Room tip: Rooms are described well on the website
Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Yvonne B
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Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Thank you Yvonne it was a pleasure to have you and your family. Having guests like you makes our job easier and so much fun. Until next time!!
The Team @ Great Barrier Lodge

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Reviewed 18 March 2019

This was our first visit to the Island, how bad is that when we live just across the channel. The food the lodge the location our new found friends Angeline and Clive, their son Jack where awesome, the chief (sorry chief forgot your name) amazing, food amazing. My wife and I were there just 3 weeks ago and on Friday I'm taking my sons there where we will base and do some diving and fishing. I have travelled all over the world and with out doubt this little piece of paradise would be my favou

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank rossdmackenzie
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Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Thanks so much Ross it was an absolute pleasure to have you share our piece of paradise. We look forward to seeing you and your boys!
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Reviewed 24 February 2019

The property is in an absolutely beautiful spot overlooking harbour and with nearby walks available

We stayed there as a group of 15 persons plus 2 guides
Food in evenings was plentiful and very good
Bar facilities very good with a wonderful verandah for meals and drinking overlooking water
Staff friendly
Rooms basic but large

Room tip: nearly all rooms have a view
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank packer852
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The setting is lovely. The lodge overlooks an enclosed bush-clad harbour. There are native birds in abundance.

Accommodation is rather basic. The studio unit was clean and tidy, but was small and cheaply fitted out. Conversation and other noises pass between the units. Because of having to generate their own power, heating was only a portable gas heater which we couldn't get to work.

Service was friendly and relaxed.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Evan W
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Room was clean. Not serviced at all and supplies not replenished. Linen not changed daily due to power restrictions. Towels changed after three days! We thought the power saving was a little over the top. Had a meal which was very good. Reasonably priced and had a good varied menu. Continental breakfast was basic, but plenty of it. Owners very friendly as were the staff.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank SoniaT2438
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