When travelling for work, hotels can be very bland and all much of a muchness. Lupton Lodge is a wonderful alternative. Set in picturesque gardens (mind you it always seems to be wintery and stormy when I visit) the historic house has charm. The rooms are really spacious and comfortable.
The hosts are so helpful and make you feel very welcome – a home away from home. And the wonderful meals make an extra treat. And much better value than a chain hotel. While it’s a little way out of Whangarei, its an easy drive and you really feel like you’re getting away and having a break.
I’d definitely recommend staying here. I love it.
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