Lupton Lodge is everything others have reported.
An excellent website, efficient booking process, warm and personal welcome from on arrival, very comfortable, well-appointed rooms, attractive and peaceful location, delightful swimming pool and delicious food, prepared by the owner, Andy, who is also an accomplished chef ….. there is nothing not to like.
If visiting Whangarei this has to be the place of choice. My sister and I enjoyed a great break after Christmas and my wife and I will be returning in February.
Room Tip: The red room is slightly larger and has a sitting area; the blue room has its own verandah.
R & C, Auckland
Red & Blue Rooms – December 2012
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