We spent two nights at Lupton following a busy weekend in the Bay of Islands.
It was everything we asked for, very well presented and laid out, clean and very comfortable. The decor was lovely, and the room we stayed in (The Red Room) was furnished to a high standard.
The owner Andy was a fountain of local knowledge, and made us feel most welcome. His food was also superb.
The location was halfway between Whangarei and Tutukaka, which made for easy access of all the beaches along the coast without being tied to one.
We spent one night eating Andy’s great food and sharing a bottle of wine whilst playing pool in the separate library/pool room, a perfect way to relax.
Despite the lack of sunshine on the first day, we ventured into the outdoor pool, which was tidy and very refreshing! Although we did not have time to venture around the grounds, the lodge was in a wonderful setting with orchards and paddocks all part of the experience.
In summary we would highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in the Tutukaka area,
Guests from Wanganui, New Zealand
Red Room – April 2013
This review has been taken directly from tripadvisor.com