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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2011

The tranquil setting allows for relaxation on arrival. Beach walks at your doorstep and a short drive to topnotch wineries and antique stores. The breakfast is outstanding and beautifully presented, and afternoon scones and muffins await your return in the afternoons. The bed was comfortable++ and a lovely ensuite completes the accommodation. The evenings were exceptional as we spent time... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

I'm not sure which of three highlights make this an unforgettable getaway: the location, the accommodations, or the hosts. If I had to choose, it's probably evenly split between the three, with the hosts, Keith and Ann, winning in the end. The lodge is a large private home split cleanly between Keith & Ann's residence and the guest accommodations. Although... More 

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Auckland
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2011

We came feeling stressed and exhausted and left feeling refreshed, relaxed and well cared for. Ann and Keith were super hosts and gave us helpful tips on the surrounding walks and geography. The spa was amazing - outdoor elevated spa in the forest and you can see all the stars! Highly recommended A++++++++++++

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

This was the last place we stayed in our 6-weeks tour of New Zealand - and we found that we had saved the best till last. Although the weather had broken, and in our 3 nights and 2 days at Karekare we had almost continuous rain, wind, and fog (or rather low cloud as the lodge is high in the... More 

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derbyshire
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

Entirely surrounded by and overlooking bush and lush rain forest right down to magical Karekare beach, this lodge is a peaceful haven hidden in the most perfect, unspoiled surroundngs. Awake to the sound of Tui and views from the decking across the Waitakere Ranges or down to the Tasman Sea. Our bathroom had a loo with an amazing view, across... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Lone Kauri Lodge after a 5 week tour of New Zealand. It was the perfect place to unwind, relax and reflect on our trip. Our room was spacious and comfortable and there is private living area as well for reading or to watch a movie. The view from the room is over treetops to... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

Perfect location between Karekare and Piha Beaches, lovely drive to both beaches from a charming location with even more charming hosts.

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lonekaurilodge, Owner at Lone Kauri Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you complimentary review and for taking the time to share your experience of Lone Kauri Lodge with other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found Lone Kauri Lodge a good place to recharge the batteries after your long flight. More 

Oahu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

Loved our stay at the Lone Kauri, it has amazing ocean and forest views. Very friendly hosts and ever so accommodating. Breakfast was superb country style, with farm fresh eggs, salmon and toast, great value and super tasty. Rooms were very comfortable and had all the amenities. We had WIFI internet access which allowed us stay connected to the world... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2010

We were so thrilled to stay at Lone Kauri Lodge and already planning another trip to Auckland. The only downsize was haing to leave so soon! Keith and Ann were excellent hosts and we very much enjoyed our fabulous breakfast. We are very pleased to recommend Lone Kauri Lodge to all who want a relaxing break. And only 45 mins... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

A lovely retreat. Welcoming owners who get the balance of interacting with clients and respecting clients privacy just right. On arrival there was something small for afternoon tea which was a nice touch. Lovely rooms with DVD players and lots of DVDs to chose from in the lounge. Guest lounge that is separate from home with TV and tea and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peace, privacy and tranquility just 55 minutes from Auckland CBD and International Airport. Lone Kauri Lodge is the perfect getaway from the city or, if you are from overseas then relax with us before setting off to see the rest of New Zealand or reflect on your visit before the trip home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lone Kauri Lodge

Address: 4 La Trobe Track, Karekare 0772, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Karekare
Price Range: $151 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lone Kauri Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Traveller need to read trip advisor and other online feed backs carefully.”
 of 5 bubbles Honest_traveller_198, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“This is a small B&B type place, so there are only 2 rooms available.”
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 of 5 bubbles zr2illusions, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
“2 rooms, adequate size, good shower, Queen good for a couple, King can have 2 beds. Very clean.”
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“Both good rooms”
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“30 min from town full of restaurants , 30 min into gorgeous mountain range and oceanside”
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