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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We based ourselves at Little Earth Lodge to look around the Whangarei - Russel region and to get a better appreciation of the many attractions on offer. David and Polly have created a little paradise just next to Abbey Caves - a nature reserve featuring three caves and many amazing rock formations. And just a couple of km away is... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful little paradise tucked into picturesque farmland with the friendliest hosts, Dave & Polly. Fresh eggs, modern comfortable rooms & facilities...just perfect!!! Take a short hike down a country trail to the Abbey Caves, well worth it!!!

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Little Earth. Best wishes, Polly and David. More 

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

David and Polly, you are Fantastic hosts. The facilities are top rate. Good value for money. The best part of the weekend was, no one could disturb us as there is no cell phone coverage. Will definitely visit again. Keith and Pam

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Keith and Pam. We really appreciate your positive review, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Little Earth on your next visit. Best wishes, Polly and David. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My parter and I are devastated that we only have the time to spend one night here. The rooms are super affordable and comfortable, the bathrooms are clean with huge showers, and the lodge and grounds are just stunning. The big window in our room backs onto a lovely view of a paddock with some happy cows. What a gentle... More 

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and positive review; it means a lot to us, and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We think that Little Earth is a treasure, and we are glad that you thought so too. Best wishes, Polly and David. More 

Herzlia, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in a cabin, and it was just wonderful. Quite, clean, and with beautiful view. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The kitchen is useful and spacious. Wonderful place for someone who's looking for a quite and welcoming atmosphere.

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Little Earth. We think the view from the cabin deck is pretty awesome too! Thank you and best wishes, Polly and David. More 

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed up here last Christmas and had the best time! It's incredibly beautiful and the hostesses were very friendly and helpful. The location was just perfect! In the midst of nature and just a stone's throw from the amazing abbey caves!

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed spending Christmas here with us at Little Earth. We think the location is pretty perfect as well! Best wishes, Polly and David. More 

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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36 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here before the Whangarei half marathon. We hire the equipment and walked around Abbey caves was awesome fun. We found it to be comfy, clean and friendly. Thanks for a great stay;)

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littleearthlodge, Owner at Little Earth Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy that you both enjoyed your stay at Little Earth, and we would like to say a big 'thank you' for your kind and positive review. We wish your daughter all the best for the next half marathon. Best wishes, Polly and David. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, wonderful location close to the Abbey caves (walking distance, very nice walk). Whangarei waterfalls are also very close and you can have a short or longer walk if u like there. Pieceful area. Will come back next time I will stay in the area!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this beautiful countryside hostel in March 2015. I chose to stay in one of the little chalets that had gorgeous views of the rolling green hills and grazing cows. The common areas are very convienient and tidy, there's chickens running around in the yard and I met some really nice fellow travellers. It felt like staying at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Fantastic Location. Wonderful people. Comfortable rooms. Hot Showers, Perfect for visiting Abbey Caves and Whangarei Area. Am definitely going back for a longer stay. The property is beautiful, with chickens and resident dog. Well set up for travellers wanting to explore the caves as they will supply helmets, shoes and torches. The caves are at the bottom of the Garden,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 6km from Whangarei in a tranquil valley setting, Little Earth Lodge is a small, purpose hostel that offers travellers quality rooms and cabins for reasonable rates. Set in beautiful countryside it is Lonely Planet's "Pick" of Whangarei and has a high BBH rating. The unique modern house has spacious, clean rooms, large peaceful gardens and breathtaking valley views. A luxurious hostel featuring comfortable beds for a great nights sleep. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in every room. A large well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge for guests. Explore the spectacular Abbey Caves just next to the Lodge and see thousands of Glow Worms, a must see for any traveller. Wander in the Rock Forest in the Abbey Caves Reserve and imagine you are in Middle Earth. Nearby is the stunning A H Reed Kauri forest and the awesome walk to Whangarei Falls. Daily dive and snorkel tours to the Poor Knights Islands. Book your dive with us and receive a discount on your room. Well travelled and friendly hosts David and Polly, and Muttie the dog, wait to welcome you to this 'peace' of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Little Earth Lodge

Address: 85 Abbey Caves Road, Whareora, Whangarei 0175, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: $71 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in one of the cottages and enjoyed the view out to the paddock with ponies. You must go and see the caves!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 8623PaulineS, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a Backpackers/ Budget Lodge. Rooms are basic.”
 of 5 bubbles Banj013, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Visit the Abbey Caves! they have helmets and shoes for rent!”
 of 5 bubbles Gajiko, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra 6 dollars for the view!”
 of 5 bubbles katiehS6364PK, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The beautiful outside cabin was wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalBackpackerLife, 1 May 2015 | Read review
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