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Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We arrived to a warm friendly welcome from Sharon who was expecting us and didn't even want to see paperwork. The two storey rooms had everything we could have wanted complete with NZ wine in the fridge and a huge spa on the veranda set to 40 and overlooking Whale Bay and the forested hillside. Our GPS had given us...

Thank Jeni006
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed on Moana which was a two bedroom self contained very nice unit to stay in. There was no real ocean views but this was made up of a nice garden back drop off the back decking where the heated spa was located. The host Sharon appeared shy and not overall interactive with us during our stay. She would deliver...

2Thank AndyPakenham
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great self-contained two bedroom apartments with beach views and spa tub. About 12 mins out of Raglan (which is a small surfy/arty community with great butcher shop, and fish shop on the pier and numerous restaurants etc.). Very nice living dining area with Fisher & Paykal fridge/oven / hotplates/dishwasher. Lovely little package gift on arrival. Sharon helped with any enquiries...

Thank AllanRosemary
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

There are not enough superlatives to describe how good Waoku Lodge is for relaxation! Sharon makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The hospitality at Waoku Lodge goes beyond being simply professional - the lodge is a fabulous place to stay in, but more importantly - because of Sharon, it's a safe haven from the busy-ness of...

Thank Ruby N N
Reviewed 28 August 2016

From my first encounter with Sharon I knew this was going to be a great place to stay. Hospitality and customer service was very obvious. We were not disappointed when we arrived and was greeted to a warm and comfortable cabin with atmosphere set for relaxation. Our home cooked meal of lamb shanks was served straight from the oven and...

Thank NounouDromana
Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My husband and I have had a busy winter of work and needed a break. We chose Waoku Lodge. The hospitality was exceptional without invading your privacy. The rooms well appointed and we had one of the best winter breaks in NZ ever. I would recommend without hesitation.

Thank JoRata
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I treated my partner to a night away. Communication before our stay was friendly and professional. I asked about a few things prior and everything was accommodated for. Sharon was very friendly but unobtrusive (perfect mix). We stayed in Matangi apartment which was beautiful. Fantastic seaviews from the spa and lovely outside decking. There's even an outdoor heater. Apartment was...

Thank Rachael H
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed for a three night escape. This was a luxury escape purchase which was gifted to me for my birthday. The property itself is very nice. We were in the Ahi Apartment. This is a two bedroom apartment but not really suitable for four. Not private enough. Nice for the two of us. This is...

Thank Love2create
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I enjoyed 3 nights at Waoku Lodge recently, using a DailyDo voucher special. The Lodge was fully booked (it is boutique) in the weekends so we had to book in Monday-Wednesday, in the Whenua Room, which I chose for its amazing views I saw online. This is a lovely room, with plenty of space in the combined...

Thank kane656
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We spent an amazing weekend here during winter. Spottless and warm. The heat pump was great! Our particular lodge had a private spa looking over the water which was awesome. The staff are very knowledgable of the area and were able to organise curtesy transport to a lovely restaurant 'The wharf'.

Thank ESK90

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled at the base of Mt Karioi, overlooking Whale Bay and the Tasman Sea, Waoku Lodge offers five-star luxury accommodation for the discerning traveler. Four self-contained apartments with ocean or bush views provide the base to relax, enjoy Raglan's arts and cafe culture or just chill on the adjoining decks. Surfing fans especially find Waoku Lodge a perfect base for watching for when surf's up and can be at Indicator's Point, Whale Bay, Manu Bay or Ngaranui Beach within minutes! Although equipped to a high specification for self-catering, an exclusive menu for breakfast and dinner is available with meals served in the privacy of your apartment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waoku Lodge

Address: 51A Whaanga Road, Raglan 3297, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Price Range: $411 - $829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waoku Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Waoku Hotel Raglan
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“Ask for an apartment with sea views. Two of the four don't have seaviews.”
 of 5 bubbles rochelle180, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Whenua room was fantastic for wonderful views of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles jodinm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are only four bungalows and they are all 5 star.”
 of 5 bubbles 993path, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms would be great”
 of 5 bubbles Jeni006, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take a USB with movies on it as your only option is Netflix. No television channels at all.”
  • Bathroom was really good.
  • Living area taking from the dining area.
  • Back decking area.
 of 5 bubbles AndyPakenham, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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