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All reviews the location is perfect beautiful beach stayed nights sand view host fishing ocean
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and everything was just perfect. Host was superb. Nothing was a problem. Such a great place to relax and what a view from the property. Most beautiful beach, sunsets and service. Relaxed and friendly. Thanks guys.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Bardnas
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

When ever we go to Northland we always stay at the Driftwood Lodge every time we have stayed there we have always had the same outstanding service. The rooms are always very tidy. You have everything you need in your room. The manager and owner...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Everything turned out fantastic lovely new everything loved the way it was decorated love and care down to really nice wall pictures nice new good sized television the view was so much more the bed so comfortable it was hard to get up 9 days...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our room was Roadside not Beach Front - up the back and old with a terrible smell. Definitely not what we expected and would never go back. Doubtless Bay is a pretty place with lots of other lovely accommodation.More

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank Mandy M
Response from DriftwoodLodgeNZ, Owner at Driftwood LodgeResponded 18 July 2018

Sorry about the mix up with your booking ,poorly a misunderstanding with the booking agency As luck would have it we were able to find you something more suitable nearby and gave you a refund even though you said you would not give us a...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were just driving by and stumbled across this gem! Owners are wonderful the setting is awesome right directly on the beach. The location is perfect to explore northland with mangonui just up the road. Perfect and highly recommended! We will be back for sure!

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank AlexHowieson
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Absolute beachfront boutique accommodation on Northland's stunning Cable Bay beach. Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace, privacy and serenity in one of the 6 spacious units or separate Bay View Cottage.You More can be as active or inactive as the mood takes you. Swim in the sea, walk or jog along the beach, boogie board when the swell is up, take a sit-on kayak for a leisurely paddle along the coastline, pick up some fresh green lipped mussels ready for the BBQ or just sit back and enjoy the magic of Doubtless Bay.John & Jackie look forward to welcoming you to their little piece of paradise.FREE glass of wine on arrival. FREE WiFi for stays of 2 nights or more. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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USD 129 - USD 221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Driftwood Lodge Cable Bay, New Zealand - Northland
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Cable Bay
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 129 - USD 221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Driftwood Lodge Cable Bay, New Zealand - Northland
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Cable Bay
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"This is a motel unit do you want to be nearer the beach or don't mind the road you can choose"
18 Sep. 2018
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"Stay at Golden Sands Next Door!!"
31 Jan. 2018
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"All rooms are sea facing so all a qgood position"
21 May 2016
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"We had the end room double and a single bed, only noise the ocean."
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