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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location. Good surrounding businesses, bar/restaurant. Room getting tired bathroom door wouldn't close or lock needs some tender loving care to bring it back to its best. If you have an aversion to the smell of curry stay away from rooms 1-3

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Gulf Harbour Lodge for a couple of nights in a Water View Suite. It is advertised as a four star property which it definitely is not. The place must be nearly 20 years old and it looks as if it has never been refurbished, carpet very worn out. The first thing I noticed was the wallpaper...

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This lodge is situated in an excellent location, backing on to bars, restaurants and a cute lake with a Rotunda perfect for wedding photos. Guests who stay here are good business for the local cafes, but it's not a place I would recommend to friends in it's current state. On their website, they refer to themselves as "luxury accommodation". I...

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1Thank JJLuvsHotels
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Room was large and at one time would have been very nice, but all the furnishings (especially the carpet) were well worn and in need of replacement. We booked online and the view was as per the picture, but the room was not. On the first day instead of a dish cloth in the kitchen there was a white flannel...

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Thank Hills032
Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The room had a terrific view, the room itself was average, nothing out of the ordinary. No air conditioning and only enough coffee for 2 cups. The bed is the reason your there, this is what let this place down badly. It was the softest bed i have ever stayed in and the pillows were wafer thin, worst night sleep....

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Thank Tim M
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Extremely unclean, asked for a cleaner room, instead they sent a cleaner up - had to wait 1/2 hour for her to finish. Under beds not vacuumed, just really unclean and run down. $160 was over priced. Blood stains on matteres. Couldn't sleep there. Really unfortunate and let down.

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Thank Phoenix C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Tired old basic and very expensive for what you get. No one at check in when we arrived Avoid .the room was large but that was the only good thing about it. Aircon/heater yellow ,old and needs replacing. Generally run down and not conducive to a pleasant stY

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1Thank Slimmary
Holmrook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We found Gulf Harbour very quiet and lacking the atmosphere we expected. Gulf Harbour Lodge was very well appointed and fantastic views from the small balcony. No amenities in the Lodge itself but there were cafes and bars underneath the building and shops a short walk away. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was a studio, but...

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1Thank Sylvia C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I stayed 2 days 31 st new year eve and 1 january 2016 first thing i noticed when i entered the lodge got tht bad carpet smell to much moisture not cleaned looks old to me . Room wasnt cleaned or vaccumed nicely have that bad carpet smell in room aswell. Bathroom Not up to standard not cleaned . Wifi...

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Thank Ron2223
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is the fourth time I've stayed at Gulf Harbour Lodge. I've stayed almost every Christmas lately as it provides, in effect, an extra bedroom for my extended family who live nearby. I had booked a King Water View Room, but think I only got a Premium Room because I needed an extra bed at short notice for my brother....

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Gulf Harbour Lodge

Address: 164 Harbour Village Drive | Whangaparaoa, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Whangaparaoa
Price Range: $149 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gulf Harbour Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Get a lake view. At least it will be a pretty sight when you wake up.”
  • This is how the bed looked when we walked in. Not very sexy.
  • They obvioulsy won't be winning any interior design awards for this bed ensemble.
  • I pulled back the duvet to check the bed was clean. It was, but the pillows were SAD
  • It wouldn't take much effort to hang the curtains properly.
  • Small bit of maintenance needed outside
  • Lovely view!
  • Our room was on the end. It was nice and peacefull.
  • The balcony is large
 of 5 bubbles JJLuvsHotels, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the water have a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles Hills032, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles Slimmary, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book a King Water View Room or an Executive Water View Suite. Much better than the Premium Rooms, and well worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles Horizon_The_Island, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles Aar0n76, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
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