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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our welcome by the host really set the scene for this amazing place by the seaside where you can just take in so much of nature whilst relaxing away from home. The setting with beautiful animals and weather we enjoyed made for the nicest stay. The comodation was really great and the spa pool was just we needed after a... More 

Thank maknewmemories
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The location is beautiful and so are the grounds with an outlook over the estuary. We booked the Luxury Studio and at $200/night were very disappointed. Its just a bedroom with a separate bathroom. There is a lovely patio area which you can see from the window however you have to walk all round the building to get there. The... More 

Thank Full_noise_duo
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

On arrival our Cottage was cold, the extra bed we had booked was not made up the Apartment was good but not luxury had all the basics. There was no services. The grounds were the best part of the complex really lovely. We were very disapointedNot worth the $319.00 per night would not go back

1 Thank Bev S
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We were most disappointed in most aspects of our stay. It is ridiculously expensive for one big room with a minute bathroom with no bath- fibreglass shower!! And they charge 2.5% for credit card. There is hardly a water view- it is hidden by huge trees. There is no walk along the estuary. It is remote which may appeal to... More 

3 Thank Mespey
Pego Spain
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the detached waterfront French cottage. It has a full kitchen, with a gas hob (no oven) microwave (convection) and breakfast bar. The lounge area incorporates a large sofa (a bit old and now too soft) a TV with DVD and a table with four chairs. The bedroom has a king sized bed with en... More 

1 Thank TonyFarmer
Urbanizacion Buenavista
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Bream Bay Lodge looks beautiful and there's lots of lovely rescue animals there that give you a lovely welcome. Everyone there is really friendly and nice but at the prices we were paying I do expect a little bit more. For example in the cottage where our friends were staying all the cast iron outside furniture was dirty, a wash... More 

3 Thank elu69
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the French villa which my husband had organized for our wedding anniversary. What a beautiful villa, nice and spacious. You can hear the ocean which is walking distance. We come to waipu frequently and would definitely stay at bream bay again. The hosts were lovely too. One night was not enough :)

Thank Lisa B
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The welcome was second to none, and the facilities excellent. Actually it passed one of my little private tests, which has become a bit of a game - do they provide hot chocolate, or milo, and they do! On a more serious note, there are one or two little criticisms. I found the layout not very homely, or user friendly,... More 

1 Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

We stayed at Bream Bay Lodge in Waipu just before Christmas last year. It was hard to book as it was near the peak season but the staff was very understanding and helpful. The room was clean and the service was great. Highly recommended.

Thank loveallfoood
Costa Mesa, California
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

We stayed two nights in the studio accommodation. Hosts/owners were friendly, gracious and helpful with dinner and activity recommendations. We were given a tour of the property and made "friends" with the rescue animals. Kayaks were available to navigate across he small estuary to the bird sanctuary sand dunes. Over the Dunes was the most amazing beach with not sole... More 

Thank Herschthal

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  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxurious, romantic, private, waterfront, French style holiday hideaway cottages plus luxury suites set on the waters edge one minute north of Waipu Cove and fringed with ancient pohutukawas, all set in 10 acres of waterfront privacy. Indulge in your own spa bath, free to air TV, private 9 seat cinema, animal farm park, Hot Springs gazebo spa pool, go kayaking or row boating on a spectacular lagoon filled with magnificent birdlife and miles of white sandy beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bream Bay Lodge

Address: 609 Cove Road | Waipu Cove, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Waipu
Price Range: $167 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I don't recommend the studio”
 of 5 bubbles Full_noise_duo, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the studio!”
 of 5 bubbles elu69, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are the detached ones.”
 of 5 bubbles 649nigelp, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Self contained one bedroom unit was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles dand448, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose the "Beach French Cottage" it is 10 metres from road but a 2 kilometre drive from the beach. Very loud and noisy room.”
 of 5 bubbles DanRadcliffe, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
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