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Black Sands Lodge

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black Sands was recommended to me buy the owner of Elevation Restaurant on Scenic Road in Waitakere. I booked for two nights because I needed a rest from all my other travels in NZ. I wanted to do nothing. Julia and Bobby are wonderfully kind and full of the best information about where to go for food and walks. They...

Thank kbjsantafe
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Despite having travelled extensively throughout the world I have never paid for a lodge in my very own Auckland nor have I ever spent $270 on a single nights accomodation. Lo....there was no laundry service...the shower was stone cold...no complimentary milk for coffee ie the quintessential "Jaffa scam".

Thank peterrM6374WL
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Spent 3 nights here and it was amazing. The beach is gorgeous black sand a very short walk from your room. There are a ton of nature walks you can enjoy, including a trail that leads to a beautiful waterfall. If you're looking for a place that has great scenic walks, this is it. The one thing I would mention...

Thank phantomdsmith
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Private and close to beach. Good off road parking and the hosts are really nice. Missed the last star because a few minors - the bathroom in the Kauri unit is downstairs (bit of a challenge if you have mobility issues), a cracked toilet (water integrity still ok but unnerving...), bedroom window opening onto the neighbours deck and a stain...

Thank Garth P
Beijing, China
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Smaller cabin:Near beach, small bedroom with queen bed, door from toilet/shower had no room to open because of bed, kitchen area with small sofa and chair, host explained that wi-fi would work if used outdoors, it did not work inside the cabin, one night was 220 NZ dollars+6 extra for using credit card, shower gave either too hot or cold...

1Thank Meppu
Elgin, Scotland
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and i stayed in the kauri cottage for two nights after a long flight to nz. This was the perfect place to chill and recharge our batteries. The cottage was beautiful and our hosts extended a typically warm kiwi welcome. We borrowed body boards to visit the beach (few minute walk away) and had a fab time there....

Thank teresa9828
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Auckland for impromptu trip. Rented a car and just drove towards Piha. Googlwd Black Sand Lodge and Linda, the owner, told us she has a vacancy so we headed that way. The journey is pleasant and very scenic. Arrived about 40 minutes later, and Linda immediately came out to greet us. She is a very nice lady....

1Thank Rose_abd1975
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2015

I would really recommend anyone to stay with Julia and Bobby at Black Sands. Excellent location and very understanding when our plans unexpectedly changed. Will stay again next time I'm in Piha. Thank you!

Thank soph112015
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We travelled up to piha from down south for a wedding and had not booked accommodation. Julia and Bobby were all too welcoming for us when we found them. Even when we had to cancel our second night staying there, they were so nice and understanding. Could not recommend a better place to stay when travelling to Piha!!

1Thank Rory S
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Highly recommended lodge for all aspects of a stay in Piha. 2 minute walk from the iconic Piha beach and set in the magical surroundings and gardens, this lodge is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the outstanding natural beauty of the area. The lodge is owned and run by the kindest and most welcoming hosts Bobbie and Julia....

Thank DomTappy

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Piha - Black Sands Lodge offers a choice of three self contained accommodations located in a large, private native garden just a 1/2 minute walk to Piha Beach.The Kauri Suite is private, spacious and romantic accommodation in Piha. Enjoy the luxury of the King Size torquezone bed looking through the french doors, over your own private deck, to the native garden . . all this just 1/2 a minute to the beach! The Tui Suite is our Queen Suite with ensuite and kitchenette/living room. The Tui Suite has an east facing deck for morning breakfast and a west facing deck for sunsets. Private accommodation again just 1/2 a minute to the beach!Our budget accommodation, the Beach Cabin, is twin accommodation with kitchenette/living room. Very popular and true Kiwiana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Sands Lodge

Address: 54 Beach Valley Road | Piha, Waitakere, Piha 0772, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Piha
Price Range: €116 - €232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask about the shower water. Tui cottage adjoins another with a deck with a divider which can be opened for family get-togethers.”
kbjsantafe, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Was not able to compare other units, check them out first if possible.”
BrianBlenheim, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The Tui suite was the real thing.....first in the morning and just before sunset....a couple of Tui birds came by to sing for me...exotic. The rainwater is collected for tap drinking and showers, conserve it but enjoy it. I took a bottle home with me because it was so delicious. The WiFi connection is excellent... The windows are so "squeaky clean" it felt like I was outside,......but keep em closed at night..there was one mosquito...use the screened window and you'll sleep in paradise found”
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  • Tui suite
  • my private path to Tui suite
doron2u, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
“One room is a king size and the other is a queen size.”
KellyN248, 30 May 2013 | Read review
“The Tui suite was perfect - hidden amongst natives”
FionaH113, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
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