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Waoku Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have been to NZ several times, but went recently with my cousin and her fiancee visiting from Canada. We had asked for Sharon to make dinner for us and we arrived to a very stunning place and had to most incredible meal! Sharon is a fantastic cook! The accomodation was stunning and it was great that the outside spa...

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is absolutely out of this world. The location is perfect - as is the accommodation. 5 star all the way. Our own private spa was ready for use when we arrived. What a great way to relax after a long rive - your own spa on your private deck with unrestricted views across the ocean. The host, Sharon,...

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Really loved our stay at this luxurious lodge in beautiful Raglan. Sharon is a delightful host and the food was as delicious as the view was stunning! Pretty romantic to slip into a full massage jet hot tub underneath the New Zealand night sky. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank marzelline
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay w beautiful views only 7kms out of Raglan town center A hot tub looking out to the sea...👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Sheryl the manager is awesome and very helpful😃 Fab coffee breakfast lunch place called Rock it only 3-4 mins drive away If you are a surfer Whale Bay 5 mins walk away Raglan is such an up and...

Thank Pearl H
Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 26 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 3 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

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  • 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
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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: €297 - €507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waoku Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Our room was AWESOME”
, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an apartment with sea views. Two of the four don't have seaviews.”
rochelle180, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Whenua room was fantastic for wonderful views of the ocean”
jodinm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are only four bungalows and they are all 5 star.”
993path, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms would be great”
Jeni006, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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