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Doubtless Bay Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Mangonui B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Doubtless Bay Lodge is great value for the money. The rooms are clean and spatious. The bathrooms a little bit outdated, but spotlessly clean. And Gavin told us they are planning on updating them. Nikki and Gavin are wonderful hosts. As we stayed at the lodge on our way up to the far north and did not know what do in the region, Gavin gave us good advice on what to do and where to eat.
The breakfast, with Nikkis home made müesli, is excellent! And Gavin as the breakfast host taking care of the guests and joking takes the experinece to the next level! :)

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Lilpia for taking the time to review you stay with us and giving us such a wonderful review. Yes, the bathrooms are due for an update and we hope to commence that this winter. Thanks again. Regards Nikki and Gavin.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Nikki and Gavin have exceeded expectations again. The place is being modernised and improved and it's exceptionally comfortable.

Breakfast was top notch - I swear the best scrambled eggs I've ever had.

Breakfast on the deck is special and the local knowledge and tips from Gavin are greatly appreciated. Can't wait until my next trip...

Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Why 'thank you' regular_ traveller456 for such a wonderful review! Yes, we are making progress with our renovations, but still a work in progress. Yep, when you cook as many scrambled eggs as we do, they eventually become a 'work of art'! Hope to see you soon regular_traveller456. Thanks again. Regards Nikki & Gavin. :)

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed for three days and could not fault the Lodge. With just four rooms it is much more a boutique B&B than a motel. The room was well equipped and the bed extremely comfortable. A full breakfast is included. The highlight of the stay was getting to know Nikki and Gavin, who were very friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thanks Malcolm for taking the time to review your stay with us and giving us such a fantastic review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your room and breakfast. We feel, that the recent addition of new, good quality carpet through-out has helped immensely with comfort of the rooms. Thanks again. Regards Nikki & Gavin.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

If you are touring to Cape Reinga in the north, a stop at the Doubtless Bay Lodge is highly recommendet. Given and Nikki are great hosts: the breakfast is great (especially Nikki's Muesli), Given has always good advices and the premise is spotless clean. We thank you both for your warm welcome!
Harry and Anne-Marie from Switzerland

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thanks Harry for taking the time to review your stay with us and for giving us such a glowing report! Yes, the Doubtless Bay area generally, is a great location for a base from which to explore all the little (and not so little) hidden treasures that the Far North of NZ has to offer. Regards Nikki & Gavin.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ideal location to stay and tour the far north of NZ.
Proprietors Gavin & Nikki operate a small motel at Coopers Beach. Fantastic hosts who not only provide lovely accommodation with great breakfast but also give you advice on where to go, what to do, where to dine and you get to engage with the other guests and make the most of the far north experience. Highly recommended.
Phil & Linds

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Doubtless, Owner at Doubtless Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thanks guys for such a wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and were able to utilise Doubtless Bay Lodge as your base, while you explored the Far North. Regards Nikki & Gavin.

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Additional Information about Doubtless Bay Lodge

Address: 33 Cable Bay Block Road | Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mangonui
Price Range: €73 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubtless Bay Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel style B&B with 3 Queen rooms and 1 twin room. All rooms have their own en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, Cable TV and own private entrance. Enjoy your breakfast in the dining room or on the deck with stunning views over Doubtless Bay. Short walk to beaches and shops. Friendly New Zealand hosts will arrange tours and trips. Visit local historic places, wineries, isolated beaches or play golf on nearby courses. ... more   less 
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