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Brenton Lodge
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can’t live without air con this place is not for you. If you can manage with a beast of a fan instead and you like exceptionally welcoming and helpful hosts, stylish & comfy decor, a great view and delicious food you couldn’t do better. It seemed to us that Sallie & David had anticipated our every need from plentiful supplies of t bags and biscuits, chocolate in the fridge and towels for the beach to the provision of a shovel for hot water beach and advice on routes etc. You might get a cheaper meal in town but you won’t get a better one than Sallies. Excellent value for the quality & a short stroll across the garden to get home. My advice would be to stay here and book an evening meal.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sallie H, Owner at Brenton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for all the lovely things you said about us, we very much appreciate it, we hope that your New Zealand holiday was all you wished it to be, and that Spring is not too far away in the UK

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing welcome from Sallie and David to their beautiful home.
Our room was spacious and very comfortable with extensive views across from the garden to the sea.
We found everything we wanted in the room and enjoyed wonderful breakfasts served in the dining room. We got plenty of guidance on the few restaurants nearby which were a bit ‘samey’ but nice. There was also guidance provided on places to go and see. You do need a car to visit places from here .
We really recommend this lodge and will return!!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sallie H, Owner at Brenton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review Brenton Lodge, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again one day. We hope that your holiday was all you wished it to be.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We have stayed at the Brenton Lodge several times and absolutely loved it! Already planning on a visit next year. The location is great, and hosts Sallie and David are wonderful people.

Anthony
San Francisco

Room Tip: we have always stayed in the room that is separate from the main building, which is private and quiet.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sallie H, Owner at Brenton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Many thanks Anthony for taking the time to review Brenton Lodge, always good to see you, we hope that you make it next year, we will keep fingers crossed for good surf for you.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Of the 180 reviews I have placed on Tripadvisor only a handful are in the 2 category. The term ‘lodge’ in New Zealand suggests some element of luxury. To be fair Brenton Lodge is not in the same price bracket as the luxury establishments - but make no mistake, this is a very ordinary bed and breakfast - don’t expect any luxury. In particular, in the summer, do not expect to be kept cool. Not only is there no air-conditioning but our bedroom was built into barely insulated roof space - the result was stifling. If you are here in the winter it would be an acceptable 3.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sallie H, Owner at Brenton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I am sorry that you were unhappy with your stay at Brenton Lodge,please note that WE do not advertise or market our property as 'luxury'. I understand that you were given the option by your travel agent to go to a property with air-conditioning rather than spend your time at Brenton Lodge. The weather during your stay was particularly humid but you were provided with a 12 speed, low decible oscillating fan. We enjoyed having your wife stay.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Sallie and David were perfect hosts - attentive yet never intrusive and very welcoming from the start. Best breakfast in NZ so far ( portobello mushroom stack a real hit ) and lovely sea views from our comfy room. Pool was a refreshing treat on a hot afternoon .

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Sallie H, Owner at Brenton Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review Brenton Lodge, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, and you did have some nice weather which I hope is following you through the country. We hope that your holiday in New Zealand is all you wished it to be.

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