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Aotearoa Lodge

70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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#10 of 19 hotels in Whitianga

Welcome to Aotearoa Lodge, your Whitianga “home away from home.” Aotearoa Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Stu's Wild Pig Farm (1.4 mi) while visiting Whitianga, Aotearoa Hotel is a short distance away.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Aotearoa Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features baggage storage and a sun terrace. Plus, Aotearoa Lodge offers a snack bar, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Whitianga, you may want to try some souvlaki at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Al Camino Whitianga.

Whitianga is also home to The Lost Spring, a popular hot spring that is not too far from Aotearoa Hotel.

Aotearoa Lodge puts the best of Whitianga at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Golf course
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Korean
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Emilia R wrote a review Jan 2021
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We came to stay at Aotearoa Lodge for the whitianga festival and had a great stay here, it was very clean, the beds were comfy and linen was very nice. To top it all off the service was honestly the best I have ever had, the gentleman who hosted us was so nice and seemed very passionate about his job. The room we had was so big and had a massive deck. Such good value for money will stay here again and will be recommending to all friends and family. Would suit family’s well as there is lots of room for the kids to play outside.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
bech7 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions3 helpful votes
Good 3 night stay on the outskirts of Whitianga - not really within walking distance of Whitianga shops but you can walk to Buffalo Beach if you want to. Had all the basic necessities in the room (fridge and tea making), comfortable bed, decent bathroom and shower and then a communal kitchen/lounge. We just borrowed bowls from the kitchen each morning then had our cereal in our room. Nice deck to sit on in the late afternoon though we kept tripping over the step walking back into the room as it’s the same colour as the deck and only a few centimetres higher. Really friendly and welcoming owner who lives on site with his nice family. Thanks! :-)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Leah N wrote a review Sep 2020
Paris, France3 contributions
Had a nights stay here was wonderful. Spotless room, bed was amazingly comfortable, kitchen had an oven, of which we could cook a full roast dinner. The lovely manager and his family on site were a delight. It was a bit of a walk into the town at night, but definately do able. Would love to stay again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Deb62Hay wrote a review Mar 2020
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom387 contributions225 helpful votes
Lovely welcome and shown to our room. Room clean and tidy. Large room and bathroom. We did have ants in the room on the surface near to a he mirror. This property is outside of the town and you do need transport unless you have the time and energy for a long walk. There is a communal lounge and communal outside areas. Unfortunately the electric went down on the morning of departure; no fault of the hotel. Breakfast was not as it should have been because of the lack of electricity. Cereal, fruit etc. Did manage to get a coffee though.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dave wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions8 helpful votes
Booked an en suite room which was as described. Good sized with tea/coffee facility,fridge etc .En suite good with plenty towels. Room looked out onto well maintained garden.quiet and peaceful. T V service a bit limited (Sky upgrade would be good) Staff welcoming and friendly, continental breakfast included in price and full breakfast available at an extra cost. A wee bit out of town, so taxi/uber or drive to centre . overall a pleasurable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$64 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aotearoa Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Aotearoa Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Combat & Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park (6.5 km), The Lost Spring (1.4 km), and Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aotearoa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aotearoa Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purangi Winery Pizzeria, That Curry Place, and Blue Ginger.
Are pets allowed at Aotearoa Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Aotearoa Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aotearoa Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Is Aotearoa Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.