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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stayed one night - picked to be close to golf course club where we had a dinner event. Spectacularly good breakfast and very nice host. Very steep driveway to parking. Wifi excellent, TV OK but TV is not why you are there ;-)

Thank matthewra
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mathew, Thanks for choosing to stay at Mangawhai Lodge, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the driveway is step, we have widened it and put in a fish-eye mirror to help guests but unfortunately can't do anything re the gradient. Thank you for taking the time to do a review, we really appreciate it. best...

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment which was very comfortable, quiet & clean. The owner was lovely and just let us relax into the place. From the lounge and balcony we had a great view of the coast! Very happy customers!

Thank Vicki B
Jeannette F, Manager at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Mangawhai lodge Vicki, we are pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you are able to come again some day Best regards Jeannette

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Jeanette is very helpful and friendly and gives a warm welcome. We stayed in the bed and breakfast room which was small but very comfortable and clean. The room has a large balcony where you can sit and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple whilst taking in the sea view. Unfortunately there are a few houses directly in front...

Thank Maggie b
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us on trip advisor, you stayed in the Beachcomber B&B room which is our smallest guest room. Yes we have a couple of classic nz bachs in front of the lodge and they had a lot happening during your stay as they were re organising. Usually very sleepy in front. Best regards Jeannette

Reviewed 11 December 2016

We opted for the double room with the small ensuite shower room - Beachcomber. The room is compact but comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches. The bed was very comfortable,and came equipped with an electric blanket - very welcome one night when it was rather chilly outside! There is a spacious verandah with a table and seating. A lovely view...

Thank Pauline M
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Pauline for you nice comments, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully can come back some time Have a lovelyXmas Best regards Jeannette

Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had an upstairs room with ensuite - small but functional. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast delicious. The views were nice as long as you didn't look down into the neighbour's back yard.

Thank AndrewH233
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and we are pleased you enjoyed your time here, sorry I can't do much about the neighbours yard, they are going through a transition with there place at the moment. Best regards Jeannette

Airlie Beach
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Found Jeannette and the Mangawhai Lodge everything that it is made out to be - Very warm and friendly reception despite the late hour and appreciate the better room offered up. The lodge is perched high and has a great outlook to the sea and beach - which is particularly good for breakfast - which turned up too big to...

Thank John_Nayler
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, John, Thank you for your review and coming and staying with us here at Mangawhai Lodge. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay, sorry we could not provide better weather! Hope to see you again sometime. Best regards Jeannette Mangawhai Lodge

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Mangawhai Lodge is a smallish B&B run by Jeanette, an experienced proprietor who is devoted to helping you have a memorable experience during your stay. Mangawhai Lodge is located high on a hill in the smallish seaside village of Mangawhai. The B&B offers great sea views from a wrap-around deck. Each room has access to the deck so you are...

Thank Gregory P
Jeannette F, Owner at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and your you kind comments, we really appreciate it. We are pleased you had a nice time here at Mangawhai Heads and enjoyed the area and your stay with us here at Mangawhai Lodge. I hope you had a good trip home and make it back...

Kent UK
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Although the apartment we stayed in was on the ground floor (no sea view) and also a little dated, it was very comfortable and had everything we needed, the host Jeannette was very helpful and had great knowledge of the area. The local village was walking distance with lovely places to eat or just sit and have ice cream etc....

Thank Jeanette7UK
Jeannette F, Manager at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Mangawhai Lodge, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and are able to come again if you are in the area. You stayed in The Par 3 Apartment which as you mentioned doesn't have a sea view as it is ground floor and disabled accessible. Our other...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This hotel is a perfect stop for the ideal location of Mangawhai. The hostess is very accomodating and informative on local attractions and where to eat. The sea views are very special. We only stayed there for one night but would of found it very easy to stay an extra few more. Breakfast was very homely. AAA+

Thank only1dug
Jeannette F, Manager at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay at Mangawhai Lodge and taking the time to write a review on trip advisor, we really appreciate it and hope you are able to visit again. best regards Jeannette Mangawhai Lodge

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed here in an apartment for 2 nights with friends. The apartment is spacious with a lounge, 2 bedrooms, shared bathroom and kitchen plus a balcony overlooking Mangawhai Heads. The view is the major selling point but the Lodge itself is comfortable and the owner is friendly and helpful. The nearby cafe, Harvest Blue, is highly recommended for breakfast...

Jeannette F, Manager at Mangawhai Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Mangawhai Lodge. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to visit again. best regards Jeannette Mangawhai Lodge

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Midway between Auckland Airport and the Bay of Islands, Mangawhai Lodge is the perfect beach retreat for relaxing, offering comfort, style, panoramic sea views and fabulous breakfasts. Choose stylish B&B rooms with bathrooms,verandas and views or our self contained apartments with breakfast available as an optional extra. Stroll to restaurants, harbour beach, golf and shops. Enjoy spectacular walkways, beaches, fishing, surfing, swiming, galleries and chocolates. Recently renovated. Qualmark 4 star; free wifi and offstreet parking ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mangawhai Lodge

Address: 4 Heather Street | Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangawhai
Price Range: ₹ 7,903 - ₹ 10,744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mangawhai Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Best views”
vickibT545BP, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beachcomber was very quiet with good sea views”
, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“As every room / apartment is different, be sure to check which is which when booking (check the web site).”
John_Nayler, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The upper rooms have sea views, although we were on the ground floor we had a table outside with chairs it was so relaxing!”
Jeanette7UK, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If possible choose sea view!”
only1dug, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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