We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (5)
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
Overview
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Spa
4 Star Hotel
All hotel details
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Reviews (102)
Filter reviews
91 results
Traveller rating
88
2
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
88
2
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewshome cooked breakfasthawkes bayheated lap poolbed and breakfastmuesliboth morningsglass of winenext morninggreat conversationstayed here for two nightsmin drivenew zealandon arrivalwe loved our staymission wineryother guestsgreat place to stay
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Judging by other reviews this will stick out like a sore thumb but equally it would not be correct to ignore the facts. We arrived about an hour or so before a booked pick up to attend a gourmet wine tasting trip, the drive taking...More

Thank Steve G
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 6 February 2018

Well, you are absolutely correct that your review sticks out like a sore thumb. It was a most unfortunate mistake on my part and I not only apologised profusely at the time, but I do so again. However, I do take exception to three of...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

The room was great, the bathroom extraordinary and iris was fabulous. One of the best places we stayed in New Zealand. Iris immediately invited us for a glass of wine encouraged us to go for a dip in the pool or hot tub and made...More

Thank Maryellen1215
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you Maryellen - it was lovely meeting you both and enjoyed our engaging conversations. There was a lot of laughter and shared views. I trust that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards Iris

Reviewed 22 September 2017

The experience at the Wateal Lodge could not have been better. Iris was a great host, the room was very comfortable and breakfast was superb. Very intimate setting, our 1st NZ getaway and weekend to remember. Napier has world class restaurants, stunning beaches, great trails...More

Thank mark T
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Mark Thank you for your delightful review. It was such a pleasure to accommodate your party and engage in such interesting discussions. Kind regards Iris

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

What a stunning B&B. From the outside it looks like a black barn; from the inside, a five-star hotel. You'll be totally surprised and blown away. Everything is simply stunning. Even breakfast was scrumptious. And to top it all, we had our laundry done for...More

Thank Mitch P
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 21 July 2017

What a lovely review. It was great meeting you both. To add to the delight was the nostalgia of talking to someone from my old country. I imagine that you are reveling in the beauty of Rarotonga and looking forward to the marriage celebration. Regards...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We loved staying at Watea Lodge. Our room was very comfortable, and Iris has thought of everything that guests might enjoy, from the guest lounge to the lap pool. Breakfast was delicious on both mornings and we loved sharing stories with Iris.More

Thank SusanCamperdown
Response from IrisJVC, Owner at Watea LodgeResponded 7 May 2017

Hi Susan and Alex What great guests you were. I too enjoyed every minute of our fascinating conversations. Your energy is admirable - cycling after Alex won a gold in rowing at the Masters Games. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Sydney when...More

View more reviews
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
About
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Shuttle Bus Service
Things to do
Pool
Hot Tub
Spa
Details
Price range
US$ 139 - US$ 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 139 - US$ 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (5)
Dining (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Watea Lodge staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Iris can help you with the rooms, all seemed excellent."
Read review
"Two rooms have a shared bathroom and one has it's own ensuite."
Read review
"The Air BnB room is the best."
Read review
"Every room is superb!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing