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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We loved staying in the apartment at Fossil Bay Lodge. The view from the windows out through trees was worth a million dollars. The high pitched roof and subtle retro vibe were very cool. It was a huge open plan space - the size of 3 hotel rooms - with a full kitchen (very functional), dining area, couch, queen-sized bed...

Thank MELtoUnknown
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights in one of the belle tents and absolutely loved it. We were in tent #1 which was very private and had a table & chairs outside to relax. The tent was spacious enough for all of our belongings and then some. Kitchen & shared space are good & there is space in...

Thank Neensr
Ohakune, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great spot to be with nice, clean rooms in a outside lodge style. Big well arranged shared kitchen, only one toilet and shower to share but well kept. Staff were great and helpful, run by a good Kiwi family. Location was 5 minute walk to the beach.

Thank Bryan106
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A friend and I recently took our first trip to Waiheke and were blown away by the hospitality at Fossil Bay. We had come to explore the island, to stop in at a winery or two and to spend some time in relaxed ease. We were not disappointed! From our casual welcome to the accommodation itself and the genuine conversations...

Thank Becky D
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We love glamping so naturally we loved this place. We stayed in a large belle tent and were blown away about how much it felt like a real hotel room. We lacked nothing and showering in our little outhouse was a welcome adventure. We were never cold (and some of the nights were still frosty). The whole place felt like...

Thank Annabell M
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed in a small belle lotus canvas tent. This venue has several options for your stay, small cabins, glamping lotus belle tents and an appartment. There is a fully equiped communal kitchen with large dining table and an adjoining conservatory with couches. The main building is probably the original homestead, a humble building possibly 100 years old. Furinishings are...

1Thank NazareSurfPixie
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed in the blue cottage. It was comfortable and close to the main house. They provided several blankets and there was a space heater in the cabin. The main house has the refrigerator, washer, and bathroom. I arrived after the sun set and I wish I had arrived in the day light. It is about a 12 min walk...

Thank RaTaPa
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Booked here for 2 nights stayed 3 as loved it so much and didn't want to leave. Stayed in Tent 3 a 5m Bell tent in a private setting. Comfortable queen bed, carpeted floor, bed side tables with lights, over the bed lights, torch for going to the loo in the night, 2 seater couch, outside furniture and hammocks. The...

Thank AucklandKiwifamily
Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

At the end of my trip to New Zealand I was looking for a quite place to relax close to Auckland. The recommendation for Fossil Bay Lodge came from i-site in Rotorua and I don't regret it. The place is in a very quite part of Waiheke island - 15 minutes walking from the town. It is very well maintained...

Thank Zuzana_sldkv
Auckland NZ
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed in the summer of 2015 and enjoyed so much that we convinced 3 other couples to join us on our return visit. All four couples booked a Belle Tent (Yurt). We had tent 1 as we enjoyed the privacy of being just the bit more hidden away. But all our friends loved their tents. It's the relaxed atmosphere...

1Thank himandme2gethr

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A country style retreat for those seeking a healthy and peaceful place to stay. We provide a sanctuary to 'get away' yet are close enough to cafes, bars and restaurants to make this the ideal holiday location. It is situated only 300 metres from Oneroa Bay and a 10 minute walk to the village, with many other bays also near-by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fossil Bay Lodge

Address: 58 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island > Oneroa
Price Range: ₹ 2,791 - ₹ 6,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Small lotus tents have a double bed, two arm chairs, side and coffee table and are plenty big enough.”
  • Small Lotus Tent
  • Small Lotus Tent with External Bathroom
  • A glimps of a neighbouring tent (mid left) can you see it?
  • Toilets are port-a-potties like the type you get on a yacht.
  • Mesh screens let in light and air but keep out insects
  • Simple living, clean and green.
  • Outside tap to rinse your wine glass
  • Comfy Double Bed
 of 5 bubbles NazareSurfPixie, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the tents/yurts are the best”
 of 5 bubbles himandme2gethr, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Definitely pick a glamping tent for the full experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 648jennyf, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If in a tent, ask for one close to the pond.”
 of 5 bubbles IntrepidExplorer81, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Blue Cottage has nice deck looking out over gardens - lovely interior”
 of 5 bubbles Jurg131, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
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