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9 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

A huge thank you to Maree and Wally who accepted our eleventh hour reservation, quickly made up the extra bed for our kids and made us feel completely at home during our stay. Opito Bay is such a beautiful, peaceful destination, and Leighton Lodge the perfect getaway while there. Our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable... More 

2 Thank Belinda P
Brisbane, Australia
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144 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

BRILLIANT! Is the only word to describe this delightful get-away place in an "off-the-beaten-track" destination at Opito Bay. It's 10km of gravel road from Kuaotunu (halfway between Whitianga and Coromandel Town) but worth every kilometre for the fantastic unspoilt beach at the other end. The Lodge is situated up a hillside which gives a splendid view of the Bay from... More 

Thank Judy C
Hostopito, Owner at Leighton Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. More 

Baltimore USA
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79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We now make jokes about it, but this place was terrible. after a long journey, My sister got put on an uncomfortable camp bed in the living room, we were in a tiny back room, looking out onto ugly prefab houses next door. The owners had advised us to buy dinner there, so we each paid $50 for a watermelon... More 

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Hostopito, Owner at Leighton Lodge, responded to this review

What a pity guests do not make their complaints at the time of their stay . What the writer of this complaint appears to not know is that at the time the single person of this group made the booking she was specifically offered another room, but chose to take the sofa bed in the living area of the Seahorse... More 

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147 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Being in Opito bay - one of the most amazing places on the planet - it would be easy to forget the accommodation and hospitality at Leighton Lodge but if you are looking for a character room or small self-catering unit in East Coromandel then see if these lovely people have vacancies! Wally and Marie were great to chat to... More 

1 Thank thereandbackagainNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Leighton Lodge might be a wonderful place, but we wouldn't know, because, despite paying full price, and not being advised previously, our room was given to the hosts' relatives. We were informed on arrival, late in the evening, that we were "overflow", so we would be staying with the neighbours. The room we were given was nothing like what appeared... More 

Thank Molly C
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Leighton Lodge is a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location, the beach is fantastic.Wally and Maire are fantastic hosts and really made us feel welcome. Nothing was a problem and the meals were great with lots of local product. We'll definitely return for another visit.

Thank Gaynor H
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2012

A great way to start our New Zealand vacation after the drive from Auckland to be warmly welcomed by Maire and Wally. We had the comfortable and spacious self-catering apartment but had not brought food with us so Maire rustled up a tasty supper for us on arrival. Delicious breakfasts with home-baked bread were shared in their home overlooking Opito... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is the perfect place when you want to relax away from the hustle and bustle in a laid back Coromandel seaside community with a wonderful white sand-beach just a minute´s walk away. The beautifully designed wooden house overlooks the whole of Opito Bay from its hillside location and you can enjoy gorgeous sea- and beachviews from the own private... More 

Thank 717Gerlinde
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Opito is a lovely bay off the beaten track but well situated for many of the sights within the Coromandel peninsula. There's nothing to do in the bay itself other than to chill out and walk along the beach so those wanting to eat or drink out will need to take a 30 minute drive into Whittianga. Staying at Leighton... More 

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Richmond, B.C.
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182 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We stayed at the Leighton Lodge and loved the "off the track" location; 3/4 of an hour over a winding gravel road that landed you at a B & B just back of a one km long bay and beach. The view from our room deck was beautiful. The room was very comfortable and the hosts were extremely helpful and... More 

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Address: 17 Stewart Place | RD 2, Whitianga, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: ₹ 7,865 - ₹ 10,943 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“ask for the double with the balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles thereandbackagainNZ, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you plan to go you can arrange ahead of time with the owners to have dinner on arrival as there are no places to eat in Opito Bay. Opito Bay is populated with New Zealanders. It is very small as it is mainly set up as a place of summer homes that are mostly unoccupied during the cooler seasons. The Leighton Lodge B & B owners live there 12 months of the year.”
 of 5 bubbles doreenandneil, 22 Dec 2011 | Read review
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