8 Old Church Road, Whangaroa, New Zealand

Below are a few of the many glowing reviews that Whangaroa Lodge Motel have received.

Tripadvisor – 5 Stars

Superstar Hosts
Amazing location, with stunning over the water views. Motel units are spotless clean, and have everything you could want or need. We are a group of 15 people and what really is the most convenient amenity .... is the huge community kitchen and dinning/BBQ area....all under cover, with a 55" flat screen television on the wall. But the real "stars" of this establishment are the owners JUDY & CRAIG. These guys are unbelievable in their service to make all their guests so welcome and part of the family. They go way beyond any normal standards for 5 star service...... for instance...insisting on cooking a roast meal for us all........ doing all our laundry......attending to minor medical needs.....unbelievable !!!! We will be back .....

Fabulous view, friendly hosts
Stayed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and loved the location - very clean and well appointed room, very friendly and helpful hosts and a superb view. Had everything we needed - the road up is a wee bit steep but we walked up a few times and it wasn't an issue.

Superbly friendly and clean
Stayed a couple of nights on a road trip around Northland. First impressions were excellent when we phoned in advance to make a booking and get some local information. Very efficient check in and Judy and Craig were friendly and generous hosts. They had a wealth of local knowledge and plenty of good stories to tell. The rooms all have different configurations to suit many needs and ours was spotless. The water pressure wasn't quite as strong as we're used to but that was really the only thing we would improve. We will definitely be back again for a longer stay and some fishing out of the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour.

So glad we chose to stay here
Everything was terrific - room, location, view, hosts etc. Having a verandah to sit outside in the fresh air and watch the birds and dolphins was really nice. We were given helpful advice on local attractions and lastly I would love to return and stay longer to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Perfect place to stay with magnificent views!!
My husband and I stayed as we had a fishing trip with friends. The room was spacious and had eveything we needed and cooking utensils. Our room had a beautiful view of the harbour. Thanks for a great stay Craig. This is the best place in Whangaroa!!

Truly outstanding motel with clean, well equipped rooms, recently refurbished. Stunning sea views, complete with setting sun, a very short walk through the garden to the marina, fishing club and Marlin restaurant. Hosts Craig and Jude were brilliant with information, advice, booking a wonderful harbour trip and providing books on local attractions and walks. The bananas from the garden were lovely, as was the smoked king fish and the best banana muffins ever. We would thoroughly recommend spending a few days, so comfortable and peaceful.


Booking.com – 9.5/10

Judy & Craig were amazing hosts, bed was really comfortable, amazing views!

Totally relaxing, magnificent views!
Beautiful views, super comfortable beds and lovely hosts!

Fully recommend to anyone wanting a spot to runaway too, which is how we got there.
The location was absolutely amazing. Judy was a lovely host who made you feel like you were home, but away from home. The view was beautiful.

Wonderful view of the harbour right from our room. Fantastic place to just chill and relax. The very friendly and helpful owners offering great advice on local places to visit.

Lovely stay
Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Stunning view. The owners were very friendly and hospitable.


Our Guest Book

Rachel, UK
Lovely stay getting to know my roots. Beautiful room and hospitality is fantastic. Shall be back one day for a family reunion.

Audrey, AK
Loved our stay, one of the BEST HOSTS ever!! Thank you for your hospitality, beautiful location, wonderful accommodation, "we'll be back"

Carl, DN
Some of the best hospitality we have ever experienced. Look forward to our next visit.