" I had high hopes for my stay at this establishment and I wasn't disappointed " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

At Gulf Harbour Lodge you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Gulf Harbour Country Club and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Whangaparaoa Golf Club. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, patios and LCD TVs.

All 18 rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, luggage storage and a lift. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Whangaparaoa hotel, you'll be 14.7 km (9.1 mi) from Orewa Beach and 39.7 km (24.7 mi) from Takapuna Beach.

Room, 1 Extra large Double Bed, Canal View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Canal View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room (Two Night Special)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room (Three Night Special)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gulf Harbour Lodge ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gulf Harbour Lodge

Everyone (18) Couples (17) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5

No aircon and no wifi

Bland experience. Everything was clean ... couldn’t complain about staff ... hardly saw anyone. Location is good, though room was actually very warm when we checked in and with no air conditioning it would be a hot box in high summer. No wifi is a pain for international guests.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Very nice location, very quiet

Location: Cafe resteraunt and 4 square nearby
I had high hopes for my stay at this establishment and I wasn't disappointed

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5


Hotel entrance confusing. Welcome casual but friendly. Clean room. Nice bed. Style a little dated. Inroom information very basic. No phone, SkyTv or wifi available. Odd mix of owner occupant/hotel guest rooms. Nice setting but overall left a bit wanting.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: The view and location
Cons: The rooms are starting to look a bit old and worn. The bar down stairs was a bit noisy.
Location: Marina and ferry to Auckland are great.
Nicely set up room with a great outlook. Good value for money especially with the view we got.

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2017

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2 out of 5

Well would never recommend this place to anybody,

Pros: Nothing was most disguisting and best thing was the nights sleep.
Cons: Room could be serviced properly and some form of book to inform you whats available. Sky TV would be an idea.
Location: Location was brilliant and the cafes and resturants were excellent.
When we checked in our room was not ready and said to the lady its no problem we will go for a walk but she swapped us to another room which was away from the noise. When we went in there was only 4 coffees and 4 sugars, there was no folder to inform us whats on and where. In the morning when checking out informed the two ladies on reception that the bath was blocked, and they knew about it but couldn't get anybody to fix it in the weekend. I also explained about coffee, sugar and they just smiled. Have told them will never be back. We went to the resturants out the back which were brilliant and would most definitely recommend them. I am truly amazed that anybody would stay there and the price was higher through you than what they advertised. ( $160 for our room) Also in this modern day to have only 5 TV channels is a j I understand that this will probably not get printed which is a shame as some other person will get caught.

Posted by , from Riverhead on 5 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient location in planned development

Pros: Quietness for a great night's sleep
Location: Swimming in the nearby nature reserve at the end of the peninsula
Stopover on return from bay of Islands to Auckland - we could not fault the hotel, but it is part of a master planned housing development on the peninsula, with quirky architectural elements! Best part was its proximity to the great beaches in the nearby nature reserve.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 7 Mar. 2016

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3 out of 5


Pros: Nothing
Cons: A lot should be improved
Location: Location isolated there was nothing at all.
The room was a bit delapidated. There was nothing we liked . The hotel is in an apartment block and has 15 rooms. Very far from the lift. Not much choise to dinner somewhere.

Posted by , from holland on 7 Mar. 2016

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2 out of 5
The room was scruffy. Basic cleaning and maintenance has not been kept up to date. Telephones at reception were not answered over 2 days, room needs refurbishment. Consumables are minimal, crockery etc incomplete.

Posted by , from Auckland on 18 Feb. 2016

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3 out of 5

Gulf Harbour Lodge

Pros: Close to golf course.
No towels in the room! At least this time the on duty staff member was attentive and very pleasant.........and we didn't have to wait 5-10 minutes before checking in or out.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2016

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Property Features

Gulf Harbour Lodge offers its guests a lift. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Whangaparaoa hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1997
  • Conference space
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (71.6 km / 44.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Gulf Harbour Lodge offers 18 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Whangaparaoa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains.

  • Private patio
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-8 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8 AM-6 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Gulf Harbour Lodge Whangaparaoa
  • Gulf Harbour Lodge
  • Gulf Harbour Whangaparaoa
  • Gulf Harbour Hotel

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.