A very comfortable place to stay for a night. Close to the town and waterfront but far enough away to feel out of the hustle and bustle. The quiet was amazing and the complimentary breakfast in the dining room an added bonus.
We'd stayed here 15 years ago when it must have been close to new. The room we had still felt fresh but there were small things that were a bit "off" - the (hidden) toilet cistern ran intermittently, the microwave door was cracked, the curtain around the bed (?) was partly off the track, and the bathroom toiletries were all in large, wall-mounted containers, which always makes me feel like I'm at a gym! BTW, we didn't use the curtains round the bed and slept fine (the front door is glass and there's a verandah light, and the vertical blinds didn't meet in the middle which means the sun comes streaming in).
Lots and lots of ceiling lights ... but where are the switches? A-ha, in the corner behind the TV and hidden by the vertical blinds!
A bit of attention to the small things and Admiralty Lodge would still be one of the better places to stay in Whitianga, despite there being newer motels nearby. However, we saw a "for sale" sign up at the entry for the management contract so maybe there won't be much "improvement" under current management as they wait to sell.
The beachside walk into town (or the beach itself at low tide) isn't a long one and a very pleasant way to "earn" a coffee and cake at The Fig Tree.
Traveller from NZ
The Admiralty Lodge is a five star hotel in Whitianga - New Zealand . The hotel is located very close to Buffalo Beach …More
Clean, modern, self contained apartment one street from beach & walking distance to Whitianga shops & restaurants. Friendly staff on check in, with good advice about places to see in local area (Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Purangi Winery were the ones I visited).
"Pipi Dune in Whitianga, North Island New Zealand"
Our delightful & very friendly host provided us with a very clean & comfortable room with private bathroom. Best night sleep ever in a very cosy bed with lovely white quality linen. A delicious breakfast was provided every morning in the shared dining area. Great way to meet other travellers. Excellent accommodation located within walking distance from beach, locals shops & plenty of good eating spots. You will love the fluffy white towels that are provided too.
Our Whitianga accommodation lets you enjoy this wonderful seaside destination, in the heart of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Stay in our Whitianga hotels and enjoy surfcasting, swimming, sailboard riding, and yachting on the beach. The Mercury Bay Boating Club has its home in Whitianga and sail their club events and dream of the America's Cup Challenge.
Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years since Maori explorer Kupe's tribe settled here after his visit in about 950AD. Prior to that the land was abundant with moas and there is evidence that there were early moa hunters here 2000 years ago.
Our wide range of hotel accommodation lets you take in the sites and experience all there is to offer.
Now a thriving town with around 4000 permanent residents Whitianga offers a full range of visitor services and attractions. There are seven good beaches all within easy reach of the town. Buffalo Beach, Whitianga's main beach, takes its name from H.M.S. Buffalo, wrecked there in 1840. Dolphins live in the bay and several frolic around the Whitianga wharf in the summer.
Our Whitianga accommodation makes a great base from which to visit Kuaotuna and its northern beaches, where you will find various activities ranging from Bike Safaris to Horse Riding or just lazing away on one of the many stunning beaches.
Our Whitianga hotels are perfect for enjoying all the area has to offer!