Guest Reviews

Our recent experience at Orchid Grove was one we would love to repeat – for longer next time. Not only were Michele and Henry the most attentive and considerate of hosts, the location and the facilities were top class;comfort with style. Close proximity to Kerikeri yet providing country solitude. Lovely to hear the kiwi call. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Tom and Verna- Auckland – January 2012 – *****

We stayed 3 nights recently and found the hosts, Henry and Michele charming and attentive with a balance of giving complete privacy and being nearby to assist when asked.Facilities are top notch with quality furnishings and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts provided each day were a special treat, and a quiet evening soak in the spa pool rounded off each days stay.Thoroughly recommend this place as a bit special when you want a quiet spot of relaxing and enjoying all on offer in the surrounding district. V Armstrong – Nov 2011 **** 1/2

We stayed in 2 bedroom family chalet for 5 nights with our 2 small kids. We loved every minute. Great facilities, beautiful modern decor, great library with games and books for all of us. The place is brand new fully equipped to the highest standard, hard to find elsewhere in NZ. After a day exploring wineries or Russell, coming back to Orchid Lodge to soak in the spa pool is wonderful. There is a great river walk through a lovely forest easy for both kids and us. Excellent hosts, warm sunny fully insulated chalet (feels like central heating, no cold nights!) and not far to drive to all of Northlands attractions. We are so glad we went!
Becule – San Fransisco, Oct 2011 *****

What a lovely stay. Great pillows, excellent food and hosts. Such Fabulous service. Hugh and Kimberley – Australia Oct 2011 *****

A stylish, beautifully designed property nestled in enchanting woodland off the beaten track, yet close to the Bay of Islands. The accommodation and finishing touches are stunning. You could not want for a more welcoming stay. Highly recommended.
Lynn & John Holden – Wraysbury, UK Aug 2011 ****1/2

Wow, what a great find. A friend recommended the Orchid Grove to us. On arrival, we were greeted by one of the owners and taken to our room, then given a brief orientation of the facilities. The Lodge has been purpose built in a very homely, modern architectural style. Everything is very new and very clean – and works ! There are also 2 chalets available, which are separate from the main lodge. The property is surrounded by native New Zealand bush and the calming flow of a river further down, can be heard if you leave your windows open. A Mitchell – Auckland June 2011 *****

We had the pleasure of spending a weekend with Michele and Henry at Orchid Grove Country Lodge – wow. What a great weekend, the room’s and bathrooms are luxurious, the service outstanding, and the breakfasts a very welcome treat from the usual coffee and toast on the run.
We really enjoyed the monsoon style shower and had the best nights sleep in a long time on the extra comfy bed.
Overall a great break from routine, a great place to let your hair down and unwind in the peace and quiet. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will be back .

A Pereira – March 2011 *****

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