Delamore Lodge5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The staff, the room, the food, the view are amazing. This is where you want to escape to, to relax and enjoy life. The views from the rooms and the decks and the dining room allow the cares of the world to fade away.
We had a very nice break this weekend at Delamore Lodge. From the moment we departed the ferry we were picked up by Delamore's driver and taken to the lodge in style. The accommodation and overall presentation met up to all our expectations! And the gorgeous setting. We would highly recommend.
We stayed with our 9 year old son at Delamore Lodge for 2 nights last week. We were blown away with so many facets of our stay on Waiheke...the beautiful views from every part of the Lodge, the unobtrusive service and an overall experience that screamed quality. A totally unique experience that we can highly recommend. We will be back for longer next time!
A wonderful place to visit with a group or as a couple! Can't fault the amenities and the service. A special mention to the wonderful John and the incredible Sam. You guys made this experience fabulous for us all. Breakfast and pre dinner drinks and canapés were amazing! We were all pampered and felt very special the whole time. PS the standard of cleanliness and the linen service was beyond amazing!!! Thank you delamore, we will see you again!!
As a getaway for my partners birthday, this was the best experience by far. Past birthdays have been overseas but this year work commitments dictated a domestic special treat. Delamore lodge exceeded my expectations from the minute I stepped off the ferry from Auckland. People have different views about luxury experiences. Delamore offers understated luxury with attentive bespoke service. The room was beautiful and captured the best of the view and maintained privacy. The bed comfortable and luxurious. The amenities were great. We have the dinner with Brian. Which was fantastic. Food amazing coupled with excellent service. Nothing to fault. A partnership of Luxury and value. Having read other reviews I think some must have stayed at a different place. All I can say to end is thank you for making this birthday difficult to surpass. As I write we have one more day at Delamore. It will be a wrench to leave.
This was such a disappointing place. We had been looking forward to a treat after traveling around NZ for a month. Unfortunately it was easily the worst place we stayed. Firstly we were fighting mosquitoes all night. The a/c points directly at the head of the bed, so we couldn't really crank it up to freeze them out. The walls have the tell-tale signs of many squashed mossies on the conveniently dark wall paint. There was no a/c in the second bedroom and the kids were eaten alive. Having a look next day for where they were hiding or nesting I found quite poor hygiene in the room - dirty corners and cobwebs on the walls. Secondly, we had the the very expensive dinner in the hotel - it was very poor. We were served duck with some pate on the plate. We asked for some bread with the pate and were given partially defrosted supermarket bread. My kids were served very undercooked chicken. It was visibly raw. The waiter apologised but nothing else. On checkout I asked if the manager had heard about it - she hadn't. She offered a small reduction in the price of the kids meal ( I think ten original price was $75). Just before we left we were told that actually the chef said it wasn't raw there was just a burst blood vessel. And that only one of my kids hadn't eaten it. This was simply a lie and quite beside the point. The pool is absolutely tiny. The two stars are for the views.
If you are going to Waiheke (and you must go to Waiheke - it's simply beautiful), stay at the Delamore Lodge. The views are spectacular, and the food and wine are even better (if that's possible). Hospitality is fantastic too.
Wife and I just arrived from a long day's travel from the USA the 3rd week of March 2017. Took the Half Moon Bay car ferry over (a pleasure -try their "cheese and onion toasties" they're delicious), and were really delighted with my choice to splurge and stay here at the Delamore Lodge. Concierge Angie was a delight with checking us in. She was also very responsive and helpful via email with our planning and booking here. Loved our room with stunning views. Exactly as advertised. Comfortable, clean and updated. That's what we like. Where this small boutique lodge shines and I was pleased to discover is the level of quality of the food that the staff 5 star chef Brian provides. A true gourmet breakfast is included in the rate. We decided to reserve in advance his dinner with wine pairings for our first night of arrival. Wife has Celiac, and that presented no trouble here for her meal's adjustments. Wow, what a wonderful dinnerl! Intimate and just wonderful presentation, flavor, and quality....this was a memorable meal, and I highly recommend you take advantage of this as my photos tell all. It was like having your own staff 5 star chef prepare your superb meal and served as if you were having it in your luxury home. Wife and I also ordered massages the next morning which were excellent and recommended as well. They have an oversized clean indoor jetted spa that I used and enjoyed. The attractive infinity outdoor pool was appealing and even though it was heated, it wasn't quite warm enough for my preference as the weather was getting chilly and rainy at night for Autumn. And I really can't fault it for not being warm enough considering the current chill. We decided to try a bit of hiking on the coastal trails surrounding the lush and beautiful property. Loved being able to drive our rental car around Waiheke, seeking out wineries to taste responsibly and have orders shipped back home. Waiheke is an easy to navigate island, and well worth exploring and driving to the more remote areas on the other side.. We had lunch at Mudbrick and a dinner at Cable Bay Vineyard, which were both quite good just a little too intensely touristy....but all in all I regret not having that second night's dinner prepared intimately just for us by chef Brian. That's a luxury travel feature I value greatly. We would definitely recommend the Delamore Lodge to all, and we would certainly stay here again in the future. This visit was a highlight memory during our wonderful 18 day trip though NZ.
This is luxury at its finest: extravagance, comfort and class without the pretension. My wife were guests at this establishment a few months ago, and it is truly one of the nicest places we’ve stayed at. Beautiful rooms with picturesque views, punctuated with professional yet personable staff and custom gourmet meals, made this one of the highlights of our vacation. Whenever people ask us if we prefer the North or the South island, our pleasant memories of Delamore Lodge and Waiheke Island give us serious pause. Wholeheartedly recommended.
This is a cut above; architecture, location, aspect, bay and gulf views from Auckland to Little Barrier, Great Barrier and Coromandel. Well appointed superior suites with everything required. And nice little touches like milk in a little milk bottle (rather than a UHT PCU). Service and attitudes were great, it's somewhat like sharing an expansive, high quality residence with friends, but the friends look after you.
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98% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 234 reviews