What it's like inside a 'pay what you want' luxury lodge.
"The food: Breakfast is included, and as much of a gourmet affair as dinner, with options including whitebait fritters, a cooked breakfast with local bacon and sausages, and coddled eggs. I went for the fresh, seasonal fruit for starters ... As full as I was after the fruit, I still managed to shovel down my whitebait omelette. Golden and just the right amount of gooey on the inside with a very generous portion of the wee fish, it is, in my experience, a strong contender for Auckland’s best breakfast. " - Lorna Thornber, Stuff, 13 July 2020
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" Dear Sam, Thank you so much for this incredible stay. The view is amazing! We ate like kings and slept like babies... spent a lovely evening chatting away in front of the fireplace. " - Edwin & Meredith, 21 June 2020
What a wonderful stay.
" Dear Sam (and Ollie), what a wonderful stay we've had! Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and spectacular food. We have felt so spoiled here and loved the apartment and beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Thanks again for helping us to celebrate Lorraine's 70th birthday in style. " - Melanie, Lorraine and Sandra, 14 June 2020
The most amazing experience.
" We had the most amazing experience when staying at Quail Lodge recently. Turned up to a beautiful place with an amazing view and a welcome platter and meal to die for. The next night we had a chauffeur to take us to and from the highly recommended Bracu restaurant. Accomodation was spotless and so comfortable! And the breakfast - well I was impressed! The whole weekend was amazing and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough - if you get the chance to stay here you won’t be disappointed !!!" - Trudy Ridell, 14 April 2020
A wonderful relaxing time.
" I’m pregnant and Samantha went out of her way to make the food pregnancy friendly and even bought me some ‘bubbles’ to drink. We highly recommend the food. There was so much we took a doggie bag home. The accommodation was wonderful and relaxing. Even though the sun didn’t really come out, we still made it into the beautiful pool for a swim. Thanks again for making us feel so pampered. " - Melissa Thumath, 19 February 2020
We had a wonderful time.
" Thank you Sam. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed your delicious cooking and warm hospitality. We will recommend you to friends and family. " - Mariam, Phyllis and Raewyn, NZ, 3 February 2020
We've lived like millionaires for a couple of days. Pure luxury.
" This is a real gem! You are in for a real treat! We decided to spend a couple of extra nights round Auckland and booked Quail Lodge as a late booking. To say we were delighted, is an understatement. If you're looking for somewhere that is supremely comfortable, has fantastic views, great food and an infinity pool then look no further. Our hosts Sam and Hamish were so kind and made us feel very welcome. The fact it has great broadband and Netflix kept us happy too. We've stayed in dozens pf place around the world, this is in the top three. " - Nick & Heather, UK, 1 February 2020
A wonderful slice of heaven.
" A wonderful slice of heaven. Fabulous views back towards the city. Such a well appointed luxurious lodge. The ammenities were top notch, and we wanted for nothing. Thanks to our hosts, Sam & Hamish. We look forward to returning. Highly recommend. " - Joanna McKinnon, 25 November 2019
A beautiful luxurious place to stay.
" This is a beautiful luxurious place to stay - we had the honor and pleasure to be their guests on my birthday and we went from one surprise to another! The host - Samantha, is a warm-heart, kind & thoughtful person. Highly recommended! " - Erin Mai, 23 October 2019
" Luxurious accomodation, close to city, yet far enough away... Highly recommend. " - Nicolette Cavit, 31 August 2019
" Such a gorgeous place! Highly recommend staying here! " Cosy atmosphere... Private bathroom... Spacious rooms...
- Steph Bender, 31 August 2019
" Beautiful views, very nicely furnishings with everything you need. Easy access from the airport, which is good to relax and recover before heading further south. Very nice hosts. " - Sarah Thirlwall, 24 August 2019
" Stunning views and great location. Highly recommend staying at Quail Lodge. " - Cassandra Opie, 27 July 2019