We were so happy with the warm accommodation, lovely home surroundings and fantastic hospitality. The breakfast was great too :) We will stay with Pam again and are recommending her, and her accommodation, to our friends. Thanks again Pam - Linda, Bay of Plenty N.Z.
Beautiful 1905 character house with vintage furniture and large grounds. Pam cooked a large country breakfast, with heirloom china and silver cutlery. The ultimate hostess from an award-winning chef. Definitely recommend and will stay there again. Excellent value for money - Peter, Manawatu N.Z.
Very nice old character villa - warm and inviting. A great overall experience - Chris, Waikato N.Z.
Pam was a wonderful host! We got by far the best breakfast we had after 8 weeks travelling through N.Z. Fresh and homemade items, eggs and bacon, sauages, marmalade and great jelly, rosti and baked tomato, just to mention some of them. The rooms are nicely decorated, and clean and spacious, with a fridge, coffee/tea and cookies. The perfect overnight stay after a long day of driving. Highly recommended. Thanks for the pleasant communication as well :-) - Carsten, Germany.
Wonderful stay. A lovely overnight stay with wonderful hosts. Thank you - Adele, Bay of Plenty N.Z.
5 * accommodation at a reasonable price. Thoroughly recommended. :-) Luxurious home with attention to detail. Very accommodating host, Warm and cosy. Private and quiet - Diana, Australia.
Really enjoyed our stay and meeting Pam. Very relaxed and welcoming - Lynn, Wairarapa N.Z.
Lovely host. Wonderful heritage building. Warm fire - Warwick, Wellington N.Z.
Lovely and highly recommended. Very convenient for Marton centre. Very wam and welcoming.
Beautiful room and excellent continental breakfast - Lorna, Wellington N.Z.
We stayed at Pukepapa Lodge in July and having read the reviews already on this site, it's hard to add anything further because it's all true! It's the most wonderful venue to rest and relax. Being gluten-free wasn't a problem and breakfasts were individually cooked perfectly. Pam, a delightful, very natural person, is extremely experienced in hospitality. It was lovely to be able to just relax in the beautiful surroundings of this beautifully restored villa and pretty gardens. We'd love to be there in the spring and summer when the indoor/outdoor flow must only add to the beauty of this delightful treasure of a traditional villa. We enjoyed good chatter with the other couple staying, and Pam, but equally we could have had complete privacy in our good-sized room if we'd desired. So glad we had to change our plans because of the snow-covered Central Plateau!! - Kim, Wellington, N.Z.
***** I stayed at the Pukepapa Lodge while I was in the area for a business trip. It was such a nice escape from the typical business hotel visit. I had several very nice conversations with the owner. She made some great recommendations for dinner when I arrived. The next morning, she prepared an unbelievable breakfast with so many options, including eggs, cereals, homemade preserves, homemade yogurt, and so much more!! The room was very spacious, nicely decorated, and clean, as was the private bathroom. The outdoor space also looked very pretty and relaxing, with a picture-perfect lemon tree standing out just behind the house. Sadly, I visited in the heart of the winter and was unable to spend any time outdoors. If I ever find myself in the same area for business OR pleasure, I will definitely stay at the Pukepapa Lodge again! - Stuart, New Jersey USA
10/10 Pam made us feel very "at home". Thank you. - Belinda, Auckland, N.Z.