Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island
|83 Delamore Drive, 1081, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND.|
Description: Delamore LodgeEnjoying a stunning Waiheke Island location, perched on a hillside overlooking Owhanake Bay, Delamore Lodge is set in a unique Mediterranean inspired building, designed in the shape of a traditional Maori fish hook (Matau). Just a thirty-five minute ferry ride or a five minute helicopter flight from downtown Auckland, this elegant and exclusive luxury lodge offers boutique accommodation, delicious cuisine and superior facilities in a spectacular ocean view setting.
The perfect base for anyone seeking the ultimate holiday experience, Delamore Lodge is within easy reach of Waiheke Island's sensational beaches, fabulous restaurants and world-renowned vineyards. On-site, the lodge boasts a tropical rock pool and waterfall, a deep, cave-like Jacuzzi, a sauna and a wine cellar filled with award-winning wines. There is also a striking, Italian-style fireplace and and an outdoor dining area which leads to the spectacular heated infinity swimming pool, with stunning views of the bay. Other facilities include fully equipped conference and private event spaces, and a day spa offering a range of luxurious treatments and massages.
Fine food and wine is an essential part of the Delamore Lodge experience, and the lodge's residence chef creates daily changing menus based on the freshest, homegrown and locally sourced produce including freshly caught fish from the rich local waters. Delamore Lodge's expert staff can also recommend and book a number of excellent restaurants and vineyards a short distance from the hotel, with easy shuttle services included.
Type of rooms: Delamore LodgeDelamore Lodge Suites: Awatea Suite (Dawn), Motu Suite (Island), Mahana Suite (Warmth), Moana Suite (Ocean):
From the blissful comfort of the Californian-king or Super-king bed, guests can enjoy the majestic and, seemingly endless views of the Hauraki Gulf, the gateway to Auckland, the City of Sails, with its outer islands, yachts and cruise liners - a visual feast. The suite's private patio provides complete privacy - an ideal spot to dine, bask in the sun and appreciate the landscaped gardens and never ending views.
Extraordinary attention to detail has been taken to ensure guests' comfort. Each suite is equipped with the finest linen, luxury robes and slippers, comfortable plump armchairs - and a ready supply of freshly-baked biscuits.
Suites feature a magnificent rain shower - great for tall people - and a deep bath, designed to maximise complete relaxation. The bathrooms feature a full-length sliding window, offering the sensation of outdoor bathing. The suites accommodate two guests.
The Whareto Apartment, with a private entrance, is a place to completely relax from a busy world. This stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has everything guests could desire, and more. Its position, high above the lodge and other suites, allows for commanding views of the Hauraki Gulf from the lounge and both bedrooms - outer islands, yachts and cruise liners. Inside, the apartment's soft natural tones, with hand-plastered walls, create an ambience totally at one with the natural Waiheke landscape.
The master bedroom leads onto a large balcony with a dining table, seating and loungers - a fabulous spot to dine and watch the sun go down. The luxurious bathroom, looking out to the Gulf offers a rain shower and bath. Both bedrooms have wardrobes - walk-in for the master bedroom, built-in for the second - and are furnished with luxurious super-king beds which can be split into singles.
The spacious lounge and dining area is always stocked with freshly-baked cookies and is equipped with kitchen facilities - fridge, microwave, wine fridge, mini bar and dishwasher. (Sleeps 4).
All accommodation includes: homemade biscuits; tea and coffee making facilities with espresso coffee machine; private patio with spectacular sea view; high-speed Wi-Fi and broadband, writing desk; California king and super king-size beds (can be split if required); large bath with breath-taking sea views, separate rain shower and full amenities; plush robes, slippers and hair dryer; well stocked mini bar; swivel wall TV with selected Sky TV channels; ironing facilities; basket with large beach towels.
Additional information: Delamore Lodge
Key features: complimentary transfers to and from the Lodge on arrival and departure; pre-dinner drinks and canapés; gourmet breakfast; dining (lunch and dinner) at the lodge optional (additional cost and on prior request); indoor Jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor heated infinity swimming pool; massage treatment rooms (additional cost); wide selection of CDs and DVDs are available from the library; complimentary use of our bicycles; on-site parking; helipad for on-site landing.
Number of rooms: 5
Official category: 5 Stars Lodge.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2011.
Languages spoken: English, Filipino, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard, eftpos.
How to get here: Less than 5 minute drive from the Matiatia Bay passenger ferry and less than 5 minute drive from Oneroa village.
GPS Coordinates: 36° 46' 36.84'' S 174° 59' 48.35'' E
Nearest airport: Auckland Airport - 47,9km.