Fodor's Expert Review Buffalo Lodge
860 Buffalo Rd., Coromandel, Waikato, 3506, New Zealand
Perched on a hillside and surrounded by bush just out of Coromandel town, this lodge looks across the Hauraki Gulf toward Auckland. Bedrooms and bathrooms are minimalist in design, with huge windows and balconies with spectacular views of the surrounding native trees and countryside. Breakfasts are a delight, prepared by your host Evelyn who was once a chef in a Gault-Millau rated restaurant in Switzerland. Her international art collection is also a treat to peruse. The deluxe double room is special. Its giant tub set beside an enormous window makes you feel as if you're bathing in the middle of the forest.
- splendid breakfasts
- multilingual host
- town is a short drive away
- not suitable for children under 14
Rate Includes: Closed May–Sept., Free breakfast