“Delamore Lodge is an elegant and exclusive boutique hotel on Waiheke Island offering a unique island stay. Perched high on a cliff top overlooking Owhanake Bay out to the islands of the tropical Hauraki Gulf, there are a range of luxury suites to chose from, each one open, airy and oozing understated elegance. Walls have been hand plastered, and rooms are sea facing with floor to ceiling windows, private courtyards, rain showers and uninterrupted views. The lodge has a five hectare playground for guests that includes a stunning infinity pool, a tropical rock pool and waterfall and zen-like outdoor seating areas including a deck with an Italian-style fire. There are citrus and olive groves growing amongst the indigenous flora, and the place is designed for total relaxation (spa treatments, a sauna and massages are available). Thoughtful touches include freshly baked biscuits in rooms and pre-dinner canapés that make for an informal chance to mingle with other guests. Beauty and privacy in a stunning location.”
Written by Maud Sampson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Stunning location, ocean views, proximity to several beaches and great walking tracks
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Beauty treatments, Spa therapies, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna all onsite
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full gourmet breakfast – continental and cooked
Do you offer other meals?
Yes lunch and dinner by pre booking
And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes several top vineyard restaurants on Waiheke Island
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All suites are identical, Two bedroom apartment most popular due to larger space
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Children can stay in the two bedroom apartment only unless baby in cot – we do not encourage extra beds in one bedroom suites due to space limitations
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Inspired by the Mediterranean and indigenous New Zealand artworks, this boutique resort was brilliantly designed to form the shape of a traditional Maori fish hook (Matau). Delamore Lodge is located on a cliff edge, it is literally moulded into the hillside at Owhanake Bay, with breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. The Lodge offers a dedicated event and meeting pavilion ‘Wharenui’ (Maori term for an important meeting-house), spacious guest lounge, central courtyard with a sweeping stairway linking to the tropical rock pool and waterfall, a deep, cave-like Jacuzzi, sauna, and a wine cellar with award winning wines. The courtyard, cascades into the striking, Italian-style fireplace and outdoor dining area which leads to the heated infinity swimming pool. Each of the four guest suites and the two bedroom apartment, is a cocoon of luxurious simplicity, fully facing the sun, with breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf all from your own private courtyards; or while you soak in your bath tub.”