Kelvin is originally from Whangarei and has a background in hotel management and hotel engineering spanning over his working career. He spent a number of years as Chief Engineer for large hotel groups in Auckland city. His passion for health and fitness saw him teaching group fitness classes and personal training for many years. He has an eye for detail and loves to ensure everything he does is with care and precision. Having a positive, enthusiastic nature has fuelled his desire to create a guest accomodation business of his own where he can exceed guest expectations.
Louie and Lyza are the resident friendly Labradoodles – if you would like to meet them please ask.
BEST STAY in our 19 nights of hotels, lodges & motels in north and south islands! The lodge and rooms have spectacular view. It has an openness and cleanliness that just make you want to take deep breaths and relax. The place was recently remodelled before opening and it has all the modern amenities and classy, clean-line decor you expect from any high end 5 star big city hotel. Lynn and Kelvin have spectacular tastes. Breakfast was delicious and Lynn and Kelvin catered to our every need. Garden was beautifully landscaped. It is remotely and peacefully tucked in the hill above Coromandel town (10 min drive away).
Our stay was private and peaceful on the balcony overlooking the great view when we want to be. Or to be engaged in conversation with other guests and the hosts. Cant recommend it more! What a treat in every way!
Teresa – United States
Atea Lodge is just stunning! The hilltop location has superb views and the accomodation is of high quality, very comfortable and spacious. But best of all are the hosts who treat you more as lifetime friends than paying guests.
We just loved the place.
Bryan – United Kingdom
Deserves a six star review
Lynn and Kelvin have mastered the art of meticulous attention to detail, coupled with making their guests feel wonderfully relaxed and welcomed. The Lodge is set high amongst beautiful gardens and bush overlooking the Coromandel township and with expansive views out to the Islands. My wife and I stayed during our visit to the north of NZ for our 30th wedding anniversary and Lynn and Kelvin couldn’t have made us feel more special.
Our room was immaculate with high quality fittings and the enormous deck which surrounds the Lodge is a wonderful place for breakfast, drinks, and even dinner which we brought back to have on the deck one night to watch the beautiful sunset.
And if the quality of the accomodation and location isn’t enough, the warmth and hospitality of Lynn and Kelvin sets Atea Lodge apart. They are so friendly and engaging, attentive without being intrusive, and happy to organise dinner bookings and give tips on the many wonderful places to see in the Coromandel. And their breakfasts and coffees are superb!
We hope to get back to the Coromandel for a longer visit and Atea Lodge will be our No. 1 choice fo where we stay. And I agree with Bryan’s review that Atea deserves (at least) 6 stars!
Paul – Australia
March 2019Highlight of our NZ trip
We stayed here for two nights whilst we took in the charms of the Coromandel Peninsula. Kelvin and Lynn are absolutely terrific hosts and their recently renovated property is first class!! The views from the property are fantastic and having breakfast on the verandah each morning was an awesome way to start the day. The cooked breakfast was one of the best ever and when we come back to the Coromandel we will most definitely stay here again. Thanks so much for your hospitality, we loved every minute of our stay.
Sydney – Australia
March 2019Hilltop Heaven
Atea Lodge was just perfect. Kelvin and Lynn have thought of everything to give their guests a memorable stay. It is sublime staying in such comfort amongst the tree tops with far reaching views to the sea over the bush. Our bed was so comfortable, the breakfast delicious and Kelvin and Lynn are helpful and welcoming whilst being unobtrusive. Atea Lodge is simply the ultimate luxury getaway, the best we have experienced.
Rosalind – United Kingdom
This property is a MUST if you are travelling around Coro. The views are stunning, the rooms are beautiful and the breakfasts delicious. Also the owners/hosts are just so lovely – friendly, helpful and like chatting with friends. Highly recommended!!
Bek – Australia
May 2019Absolutely Perfect!
Absolutely fantastic. Staff lovely. Stunning views and gorgeous facilities!
Sarah – United Kingdom
Dec 2018Absolutely fantastic. Staff lovely. Stunning views and gorgeous facilities!
Amazing and exclusive accomodation. A hidden gem which is well worth the visit. I will definitely visit again if in the area.
Lisa – Great Britain
Awesome and exclusive accomodation with breathtaking views of the Coromandel countryside
The room was serene, tastefully decorated and views were amazing.
John – NZ
Dec 2018World Class Lodge
Lynn and Kelvin are charming hosts, providing helpful tips and information. They couldn’t do enough for us to ensure our happiness and comfort.
Robyn – Australia
Jan 2019Wonderful Eco Lodge experience, beautiful surroundings, comfortable room and fantastic staff!!
Nice and clean, everything is perfect, lovely host, definitely will go back again if I am in the area.
Kevin – NZ
Amazing hosts, great chattels, amazing bed, breakfast was good . Views are amazing !
Ahmad – New Zealand
Nov 2018My short visit becomes great because of staying at Atea Lodge
Stunning location, immaculate cleanliness and extremely friendly hosts. Breakfast on the deck was amazing!Tara – New ZealandNov 2018Stunning location in beautiful, luxurious room.
1 night stay but it was worth it. Such a great combination, a welcoming place with a breath taking view! The accomodation is at the level of the best 5 stars hotels in the country, with a personalized and warm welcome. We just loved it! We hope the best for the owners with to this life changing project . Being welcomed as we were by the two owners made a huge difference in our stay. Don’t think twice and book right away this lodge. Also, the journey to go there is also incredible, driving on the coast with a beautiful scenery.
Alexandre – Luxembourg
Dec 2018Short but amazing! Thank you!
Staying at Atea Lodge was an absolute delight. As promised, the views are truely outstanding. The accomodation is luxurious, wonderful attention to detail. However, it is the generosity & kindness of the hosts that made us as guests feel so special. They were genuinely interested in us as people. So sad to leave. Wishing Lynn and Kelvin every success.
Leeann and Leigh (Aussies from across the ditch)