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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Managed to secure the last room available at Black Sands at short notice when attending a dear friend's birthday bash. What a treat after not having visited Piha for a couple of years to find such a welcoming lodge with Bobbie and Julia as hosts. This precious piece of Kiwi Land is surrounded by stunning native bush and just a...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I came on this place by accident after turning onto the wrong motorway after leaving the airport. Serendipity stepped in, and I discovered Piha and Black Sands Lodge, both of which are real gems. Black Sands Lodge has a wonderful location, in a beautifully landscaped forest setting with little paths through the nikau palms, and is literally a few minutes...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 30 May 2013

My husband and I just happened to find the Black Sands Lodge as dusk was falling. We popped in and were fortunate enough that they had a room available! Bobbie & Julia are absolutely delightful and the most perfect hostesses! They certainly love what they do. The room was excellent; a living space and kitchenette, nice bathroom, and a cozy...

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christchurch
Reviewed 22 May 2013

All the reviews are so true......... a perfect little gem at Piha. All tastes were catered for and what the hosts, Julia and Bobbi don't know about Piha, is not worth knowing. They are generous, hospitable and made the weekend all the more special. We look forward to another visit very soon

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Black Sands Lodge is a really classy accommodation in a truly inspiring place. Piha beach is very wild and earthy, close to nature. We stayed overnight and had a really great time, beautiful surroundings and gardens, everything we needed in our accommodation plus a good indoor outdoor feel with big trees, native birds, and stunning scenery. Well worth the journey,...

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My partner an I where lucky enough to experience a night at Black Sands lodge. What a beautiful place to stay, every thing you need is there, the suite was spotless, the bed very very comfy and you get to wake up hearing the surf hitting wonderful Piha beach, which is right at your door step.Lets not forget the hosts,...

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Mt Martha, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Our recent stay at Black Sands was wonderful. The location is ideal being only 20 steps to the magical black sand and surf break. The suite was spacious and contained everything you could want to feel right at home. The crisp white linen and comfy bed made for a very relaxing stay. Bobbie and Julia are wonderful hosts and know...

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Auckland
Reviewed 17 March 2013

My lovely wife and I just spent a delightful evening in the Tui Suite at Black Sands Lodge. The suite is spotlessly clean and comes with everything you would need for a peaceful stay in Piha. The bed is very comfortable with thick fluffy pillows, and an extra blanket in case you get cold and has a lovely double-width door...

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Thank James M
Havelock north
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We arrived in Piha with no plans and discovered Black Sands Lodge - it's everything the brochure says - and more - quiet, private, romantic - and you can smell the beach it's so close! Having travelled through Europe, South America and the States - this is one of our favorite accommodations to date - I am already planning ways...

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bobbiec, Owner at Black Sands Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Fiona. Warm regards Bobbie

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Have just had a fantastic weekend in Piha staying in the Tui Sute - gorgeous little place with everything you need for a romantic weekend! Location idyllic, close to the beach and amenities, so great to have the use of a BBQ. Bobby and Julia fantastic hosts, would have loved to stayed here longer and had them over for a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Piha - Black Sands Lodge offers a choice of three self contained accommodations located in a large, private native garden just a 1/2 minute walk to Piha Beach.The Kauri Suite is private, spacious and romantic accommodation in Piha. Enjoy the luxury of the King Size torquezone bed looking through the french doors, over your own private deck, to the native garden . . all this just 1/2 a minute to the beach! The Tui Suite is our Queen Suite with ensuite and kitchenette/living room. The Tui Suite has an east facing deck for morning breakfast and a west facing deck for sunsets. Private accommodation again just 1/2 a minute to the beach!Our budget accommodation, the Beach Cabin, is twin accommodation with kitchenette/living room. Very popular and true Kiwiana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Sands Lodge

Address: 54 Beach Valley Road | Piha, Waitakere, Piha 0772, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Piha
Price Range: RM574 - RM1,148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Was not able to compare other units, check them out first if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianBlenheim, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The Tui suite was the real thing.....first in the morning and just before sunset....a couple of Tui birds came by to sing for me...exotic. The rainwater is collected for tap drinking and showers, conserve it but enjoy it. I took a bottle home with me because it was so delicious. The WiFi connection is excellent... The windows are so "squeaky clean" it felt like I was outside,......but keep em closed at night..there was one mosquito...use the screened window and you'll sleep in paradise found”
  • living room at Tui suite
  • Tui suite
  • my private path to Tui suite
 of 5 bubbles doron2u, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
“One room is a king size and the other is a queen size.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyN248, 30 May 2013 | Read review
“The Tui suite was perfect - hidden amongst natives”
 of 5 bubbles FionaH113, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with any of the suites. All three are meticulously maintained and situated less than a minute's walk to the beach. Each suite includes a stocked kitchen as well (plates, silverware, dish detergent, tea, sugar, etc.). Kauri Suite -- Spacious (two stories including a large kitchen/dining/TV area). King-size bed, hardwood floors, outdoor shower, and beautiful view from the deck. Tui -- Similar decorating/design to the Kauri only cozier. Gorgeous deck for dinners, coffee, or taking in the scenery. (King-size bed and hardwood floors) Cabin -- Chummy living space perfect for two or more travellers (two single beds). There is a patio just outside the cabin which is on the edge of the beautiful bush offered by Piha.”
 of 5 bubbles jordank102, 9 Mar 2012 | Read review
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