Tarlton’s Lodge is the ideal prescription for stress management. From the tranquil water views towards Russell, the quiet interrupted only by birdsong, to the comfort of a well appointed room complete with private spa pool on the deck, the setting is just so relaxing. Add in the generosity and friendliness of the hosts and a fresh, bountiful breakfast served on your balcony every morning...it’s the perfect package.
If you want to eat out, be sure to take the ferry to Russell, a 10-15 min walk from the Lodge. Compared to what is on offer at Paihia, our experience was that the fare in Russell was just so much better...try The Gables, The Duke of Marlborough, Hone’s Kitchen, you won’t be disappointed.