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Morepork Riverside Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014
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Kerrville, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We started our 3 weeks in New Zealand with 2 nights at Morepork. We told Paul and Barbara that the problem with staying at such a nice place at the beginning of our trip is that it set the bar very high for the rest of the trip. And we weren't wrong. It was a great place to stay. The... More

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I chose the Morepork because of the superlative reviews on Tripadvisor, and was not at all disappointed. Barb and Paul clearly enjoy opening their home to travelers - they are warm, friendly, helpful, and great cooks, with a beautiful property on a hill above a small river. They had tea, coffee and cookies for our arrival, brought us cheese and... More

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

we had 3 great days with Barbara and Paul in February. They are charming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Their home was our home whilst we stayed. They were very helpful especially helping my husband on his mobility scooter and turning our campervan around to make my life easier. Breakfast was excellent and one night we had a... More

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

As an introduction to New Zealand B&B hospitality, Paul & Barbara set the standards very high. A welcome cup of tea & cake, excellent breakfasts, dinner if you want it, & all the advice you need, makes this venue a real cracker. The accomodation is serious Five Star, & the views from our room were to die for. Well done... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in some lovely B&B's during our wonderful holiday in New Zealand, Morepork was undoubtedly the best. This is more like a private valet service than a B&B, their attention to detail was remarkable! Everything about Paul and Barbara's establishment was wonderful. From the welcome, the quality of the accomodation, the location, the breakfasts, the advice on what to... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just returned from staying four nights at the Morepork Riverside Lodge and the stay exceeded my expectations! Paul and Barbara have a lovely home overlooking rain forest and a river that has three lovely bedrooms to choose from. We enjoyed the smallest room and found it comfortable and clean. What made the stay most enjoyable were the hosts, not only... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A welcome of tea and cake is a great start to any stay and we were not disappointed. Our room was huge with a balcony overlooking the garden, river and countryside and lacked nothing. The ensuite was almost as big and the bath was enormous - great for that soak after a day out. Barbara and Paul were fantastic hosts... More

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Devon
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I ran a successful B and B for seven years, and thought I knew what made guests happy. Paull and Barbara at morepork have scaled new heights. From the welcoming cup of tea, to the ice bags for picnics in the room, umbrellas should it rain, home made biscuits just in case you come over pe kish - they have... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Paul and Barbara welcomed us into their home. Nothing was too much trouble and our stay had all the little touches to make it perfect. We were on a tight schedule and they helped us make the most of our time. We would definitely plan another trip around staying there again!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Paul and Barbara are exceptional people. Nothing was too much trouble. They truly care that the time you spend in their home is as comfortable as possible. They go the extra mile. Wonderful breakfasts, dinners and welcome pack. Extras such as cool bag, beach towels and iced water bottles. If I am ever in NZ again I would love to... More

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Address: 846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Welcome to our B&B/Homestay set in 4 acres on the Waitangi River, just out of Paihia Township on the way to Kerikeri. Stroll through gardens & native bush, home to many birds including Moreporks (NZ’s native owl). Tame alpacas, sheep and a goat. All rooms have a king or super king bed, en-suite (one with a large corner bath), TV&DVD, tea & coffee, refrigerator & wireless broadband. Our two river side rooms also have their own deck and a sofa. Puketona room guests have use of a table & chairs on our BBQ deck. Yummy full breakfasts. Gourmet or Light evening meals available. We are "Kiwis" and have traveled extensively throughout NZ and the Pacific. ... more   less 
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