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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back in UK after 6 weeks in NZ staying in varied accommodation. This was by a country mile the best B&B we found because of the fabulous hospitality and advice offered by Paul and Barbara. Apart from excellent breakfasts we enjoyed two of the best evening meals we ate in NZ in most convivial company LOdge and scenery fantastic... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and the northern tip of New Zealand. Located a little way out of the town of Paihia it's worth the short drive for the tranquillity of the surroundings, the quality of the accommodation and the outstanding hospitality of hosts Paul and Barbara. With tasty home-cooked breakfasts as well as dinners on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul and Barb were so welcoming and hospitable and their property is in such a gorgeous and serene location. Nothing was too hard for our hosts, and the room was spacious and tidy. Highly recommend staying there if you're in Paihia.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic start to our holiday. Paul and Barbara welcomed us so warmly to their lovely home and made us feel immediately like part of the family. A guided tour introducing us to the alpacas and resident Moreporks was a lovely introduction. The standard of accommodation was superb, the meals were first rate and our hosts' good humour and... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul and Barb are very welcoming and have lots of great information regarding things to do during your stay. They are also happy to make bookings on your behalf and add any costs to your room charges. They cook an excellent hot breakfast, even serving Canadian Maple Syrup. Our room faced the highway so there was some traffic noise, it... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 star Bed&Breakfast, everything perfect. Best breakfast in NZ, warmest welcome, cutest alpacas, most lovely morepork owls, superb service, nice rooms, extraordinary helpful hosts. Thanks Paul and Barbara!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul and Barbara graciously invite all to relax in their beautiful rooms overlooking the landscaped yard bordering the Waitangi River and trees harboring Morepork owls. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and a gourmet dinner cooked by Paul. They both went out of their way to offer tips on sights, travel routes, maps, and even a gas coupon! Truly our time here... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks K&M for your great review! You guys stayed with us during some really nice weather so you saw the Bay of Islands at its best! Hope you managed to get a cup of coffee with the savings on the fuel voucher !! Safe travels , P&B More 

east yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a memorable place Morepork B & B is! A beautiful setting, fantastic rooms and BRILLIANT hosts Paul and Barbara. Both went out of their way to make our stay special but I get the feeling that all the guests get the same first class treatment! Nothing was too much trouble, from booking a trip to finding our next B... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there H&A and many thanks for your kind review. As you know , when H went "AWOL " on the property she was sure to be found petting / feeding Tim Tam and Anzac, The Alpacas. So glad you enjoyed your stay here at Morepork in Paihia. Cheers an safe travels, P& B More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Kiwi welcome from hosts Paul and Barbara who went out of their way to make our stay - from bottles of iced water to take out in the morning to cake waiting for us when we returned - service like this would be hard to beat. Even before we had arrived there were helpful emails from them recommending... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much H&A for your lovely review. Barbs banana cake is very good and I am just learning to make it myself but they often don't come out in time for guests arrivals! The naughty Moreporks have been absent from the bush now for about 2 weeks! Safe travels P&B More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed with generous hosts, Paul and Barbara, for 3 nights in January: our first B&B experience in New Zealand. Both the accommodation, with balcony overlooking the rolling countryside, and the hospitality shown to us were outstanding. Breakfasts were delicious and an evening meal , prepared by Paul and eaten in the company of other guests and the hosts was... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi JMO !Thanks so much for your kind words and we are so pleased that your BNB experiences in NZ were all good! Indeed its one of lifes pleasures to sit down at a table with like minded travellers and share stories , wine and food. Cheers and don't leave it too long to come back to NZ! P &... More 

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