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Morepork Riverside Lodge

4.0 of 5 846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our arrival at this b&b started with a personalised welcome board at the front door & just got better & better when the door opened! Paul & Barbara are the most hospitable hosts ever - we were immediately whisked off on a garden tour to meet the 2 pet alpacas while the kettle was boiling, then shown our delightful riverview... More 

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

Hello there A&J Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the great review. As you may have seen, we've posted a few of your photos on our Facebook page. I will now be able to sound knowledgeable when I tell our future guests that the interesting flowers in our lower garden are in fact 'Aeoniums'. All the best for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our best ever B&B experience. Our riverside room had a wonderful view down a large garden to a river and green farmland on the other side. Over a welcoming drink and snack, we discussed our plans with our hosts, Paul and Barbara. Paul told us to expect some wet weather tomorrow, but better weather on Tuesday, which would... More 

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

Hi I&F Thanks for taking the time to post such a nice review as we're sure you will be very busy gearing up for a lovely "Aussie Christmas". Glad you liked the Cruise/Walk option - that's why we like to talk with our guests about their time in the Bay of Islands & the rest of Northland. We will pass... More 

Mozzate, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a couple of nights in this great B&B. The location is wonderful: sorrounded by nature, with some alpacas that tell you "good morning". Amazing. Furthermore, Paul and Barbara's breakfast are really good. And their hospitality is even better. I suggest everybody to spend a night here!

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

Buongiorno S&C Thanks for your email this morning. So glad you're home safe & sound... obviously the pilot didn't use your GPS! Thanks for the great review. All the best for many happy years together. Paul & Barb More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Paul and Barbara for giving our Japanese Tour group a taste of some real kiwi hospitality!! You have such a magnificent property, the views alone are worth the trip!! For us, the highlight had to be the chocolate bananas, but to be honest, two of our group thought the breakfast pancakes were better... We will be returning... More 

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

Hi M&S Your group was great fun and we're pleased you felt we offered a real Kiwi experience. We're very proud of our little country and really love sharing with our guests. Maybe bananas & chockie will become a tradition around the base of Mt Fuji ? Doumo Arigato - Paul & Barb More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Morepark Riverside Lodge and had a wonderful welcome from Paul and Barbara when we arrived. They were very helpful and have the most amazing house with wonderful sloping lawns down to a stream. They also keep a couple of Alpaca, a goat and chickens so there were lovely fresh eggs at breakfast. They also offered... More 

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

Dear A&I Thanks so much for your kind review. We do hope the last leg of your epic tour 'Down Under' went well. I'm sure you'll have lots of tales and photos to show friends & family. Cheers, Paul & Barb More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On arrival Barb met us at the door with a warm welcome and an offer of tea, coffee or "something more sinful" It was late afternoon! We stayed in the Waitangi room which was large and spotless with a verandah and superb views over the beautiful garden to the paddocks and hills beyond. We were desperate for a week of... More 

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

Hi S&J So very glad we helped you grab some well deserved R&R. Thanks for the great review! You are in fact the first review we've replied to online as previously we've just sent an email to the reviewers. Hope to catch up again when you next need to re-charge. Cheers - Barb & Paul More 

Florence, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were recommended this B&B by friends who had previously visited. We arrived to a fabulous welcome from the hosts Paul and Barb, with a lovely cup of tea and banana cake. We stayed for 3 nights and Paul organised various trips for us including a tour of the Bay of Islands, where we were lucky enough to see a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were warmly welcomed with tea/coffee and cake. Our hosts Paul and Barbara were fantastic, made us feel very relaxed and nothing was to much bother. If you are looking for a spacious, very clean room and ensuite ,with a deck area which has an excellent view of the bush and river. This is the place for you. Our stay... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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*
Number of rooms: 3
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