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Morepork Riverside Lodge

4.0 of 5 846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What it is is a first rate B & B (and dinner if you are savvy enough to order it). It is run by Paul and Barbara who are utterly charming hosts. They make every effort to make your stay as comfortable and entertaining as possible. The rooms are very good and with a superb view. Stay here and you... More 

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

Hi J&L (or should we address you as Gordon & Strife?) Very glad you passed our way on your journey from your other reality. Equally glad that you enjoyed your stay and our food. Just remember... “Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” ― Terry Pratchett, Thud! Cheers, Barb & Paul More 

Barberaz, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul and Barbara enjoy meeting people from all over the world. They did their best to make us feel at home. We enjoyed staying with them, discussing about New Zealand, Maori culture during delicious shared meals. With their advice we managed to adapt our reservations and visits not only in the Bay of Islands, but also throughout our trip.

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

Bonjour L. Congratulations on your very first TA review and thanks for making it such a nice one. We really enjoyed your stay with us, especially your sense of humour!! Please say a big "Hi" to N-J and ask him to look after Paris for us. Cheers from the 'Kiwi Frog' & Paul More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morepork Riverside Lodge is a terrific spot to stay at in the Bay of Islands. The owners are fantastic, very knowledgeable about all the local activities and tour operators (they can even book tours for you) and are wonderful cooks. The location is perfect as you are very close to both Paihia and KeriKeri. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay... More 

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

Hi R&L How did the rest of your NZ tour go? Trust it was wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review and it's nice to know you enjoyed the Hangi. Cheers, Barb& Paul More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Morepork for three nights as part of our "grand tour" around New Zealand. We were greeted with a very warm welcome from our hosts Paul and Barbara and soon settled into their unique and wonderfully idiosyncratic way of running their B&B! This included Paul "delivering" our pizza supper on his lawn mower, a tour... More 

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

Hi T&J Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. And yes, delivering Pizza by ride-on-mower is perhaps a little quirky - but that's Paul for you! We do hope that the Radio NZ 'National Programme' stacked up against 'Radio 4'. Enjoy getting back to your garden, Cheers Barb & Paul. More 

Oberasbach, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barbara and Paul make our stay very special. Excellent food, perfekt breakfast, wonderful view and helpful where they can... Just a perfect stay during our holiday in NZ. We suggest everybody to spend some time there.

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

Hi R&U Thanks so much for the great review. Really pleased you enjoy the food at Morepork Lodge, especially as we know how much you enjoy good food. Hope your trip was a super birthday treat. Tschuss - Barb & Paul More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best accommodation you will find Paihia. No need to look elsewhere. Owners are extremly friendly and you will enjoy every moment during your stay. They have two Alpacas and nine chickens to greet you too.

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

안녕하세요 D&S Thank you for the great review. We really enjoyed meeting you - if only for a short stay.... maybe we'll see you again. We hope you enjoyed celebrating your first New Year in New Zealand. Cheers - Barb & Paul More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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 November 25, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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 

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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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