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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Delightful ambience, great food and the most genial and helpful of hosts. NOTHING was too much trouble and every effort was made to help us find the most agreeable and interesting outside visits. The room is large and comfortable with it's own balcony equipped with table and chairs. A complementary full sized bottle of wine was included in our room-fridge.... More 

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

Hi K&B Thanks for the neat review. We really enjoyed having the 6 of you 'in house' and the other 8 here for the dinners and breakfast. It was a little surreal to have four Barbaras in the house! So glad you enjoyed our selection of New Zealand wines - Mt Difficulty, Marsden Estate, Mills Reef and Lake Chalice. Cheers,... More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Back for our 5th visit,Yippee. It is impossible to top all the good things being said about this first class B & B. 5 star comes to mind each time. All we can add is once again thank Paul and Barbara for a wonderful time. Yes you deserve your Tripadvisor No 1 award. Sorry to leave sob sob.

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

Hi B&J. Great to see you again!!. We're always fascinated at how well you know our little country. I'm sure you provide lots of helpful tips to Tripadvisor readers. Keep well and see you in a year, or maybe two? Cheers Paul & Barb More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Paul & Barbara are excellent hosts and we enjoyed superb breakfasts with other interesting guests. The B&B is set overlooking a beautiful valley inland from Paihia. We very much enjoyed the food and banter, particularly from Paul who was very good fun. We stayed in the Waitangi Room which had very impressive views over the valley. Paihia is probably the... More 

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

Hi R&K Apologies for the slow reply - we've been away on a mini-holiday with limited internet access (yes there are still places in the world that have that luxury).... anyway, thanks for your great review. And thanks also for your nice words about our lovely little town! Cheers, Barb & Paul More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The cutest lodge with amazing hospitality from Paul and Barbara. Waking up to a beautiful garden and delicious breakfast cooked every morning!! They were extremely helpful with planning our trip around the Bay of Islands as well, would recommend to anyone visiting the area :)

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

Hi Guys - thanks for the neat review. Really pleases you enjoyed your stay with us, we had fun too.... hope to see you back some day?! In the meantime, best of luck with your travels. Cheers, Paul & Barb More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

From the moment we arrived, greeted by Barbara and a 'Welcome' sign at the door mentioning us by name, we felt comfortably at home in Paul and Barbara's B&B. After showing us to our rooms, we were offered a drink and home-made cake, and relaxed outside in the garden soaking up the most stunningly peaceful views. Barbara joined us {Paul... More 

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

Hi M&G Thanks for the wonderful review. You'll be pleased to know that the new girls have finally been accepted by the old chooks! We'll give Zac & Timmy a 'performance bonus' (i.e. an extra bowl of nuts). Yes, the rooms do need a style make-over ... that's happening during this winter. Say 'Hi' to Cornwall for us - Barb... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

Hi M&H Thanks for the great review. Your two meals with us (Fish followed by Poached Pears and Melon & Prosciutto followed by Lamb) are some of our favourites - meals where we can present NZ's wonderful fresh produce! Kind Regards, Barb & Paul More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

Oh Faith & Begorrah you were quick and kind with your review. Yes, we do know and love our little corner of the world! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Cheers, Barb & Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 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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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi L Thanks for staying with us during your very busy few days in The Bay. Hope we provided a little bit of peace between duties! And of course, thanks for the neat review. Cheers, Paul & Barb. More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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

Hi G&J Thanks for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your dinner - yes, we do endeavour to get all our guests chatting & sharing their stories with each other.... I'm sure our table has 'solved the problems of the world' many many times! Kind Regards, Barb & Paul More 

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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

Hi L&L Great to hear that you enjoyed the hand-delivered Canadian Maple Syrup. Although we've only ever had a two verbal comments about the road noise in our "Standard" / "Puketona" room, we had always toyed with the idea of double glazing the windows. So, thanks, you've galvanised our thoughts and have already had a builder around to measure and... More 

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