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60 Bowen Street, Dargaville 0340, New Zealand
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Kauri House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Dargaville B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a wonderful house completely full of period furniture, stuffed birds (only Kiwi we saw) and other curios mixed together with numerous clocks. We had seen Kauri gum in display cabinets in the excellent Kauri museum but here you could hold a piece in your hand. The star of the place is Doug (not to mention his faithful dog,... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Anthony Many thanks for your review glad you enjoyed your stay with me. Can you please check the picture linked for Dargaville as it is not a picture from Kauri House Lodge Look forward to seeing you again Doug More 

Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is a few month ago that I stayed in Kauri House Lodge but it was a very memorabel experience. Dagarville is somewhere between Auckland and the breathtaking last Kauri forrests in the North of North Island. If you want to understand, why People slaughtered these wonderful trees you have to see Kauri House Lodge, all made of Kauri Wood... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Doug, your hospitality and enthusiasm for your wonderful home made our stay just perfect. It is a privilege to be able to live inside such a well preserved early New Zealand historical home. The bedrooms are beautiful, ours spacious, warm, well lit and the bed very comfortable. We wanted for nothing. Although there is much to do in this wonderful... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Doug's Kauri House Lodge is a magnet for those of us who love the homes of yesteryear. All that craftsmanship, all that timber, all that space. Guests are not confined to their room but are free to wander the house and discover the beautful pressed metal ceilings and hall walls, the architectural detailing, the collectibles that enhance the house and... More 

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Auckland
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Follow the drive and come upon a Kauri Villa from the pages of NZ history. Step inside to discover the wealth of treasures of the same era collected to match the lodge. This is all lovingly cared for by Doug the host and owner who is welcoming and a source of knowledge. The rooms are very comfortable and you can... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Anyone, local or international traveller, who wants a unique experience in an original early 20th century kauri villa, beautifully cared for should visit Kauri House Lodge. Exceptional dwellings such as this are usually kept for viewing only so to be able to sleep there and roam the rooms, including billiard room and library, is an absolute delight. The furniture and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you like an amazing historical mansion with a phenomenal host, Doug, then this is the place for you. He was so helpful, knowledgeable and courteous, that you will feel instantly at home. Dargavile itself is ordinary, but it is a great gateway to fabulous Kauri forests, kiwi birds, and much more. Don't miss the Kauri Museum. Great place for... More 

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New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Why would you stay in a 1960's motel when you can stay here in a beautiful 1910 villa. We had such a lovely time and a lot of that was due to our delightful host Doug who is one of the more delightful, helpful and entertaining gentlemen that you would meet on a days march. The rooms are beautifully furnished... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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99 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We spent just one night in Dargaville but we really enjoyed our stay there and felt just like home. Since we were the only one there, we got an extra room for the kids which was very practical. Breakfast was huge and a special mention for the extra-big, extra-confortable bed. The house is very pretty and well decorated and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We would like to endorse all the great reviews for this beautiful B&B. From a warm, genuine welcome accompanied by a cup of tea and a chat, to the beautifully restored house of which owner Doug is rightfully proud everything here made you instantly feel at home. Use of the internet, grab a beer from the fridge and great local... More 

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Additional Information about Kauri House Lodge

Address: 60 Bowen Street, Dargaville 0340, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Dargaville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kauri House Lodge Dargaville, North Island, New Zealand

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