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Kauri House Lodge

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60 Bowen Street, Dargaville 0340, New Zealand
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Kauri House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 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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Bonn, Germany
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
91 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Co.Meath, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had a delightful stay for two nights at the Lodge. The proprietor, Doug, was extremely hospitable, considerate and helpful. The lodge is a wonderful period residence which has been furnished with great care by Doug. We had the "full run" of the house and swimming pool area. Our bedroom (en suite) was beautifully furnished and all accessories needed were... More

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

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Original features of this 1880's style villa include the detailed veranda balustrading, stained glass, pressed ceilings, sash windows and native Kauri panelling. Completed in 1910 by a leading bushman as a spacious family residence, Kauri House Lodge offers a unique experience in a stately home with antiques. A must on the way to the Kauri Forest. ... more   less 
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