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Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge

Puriri Bay Road | Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food from the restaurant was really good and plenty off it - huge portions and the chef was happy to provide meals that weren't on the menu. The accommodation is basic but all you need for a relaxing break with great views from the deck. If I ever go back to Great Barrier... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were booked there with a group and were pleasantly surprised. well maintained, spotlessly clean with good food and a bar with great atmosphere. The outside drinking/dining are is excellent in the summer, great views all round. Excellent hosts that have the "can do' attitude.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Peter and Margery are superb hosts and the food is excellent. The location of the hotel must be one of the best spots on Great Barrier Island. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them both and we enjoyed every single minute of our stay with them. The room was not really equipped for cooking meals as such in... More 

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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was our first experience with New Zealand “lodges” and on the whole, the positives outnumbered the negatives. The view was to die for (on the top floor facing the water) and the unit was clean and comfortable. The cooking utensils provided were rudimentary at best – no coffee maker and the toaster which fit over a gas burner was... More 

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Pauanui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I did not have any expectations on arrival , But hey!! this is the Barrier !! What a neat spot , We caught our on fish for Dinner and the chef did a fantastic job of cooking it , We stayed for two nights and great views to be had & Great Company by the hosts "" Pete where did... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have been travelling to Great Barrier Island for over 20 years and cant believe I have never stayed here before. I took four friends on a fishing trip and we stayed here for three nights. We had the most awesome time and Pete and Marg are the most wonderful hosts. The place was so relaxing with a real friendly... More 

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Cape Town, New Zealand, United States of America
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The meal was tasteless and mediocre, considering the price. After eating at the curragh, we were disappointed in the food served. There were drunken men swearing right next to our table while we tried to enjoy our dinner. We mentioned it to the manager, but she simply shrugged it off. Very disappointed and the food was definitely overpriced.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a quick trip to great barrier last month and I must say that the food and the service here was better that I have found anywhere locally... we had 2 evening meals and breakfast there... the menu isn't extensive however every meal is a masterpiece.... not cheap but this is Great Barrier

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our rooms were roomy, comfortable and spotlessly clean but above all had stunning views. The lodge was in an ideal location for exploring the island in our hire car. Hot water was a little temperamental and the fridge was rather noisy but there were good bright lights -good for reading in bed. We stopped 2 nights. Sunday night was very... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a surprise trip for our 15th anniversary and what a great place! Easy to get to, the views are the best on the island. rooms are large and clean, the food is fantastic, we went fishing and took some snapper to Pete to cook for us and it would be the best i have had! Margerie and Pete... More 

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