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Morepork Riverside Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   846 Puketona Rd., Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Brisbane
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“Superb B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After driving from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, we were glad to reach Morepork Lodge, our B&B for the next two nights. As soon as we drove in we felt welcome as there was a sign outside the door welcoming us all. Then the front door opened and Paul and Barbara welcomed us as if we were old friends. What a fantastic couple - perfect hosts and the epitome of what you would expect of any B&B. After settling into our delightful rooms (with the added bonus of a hamper of goodies including delicious freshly picked grapes from their own vines) we joined Paul and Barbara in the garden for coffee and nibblies. We were then able to find out from them what would be the best attractions for us to see in our very limited time in the Bay of Islands. When we decided on our adventure for the next day, Paul kindly offered to ring up and book it for us straight away and all we needed to do then was pay him upon checkout - so much easier.
When afternoon tea was over, Paul took us for a wander through their amazingly beautiful property, including a visit to the Morepork owls living in one of the trees by the river as well as their pet goat and alpacas, Anzac and TimTam. Even the chooks were up for a cuddle.
Breakfast was fantastic and we were spoiled even further by some delectable figs which Barbara bought the day before in her travels. We were even able to order dinner for the night before we left at a very reasonable price, which included wine, and the delightful company of our hosts.
I could not recommend Morepork Lodge highly enough. Beautiful home and property but most importantly the perfect hosts, Paul and Barbara. Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable and special.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We (couple plus 12 year old daughter) stayed one night at this delightful lodge in December 2012. We were in the Riverview room - very spacious, comfortable and a lovely big bathroom.

Great as the accommodation was, however, what really stood out for me was the welcome we received from our hosts Paul and Barbara, who were clearly put on this earth to run a B&B - even though they seem to do a million and one other things as well. We will definitely be back.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Seven days in February and the highlight of our five week trip. We were very impressed with NZ B & Bs in general but this one took the biscuit. Paul and Barbara could not have been more welcoming. Every time we came in Paul was there to check all had gone well and to offer tea, coffee stickies etc. Given notice they will cook dinner and dine with you. If that is a concern I can tell you they are excellent company. The room was spacious as was the bathroom. View excellent although nowhere near the sea. Breakfast was wonderful and Paul even had a go at reproducing my favourite school one - how thoughtful. A word of warning - NZ Marmite is not proper Marmite!

Room Tip: Two out of three rooms face the rear of the house. Get one of those if you can.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Having stayed with Paul and Barbara five years ago we were so pleased to be back there again for a three night stay.We were welcomed as old friends and instantly felt at home. Morepork Lodge has developed so well since our previous visit and we were treated to a conducted tour of the grounds and introduced to all the animals including my namesake chicken!!
It is hard to improve on perfection but both of our hosts always go the extra mile to ensure that everyone has a memorable experience.We are already saving for our next visit and cannot recommend Morepork Lodge more highly for an unforgetable visit to the Bay of Islands.You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great but our favourite is the Riverview Room with it's jaccuzi bath and de...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wokingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We booked for one night on our way back to Auckland, but stayed for two because we liked it so much. The rooms and surroundings are superb and Paul and Barbara are wonderful hosts. I highly recommend Morepork.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

By the end of our four night stay here we felt like part of the family. A lovely setting, with comfortable rooms. Paul and Barbara think of everything and couldn't be more helpful. They cooked two wonderful dinners for us and the breakfasts were amazing, especially the pancakes with grilled banana. I highly recommend a visit to Paihia and a stay at Morepork. I'm still enjoying the tea Paul, thanks again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Spent 6 nights in absolute comfort. Quiet location , fabulous hosts who provided 2 superb home cooked meals.
The grounds are amazing and it's so nice to sit on ones own deck with a drink enjoying the view.
Highly recommended ,Paul & Barbara can't do enough to make you feel at home and comfortable.
Don't miss.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our B&B/Homestay set in 4 acres on the Waitangi River, just out of Paihia Township on the way to Kerikeri. Stroll through gardens & native bush, home to many birds including Moreporks (NZ’s native owl). Tame alpacas, sheep and a goat. All rooms have a king or super king bed, en-suite (one with a large corner bath), TV&DVD, tea & coffee, refrigerator & wireless broadband. Our two river side rooms also have their own deck and a sofa. Puketona room guests have use of a table & chairs on our BBQ deck. Yummy full breakfasts. Gourmet or Light evening meals available. We are "Kiwis" and have traveled extensively throughout NZ and the Pacific. ... more   less 
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