We were made to feel welcome from the start - a beer and a glass of wine helped! The room was large and the bed comfortable. If the weather had been kinder we would have made more use of the deck. The breakfasts were delicious and substantial. What really made the difference though was the way that John and Mike wanted us to enjoy our stay and nothing was too much trouble for them - John even e us into Paihia to catch a cruise so that we could leave our car with our luggage in it at the Longhouse. I would thoroughly recommend the Longhouse and I am sure we will be back there next time we go to New Zealand.