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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Morepork Lodge is ideally located just a few minutes drive from Paihia, close enough to have all the benefits of the area, far enough away to be in a beautiful, peaceful location. Our room at Morepork was very, very comfortable with a lovely big bathroom and its own kitchenette. We had the advantage of a magnificent view through the garden... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi L and thanks so much for your kind review!..Indeed we are very pleased with our sustainability processes here at Morepork...right down to composting and feeding the chooks scraps to get in return fresh eggs. So glad you liked the new room and we look forward to meeting up with you both again soon we hope. Cheers , Paul and... More 

Lee, Ma
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

When visiting the Bay of Islands, why would anyone want to stay several kilometers inland? One excellent reason is Morepork Lodge, which is just outside Paihia -- meaning that it's close enough to enjoy everything the town and the Bay of Islands have to offer, but removed from the often hectic pace of a busy tourist town. Hosts Barb and... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi J&M Thanks for the lovely review. Yip, I think we ignored our mutual "Innkeeper Genes" for many years LOL. So happy to have found them now because we really love what we do! We're glad you were here for ANZAC Day and our local newsletter published your piece on the Paihia Commemorations and Parade. Keep up the writing and... More 

Paris, France
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Barbara and Paul are great people! They were very welcoming and their house is a gem. The place is quiet and beautiful. They gave me a lot of advices for visits and restaurants. The breakfast was delicious and I also enjoyed a dinner with them. Barbara, Paul, I won't forget my 4 days stay with you ! Hope we'll meet... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi N..such kind words, thank you ! Yes we love to cook and eat a meal with our guests and we are so glad that our dinner suggestions in Paihia worked out well for you and that the local attractions lived up to thier usual great standard. Hope to see you again sometime ! Cheers Paul and Barb More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It was the first time we visited New Zealand. We had a chance to stay at Morepork lodge with Paul and Barbara for 3 nights. It was a traditional kiwi house, honestly speaking, the best we had ever stayed in Northland of New Zealand. The room was clean and comfortable. We had a lot fun to visit their farm and... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi K&E Thanks for the nice review. We're really pleased that your enjoyed your "Kiwi" Experience with us. Yes, the stars are just wonderful - it's one of the big advantages of being 9km from the township. Travel safe and we really hope to see you again! Kindest Regards, Barb & Paul More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had the chance to stay with Paul and Barb for 2 nights on our trip to Northland, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The B&B is located in a quiet countryside of green rolling hills and a river, with this classic design of a traditional kiwi house made of wood. The room is clean and cosy, with the complimentary... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there S. Thanks for the fabulous review. Yes, we're REAL Kiwis - born 'n bred. Barb's roots go all the way back to 1840 (which, for a European, is about as far back as we Kiwis go). So glad you liked our food. We do love to cook and in particular we love to prepare New Zealand favourites like... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Only a short drive from Paihia this Bed & Breakfast is a perfect little spot for a weekend away from it all. Paul & Barbara are such great hosts - after a long day exploring the Bay I was greeted with incredible warmth & a big smile- I immediately felt at home in their house. The Lodge offers beautiful views... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there A..thanks so much for your really positive review! Indeed Paihia and the surrounds are such a easy destination from busy Auckland. This particular season we have had now 3 lots of divers stay at Morepork Lodge..its great as I too am a very keen diver and love to we love to sit down and chat about the places... More 

hertfordshire
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We recently spent 5 weeks in New Zealand and Morepork Riverside Lodge was the best B&B we stayed in; in fact probably the best we have ever stayed in. The room, the view and gardens, the food and Paul and Barb’s hospitality are all fabulous. Breakfast can be any combination of both continental and cooked, it’s your choice and it... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi B&M Wow, thank you so much for such a lovely review. It's so nice to hear that guests found everything to their liking. We do love our food and your choice of Mussels, Lamb and Pavlova is a truly Kiwi meal! We picked this house, to create our B&B, because we felt it would be a peaceful retreat from... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Paul and Barbara are such welcoming folks who will make your stay homely and pleasant. I was travelling alone so it was so lovely to have hosts who were caring, kind, informative and talkative. The breakfast was an absolute standout and you'll start your day full! On arrival, I was greeted with a beautiful cake! Property is really quiet despite... More 

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Thank Lizalang1
MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi L It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed your time at Morepork. Paul spent many years travelling throughout the Pacific on his own and he too appreciated places where he was able to interact with his hosts. If you ever find time to re-visit, may we suggest one of our river-side rooms? They are considerably bigger and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at Morepork Riverside Lodge. Paul and Barbara were so friendly and made sure our rooms were just perfect. Breakfast was delicious with freshly made pancakes, omelettes, scramble eggs, toast and cereals served with fresh fruit and coffee. They assisted with sourcing a manual wheelchair after my airline did not load it. They even helped source... More 

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MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there S and family...thanks so much for your kind words. Indeed you guys did not have a good start with the wheelchair being left behind but it was fortunate that you were passing the Hospital in Kawakawa on your way here ( even though it was 10 pm !!) Glad you liked the choice of breakfasts on offer! Hope... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Truly privileged to have met these beautiful souls - albeit overnight - but the fact that we arrived late and they were waiting up for us and so accommodating as everything we arranged was pretty last minute!! ... and then to have a fabulous pancake breakfast (with all the trimmings) ready for us early the next morning. Thank you for... More 

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Thank Nina T
MoreporkRL, Owner at Morepork Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi N...yes indeed it was a very short trip / stay to Morepork and as you suggested, you will have to come back for a weekend gettaway....something that quite a few Aucklanders are doing now! Our pancakes are very popular especially for those early morning starts. We hope the Weetbix Tryathon went well for you all! Regards to Popo and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Morepork Riverside Lodge

Address: 846 Puketona Rd. | Bay of Islands, Northland, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $106 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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