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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Proprietors, Barbara and Paul are a delightful couple who are very talented communicators. From first contact we knew we were in the hands of experts. The accommodation was superb, even to the point of having a selection of wine available. The grounds of the lodge are stunning with views that can only be described as eye candy. And, the breakfasts... More 

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

Hi C&M Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed helping you 'sort' your travel plans - we often do that with guests. We hope you enjoy planning your next trip.... trust us, half the fun is in the planning. I think it took us nearly a year to organize our 9 week trip around Europe - lots of 'Googling' and... More 

White Plains, New York
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnite with our 4 yr. old grandson. We fed the alpacas and chickens as well as gathered eggs for breakfast. Barbara and Paul the owners could not have been nicer. They were so helpful! We were so comfortable! The breakfast of eggs and pancakes was wonderful. The view of the river was terrific! They usually do not have young... More 

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

Hi A, D & T Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was neat having you here with your Grandson. As you know, we too are grandparents. Yes, you're right we can't often accommodate children, but seeing as you were our only party staying that night we enjoyed having him here. Hope everything has gone well with the... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had an amazing stay at Morepork Riverside Lodge. Barbara and Paul were fantastic hosts and even better chefs. The 3 course evening meal was to die for, with local, green lipped mussels served to start, in a gorgeous sauce. (I've never had them before but definitely converted) While Barb was left in charge of the kitchen Paul took us... More 

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

Hi R&S Thanks for the great review. We had a super night with some really interesting conversation! R, we're glad we encouraged you to try mussels for the first time.... you never know what you're going to like until you've tried it eh?! S, we'll send you the recipe - it's a Rick Stein one :-) Safe travels and happy... More 

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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1 Thank Nicolas M
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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12 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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12 reviews
11 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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Thank bobtale
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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $108 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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