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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The lodge is packed with artefacts from a bygone era and is an insight into the colonial history of New Zealand. It also has all the modern attributes of a clean, quality comfortable B&B. The breakfast was perfectly cooked by Doug the amiable and informative host. Unless you are addicted to minimalist boutique hotels you should really stay here and... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with me. I look forward to meeting up with you again in the future. Safe travels Doug More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a wonderful house completely full of period furniture, stuffed birds (only Kiwi we saw) and other curios mixed together with numerous clocks. We had seen Kauri gum in display cabinets in the excellent Kauri museum but here you could hold a piece in your hand. The star of the place is Doug (not to mention his faithful dog,... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Anthony Many thanks for your review glad you enjoyed your stay with me. Can you please check the picture linked for Dargaville as it is not a picture from Kauri House Lodge Look forward to seeing you again Doug More 

Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is a few month ago that I stayed in Kauri House Lodge but it was a very memorabel experience. Dagarville is somewhere between Auckland and the breathtaking last Kauri forrests in the North of North Island. If you want to understand, why People slaughtered these wonderful trees you have to see Kauri House Lodge, all made of Kauri Wood... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with me and that you were able to relax in the ambiance of what this wonderful old home has to offer. Best wishes Doug More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Doug, your hospitality and enthusiasm for your wonderful home made our stay just perfect. It is a privilege to be able to live inside such a well preserved early New Zealand historical home. The bedrooms are beautiful, ours spacious, warm, well lit and the bed very comfortable. We wanted for nothing. Although there is much to do in this wonderful... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Anne and Alex for a lovely review, I'm glad you both enjoyed your stay with me, and hope you see you again. Kind regards Doug More 

Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Doug's Kauri House Lodge is a magnet for those of us who love the homes of yesteryear. All that craftsmanship, all that timber, all that space. Guests are not confined to their room but are free to wander the house and discover the beautful pressed metal ceilings and hall walls, the architectural detailing, the collectibles that enhance the house and... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your humbling review, I am glad you enjoyed you stay with me and that you got to unwind in this wonderful old home. Kind regards Doug More 

Auckland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Follow the drive and come upon a Kauri Villa from the pages of NZ history. Step inside to discover the wealth of treasures of the same era collected to match the lodge. This is all lovingly cared for by Doug the host and owner who is welcoming and a source of knowledge. The rooms are very comfortable and you can... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your impeccable review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to meet up with you again. Kind regards Doug More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Anyone, local or international traveller, who wants a unique experience in an original early 20th century kauri villa, beautifully cared for should visit Kauri House Lodge. Exceptional dwellings such as this are usually kept for viewing only so to be able to sleep there and roam the rooms, including billiard room and library, is an absolute delight. The furniture and... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it was great to have to come and stay again. Glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to catching up with you again in the future. Kind regards, Doug More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you like an amazing historical mansion with a phenomenal host, Doug, then this is the place for you. He was so helpful, knowledgeable and courteous, that you will feel instantly at home. Dargavile itself is ordinary, but it is a great gateway to fabulous Kauri forests, kiwi birds, and much more. Don't miss the Kauri Museum. Great place for... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with me. Kind regards, Doug More 

New Zealand
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113 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Why would you stay in a 1960's motel when you can stay here in a beautiful 1910 villa. We had such a lovely time and a lot of that was due to our delightful host Doug who is one of the more delightful, helpful and entertaining gentlemen that you would meet on a days march. The rooms are beautifully furnished... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent just one night in Dargaville but we really enjoyed our stay there and felt just like home. Since we were the only one there, we got an extra room for the kids which was very practical. Breakfast was huge and a special mention for the extra-big, extra-confortable bed. The house is very pretty and well decorated and the... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Original features of this 1880's style villa include the detailed veranda balustrading, stained glass, pressed ceilings, sash windows and native Kauri panelling. Completed in 1910 by a leading bushman as a spacious family residence, Kauri House Lodge offers a unique experience in a stately home with antiques. A must on the way to the Kauri Forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri House Lodge

Address: 60 Bowen Street, Dargaville 0310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Dargaville
Price Range: $145 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kauri House Lodge Dargaville, North Island, New Zealand
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