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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TIPI N BOBS is the best place to stay and dine on great barrier island..Marge and Pete care about your stay and want you to experience the best the barrier has to offer.. The rooms are extremely clean and lovely with wonderful views right beside the ocean.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was exactly what we wanted before our hike. Very friendly owners who stayed open past closing long enough for us to get there and have breakfast. They have a cute dog too. Would love to have tried dinner there but we ran out of time. Next time!

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1Thank Melissahill10
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed February 23, 2016

We had such great expectations going to stay on the Barrier but were extremely disappointed and let down by the accommodation offered at this waterfront lodge. Well, it's not really a 'Lodge' in the true sense, more like a motel. We were travelling with a group but unfortunately the studio room we were allocated was unacceptable. In fact I can't...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 22, 2016

We have stayed at Tipi and Bobs twice now. Great Barrier Island is a great get away from Auckland. Tipi and Bobs Wterfront Lodge is a a good spot with amenities onsite and a short walk to the pub and cafe. The menu is seasonal, the food tasty and fresh. The breakfast is good. Nothing is too much trouble, the...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for an unspoilt island (it reminded me of Jurassic park), good old fashioned kiwi hospitality and a location to die for, you must put this place on your bucket list. Pete and Margery are very welcoming, Margery will look after flights (or you can travel by ferry) and transfers - so you can leave those arrangements...

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1Thank lianewil
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed on great barrier for a long holiday weekend to complete some hiking. We booked into Tipi and Bobs for our last night on the island. I booked into a small studio room as it was the cheapest option at $135 per night. It was very small with, no view, no shampoo or conditioner, no fridge or tea and...

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1Thank K8tbee
Reviewed February 19, 2015

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food from the restaurant was really good and plenty off it - huge portions and the chef was happy to provide meals that weren't on the menu. The accommodation is basic but all you need for a relaxing break with great views from the deck. If I ever go back to Great Barrier...

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2Thank Stu C
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were booked there with a group and were pleasantly surprised. well maintained, spotlessly clean with good food and a bar with great atmosphere. The outside drinking/dining are is excellent in the summer, great views all round. Excellent hosts that have the "can do' attitude.

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2Thank FloydianNZL
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Peter and Margery are superb hosts and the food is excellent. The location of the hotel must be one of the best spots on Great Barrier Island. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them both and we enjoyed every single minute of our stay with them. The room was not really equipped for cooking meals as such in...

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2Thank lindaoliver
Tenants Harbor, Maine
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was our first experience with New Zealand “lodges” and on the whole, the positives outnumbered the negatives. The view was to die for (on the top floor facing the water) and the unit was clean and comfortable. The cooking utensils provided were rudimentary at best – no coffee maker and the toaster which fit over a gas burner was...

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Tipi & Bob's Waterfront Lodge is situated on the waterfront of Tryphena Harbour at the southern end of Great Barrier Island with stunning sea views across the Gulf to the Coromandel. Best Location, Best Service. Sit and watch the dolphins play... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge

Address: Puriri Bay Road | Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Price Range: $87 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“unit one has the best views and unit five for honeymooners”
 of 5 bubbles coralgb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms at front of property only have a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Flicks, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
“Suite 5 - but there were a couple of other rooms at the front of the hotel which would've had good views”
 of 5 bubbles lianewil, Apr 22, 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the small studio, for such a beautiful island you got no views and could hear the generator in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles K8tbee, Apr 6, 2015 | Read review
“Unit 5 has stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles FloydianNZL, Feb 3, 2015 | Read review
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