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88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 26 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Beautiful gargen and well appointed rooms. We travelled extensively over NZ staying at B&B's and this was equal or better than most but it was also by far the most expensive. Breakfast was good but not as relaxed as it could have been. Geoff very helpful with good advice. Would rate it higher but £30 more per night than other equally good B&B's in other parts of NZ.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
We constantly check our rates to ensure they are competitive with other local B&B’s of similar standard. These guests booked via a Booking agent thus attracting their commission and booking fees. If they had booked direct with us the rate would have been far more reflective of the price level they expected. At 88 Lodge we tailor our breakfasts to individual tastes and requirements. This proves to be extremely popular with our guests for they get exactly what they want, when they want it. The ambiance of the dining room with views over the gardens is welcomed and we are therefore somewhat unsure what the reference to ‘relaxed’ relates.
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South Nutfield
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have just spent 4 nights at 88 the lodge. What a full-on 5 star experience! Geoff and Chris are the most amazing hosts with the finest attention to detail. In particular, the wonderful room, gardens, AMAZING home grown and made breakfasts and detailed advise on trips to do in this wonderful area. If you are planning a stay in the bay of islands, this is THE place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Wow, what a wonderful review. We are honoured and humbled by it. Thank you so much.
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

If your looking for a B & B with great breakfast's (Chris will make whatever you want for breakfast), comfortable beds and linens surrounded by lush gardens, then don't miss the opportunity to stay here. The owners, Geoff & Chris are very knowledgeable of the area and can give you itineraries for everyday of your stay. The Majestic Suite was where we stayed which had it's own private patio and private entrance. It has wireless internet, cable TV (however, not many channels on our visit, they said there was an issue), DVD & CD player (however they were very difficult to use due to the set-up, you'll have to have Chris show you). The room and bath area were spacious along with a sitting area and desk.

The location was secluded from any pedestrian or vehicle traffic and no more than a 10 minute drive into KeriKeri. Tip of the day: they charge $10 to wash and $10 to dry, a small load of clothing. Do your washing before you arrive. Enjoy

Room Tip: Majestic Suite is the best. I can't recommend the other's since we did not see them.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you for your review, it is always pleasing that people take the time to place a review. We have noted your comment about the cost of use of the laundry. We will review this. At this time we believe this is in-line with local laundry costs. The entertainment equipment is not straight forward due to the complexity of the number of facilities we provide in The Majestic Suite (Tape, CD, DVD, hard drive, film library, TV, freeview, indoor and outdoor speakers, ethernet, USB connections and access for a wide range of devices often used by guests). We have plans to streamline these facilities with a view to making them more user friendly. The Freeview problem we were having at the time of your visit has been rectified and 18 channels are now available. We have recently installed HD Wifi throughout the Lodge at considerable cost which we know gives us a service that is not available in other similar accommodations and unlike hotels we provide this FREE.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Geoff and Chris are wonderful hosts and are very knowledgable about the area. They have great recommendations and will book restaurants and sightseeing tours for you if you require. The location while a hidden secret, is within easy reach of all the local attractions. Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens, the rooms at 88 are very well set up with large confortable beds and good bathrooms. Breakfast is a highlight and includes flakey home-made croissants and fruit grown on the property. I would recommend 88 as very good value. Robyn and Tim

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for being so very complimentary about our accommodation. You enjoyed our King Palm Room and we know you would have really enjoyed our Majestic Suite, which would surely have generated a 5 rating for ‘rooms’ from you. The Majestic Suite is huge and enjoys a super king sized bed, settee and armchairs, desk, private terrace with hammock plus table and chairs and an en-suite with both a bath and separate shower cubicle. A little bit more yes, but well worth the difference we believe and still very good value.
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Catbird, OH, USA
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Very clean. Delicious food. Expert local advice. When we return we will stay here. The atmosphere is peaceful. A beautiful garden setting. Jeff and Chris most helpful with not only local advice but also offering to do extra to get a flat tire repaired on a local holiday with no place open. Convenient to all Bay of Islands locations.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank jonduras
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
It is not often we get faced by a flat tire on a guests hire car, and absolutely typical that such an event should happen on a public holiday, but happy to have helped out as much as we could. Do trust there where no further recurrences during the rest of your vacation. It would be a delight to have you back at 88 Lodge when ever you are next in the area.
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

The 88 Lodge is a wonderful place to stay and perfect especially if you´d like to explore the beautiful bay of islands. Chris and Geoff are very friendly, funny and caring hosts. They gave us a lot of useful information about things to see, to do and where to eat. We loved the tropical garden with the pool and our room with the terrace. The breakfast was delicious, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurt, omelettes and of course the best croissants we ever had! We felt like home and would love to come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
It is so good to receive your kind review and see your comment about ‘funny’. How well we remember Mr Noodle. It’s a shame we cannot share that moment and catch phrase from your holiday with everyone on Trip Advisor. It’s moments like that which make our role as B&B hosts so enjoyable. The swimming pool has been at 30C since your visit and so many guests (& ourselves) have enjoyed this special place so much this year.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We would thoroughly recommend the 88 Lodge which we stayed in during December 2013 for three nights as part of a driving holiday in New Zealand. The house and grounds are attractive and tranquil, particularly the beautifully laid out gardens. The bedroom was fitted out to a very high standard and looked out on to the gardens. The hosts, Chris and Geoff, could not have been more welcoming. Particular highlights were the breakfasts with freshly squeezed orange juice from their own oranges, fresh fruit salads made from their own fruit and home-made croissants. This was easily one of the best breakfasts we had had anywhere. In addition, the host couple were able to recommend and book days out like a trip on the sail boat, R Tucker Thompson, which was great as well as another day just spent walking and exploring some of the highlights of the coastline. All in all it was outstanding and we were only sorry that we could not have stayed longer. We would certainly return another year.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DGJ1973
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Your kind words say everything that a fellow traveller needs to know about the Bay of Islands (so much to do from day sailing on R.Tucker Thompson, to exploring the wonderful beaches just north of us), and 88 Lodge (our fresh and delightfully different breakfasts and well appointed accommodation). We always love making our guests feel ‘at home’ and ensuring they get experiences from their time in the area that meets individual preferences. There is just so much to do locally that no matter how long you stay a return trip is always necessary. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
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Property: 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Address: 88 Koropewa Road, Kerikeri 0295, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes from bustling Kerikeri 88 Lodge & its swimming pool are secluded within park-like subtropical gardens. With just 3 rooms (all en-suite), the lodge is warm, intimate and homely. Your room has a King sized bed and is fully equipped with everything you will need to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Breakfasts are a specialty of the house and made to your order from the freshest & most local produce. Free High Speed Internet & National telephone calls make keeping in touch so easy. 88 Lodge is perfectly located for the best of The Bay of Islands and all Northland. Geoff & Chris your hosts, pride themselves on ensuring you have the most memorable time in this wonderful part of New Zealand. Their hospitality is only matched by their local knowledge and free tour planning to ensure you make the very most of your time in this piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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