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88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 26 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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226 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“First of many great choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

After staying our first few nights with friends in Auckland, 88 Lodge was our base of choice to explore the beauty of Northland & the Bay of Islands. TripAdvisor reviews formed the basis of all my extensive pre-trip research for not only accommodation but cruises and restaurants, and I recommend this method to anyone planning a night out or a holiday.
Having said that - all my dealings with Geoff & Chris from the very first enquiry met with prompt, polite and personal response, which proved to be typical of their hospitality. Email correspondence filled me in on local details not available otherwise and greatly assisted in making our itinerary workable.
Everything I read was borne out, from the comfort and good taste of the accommodation to the quality of the wonderful breakfasts and friendly company. These guys are good at what they do and obviously love doing it, and we can't think of any way in which we could have felt more at home.
One restaurant which didn't appear on TripAdvisor (hence not on my list) was recommended for our first night, which just happened to be the evening Ake Ake Vinyard Restaurant was serving tapas for the second week. It was a terrific dining experience (the first of many in NZ) including the complete power blackout due to the stormy weather !
88 Lodge will definitely be our first choice on any future trip to Northland, and Kerikeri is a truly lovely place filled with interesting things to do. We wouldn't mind living there !
Thanks, Geoff & Chris ...... and for the lovely e-card you sent on our return home. We'll be in touch soon :-)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2010

A little bit of paradise - excellent B&B in an idyllic setting. Hosts Geoff and Chris really looked after us,advising us how to make the best of our short stay there. Delicious breakfast and nice rooms. Very spacious pretty garden with swimming pool a bonus. Away from busy touristy areas.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2010

My husband and I recently spent 3 lovely days at 88 Lodge at Kerikeri as part
of our 1 month holiday in NZ. The B+B, while being a short drive out of the main
town of Kerikeri was delightful and our hosts ensured that our stay was relaxed
and comfortable. They saw to it that our sightseeing needs were looked after -
booking any of the tours etc that took our fancy and recommending some
fabulous restaurants at which to eat each night. The property is set in a
lovely subtropical garden with the rooms being very comfortable with all
that we needed. Unlike some B+B's we had a television in our own room
with a small eating area on the balcony outside our room. We also had
free wifi which enabled us to speak with our children in Australia. Breakfasts were
a wonderful feast of fresh fruit followed by a cooked selection of our choice.
This was one of the nicest B+B's throughout our stay - made special by the
efforts of our hosts and the interaction with other (overseas) guests. Would
recommend to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2010

The service was absolutely first class - nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were superb: anything you wanted, and the quality was of the best. Internet/Wifi on hand; directions/advice/guidance on what to see/where to go; even taking off a lock from a suitcase with the keys still inside - nothing was too much trouble or insuperable.

The room and en-suite were spotless, well-furnished and really comfortable. The tropical gardens were delightful, with the pool nestling right inside.

Good location for touring Northland - and the tour coaches stopped to pick us up nearby.

The best two things about 88 Lodge are undoubtedly Geoff and Chris - superb and considerate hosts.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2010

When arranging our 4-week trip to New Zealand we elected to spend 6 days at 88 Lodge to chill out after being on the road the previous 3 weeks visiting both the North and South Islands. This turned out to be a really good decision. Geoff and Chris are the greatest hosts who delight in sharing their wonderful home and garden with their guests. They are willing and happy to give you all the information you need to get the best out of your time in Kerikeri, which is a really nice town, full of interesting shops and craftspeople - not at all a tourist trap. The breakfasts are scrummy, particularly the fruit salads, passionfruit yoghurt and home-baked croissants and walnut bread. The rooms are tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean - we were in the Queen Palm room; life doesn't get much better than having a hot tub on a balmy night under the stars with a glass (plastic, of course) of chilled NZ Sauvignon Blanc. If you should want to swim in the garden pool I can tell you that the water is the perfect temperature.
We stayed in some very good B&Bs in both islands, but 88 Lodge is outstanding; Chris and Geoff have taken the art of hosting to a higher level.
What more can I say? Don't hesitate - just go! You won't regret it!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2010

Everything we could write seems too tiny, too worthless comparing, what we really got here.

You haven't fully left your car and feel a warm and real being welcome, without anybody said a word yet.

They really care about their guests, spend time, energy and their soul, making your stay unforgettable and we believe, everybody will leave as a friend.

We'll come back ... back home
Viola & Robby
Germany

Wether we can recommend ?
Triple (at least) 'yes'

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sunshine Coast BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

My husband and I stayed here in our first visit to Northlands and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hosts Chris and Geoff were very helpful and obviously care for not only this home but for their guests. Great breakfasts and beautiful accomodations. 88 Lodge is well cared for and has a beautiful pool as well as little individual spaces for each guest to sit outside. We would highly recommend this as your place to stay when travelling in this area.

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast

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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