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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
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oratia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Simply stunning situation, you felt like you had stepped into the middle of nowhere, it was so peaceful and tranquil, although only 10 minutes to Paihia and all it has to offer. The accommodation had recently been refurbished and it was amazing! The bedroom was spacious and very plush with comfortable seating as well as an enormous new bed. The...

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

Hi C&P Firstly, apologies for the delay in response - we've had problems with our responses going 'missing in cyberspace' but we think TA has fixed that now! Hope the rest of P's birthday was fun.... after all, 'Special' birthdays last a whole week!! Yes, we like that bath too :-) Hope to see you again sometime, Barb & Paul

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Lovely room overlooking river & farmland beyond. Room equipped with everything a traveller /B&B stayer would want or need, including bedside torches, sunblock & insect spray provided along with all the usuals. Paul's pavlova is a memorable high point. Request it if ordering an evening meal. Will be highly recommending Morepork Lodge to everyone, both local & overseas visitors to...

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

Hi M&G Firstly, apologies for the delay in response - we've had problems with our responses going 'missing in cyberspace' but we think TA has fixed that now! Yes, we do try to think of the little things a traveller might like in their room.... we just try to think about what we appreciate when we're away. Good to hear...

north yorkshire, uk
Reviewed 12 December 2015

From the initial greeting, guided tour of the estate and chats over breakfast, Paul and Barbara were excellent hosts and full of suggestions for things to do and see. The room, Riverview, was superb. Very spacious, a lovely ensuite with bath and huge walk in shower and a balcony over looking the garden to the river. A kitchenette in the...

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

Hi D&J Firstly, apologies for the delay in response - we've had problems with our responses going 'missing in cyberspace' but we think TA has fixed that now! Thanks for your nice words - we love hosting guests (aka friends) from all over the world. We have thanked 'Mike the Morepork' for you and promised him a bonus for continuing...

Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed three nights and four days at Morepork Lodge and for me and my parents it was the best stay we had in New Zealand. Paul and Barbara are the most lovely people and we enjoyed our time with them and at their Lodge so much. The rooms are spacious, perfectly clean and modern with wifi access. The breakfast...

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

Hi L, A&S. What great photos - especially the one of Paihia wharf at sunset. Panpoot seems to know if people like cats or not because he certainly steers clear of guests who are not 'cat people'... but he definitely LOVED you!! We're always pleased when people consider our suggestions and then have an extra special time in Northland. We...

NW
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

There are NZ b & b's an there are NZ b & b's, and the there is MOREPORK RIVER LODGE. Similarly, there are b & b hosts and then there are Barbara and Paul Linton, put the three factors together and, quite frankly you have got one of the best bed and breakfast places I have ever stayed in.. I...

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

Hi A. Thanks for your extensive and very nice review! We really enjoyed hosting you and we're glad that you liked our rooms. Thanks also for the email letting us know you got home safe & sound. Maybe you'll be out here again for your Hip-Hopping cousin's 100th birthday? Cheers, Barb & Paul

Horst, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 November 2015

A delicious address to begin or end your vacation. The hostess are super friendly and help you well on the way with tips and advice. We had the riverside room with scenic views of the river and the hills. A real winner.

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

Hi H&M Thanks for doing a review, we really enjoy hosting guests from all over the world. Yes, you had the new Riverview Studio with the lovely new bathroom :-) We hope you come back some time to see the view again.... perhaps at a different time of year so you can see different plants at their best? Cheers, Barb...

Wolfen, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Paul and Barbara- we thank you for all !! You are the loveliest "Host- parents" in New Zealand!!! The rooms were beautiful and the view of your wonderful garden too!! For us Paul made the world famous and most delicious omelet what ever we ate!!!

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

Hi there T&B We're honoured that you thought we were the best in NZ. Especially as we know that there are so many really great Kiwi B&Bs. You will be remembered by Paul because you loved his omelette so much. Cheers from a sunny, hot Paihia! barb & Paul

Clermont-Ferrand, France
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Everythink was perfect, a really good welcome, rooms are spacious modern and spotless. Paul and Barbara are really good chef (breakfast was amazing). The property is lovely ( in the morning we feed the alpaca). Thanks again for this amazing stay. Magali, François et Viviane.

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

Hi M,F & V Sorry for the delay in reply we seem to have missed being advised. Anyway, thanks for your great review. Nice to hear you liked your room - we are very pleased with how the make-over turned out! The alpacas say "Hi". Keep safe, Barb & Paul

Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Paul and Barbara were very welcoming hosts who became friends as the stay progressed. They are very knowledgable about the area and gave us hints on visits to make. Morepork lodge is in a beautiful location and the recently refurbished rooms are exquisite. The home cooked breakfasts and dinner were delicious. Added attractions were the pre breakfast walk to Haruru...

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

Hi M&I Thanks for the neat review. We're so glad that you arrived in time to see the 'boys' having their 'hair cut'. Cacoa Noir has settled in nicely. He's still humming a little but enjoyed his first day out roaming free yesterday. Great to hear you liked our food.... we do love our food and love to shared a...

Fulmer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Hosts were tremendous and thought of everything. Location was perfect. Accommodation superb. Food totally delicious. Difficult to find enough words to describe my marvellous holiday with Barb and Paul.

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

Hi C Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Your nice long of stay meant that you had plenty of time to 'chill' as well as see everything of interest. It's also great to see that you appreciated our efforts to keep our little slice of paradise 'green'. Cheers, Barb & Paul PS Cacoa Noir says 'HHHmmmm HHHmmmm"

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $151 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Riverview room has its own balcony, but all rooms are very good”
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“Ask for the Riverview suite..”
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“Book early to have a room with private balcony”
mjmeggison, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can pay more for a room looking over the river and gardens”
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“You will have a great view no matter which room you get.”
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