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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paul and Barbara are the most enthusaiastic, considerate hosts you could ever want. Nothing was too much trouble, even a sack load of dirty washing!! Welcome tea and cake and booked any trips we wanted to do. Breakfast was good, bed very comfortable and quiet, bathroom beautifully appointed, location was close to Paihia with a beautiful view of the river...

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Erin_leigh79
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll give a very honest and unbiased review here with all things considered. Please see my many TripAdvisor reviews for good reads on my travel experiences! https://www.tripadvisor.com/members/Erin_leigh79 Hubby and I stayed at Morepork for a quick 2 days/2 nights. We generally try a B&B at some point in every trip we go on. It’s nice to mix it up between...

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

Hi there E and J!..Hey thanks so much for your review..or should i say short novel!! You guys get the prize for the lengthiest review we have ever had!. Yes it was really amazing and so unusual to see the two Moreporks fly by so close to us....Just reconfirms thyat we have the moreporks REALLY close to the house in...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptionally well done BnB with long-time owners full of enthusiasm and verve. Modern and set in beautiful grounds. Every convenience is provided and the breakfast is fulsome and yummy. Highly recommended. Ask for the Riverview Suite.

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

Hi J and the gang....thnaks very much J for your review on TA...it was our pleasure to host the 4 of you and please pass on on our regards to S & M....glad S enjoyed the marmite and chippy sandwich...VERY kiwi so do that at your next dinner party! Cheers Paul and Barb

Gorham, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at Morepork Riverside Lodge. It is easily found and only minutes away from downtown Paihia. Paul greeted us upon arrival, helped bring in our luggage, escorted us to our room, and served a refreshing beverage and cake on our shared balcony overlooking the preserve behind the lodge. Our room was spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable. The en-suite...

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

Thanks B and M for you great review....its always good to know that others appreciate the time and effort we put into keeping up with our Trip Advisor " Green " practices and Indeed you will forever be on our "map of Memories! Take care and safe travels..Paul and Barb

Twizel, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a wet evening to the warmest welcome from Paul, our host and entered Morepork Riverside Lodge which was a haven of comfort from the dismal weather. Paul and his wife Barbara settled us on the protected balcony with a delicious cold beer each and announced dinner in one hour. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable with every amenity...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morepork Riverside Lodge is five star in every way - accommodation, location, meals and such kind and generous hosts. Paul and Barbara made us very welcome and helped us to make the most of the area with ideas for places to visit and explore. The tasty evening meal, served on our room balcony on the first evening, was a much...

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Delta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely marvelous stay. Paul greeted us at the door and then helped us with our itinerary for our stay. Great room overlooking the stream and distant hills. The accommodations were immaculate and roomy. Breakfast was better than most buffets in a first class hotel. If we every come to the area again we would not hesitate to stay as guests...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we were greeted by Barbara and Paul with a good cuppa and some homemade cake,we knew we were going to have a great stay. The room was immaculate, everything you could want was available.Who cares if the WiFi isn't super fast, it's a holiday! Breakfasts were great,set us up for the days exploring the islands. One evening...

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

Hi H and D, thanks so much for your kind words and yes we too enjoy sitting down to a meal with our guests and getting to know one another...thats what travel is all about eh!!?? Looking forward to seeing you both again! Cheers, Paul and Barb

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice house, with a great location, a stunning view, and comfy rooms but above all things, the best pair of hosts ever. Trust Barbara and Paul to do everything they can to make your stay with them perfect. Their advices were always helpful and trustful. Their cooking is generous and tasty. They fill your day with all these little...

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

Hi A a d J..thanks so much for your review, Barb and I were delighted to be your hosts during your visit to the Bay of Islands on your delayed honeymoon! We are so glad the you were able to do the things we suggested when you were her. Safe travels!! Paul and Barb

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 3 fabulous nights at Morepork. What a treat!  Everything was perfect. We've stayed at b&bs across the globe and this is hands down the best we have experienced. Nothing was too much for our hosts,  Paul & Barb. It started with cake and cuppa on arrival, welcome basket of fruit & choccies, bottle of NZ wine (a treat for...

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

Hello Perth Pilgrims! Thanks so much for your most stunning review! You guys were fun to have here and we are so glad to have you use the BBQ during your stay. Panpoot was a REAL pain the night you guys left..almost as if he was looking for you all! It was really amazing to see him trot down the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM490 - RM715 (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”
 of 5 bubbles AJT6114, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Riverview suite..”
 of 5 bubbles Nail56, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early to have a room with private balcony”
 of 5 bubbles mjmeggison, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can pay more for a room looking over the river and gardens”
 of 5 bubbles wendyffitchbradley, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You will have a great view no matter which room you get.”
 of 5 bubbles Q6863IEwaynec, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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