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Morepork Riverside Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Cornwall, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Riverview Studio room for three nights, which was superb. Paul and Barb were fantastic hosts, with a great sense of humour, and gave us lots of information about interesting things in the local area. Exceptionally clean accommodation, .comfortable bed, fantastic room and ensuite bathroom. If you're planning on visiting the Bay of Islands, we'd highly recommend...

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

Hi G&W Nice to hear from you and thanks for the great review. I will pass your comments about cleanliness onto 'Head of Housekeeping' (aka Paul). Hope Cornwall if warming up and promising a lovely summer. ... we've just started lighting our fire each day, although having said that, today is glorious! Cheers, Barb & Paul

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at Morepork with Paul and Barb. Such a relaxing lodge and a true 'kiwi as' experience. Would highly recommend stopping in for a couple nights to anyone looking to stay in Pihia / the Bay of Islands.

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

Hi I & D Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Yip - we're Kiwi all right :-) Really pleased you had such a neat time in the Bay of Islands - you certainly packed a lot into your short stay. Cheers, Barb & Paul

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What can I add to the glowing reviews that have already been posted? This really is the most perfect of places to stay if you are travelling in New Zealand; from the warmth and friendliness of the hosts, to the lovely accommodation and grounds, set in a great location to base yourself while exploring this glorious part of the world....

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

Hi K Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Don't worry that it has taken a while ... isn't it's always so busy when you return from a trip?! Very glad you liked our local slice of paradise. Cheers, barb & Paul

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely place to stay and the hosts make you feel very welcome, giving terrific local advice and making sure you have everything you could possibly need. Our room was fabulous and the view gorgeous. I recommend Paul's pancakes for breakfast!

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

Hi K&S So glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree, Paul's pancakes are quite irresistible. Once again, congratulations on your 30 years. Keep laughing and travel safe. Cheers, Barb & Paul

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

Hi you two :-) Thanks for the great review - it's lovely to hear that we are creating memories!! Yes, we like the new bathrooms too.... so much so that Paul got "bathroom envy" and insisted that we re-model our own bathroom last winter. Safe travels, barb & Paul

Erin_leigh79
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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 19 March 2017

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 18 March 2017

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 13 March 2017

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 11 March 2017

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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  • Free Parking
  • 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 

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Address: 846 Puketona Rd. | Bay of Islands, Northland, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM466 - RM573 (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 Studio - fabulous bathroom and terrific view from the room.”
GeoffTrevarthen, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Riverview room has its own balcony, but all rooms are very good”
AJT6114, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Riverview suite..”
Nail56, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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