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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful joyous time here. The caretakers have a heart for the environment, which shines through their incredible hospitality, delicious food, and delightful presentation. We will be happy to return!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I may have been to a more expensive B&B, however I have never been to a better one. We spent 3 nights in the Waitangi room when we had only booked for 2 nights. The hosts Paul and Barbara are first class, every detail was taken care of and the rooms were spotless. We were given great advice on the...

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

Hi J&B Thanks so much for rating us 'up there' in your list of B&B's. It was great to meet both of you. We hope your stay with us helped you relax before your conference in Auckland. Keep up your very important work! Cheers, Barb & Paul

auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this place so many times we think we must be the President and First Lady of the Morepork Club. We had another week here in November and were treated throughout just as a President would have been. Well done again to our excellent hosts and indeed friends now, Paul and Barbara Geoff and hazel

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

Good morning Mr President & First Lady Haha ! Thanks for another great review and so nice to hear you consider us friends - as we do you :-) We always enjoy your visits and please send our best regards to your whole family. Kindest Regards, "The Moreporks"

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Morepork Riverside Lodge is a fantastic place for holidays in Paihia. We spended two nights in the riverside room which lets no whishes open. Paul and Barbara are great hosts and ready to fullfill every wish. Thank you for the wunderfull experience in your fantastic home!

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

Hi M & R Thanks for the lovely review. We're glad you like the Riverview Studio and trust that the rest of your tour around NZ was just as nice! It was great meeting you both and we enjoyed having a "Ruru" in the house. We will always remember you as our Swiss Morepork :-) Cheers, Barb & Paul

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect place to stay, such a gloriously peaceful setting overlooking the garden and the river. Well were looked after royally by Barb. This really is a five star B and B, very professionally run, but very much a home from home.

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

Hi A&M Great to hear from you by email yesterday and to know that you're safe back home after your experience in Kaikoura!! With all that has happened in the last couple of weeks we REALLY appreciate you managing to find the time to review us. Thanks for the 5-Stars... ourselves, tend to avoid using phrases like "Luxury" and "5-Star"...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a very warm welcome and were made to feel at home right away. Paul & Barb were amazing hosts providing service second to none. Our room was spacious and absolutely gorgeous. The view over the river to the lush green fields beyond was a real delight to wake up to. Breakfasts were awesome offering a range of...

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

Hi P&I Thanks so much for taking the time to review us - and for your nice comments! We also love looking out across the lush green fields, luckily we have been spared the droughts that some parts of Australia have had :-( If you do get back to NZ, we'd really love to catch up. Kind Regards, Barb &...

Thionville, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was so perfect that I would not even know how to describe my experience. Paul and Barbara love what they do and one can feel it. They are amazing hosts and put simply, just great people. Our room was just perfect and the view of the garden is breathtaking. The breakfast was the best you can think of. Could...

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

Hi J&L Thanks for the very nice and very quick review! We're really pleased that you enjoyed our Waitangi Room. Travel safe around New Zealand and all the best for your move to Luxembourg :-) Cheers, Barb & Paul

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Paul and Barbara are the most amazing hosts. They made us feel completely at home. There were lovely evening meals, magnificent breakfasts and our hosts were great company. Our room was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was fabulous. Paul and Barbara also handled all the bookings for the local trips we wanted to make. All in all, we've never stayed...

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

Hi S&J Thanks for the awesome review. We're really pleased that you feel we are the best place you've ever stayed. We had some great chats over dinner and we're loving your Facebook photos!! You're clearly enjoying New Zealand :-) Travel safe, hope to see you back... or maybe we'll see you when we eventually do that UK trip we've...

British Columbia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our recent 3night stay here was our introduction to New Zealand and we couldn't have had a better experience! The wecoming warmth, enthusiasm, and local knowledge of our hosts Barb and Paul was wonderful. They provided excellent information and suggestions about activities in the area and were quick to make bookings for us, some at a discount. They provided a...

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

Hi E&D Thanks for the neat review. We certainly had some great conversations around the dinner table!! We just love hearing everyone's stories. And we love helping our guests enjoy and understand New Zealand. D, you will go down in Morepork history as the guy who proposed a 'gradual phasing in of a road use changes'... we're still laughing :-)...

Frankston, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a 2 day stay at Morepork and everything about it was great. We had a friendly greeting with tea and homemade cake, our room was had a balcony overlooking the garden and river. The room was a good size with a sitting area. Paul and Barb had great suggestions of places to visit and Paul even booked a...

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

Hi L&R you're quick-off-the-mark! Thanks for the neat review and for doing it so quickly after your stay. We're really glad to hear that you are enjoying doing little trips around NZ... it's nice to hear that people like our country so much that they plan to return! Hope the 'tree incident' hasn't caused too much damage back home. Cheers,...

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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: $149 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms are spacious”
 of 5 bubbles X8765GWjohnh, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we have the Riverside room, private deck overlooking big garden and river, very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles gefhaz, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The riverview room has access to the beautifully landscaped back yard where you can sit and enjoy the view.”
 of 5 bubbles 32pamd, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms overlook the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 722carle, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two of the three rooms overlook the garden”
 of 5 bubbles 565lear, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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