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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Paris, France
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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...

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 3 days with Barbara & Paul (and their family) were fabulous. That is as stay among your favorite family. Every day some kindness attention, who make pleasure (thank you Barb for the cake chocolate banana). You must try the picnic pizza and wine 🥗🍷: one remember who will remain engraved in our memories. We have stayed in the Riverview...

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

Bonjour P &L !...Thnaks so much for your kind words..you guys were very easy to look after and YES, the Pizza by the River is becoming very popular! We hope you both have a safe journey home. Cheers Paul and Barb

Reviewed 21 January 2017

In a span of two years, we did two trips to New Zealand and drove from the Bluff near Invercargill down south up to Paihia in the North. Morepork Riverside Lodge had been the best B&B we stayed at and had the nicest hosts in Paul and Barbara. If I'd have the time and money to go back in the...

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

Hi J Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're really touched that you felt we were kind :-) You were delightful to host and please pass on our very best wishes to J when you next talk with him. If you do ever get back here we'd love to see you again. Cheers, Barb & Paul

essex
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in this fabulous b&b. Paul and Barbara went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, the achieved the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. We will be recommending them to all our friends, and if we ever went to the Bay of Islands again there...

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

Hi J&N We'd love to meet your friends! If any of them do decide to make the trip down-under, do get them to email us directly so we know that they're your 'mates'. Thanks for writing such a nice review, and so promptly. Safe Travels, Barb & Paul

Califon
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of stayed with Paul and Barbara for two nights. From the moment we arrived they went out of their way to take of us. From helping us plan activities to sharing their lovely home and property. The rooms are incredibly clean and have everything you could ever need for your stay. They provide beach towels, blankets, cooler bags...

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

Hi J,P,J, B Thanks for your neat review. We try to set our rooms up with everything we'd like when travelling - hence the beach towels, blankets, cooler, etc They're not things you take when travelling internationally, but they are things that are really handy to have. Thanks also for the email letting us know that P was OK after...

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Paul and Barb make you feel right at home, their property is beautiful. Make sure to take a short walk around the trail and enjoy the views. Our room was very clean and the home is very well maintained. If you plan to visit the Bay of Islands this is the place to stay.

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

Hi W&K Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I think making people feel 'at home' is a default-setting with most Kiwis! So we're sure you had some great times during your stay in New Zealand. Hope it wasn't too cold when you got home. Cheers, Barb & Paul

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Thank you so very much Barb and Paul for your fantastic hospitality. It made the perfect start to our first holiday to NZ. Your lodge and surrounding grounds are beautiful, peaceful and just the perfect place to sit back and relax after a big day out and about. The hard work and enthusiasm that you put into this is clearly...

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

Hi L&G So glad we helped to get your New Zealand holiday off to a good start.... and we're sure that the rest of your trip was equally good! It was great hearing about your interesting job and Paul always enjoys swapping "Tales of the South Pacific". Maybe see you again? Cheers, Barb & Paul

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the Morepork Riverside Lodge. After an incredibly warm and friendly welcome, Paul and Barb did their utmost to help us settle in and then advise and help us book trips and activities for our stay in Paihia - in no time we were completely organised, and all that was left to do was relax....

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

Hi S,A & V Thanks heaps for the neat review. It was great having you 'Kiwis + One' here! We enjoy helping people to organise their time so they get the most out of their time in The Bay. We hope V enjoyed his time in our little country and that he had a good trip home. Cheers, Barb &...

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $162 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Morepork Riverside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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