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“High aesthetic standard and very friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast

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88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 30 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“High aesthetic standard and very friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I stayed at 88 Lodge when I took myself off for a couple of days myself after visiting friends with a newborn in Auckland. Geoff and Chris could not have been more friendly and helpful, which was especially appreciated since I was by myself. The standard of the lodge is as if you were in a luxury hotel. The setting is gorgeous and although it's a bit of a drive from the standard Bay of Islands attractions it's well worth it to be away from the tourist area, and rather be in amongst the beauty of the local countryside. I must particularly flag the amazing breakfasts at 88 Lodge, which the guys put special effort into. Delicious! I would definitely stay at 88 Lodge again if I find myself back in NZ.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We do so appreciate your kind comments about our breakfasts, which we believe are very much a feature of the 88 Lodge hospitality. The Bay of Islands is a large geographical area with attractions, events, activities, heritage and tourist places spread throughout. The perfect central location is difficult to find and when you add into the mix all that the rest of wonderful Northland has to offer that’s where 88 Lodge really comes into its own. Easy access to both the Bay and all Northland whilst located in, as you rightly say, beautiful countryside and away from the tourist trail. That’s what we specialize in.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Immaculate room, cheery and very helpful hosts with great advice for everything in the greater area, wonderful breakfasts. Happy to go back and happy to recommend. You can get
cheaper but 88 Lodge is excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelMaplesden
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you so much for your kind Trip Advisor review. It is so nice to hear you enjoyed our King Palm Room and our breakfasts; it will be lovely to have you with us again.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a fantastic stay here back in April, the accommodation and grounds are really wonderful as were the hosts Geoff and Chris.
On arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and an upgrade to the Majestic Suite.
The room was huge and opened out onto the grounds which are extremely well kept and pleasant to relax in.
Geoff was very helpful in acting as a guide for the local area and suggesting different sites and routes to explore.
Both Geoff and Chris made us feel very welcome and had some great recommendations for dinner.
Breakfast was really great as well freshly cooked to order by Chris.
Highly recommend a stay here and hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: Go for the Majestic Suite lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CraigW10
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
We just love Northland so much and have spent a lot of time finding those extra special places that surround us. The next best thing is sharing those places with our guests and it’s always a delight to get the feedback this is appreciated. So pleased to read you enjoyed our Majestic suite, the grounds and our special breakfasts. We shall very much look forward to your next visit.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Both my partner and I really enjoyed this location. It was far enough away from everyone to feel like you were in your own paradise, but close enough for you to enjoy the touristy and foodie aspects of Kerieri and the surrounds.
The breakfasts were amazing - they were a great start to the day.
The local knowledge was fantastic too.
If you want food options, these two know where to send you.
It was a fantastic stay - with much needed relaxation - and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kylie_1994
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
You raised such a good point about our location. We are so very quiet and private yet so close to Kerikeri, and within the Bay of Islands. Some like to be close to the hustle and bustle, in the mixer, but so many prefer to be able to step away and enjoy the stars in the light pollution free sky, the birdsong in the morning and the space and tranquility of our lovely gardens. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you both at 88 Lodge again soon.
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Vermillion, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

A friend and I stayed here and had an excellent experience. The owners are extremely helpful and responsive. Geoff had great recommendations for activities and restaurants. And he was a huge help by booking different activities for us during our stay. Chris cooks up a delicious breakfast; we had the best croissants ever (they were homemade!) The accommodations were quite comfortable and clean. The landscaping around the B&B was beautiful. All in all, we felt very well cared for and would recommend 88 Lodge to friends.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Wonderwendela
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
It is always a pleasure to use our local knowledge to ensure our guests get the very best out of their time here. With so much to do locally the biggest decision is what to leave out. Using the Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) airport like you did can effectively give 2 extra days in the Bay area. Great planning. We would love to see you both return to 88 Lodge when you are back in NZ.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Upon booking at 88 Lodge I was informed that they do not normally accept bookings with children, however gratefully they made an exception for our baby (7 months old).
We had the Majestic Suite and I cannot fault it! It is immaculate. Unfortunately we arrived in the dark :( so were unable to realise the beauty of the outside surroundings until the morning time. We were greeted by Geoff upon arrival and met Chris in the kitchen in the morning where he prepared and served us a beautiful delicious breakfast which you have to experience to believe. (Hollandaise - magnificent!)
Wonderful upkeep of the property, everything is in its place and we are people who enjoy and appreciate that.
For a b&b with a gourmet feel, book here!
Thank you for looking after us Geoff and Chris and for your wee conversations with my baby boy. I will recommend this b&b to others I come across.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lanz01
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
It was a delight to have you, your Mum and that lovely little baby boy with us. As you say we do not normally take children. 88 Lodge is geared up to provide peaceful surroundings for independent travellers rather than families. However we do both love the little ones and his presence made us both sad that we do not take children here. We hope it all goes well for you with regard to the reasons for your being up here in The Bay of Islands.
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Dubai, UAE
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We had a lovely night at 88 Lodge in March 2014. The rooms were very comfortable and suited to our needs perfectly. The gardens looked stunning and I wish we would have had more time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. The highlight of our stay, however, was meeting our fabulous hosts, who looked after our every need. They were so knowledgeable about the area and gave us great recommendations about restaurants and things to see on the way back to Auckland. We will definitely stay here again if we return to the beautiful Northland. Thank you Geoff and Chris!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DubaiEva
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Geoff8288, Owner at 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
It was lovely to receive your kind review, it is very much appreciated. Thank you so much. It is always grand to welcome guests from around the world. You where our first guests from Dubai and it was so good to place a pin in our world map of visitor origins. We shall very much look forward to your next visit so that you can take in more of Northlands beauty.
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Additional Information about 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast

Property: 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Address: 88 Koropewa Road, Kerikeri 0295, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — 88 Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes from bustling Kerikeri 88 Lodge & its swimming pool are secluded within park-like subtropical gardens. With just 3 rooms (all en-suite), the lodge is warm, intimate and homely. Your room has a King sized bed and is fully equipped with everything you will need to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Breakfasts are a specialty of the house and made to your order from the freshest & most local produce. Free High Speed Internet & National telephone calls make keeping in touch so easy. 88 Lodge is perfectly located for the best of The Bay of Islands and all Northland. Geoff & Chris your hosts, pride themselves on ensuring you have the most memorable time in this wonderful part of New Zealand. Their hospitality is only matched by their local knowledge and free tour planning to ensure you make the very most of your time in this piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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