Guest Book

At 88 Lodge Bed and Breakfast we want you to have the most relaxing and enjoyable stay in a memorable accommodation. Please have a look at what recent guests have written in our Guest Book.

Thank you so MUCH.  Very hospitable and just the place to come home to after a days work.  Will stay again.

David. zHersley

Thank you very much for the wonderful stay here, your great dinner recommendations and your delicious breakfasts.

David & Charlotte, Saltzburg Austria, Nov 2019

Thank you Geoff & Chris for a fantastic stay.  Our very first B&B experiance - wow.  The bar has been set high and will be hard to beat. We will be recommending you and hope to be back soon.

Daniel & Lee-Ann, Auckland NZ, October 2019

Looked wonderful, and it was.  We both felt very comfortable and found Geoff & Chris very kind and hospitable.

Jonathan and Joanne, Auckland NZ, October 2019

Thank you for our wonderful stay in your first class lodge.  We enjoyed our conversations every morning & your delicious breakfasts.  Thank you for your welcome and hospitality & your entertaining selves.  Geoff & Chris were always friendly, courteous and entertaining. You were always a mine of information,  very knowledgable about the area and surrounds and made many suggestions of places to visit.  Our room was comfortable, clean and with a lovely garden outlook.  We were revisiting places we know and decided on 88 Lodge because it is in the area of Kerikeri - not in the middle of the town.

Roger & Loraine, August 2019, Auckland NZ.

Cant express the feeling in words.  It was a much needed break but feeling sentimental while leaving.  Wonderful place and people.  Best stay in the country. Geoff & Chris & their place are just amazing.  Made some wonderful friends.  Everything was just perfect, wonderful holiday spent.  Have never had such a wonderful, warm, welcoming and friendly host.

Jay & Nidhi, Auckland NZ, August 2019

Very comfortable and relaxing for a get away from Auckland.  Just what we needed.

Jeremy & Divya, Auckland NZ, Aug 2019

Sentimental journey to 'the street where we once lived'.  Great hospitality, friendly hosts including Rocco the dog.  Lovely breakfast.

Bill & Gloria, Auckland NZ, July 2019

Very secluded and quiet Lodge to stay.  Excellent hospitality and very friendly.

Ramindar & Mik, Queensland Australia, July 2019

A wonderful relaxing three day break.  Food and hospitality were first class.  Chris & Geoff thank you.

Bob & Faith, Auckland NZ, June 2019

Great environment, friendly and good suggestions for dinner.  Fabulous conversation and breakfast. All the best for the future.

Mark & Chris, Auckland NZ, June 2019

Great Hospitality, all details tended to from breakfast to tours.  Thank you.

Wilson, Texas USA, May 2019

Management note:- Wilson spent 7 days with us being his full time in NZ.  He was a keen golfer and walker and recognised our location as being ideal for accessing spectacular golf courses and walking trails of all standards of challange.  As he said 'why waste time travelling around when there was more than enough on our doorstep'.

Excellent service and warm and cosy atmosphere.  Many thanks to our two wonderful hosts.  We hope to come back.


Ake Ake (local Vineyard restaurant) recommended the place and they were right, it was great. Wonderful atmosphere, fun times, breakfast was always delicious.  Geoff & Chris were fabulously entertaining and we loved the garden & Rocco.

Kevin & Shelley, Perth Australia, April 2019

Without a doubt one of the most accommodating places to stay.  We were warmly welcomed by Geoff & Chris.  Truly enjoyed the beautiful flora and fauna on the garden and poolside.  The atmosphere was so special that it really felt like a little piece of heaven on earth.  A true example of excellent hospitality, cleanliness and a vacation heaven.

Glen & Tracey, Auckland NZ, April 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much.  Friendly , helpful hosts.  Beautiful Gardens, very peaceful.

Jose & Anne, Auckland NZ, April 2019

Beautiful accommodation,  great hospitality,  thank you.

Peter & Janice, Melbourne Australia, March 2019

Thanks for a fantastic stay guys.

David & Sandra, Auckland NZ. March 2019

Desire to be at a B&B after 3 weeks of self catering. Suite (Majestic) was perfect for the 3 of us to gather in the evenings.  Thanks for the wonderful stay & helping us explore the Northlands.  Bye Rocco.

Martin, Patricia & Lani, California USA, March 2019

Beautiful, peaceful, hosts VERY accommodating.

Stayed here before and ideal location. Very friendly, a lovely stay as always.

Gary & Rebecca, Kent UK, March 2019

Thank you for looking after us after we couldn't get into our booked B&B.  Lovely stay, great sleep & perfect kick-off for our trip.  Breakfast was fantastic, everything was excellent.

Connal & Natalie, East Sussex UK, February 2019

Management Note:-

With 5 available rooms at 88 Lodge we are the exception in the local B&B trade (where one or two rooms is the norm) in as much that we may have a spare room. Our trade colleagues know this and when they have a double booking a call to 88 Lodge will often sort out their problem.  This is exactly what happened for Connal & Natalie.  Having flown in from the UK, to attend the wedding of a friend the next day, the last thing they wanted was to find there was no bed for them on their first night in NZ. We were delighted to come to their assistance.

We had a lovely breakfast and a terrific sleep.  Thank you so much for everything. The private entrance is great, so that we dont disturb others.

David & Cailin, Netherlands and USA. February 2019

We had a wonderful stay and breakfast was delicious.  Thanks to Geoff & Chris for their advises.  Geoff's local tour was amazing and we loved Ake Ake.  Thank you so much.

Eric & Marion, Remes France, February 2019.


Amazing reviews, comfortable, professional.  We loved the lodge, the gardens, our hosts and our stay.

George & Neil, Sydney Australia, February 2019.


We felt at home.  We loved the welcome.  Geoff has been very helpful to give us advice on restaurants and what to see.  It was a pleasure talking.  We will remember this stay.

Christian & Marie-Christine, Paris France, February 2019.

Lovely room, beautiful surroundings.  Hosts helpful, good sence of humor.

Charles & Marilyn, Massachusetts USA, February 2019

Way better than a hotel.  We loved everything about our stay.  Thank you so much and if we are ever back in the area, we would love to come back.  The e-mails and suggestions for stops along the way were very helpful.

Kirk & Jana, Michigan USA, February 2019

Our room was very comfortable and relaxing.  We had a lovely time while staying here.  Both Geoff & Chris gave very good suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to eat at while in Kerikeri.  The Pear Tree Restaurant was delightful.

Absolutely fabulous, one of the best place we have stayed. Great room, awesome breakfast. Lovely hosts and all nice people.  A beautiful garden and setting.

Michael & Leo, Christchurch New Zealand, February 2019.


We had a wonderful stay, very nice place, we loved it.  Thanks for the advises for the beautiful trips to the beaches.  All the best. Perfect.

Egbert & Judith, Stiens Netherlands, February 2019


Wonderful, secluded spot. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are sorry to have to move on!

Jim & Sandy, Alaska USA, February 2019

Lovely place to stay.  Beautiful gardens. Thanks for helping us decide where to visit.  Great hospitality, love Rocco.

Thank you for a very very enjoyable stay.  We loved your home and gardens.  The breakfast was delicious The hosts were extraordinarily friendly & helpful.  They provided a great deal of assistancewhich was greatly appreciated.  We will be telling our friends!

Alan & Doreen, Boston USA. January 2019

We had a very nice stay and wish we could stay longer.  88 Lodge was such a lucky find and I hope to come back with my partner some time. Our stay was short but perfect.  Thank you for your hospitality.  The croissants were fantastic.

Rahel & Adele, Auckland NZ & Berne Switzerland. January 2019



Very relaxing, great pool and interesting conversation.  Many thanks Geoff & Chris for such an enjoyable stay.

Freddie & Georgina, Norfolk UK, January 2019

Thanks to Geoff & Chris for their hospitality, guidance and wise counsel which enhanced our experiance in this beautiful place.  Went 'the extra mile', very generous with their time.

Ashley & Valerie, Ayshire UK, January 2019

Nice place, yummy food, good company, couldn't ask for a better stay.  Thank you guys for the wonderful hospitality.  You made our first overseas trip truly special.  Very nice place at a good price.  All the best to you guys in the future, and keep an eye out for the talking dog on 'Britain's got Talent' haha!! Give Rocco a big cuddle from us.

Jayson & Leigh-Ann.  Victoria Australia, January 2019.

Management Note:-  Ever since we have had Rocco our guests have, without exception, fallen in love with him.  Playing with him, mentioning him in reviews and returning guests bringing him presents.  He has proven to be a great asset.  This lovely young couple just adored him.  They had 3 dogs of their own at home and Rocco neatly fitted into the role of furbaby for them.  During their stay we were chatting about performing dogs and one in particular on the 'Britains got Talent' TV show which was used as a ventrilloquists' dummy.  Leigh-Ann completely misunderstood how the dog was able to 'speak' and this gave us all much merth and banter.  Jayson & Leigh-Ann also left Rocco a card when they departed on which they had drawn a picture of Rocco and wrote "We will miss you Rocco & your lovely daddies".

Excellent service, very comfortable room and wonderful breakfast. Very friendly hosts, welcoming, comfortable and 'local'.

Nicki & Hannah, Auckland NZ, January 2019.

Very beautiful B&B, most friendly hosts, beautiful garden, very nice, quiet and comfortable. Thank you.

Titus, Zurich Switzerland, January 2019

A beautiful & tranquil place to unwind for a few days.  Geoff & Chris were most helpful with ideas of trips nearby.

Jan & Hugo, Copenhagen Denmark, January 2019

Excellent room, beautiful environment, great service.

Herman & Herma, Utrecht, Holland, January 2019

Wonderful hosts, Lovely stay, We loved this area and enjoyed our stay in Kerikeri.

Bart & Paulette, Vermont USA, January 2019.

Great hosts, very entertaining.  Such a wonderful place.

Ray & Jeanette, Orewa NZ, January 2019

Extreamly welcoming hosts, outstanding location.  Spectacular gardens, total relaxation.  We've stayed at B&B's in the past and have always enjoyed the experance & interaction with the hosts/guests.  We thought this would be a nice relaxing place to finish our honeymoon at, and we were right.

Andrew  & Amber, Melbourne Australia, January 2019.

Management Note:-   This lovely couple had been together for 15 year and decided to commit to matrimony in a ceremony at Arrowtown joined by all their familty and friends from Australia.  They then set off on their honeymoon choosing 88 Lodge to be the last stop before returning home.  Having been savaged by sandflies in the South Island. they arrived here armed with bug sprays and skin protection but were delighted to find these where not needed.  It was an honour to have been included in their wedding/honeymoon plans.



Wonderful spot for sightseeing the tropical Northland. The pool, garden & Rocco are wonderful drawcards.  We would love to come again.

Simon & Kaylene, Wellington NZ, January 2019

Lovely green peaceful place.  Great room, thanks for the stay.

Kevin & Dawn. Auckland NZ, January 2019

The breakfast more than met our expectations, Wonderfully cooked, but the extra special aspect is the choice of breakfast. It is very unusual to be able to ask for what you want. Both Geoff & Chris are very friendly hosts and know how to make their guests welcome.  Tourist info provided at the Lodge helpful - especially about the walks.   Exceptionally clean. Also really appreciated having our room serviced daily.  Pool, gardens & tranquility.

Dennis & Anne,  Auckland NZ, January 2019

Amazing place, nothing was too much to ask. Room was clean & bed was comfy.  Breakfast was first class & the knowledge Geoff & Chris have of the area made the trip even better.

Kupa & Amy, Auckland NZ, December 2018

Thank you for a fantastic stay in the Bay of Islands and a super New Year.

Alice & Hanna, Pattaya Thailand. Dec 2018.

It's not many who receive ‘HALL OF FAME’ status. This makes us a B&B not to be missed