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.

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.

1st Class. What a great place! Everything from a great breakfast to advise on area etc etc.

John & Jackie, Belfast Northern Ireland, Dec 2018

Very lovely stay with hosts pleasent and helpful in advising for daily tours and activities to do in the area.  Thank you very much.

Bernard & Natalie, Bayonne France, December 2018.

 

Lovely comfortable stay. Love the dog.

Willie & Debbie, Auckland NZ, December 2018

A great place to stay, thoroughly enjoyed our time here.  Delightful.

Robert & Elizabeth, Auckland NZ, December 2018

 

Comfortable and quiet. Will come again for longer.

Warwick & Liz, Helensville NZ, December 2018

A beautiful oasis in a beautiful part of the world.  Thank you Geoff & Chris for an incredible welcome.

Steve & Melody, North Wales UK, December 2018

Great breakfast, lovely room and good bed.  Thanks for the help with ??? Love sweet Rocco.

Mindy & Lucy, Tennessee USA, December 2018.

Management Note: -  The guest book reviews are placed on this website by Geoff & Chris and are a copy of those words written in our Visitors book/feedback forms by our guests.  Sometimes however reading the handwriting is somewhat of a challange as proved to be the case on this occasion.  Whilst we did indeed help with sorting out their flat tyre, their flight to Cape Reinga, and other matters we just could not transcribe the word to replace the '???' we have used above.

Fabulous stay with wonderful hosts.  Peaceful and friendly.  Croisants delicious.

Suzanne & Marie, Auckland NZ, December 2018

Outlook from our room so restful and perfect regardless of the weather.  88 Lodge has been the perfect spot for a long weekend.  We were well fed and feel very relaxed from our activities around the area and from looking out onto the fabulous garden.

Richard & Kate, Auckland NZ, December 2018

 

Enjoyed our stay and beautiful surroundings.  Thanks Geoff & Chris for being helpful and hospitable.

Rex & Christine, Taranaki NZ, November 2018

Sad to leave! Wonderfully comfortable, attention to detail.  Very welcoming hosts extreamly helpful and knowledgeable.  Great reviews, large room, beautiful gardens.  Thank you for a wonderful stay.  Have loved all about this beautiful quiet haven.  Would love to return.

Peter & Marika, Canbarra Australia, November 2018

Clean & Quiet room. Perfect host, Thank you.

Dieter & Petra, Germany Nov 2018.

Management Note:- This lovely couple spoke very little English and we speak no German.  However, between us, we made communication possible and they were so proud to produce the words above without the aid of a translation app.  We thank them for their efforts on our behalf.

Beautiful surroundings very quiet and peaceful.  Lovely setting beautiful room. Friendly gentlemen.  Thank you.

John & Andrea, West Yorkshire UK, November 2018

We had a wonderful stay.  Geoff & Chris have a comfortable home, beautiful gardens, and great breakfasts.  Thank you.

Steve & Carolyn, Colorado USA, November 2018

88 Lodge is a fantastic place to stay.  Geoff & Chris are great hosts.  Our room was clean and comfortable.  Croissants were excellant.

Des & Viv, Hamilton NZ, November 2018.

 

Thanks Geoff & Chris for your wonderful hospitality.  We enjoyed the lovely breakfast every morning and the great travel advise.  We will miss Rocco very much!!  Will miss your crossiants, can you send some down to Auckland please.

Kevin & Samantha, Auckland NZ, November 2018

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