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.

Fabulous hosts who went beyond and above.  Breakfast was far beyond expectations.  Best fruit salad - nicest croissants ever - 5* coffee (better than a cafe).  Friendly informative hosts with a wealth of helpful info.

John & Jennifer, Auckland, October 2018.

I've enjoyed my visit here very much.  It's been a fabulous holiday so far and 88 Lodge is a great base from which to explore the north. Everything was excellent.  Lovely house set in a beautiful garden - great hosts too!  I will be coming back soon.

Martin, Brighton UK, October 2018

Overall 5 star. Great time at the Lodge.  Great hosts very informative.  Nice to have a good coffee for a change.  thank you very much.  P.S. Loved the dog Rocco

Peter & Maureen, Orewa NZ, September 2018

Close to Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.  Really enjoyed our stay here at the 88 Lodge.  Very nice and friendly host. Love your dog Rocco.  Slept well in comfortable bed, nice breakfast. Hopefully to come back in near future so can play more golf.

Frey & Aggie, Auckland NZ, September 2018

Management Note.  Kauri Cliffs is one of the worlds top courses and is located just a few kilometers from 88 Lodge.  Within a comfortable day's play from here there are enough golf courses to keep the most ardent player happy.  Please check out the courses here.

Fabulous breakfasts, beautiful accommodation and well appointed home.  Very welcoming hosts, all very comfirtable.  Thank you for a very restful few days.

Gary & Miriam, Auckland NZ, Sept 2018

Great quiet secluded location in a beautiful setting.  Geoff & Chris are great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Jonathan & May, Whangarei NZ, August 2018

Awesome stay from start to finish. Great stay & awesome hosts, including Rocco!! 10/10

Steven, Auckland NZ, August 2018

Excellent stay. Lovely room and property.

Margaret & Phil, Raurimu NZ, July 2018

Great surprise a little place of paradise.  Wonderful hosts, lots of chat.  Thanks so much.

Dominic & Maree, Auckland NZ, July 2018

Epic time, beautiful accommodation. 10/10 would stay again.

Rakesh & Emily, Auckland NZ, July 2018

An absolutely fabulous stay.  The accommodation, the magnificent gardens and the wonderful hosts:  Geoff, Chris & Rocco! Thank you so much.

Rudi & Barbara, Adelaide Australia, May 2018

Great hosts, great place.

Richard, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2018

Great setting for a peaceful weekend away from the city. Lovely friendly hosts, and breakfast was cooked to perfection. Really enjoyed our stay.

Chris & Kim, Auckland NZ, May 2019

Jack & Zhang, Auckland NZ, April 2018.

Super service, clean tidy room, beautiful garden, good breakfast.

Ray & Shreena, Auckland NZ, April 2018.

Great hosts and amazing fresh breakfast.  The service was very friendly and it felt like we were at home or at a family member's house for the weekend.

Yuri & Emma, Auckland NZ, April 2018.

Very friendly welcome by Geoff & Chris. Beautiful room, delicious breakfast (Croissants & fruit cup were amazing) .

Jonathon & Fei, Auckland NZ, April 2018

We had a pleasent stay @ 88 Lodge. Chris & Geoff were very helpful.  The room was very generous, well equiped, clean and luxurious.  The Lodge and breakfast are excellent.  We would recommend 88 Lodge to anyone.

Brad & Simone, Darwin Australia, March 2018

Love the gardens and croissants.  Thanks for the lovely stay.

Richard & Craig, Essex UK, March 2018.

Our third stay at 88 Lodge. Another fantastic stay with our friends Geoff & Chris.  We love it here.  We will be back.

Marc & Michael, Hamburg & Essen Germany, March 2018

It was a lovely stay, We enjoyed it very much. Great place, thank you.

Brittnee & Kimber, Palmerston North NZ & Arizona USA, Mar 2018.

Fabulous views, extremely comfortable stay, lovely hosts/hospitality & yummy brekky included. Excellent stay especially for price was reasonable. Ammenetities were fabulous.  Extremely comfortable beds/linens/showers.  Stunning views, seperate beds, WiFi in room. previous reviews.  Homemade jams and croissants were amazing, yogurt selection fabulous.

Management note:- This mother and daughter were taking an exploratory trip around NZ. Brittnee was already located in Palmeston North and Kimber had joined her.  Kimber was an Air Stewardess with American Airways and as such was constantly accommodated around the world.  To receive such a review from someone so very much experianced in accommodations of all types and quality is very special to us.

Randy & Deb, Ontario Canada, March 2018

Thank you so much. Everything was great.

Stephen & Carolyne, Atlanta USA, March 2018.

During our 4 week trip we've stayed at 6 B&B's/Motels.  88 Lodge is by far the best.

Kevin, Wellington NZ, March 2018.

Thanks for your hospitality and great food.  Hopefully the weather will improve for winter.

Heinz and Anne, Germany, March 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much.  The breakfast was very good and we were glad that we have done the tours that Geoff advised us to do.

Elwayne & Bonnie, Chuck & Sheila, Oregon USA, Mar 2018.

Oh the croissants were delicious. Thank you for the restful night.


Marshall & Patricia, Oxfordshire UK, March 2018.

Thank you for a lovely few days.

John & Jane, West Yorkshire UK, March 2019

Had a lovely comfortable stay - loved the big room - super garden - great breakfast and good maps & tips for exploring the area.


Peter & Anne,

A rich combination of hospitality and comfort. Was so annoyed our stay with you was too short.  Thank you both

Chrissy & Victoria, Auckland New Zealand, February 2018,

Thank you for a beautiful stay.  The rooms, grounds,breakfast and company are lovely.  We really appreciate you.

Carl & Susan, Calgary Canada, February 2018.

Excellent stay, excellent breakfast, Chef Chris excellent.  Maps are excellent by Geoff.  Pool a bonus.

Paul & Belinda, Hamilton New Zealand, February 2018.

We had such a relaxing break.  We wanted a quiet break, 88 Lodge ticked all the boxes for us. The room was so comfortable, the gardens and such great hosts.

Derek & Lorna, Dorset UK, February 2018.

A great stay - thanks Geoff & Chris for your kind hospitality.

Derek & June, Essex UK, February 2018.

A lovely stay - wonderful hosts, a great start to our NZ holiday.  Thank you.

Torsten & Astrid, Wisbaden Germany, February 2018.

We love the garden! Thank you very much Geoff & Chris.  Great advices. 🙂

Alexandra & Frieda, Switzerland, February 2018.

Thank you very much for the kind hospitality.  We enjoyed our second stay at 88 Lodge.

Management Note:- This lovely Mum & Daughter couple returned for their second visit to Kerikeri.  Kerikeri has a great collection of restaurants (far more than you would expect from a town of this size) and enjoyed a particular restaurant so much that when planning their second 5 week tour of New Zealand they just knew another meal at this particular restaurant just had to be included.  We like to think that a repeat of their stay at 88 Lodge was also high on the wish list.  They have promised to return again for both another meal and another stay at 88 Lodge.

David & Antoinette, Albany New Zealand, February 2018.

Wonderful stay - amazing breakfast, fabulous hosts. Everything was excellent. A fabulous place for our long weekend away made more special by the wonderful breakfasts, engaging and knowlegeable hosts.  Many thanks.  Loved Rocco.

Mark & Quantin, Auckland NZ, February 2018

All good thanks, really good hosts thanks.

Colin & Sue, Suffolk UK, February 2018.

Really enjoyed our second visit.  Geoff & Chris are really good hosts.

Magement Note:-  It was lovely to welcome back Colin & Sue.  They were first here in February 2016 and still there are so many places they want to see a 3rd visit is being planned.

Elisabeth, Brelefeld Germany, February 2018

I had a great time here, like last time. Geoff & Chris were helpful and very welcoming.  Hope to come back in the future.

Giovanni & Michela, Sardinia Italy, February 2018.

Everything was perfect. If we'll come back to Northland we'll surely look for you. Perfect.

Michael & Rosemary, Porterdown Northern Ireland, February 2018,

Had a great stay and Geoff & Chris could not have been more helpful.  We had a super stay and loved Rocco the dog.


Soren & Ricarda, Germany, February 2018

Great place to explore the Bay of Islands.  Very comfortable bed.  Great and delicious breakfast, especially fruit salad, coffee and Nutella. Rocco is supercute 🙂

Management note:- This young honeymoon couple really appreciated 88 Lodges' location giving them the ability to get to so many of the special places in the Bay of Islands and further north into the Far North of New Zealand.  They mentioned 'Nutella'.  To this all we can say is that you can take the German out of Germany but you can't take the Nutella out of the Germans.  In their time in New Zealand we were the first place which made Nutella available for them.

They also loved Rocco our dog.  So much so we had to ensure they did not 'accidentally' take him with them when they left.

Greg, Minnesota USA, Jan 2018

Better than I had hoped for!  Thanks for opening the pool on arrival and the excellent tour advice.

Andreas & Kathrin, Germany, Jan 2018.

Great place to stay.  Great hospitality.

Stephanie & Ini, Auckland New Zealand and Melbourne Australia, Jan 2018

A great area to visit. Rocco was brilliant.  The highlights were the Pool & Rocco. Gardens lovely.

Management comment:- We have ready prepared day trip maps and suggestions for our guests. These ensure the very best from time in the area, both the big ticket 'must do's' and those special hide-a-way places that even Mr. Google does not know about.  Steph & Ini enjoyed our Million Dollar View circuit taking in stunning beaches, coastal walks, bussling harbours, Kauri forests, and the Rainbow Warrior Memorial site atop an extinct volcano.  A great day out.

Oliver & Emily, Eastern Beach New Zealand, January 2018

Fantastic visit. Lovely area to stay & delicious food.

Rick & Jay,  California USA, January 2018

Great visit.  Thanks for all the advice on places to go.

Management note: - Being so well located to give great access to all of the Bay of Islands and the rest of Northland we have created a whole series of day's out from 88 Lodge.  These take our guests to the famous locations in this iconic area of New Zealand but also those odd querky places you would just drive straight past if you wern't a local.  Our maps, specifically designed for these day trips, are often commented upon in thes guest reviews.  Don't stint on the time you spend in Northland, we can ensure new experiances every day.  You will not regret it.

Anders & Philip, Malmo Sweden, January 2018

Very nice. We have a good day here.  Location and good value. Thank you.

Management Note:- This lovely couple only stayed with us for one night and whilst their spoken English was quite understandable their written English was not so good.  We therefore thank them so very much for their efforts to write this entry into our guest book.


Peter & Carol, Auckland New Zealand, January 2018

Amazing B n B, beautiful gardens, wonderful hosts, excellent high standards, well presented.  Peaceful atmosphere, very relaxed.  Slept like a 'dream'. Enjoyed our time.

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