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.

Everything was awesome, you guys are amazing.  Thank you for a lovely stasy, everything was perfect.  Wish we met you guys earlier.

Will & Fiona, Milford New Zealand, October 2020.

Everything exceeded expectations.  We had a large and spacious room that was neat & tidy.  Our hosts were very welcoming from the start & very chatty which made for an enjoyable stay.  Breakfast was very well prepared & delicious.  Would recommend.

George Z& Eve, Taupo New Zealand, October 2020

Relaxing stay.  Lovely hosts.  Excellent breakfasts and dinner recommendations.. Great spa.

Dave & Jill, Long Bay New Zealand, October 2020

Beautifully clean rooms, amazing breakfasts, best croissants in NZ, fantastic hosts, we'll be back.

Philip & Diane, Huapai NZ, October 2020

The nicest place we've ever stayed in this area.  Great hosts, awesome breakfasts.

Steve & Toni, Orewa New Zealand, October 2020

Our hosts were fantastic and certainly made our stay memorable.  The breakfasts were great and quality of lodgings could not be faulted.  Loved the advice and helpfulness & local knowledge shared.

Dave & Linda, West Auckland New Zeraland, October 2020

Great hosts, lovely room.  Quiet relaxing and tasty breakfast.  Would definately recommend.  All the best to you both as you embark on your next journey.

Eric & Christine, Tauranga New Zealand, October 2020

Great web site,. Lovely room, Lovely breakfast, lovely hosts.  We wish you both well in your future endevoures.

Peter &  Kathy, Whitford New Zealand, October 2020.


Perfect, could not ask for more.  Great place for a few days break, everything was perfect.  We will be back again, it was a lovely stay.

Grant & Ta, Wellington New Zealand, October 2020.



The lovely older English gentlemen were obviously way past their expiry date.  Their classic Faulty Towers routine was hilarious.  Geoffs impersonation of Manuel, brilliant.  Forgetting the salt & pepper, jams, butter the list goes on.  But look closely, is the quiet acheiver, overseeing from the background.

And then theres Chris, where do you start.  Very theatrical, he does it all.... the gardens, cooks great breakfasts, maintenance etc.... Oh and dog training, large corporate quality advocacy.... Basil impersonator.

P.S. Oh yeah, nice quiet place to stay, great breakfasts, funny hosts.

P.P.S. Watch Geoffrey doesn't get lost when he walks Rocco.

Colin & Renay, Somewhere in New Zealand that Geoff & Chris cant find us. October 2020


Management comment -  This review is somewhat differant to the norm because both Colin & Renay and ourselves are extensive users of  the leg pull & 'banter'. During the course of their stay with us we enjoyed much discourse in this fashion of discussion. This is what is reflected in the review.

Wow - what a gem to find for a mini getaway.  Fabulous accommodation gardens and breakfast.  Geoff & Chris are such warm hearted hosts .  Loved it all.  Room bright, light, comfortable. Beautiful bathroom.

Creina & Debbie, Staffa Bay New Zealand, October 2020

Beautiful room and noise proof. Had a beautiful stay at 88 Lodge. Very warm hosts.  The breakfast was superb.  Would come back again.  Thanks for having us.

Pfungwa & Tabeth, Flatbush New Zealand, September 2020

Had a beautiful stay at the Lodge, couldn't have asked for better hosts.  Had a great nights sleep, hot tub was beaut and loved the location, such gorgeous gardens.  Would definitely stay again. Keep up the great work.

Anthony & Lucinda, Takanini New Zealand,  September 2020

Well done coping with 8 golfers. Many thanks for your hospitality.  Best croissants in Northland!

Roger, Mary Anne, Rob, Del, Jim, Vimu, John & Shirley,  Auckland NZ, September 2020

Brilliant hosts who made you feel at home.  Would definitely come again.

Raewyn, Masterton New Zealand, September 2020.

Lovely quiet stay for the three of us.  Loved the poached eggs.

Henry & Julie, Clarks Beach New Zealand, September 2020

Wonderful home, Thank you so much.

Merrill, Hawkes Bay NZ, Sept 2020

The place itself is palatial, nice & clean.  Geoff & Chris are both great hosts makes you feel at home. Breakfast is excellent and the company is great.  Love it.  Recommend it to anyone.

Gloria, Auckland NZ, Sept 2020

A home from home, great room and your garden birds are spectacular. Thank you for the lovely breakfasts. Remember to contact us for Rotary.

Bill & Mina, Whangarei New Zealand, August 2020.

Needed a quiet retreat for a night from the poor weather, this was perfect.  Lovely respite from poor weather. Comfortable warm bed, lovely sheets-slept like a log.  Thank you.

Taina, Auckland CBD, August 2020

Always a great standard and a recommended stay.  Consistantly great hospitality.  Thanks for the insights & conversations.

Jon & Jo, Titirangi NZ, August 2020.

Lovely stay, so helful,friendly and accommodating.  Thank you.

Helen, Pukekohe NZ, August 2020

Lovely stay, lovely couple very, very good hosts.  Helpful in every way.

Stephan & Claudia, Auckland NZ, August 2020

Very lovely dry & warm Lodge.  I truly enjoyed my stay at 88 Lodge.  I felt very relaxed and very welcome.  Excellent home made fresh breakfast and very friendly owners.  Thanks for having me.  I would definetly come back.

Maria, Kerikeri New Zealand, July 2020

Geogeous garden even in the rain. We definitely picked the right weekend!  A one in 500 year  torrential rain, it absolutely bucketed down! We had a lovely time anyway, in our cosy room, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Geoff, Chris and Rocco.  Croissants were delicious.

Jordon & Charlotte. Auckland NZ, July 2020

Very much enjoyed our stay at your beautiful property.  Room beautifully appointed.  Thanks as well for the restaurant recommendations.

David & Charlotte.  Auckland New Zealand, July 2020

A very clean and comfortable stay, best shower I can remember having used in all my travels.  Would not hesitate to visit again.

Dean, Dunedin New Zealand, July 2020

Lovely stay.  Comfortable bed.  Clean as a whistle.  Hosts great company. Rocco a bonus!!

John & Julie, Walkworth New Zealand, June 2020

Your recommendations for local activities were spot om.  We had a wonderful time staying here.  Morning chats with the three of you were a highlight.  We hope your plans for the future come to fruition soon.

Alex & Daniela, Auckland New Zealand, June 2020

We have really enjoyed our weekend at 88 Lodge, just the relaxing get away we were hoping for.  Thank you very much for looking after us so well, meeting Rocco was an added bonus! Lovely to meet you all.

Rob & Amanda, Auckland New Zealand, June 2020.

Thanks guys.  Great place. Lovely comfy bed & room.  Delicious breakfast.  You suited us well.

Stephen & Ross, Auckland NZ, June 2020.

A lovely retreat, so comfortable, quiet & beautiful.  Thank you for your warm welcome & help.

John & Judy, Auckland New Zealand, June 2020

We are repeat guests & highly recommend 88 Lodge. Chris & Geoff are good company, and ready to help you in any way, from putting wet clothes in the drier, to setting out your day with advice about local attractions.  88 Lodge is attractive in beautiful grounds.   Always emmaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped.  We have enjoyed our stay again.

Brent & Mel, Auckland New Zealand, New Zealand.

Lovely place, lovely grounds, tidy & comfortable rooms & very accommodating owners/hosts.  Thank you for having us.

Adam & Cassandra, Hamilton New Zealand,  June 2020

Wonderful stay, beautiful room with white sheets & gorgeous garden, wonderful coffee & croissants.  Fantastic hosts.

Management note:- These were our first guests since the start of the Covid19 pandemic lockdown and it was just lovely to be welcoming people back into our home.  Unfortunatly our computer skills are such that we could not copy the brilliant cartoon like drawing of our garden that was also penned into our guest book.

Peter & Beth, Ophelia & Ryder, Auckland NZ, May 2020

Wonderful hosts, well looked after including the bio-security.

John & Jan, Tauranga NZ, March 2020


Great hosts and nice welcome from Rocco.  Really peaceful stay.  Thanks for the peanut butter!

Simon & Emma, Taupo NZ, March 2020

Management note:-  Rocco has proven to be a huge hit with our guests.  Although big and black he is playful and gentle.  He is always first out to welcome incoming guests who understandably take a step back when he approaches but by the end of their stay are sad to leave him.  Many a guest has threatened to dognap him and take him home.

"Peanut butter". By way of explaination. We try to meet all requests for breakfast and for the first time in 14 years Emma requested peanut butter.  We were happy to accommodate.

Room/Lodge was immaculate, very high standard of finish, facilities & cleanliness.  Good internet, good value for money.  Thanks for making our stay most enjoyable.

Brian & Kim, West Sussex UK, March 2020

88 Lodge is a true paradise.  Beautiful grounds and a lovely room that is truly comfortable.  Chris & Geoff are the perfect hosts - warm, welcoming & with a witty sense of humor.   Thank you for a wonderful stay and the personal touch for your guests!!  And we love Rocco!!  We will be back.

Carl & Thad, California USA, March 2020.

Great hosts, quiet location, enjoyable stay.

Jim & Laurie, Montreal Canada, March 2020

Lovely Property and very clean.  Wonderful hosts who spoiled us rotten!  Will be back.

Pat & Ruth, California USA, March 2020

Lovely room - comfortable and everything we needed for a great stay.  Friendly hosts with good chats and discussions.   Lovely grounds - private seclusion, but near to good roads. Thanks for booking trips & information & advice. Could not have been better.

Norman & Elaine, Scotland UK, March 2020


Great central location.  Wonderful stay.  Thanks for making us feel like home.  Thanks for the take away croissants for our early flight home. Good luck to you both in your journeys.

Todd & Stephanie, South Carolina USA, February 2020.

A lovely friendly place to stay.  Thank you Geoff & Chris for being so welcoming, the lovely breakfasts, conversations, visit ideas and MAPS!  Your welcoming responce to my initial enquiry and your good website.

Christine, Devon UK, February 2020

A beautiful peaceful location.  Chris & Geoff were wonderful hosts. We have enjoyed our stay here.

James & Liz, Washington USA,  February 2020,

We didn't want to be in a town, but close to amenities and 88 Lodge was certainly that.   Not only a B&B a superb tourist service as well.  The original & detailed maps by Geoff were a great help to visit some fantastic sights in this area.

Alan & Rowan, Cornwall UK, February 2020.

Absolutely awesome place to stay - have to say the nicest hosts we have ever had & breakfast was fantastic. Geoffs map was fantastic.

Peter & Ali, Christchurch NZ, February 2020

Management note:  There is just so much to do around 88 Lodge that to help our guests get the very best from their time here we have developed a whole series of "days out".  The maps we have produced to guide these trips have always been appreciated and commented upon.

Everything was awsome and exceeded our expectations.  Chris & Geoff were amazing and quite entertaining to talk to.  Even gave us special treatment and let us check in well after 10pm.  Thank you for everything.

Justin & Leila, Nelson New Zealand, February 2020

Management note:   This lovely couple arrived so very late because it was in fact their wedding day.  Unable to get here to collect their keys earlier as planned and naturally with the excitement of their special day forgot this need.  It was the start of their honeymoon. Leila arrived still in her wedding dress looking as pretty as a picture.

Beautiful & calm place to stay.  Lovely hosts.  Great recommendations of days out /local tours.

Frank & Stefan, Munchen Germany, February 2020

Siuch a beautiful location.  Thank you so much to the hosts.  Kind, lovely and full of laughs and life.  We enjoyed every moment.  Also a very big thank you for your generous help we are so grateful for.  Geoff & Chris yous are amazing and so lovable, what an excellent couple you are!!  Croissants were the bomb!! Loved it!!   We'd definately come back to stay. Thanks again yous two.  Much love.

Te Amo & Joel, Kaikohe NZ, Februiary 2020

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