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.

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

Excellent accommodations, food and company.  Geoffs maps where a hoot!

Allan & Joni, Winnetka Illinois. USA.

We had a really pleasant stay in 88 Lodge, with good advice about what to do and what to see.  The place is really quiet.  Thank you.

Philippe & Gonz, Merlimont France, February 2020

An oasis of calm with superb hosts - informative & attentive - just perfect.

Robin & Sue, Dorset UK, February 2020

Awesome place to stay, nice and relaxed, peaceful and quiet with good service provided by such awesome nice and helpful guys, Geoff & Chris supply the info for the area, so recommended.  Awesome place away from busy cities, nice and quiet.

Andrew & Christina, Rotorua NZ, February 2020.

Wonderful hosts and accommodation.  Very much enjoyed it. Brilliant advice on where to go to make the most of our time here.  We would most certainly have no hesitation in recommending you.

Ray & Elaine, Hampshire UK, February 2020

Lovely, private residence, geneal forever helpful hosts. Great base for exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Gary & Sonia, Brett & Julie, Chesterfield UK, February 2020

5 star plus.

William & Mary, Nelson New Zealand, February 2020,

Management note:-  Of Scottish extraction therefore very skilled in saying it all with the minimum of words.

Pure luck brought us to 88 Lodge.  Unexpectedly delightful stay in paradise.  Geoff & Chris went out of their way to look after us.

Bernard & Cynthia, Auckland NZ, January 2020

Very nice house and location and friendly hosts.  The garden is amazing, very nice flowers anmd trees. The room is impressive (stayed in Majestic Suite) a lot of space and very clean.

Andre & Annie, Grenoble France, January 2020

Highly recommend staying here.  Beauitiful location, beautifully presented. Our hosts were amazing, so friendly and helpful. Loved our stay here.

Warick & Carla, Hamilton New Zealand, January 2020

Thank you enormously for the wonderful stay.  It felt like a home away from home.  Excellent stay.  'Uncle' Geoff provides the best travel tips.

Joanne & Anne, Warsaw Poland, January 2020.

We say thank you very much for the excellent accommodation you provided to us.

Bernard & Michael, Frankfurt & Ludenscheid Germany, January 2020

The only hosts to tell us about the NZeTA.  Wonderful hosts, great breakfasts, comfortable room.

Robin & Diane, Ontario Canada, January 2020

Management note:-  this lovely young couple where doing a golfing tour of New Zealand and Australia.  Staying with us for 2 nights and each morning they set off for the renowned Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.  They thoroughly enjoyed this experance but did not realise there are a further 8 courses within easy travelling distance of 88 Lodge.  Said they would return, stay longer and play more courses.  The where very friendly, respectful  and eager to learn.  They did write some words in our guest book but to our shame our ability with their language is far worse than their ability with English.  They wrote in Chinese and we are unable to replicate here.  This was our first experiance with guests from mainland China, and we sincerely hope to see more guests in their footsteps.

Meng & Yuan, Beijing China, January 2020.

Beautiful home, perfect food recommendations, delicious breakfast, wonderful dog. Perfect hosts.  We will be back.

Bryan & Sigrid, Auckland NZ, January 2020

Absolutely great.  Beautiful gardens and very good service.

Sheldon & Lindsay, Toronto Canada, January 2020.


Most enjoyable, beautiful property, great to experiance.

Brian & Robyn, Labrador Australia, January 2020

Relaxing.  Geoff & Chris are great hosts.  Thanks

Elder Joseph & Sister, Takapuna New Zealand, January 2020

Stayed 4 nights in this relaxing atmosphere.   Wanted a quiet place to stay.  A great healing environment.  Great hosts and beautiful environment.

Ian & Lynette, Wellington NZ, January 2020

Fabulous place in a wonderful spot.  Thank you Geoff & Chris for ample knowledge of the area, croissants and a lovely breakfast.

Neil & Helen, Auckland NZ, January 2020

Thank you veryu much, dear Geoff & Chris for the wonderful time at your Lodge.  We enjoyed staying with you and looking into the wonderful garden in blossom.  We wish you a good & healthy New Year.

Thomas & Kathrin, Bavaria Germany, January 2020

Great relaxing place, beautiful gardens.  Lovely spacious room, clean and peaceful.

Ron & Madhavi, Brisbane Australia. January 2020

Thank you so much for your warm and generous hospitality.  Definitely would stay again and good luck for the auction in February.

Neil & Ros, Sydney Australia, December 2019


Amazing place.  Fab hosts, very friendly & informative.  Couldn't be more helpful.

Pat & Blan, Dublin Eire, December 2019.

Appreciated your help with tour to Cape Reinga and booking local restaurants.  Thank you for a very comfortable stay and providing informative local knowledge.  Will definitely recommend to others.

Trent & Jodie, Newcastle Australia, December 2019

Our stay was not long enough. Thank you very much for all of your help and amazing breakfasts.  We have had a perfect stay! you could not have made us more welcome.  We will miss Rocco, we will be back.

Joe & Joanne, Auckland NZ, December 2019

The absolutely perfect B&B. Thank you Geoff & Chris for such a lovely stay. Perfect rooms, perfect breakfast and perfect maps (for great touring). Croissants to die for. You out did yourselves - everything was perfect.

Craig & Lea, Dunedin New Zealand, December 2019


Both Geoff & Chris are amazing hosts & couldn't do enough for you.  Their rooms, breakfast & local knowledge is amazing & has made our stay perfect.  We would definitely stay again.

Richard & Andy, Brighton UK, December 2019

Great accommodation, fantastic & welcoming hosts and a perfect stay.  Lovely spot to base myself when visiting Northland.

Gino, Sydney Australia, December 2019

We had a lovely stay in the Majestic Suite.  Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and extreamly helpful with sights to see & restaurants, and the breakfast was delicious.

Joe & Sue, Houston Texas USA, December 2019


Love the hidden location and quiet area.  Great accommodations and a fantastic breakfast (especially fresh fruit)  Three wonderful and friendly hosts (Geoff Chris & Rocco).

Rob & Sue, Toronto Canada, November 2019

Very comfortable, clean, and such a beautiful garden.  Thank you so much for making us feel so at ease and comfortable immediatly.   Your local knowledge was very helpful.  The gardens are so beautiful that they add value to the experance.

Joe & Rosie, Melbourne Australia, November 2019

We've had an amazing time & experiance while staying with Geoff & Chris.  They have been so friendly and accommodating.  The home & family are so beautiful.  We also loved getting our puppy fix with Rocco.  He is such a wonderful dog.  Thank you for everything & we hope to come back again.

Jason & Jennifer, New Hampshire USA, November 2019

This is our fourth visit.  Its a wonderful place to come many times.  Geoff & Chris are very kind and nice owners.  We are able to spend the best time at the breakfast time.

Yoshiro & Keiko, Hanyu City Japan, November 2019.

Management note: Thes two lovely gentle and polite people have now stayed with us four times and we consider them to be true friends.  They tend to visit every 2 years and try to time their visit to co-incide with the Kerikeri Street Party which they thoroughly enjoy.  Keen golfers so they find the various courses around the Lodge a real joy.  Over the years their English has improved but our conversations still require much jesticulation and the help of Mr Google.  Sadly our Japanese has not improved.

Such a great break - met every expectation.  Beautiful surroundings & the hosts made us feel very much at home.   88 Lodge ticked all the boxes of what i was looking for.  Would recommend & love to visit again.

Wayne & Gina, Auckland & Tutukaka NZ. November 2019

Thank you for your amazing company, lovely and knowledgeable chats, great food and beautiful property.  We thoroughly enjoyed.  Great hosts, courteous and helpful,lovely.  Will be back again, rest assured!

Rodica & Ion, Auckland NZ, November 2019

Your dinner recommendations where very good.  Your help in planning my tourist day was very much appreciated.  Excellent hospitality.

Terry, California USA, November 2019

Lovely moments with the kindly hosts.  Beautiful gardens.  Many thanks for your hospitality.

Dominique & Isabelle, Versailles France, November 2019

Although I was working in Kerikeri at the time my stay was absolutely amazing.  Thoroughly enjoyed our evening chats and look forward to returning with my partner and embarking on the wonderful adventures you have told me about.

Mike, Auckland NZ, November 2019.

We enjoyed so much to stay here and it was a great beginning to our travel through New Zealand.  Your gardenis a paradise. Thank you.

Margrit & Anke, Hamburg Germany, November 2019.


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

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