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.

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

Awesome first stop for our honeymoon.  Great place, nice hosts, excellent breakfast, entertaining conversations and funny dog.  Thank you also for the excellent advice about the area.  We didn't choose 88 Lodge our travel agent did.  Great choice.

Karim & Camille, Paris France, November 2018

Worth much more than 9.5 on

Mick & Dorita, West Auckland NZ, November 2018

Management comment: - This rather unusual review comes from a conversation we had explaining why our achievement award was only 9.5. allow anonymous reviews to which we, the accommodation provider, do not have any right of reply.  An anonymous review was posted which was utterly at odds with other reviews  received from all other guests. refused to give any details of who the reviewer was.   We contacted all previous guests booked via this agency to ask if the review did come from them and invite them to elaborate what the problem was.  All had previously provided an in-house feedback none expressing anything other than complete satisfaction.   So we were completely in the dark as to the background of any problem.   All responded stating they had not posted the review nor would we have deserved such a review from their experience of our accommodation hospitality.  This particular review marked us down heavily.’s method of calculating this ‘score’ is heavily loaded because of this one action.

The tropical setting and the tranquility of the surroundings. Thank you for your hospitality and the scrumptious breakfasts, especially the croissants.  The stay was thoroughly enjoyable.

Vikrant & Bhavna, Auckland NZ, November 2018

Perfect location for the trips we wanted to take. Liked to use the pool. Thank you for great hospitality, beautiful croissants and helpfulness.  We had a great stay.

Eric & Marc, Leidschendam Netherlands, October 2018.


A beautiful setting, 3 nights in this beautiful location.  Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and arranging meals, maps and things to do.  Wonderful breakfasts especially the croissants.

Peter & Janine, Auckland NZ, October 2018

We have had a wonderful relaxing weekend, the perfect way to start the summer.  Beautiful setting, amazing breakfast, charming hosts.  Thank you for making our stay amazing.

Amazing stay, highly recommended. Breakfast was amazingly prepared.  We really enjoyed our stay.  Very warm welcome and friendly.  We had an amazing time, the environment is just amazing.  We had fun in the pool.  The hosts are amazing, very nice.  We would love to come back again maybe in the future.  Highly recommended.

Very charming. Just the most besautiful setting to celebrate our 47th Wedding Anniversary.  Enjoyed meeting you both.  This Lodge is a credit to you.

Kevin & Sandra, Tauranga NZ. October 2018

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.

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