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.

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

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

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