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.

Ralph & geraldine, Hertfordshire UK, June 2017.

Beautiful home, place and surroundings! Bonus, a Mid-winter Xmas Dinner and watching the All Blacks v British & Irish Lions.  Excellent thank you.

Patrick & Karen, Auckland New Zealand, May 2017.

Fantastic hosts, beautiful gardens, excellent clean and tidy room.  Great bathroom and shower space.  Loved the breakfast especially the croissants and now a fan of Feijoa (but only the jam). You pay for what you get, Top Notch.  Thank you for having us.

Mark & Denise, Napier New Zealand.

Lovely gardens, lovely room, lovely hosts.  Thanks guys.

Mike & Lorraine, Waitarere Beach Lavin New Zealand, April 2017.

Great stay. Hosts very helpful and chatty.  Made us feel very welcome.  Gardens beautiful and the breakfasts superb.  Rocco a delight.

Michael & Pam, Nelson New Zealand, April 2017.

Delightful hosts, beautiful spotlessly clean room, magnificent garden surrounds.  A very efficiently run accommodation.  A home away from home.  Many thanks.

Melissa, Perth Australia, April 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay, The room was wonderful, the food amazing, and your helpfulness was so appreciated.  Happy birthday Rocco, I'll be back for more tuggy!!


Brian & Pat, Wiltshire UK, April 2017

We've very much enjoyed our stay in such a quiet & beautiful location. Your garden is a delight, the room is comfortable & Immaculate.  Thank you for your welcome & if we were ever to come again we'll remember to make sure to ask where to eat!!

John & Patricia, Auckland NZ, April 2017.

We so enjoyed our time in your haven away from the hustle & Bustle of Auckland.  Your recommendations for meals were ideal.


Miriam & Felicity, Auckland NZ, March 2017

We Love 88 Lodge.  We had a lovely welcome and went straight for a swim in the sunny pool.  We loved the breakfast and also Rocco! Such a sweetie.  Thank you for a lovely stay. We stayed here because it was safe for us.  We have had uncomfortable experiances at other B&B's

Josh & Mist, Anchorage Alaska, USA. (Home of the midnight sun and the last frontier) March 2017

Thank you so much for the most enjoyable visit.  High praise. World famous croissants and the best coffee ever!  Keep up the wonderful job.

Warwick & Anna, Perth Australia, March 2017.

Something special.  We loved our short time, the garden is glorious.  Thank you so much for all your information about the local area, made it so much better for us.

Steve & Gemma, Bristol UK, March 2017

Very pleasent stay, centrally located for trips.  Geoff & Chris very helpful & friendly, great hosts.  We wish them all the best for the future.

Travel agency found 88 Lodge, then we checked the website. Thanks for a great stay and valuable ideas about where to go.  Enjoyed the relaxing stay very much and the delicious breakfast of course.

Michael & Janet, Warwickshire UK, March 2017.

Great Hosts, great dog.  Comfortable bed.  Wonderful food and good advice about places of interest.  Great suggestions on places to eat.  Hope to return.  Many thanks Geoff, Chris & Rocco.

Mark & Jenny, Brisbane Australia, March 2017

Thank you Christopher & Geoff for your hospitality - you are wonderful hosts.  Thank you also for the fabulous stayand very delicious breakfast.  We stayed here because it was close to Kauri Cliffs Golf course.

Brian & Denise, Tamborine Mountain Queensland Australia, March 2017.

Congenial hosts, very comfortable suite.  Nothing too much trouble to guide you to the best experiances.

Arie & Truze, Leerdam Netherlands, March 2017

A 'Happy' location. We wanted 3 nights in the north & only after booking we read all the positive comments of other guests, which raised our expectations. The reality was 100% in line with the expectations.  We enjoyed staying at 88 Lodge 100%!!  A special note, on a personal level:  The co-incidences in our lives, that came to light on the morning of our departure, gave us the feeling that the Universe helped us in making the choice for 88!

Willem & Margreet, New York State USA, March 2017.

Thanks so much for all the good travel advice.  Very nice accommodation and a great breakfast. All the best to both of you.

Damian & Tilly, Cheshire UK, March 2017.

Wonderful stay.  Chris and Geoff great hosts.  Breakfasts fantastic.  Thank you for organising our evening meals & all the wonderful advice on places to see.

Bob & Maria, Virginia USA, March 2017.

So lovely!  Chris & Geoff you are wonderful hosts.  We couldn't have been in a better placefor our 1st NZ stop.  Thank you for all your help, advice and directions.

Mal & Lorraine, Whangarei New Zealand & Melbourne Australia.

Amazing stay with 2 of the nicest hosts we have had the pleasure to meet & interact with.  Wonderful surroundings including pool and Rocco.  It has been a fantastic break away.  Thank you Geoff, Chris & Rocco.

John & Tiago, Brisbane Australia & Brazil, March 2017

A wonderful place to stay with excellent friendly and helpful hosts making this a wonderful stay.

Patrick & Linda, Somerset UK, March 2017.

Wonderful stay.  We had a great time and saw a lot of stunning things.

P.S. Geoff is sometimes right.

Management Note:-

The P.S. is banter between us.  Patrick & Linda loved their guide book and Google maps and felt more comfortable following these referances. They stayed 4 days with us.  At the end of each day we would chat over their experiances and we would identify so many excellent places and things to do that they drove straight past or missed.  On their last day they followed our advice and had the best day of their holiday.  From our reviews and you will find many guests comment on our advice, suggestions and maps to get the very best out of their time with us.  A service we love to offer that is not available everywhere.

Paul & Natasha, Kaiwaka Northland New Zealand, Mar 2017.

So Welcoming & relaxing.  Feels like home away from home. Love the new addition Rocco.  Returning guest because of the great time we had last year.

Ron & Kath, Vancouver Canada, Feb 2017

Rocco (the dog) is GREAT. He's got his masters Geoff & Chris very well trained.  They run a fabulous house.  Loved it here - only noise is the birds.

Patrick & Maren, Cologne Germany, February 2017

Thank you both for the lovely stay and the great recommendations. A wonderful place with an amazing breakfast and two very friendly hosts.  Would come back any time.

Paul & Susan, Calafornia USA, Feb 2017

We had a fantastic stay with Geoff & Chris.  The room was delightful & the breakfast made to order.  Everything was wonderful.  Geoff was terrific in helping us make reservations for tours and meals as well as directions.  We would love to return to Kerikeri and 88 Lodge.

Carl & Sharon, Robert & Dyann, Ontario Canada, Feb 2017.

-fantastic excursions

-excellent facilities

-excellent advise given

-good breakfast

Alan & Lesley, Doncaster UK, February 2017.

We had a fabulous stay with Geoff & Chris who were fantastic hosts.  Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful area.  We were made to feel extreamly welcome, Geoff's maps and ideas for days out were fantastic.

Sean & Angela, Motueka South Island New Zealand, February 2017

Beautiful, enviromental, lovely, clean,enjoyable room. Fabulous, highly recommended. Great hosts. Thank you.

The sunshine Coast Crew (4 couples), Sunshine Coast Australia, February 2017

So beautifully quiet and convenient to everything.  4 Ensuited bedrooms for 4 couples, more personal than a hotel.  Wonderful memories have been created here.  Many, many thanks.

Len & Jane, Toronto Canada, February 2017

Geoff & Chris went out of their way to provide 'everything' and their local knowledge was especially good. All the directions to wonderful places were so appreciated.  Lovely extra clean which is always nice.  Thanks to them and their splendid efforts the NORTHLAND will forever be part of our memory.

Nick & Kirsty, Auckland NZ, Feb 2017.

We had a great time seeing your part of N.Z.  Thanks for the suggestions on what to see/do and places to eat. The orange juice is yummy

Kyle & Alex, West Sussex UK, Feb 2017.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Amazing breakfast and will definetly be back again.

Chris & Victoria, Suffolk UK, Feb 2017.

A beautiful, peaceful oasis.  We have stayed all of our vacation, the reason being these guys have surpassed all expectations as to our comfort and wellbeing.  Absolutly FABULOUS.  We wanted to stay longer.

Management note:- Chris and Victoria initally booked for 9 nights.  We were their first accommodation on their New Zealand holiday.  After just 3 days they booked a further 15 nights with us and stayed for their full time in New Zealand.  It was a delight to have them stay with us and help them find all those special places in Northland that so many tourists miss by not staying longer in this lovely corner of New Zealand.

Nina & Nesha, Auckland NZ, Feb 2017.

We cannot find any faults, we loved our stay thoroughly. Thank you Geoff and Chris for such a wonderful stay.  We absolutely enjoyed our short visit with you and will definitely be back sometime real soon.

Wayne & Bill, Ontario Canada, Feb 2017

You guys are such fantastic hosts, awesome and very helpful.  Thank you for your great hospitality. Amazing breakfasts.  We really appreciate your help in choosing tours and restaurants.  Thouroughly enjoyed our stay.

Kevin & Suzanne, New Hampshire USA, Feb 2017.

The perfect hosts: Geoff Chris and Rocco. Wonderful careful suggestions for what to do, great food, and wry jokes - perfect.

Joe & Hermione, Auckland New Zealand, January 2017.

Thanks for a great stay. Really appreciated ideas for things to do in the day and lovely breakfasts.  Kia Ora.

Star, Auckland NZ, January 2017

Great place to stay for Northland. Helpful hosts and excellent breakfast.

Management Note:  Star was the Courier/driver for a group of Chinese tourists. He deliberatly booked with us for he knew the benefits of our location to facilitate his group.

Gwyn & Sylvia, Llanelli Wales UK, January 2017.

Geoff & Chris are great hosts, excellent breakfast.  Majestic Suite is spacious, clean & tidy.  Beautiful grounds well kept.  What more can one say?.  Keep up the good work guys.  Diolch Yn Fawr.

Connor, Auckland New Zealand, January 2017.

Very pleasent company, great breakfast, good room service, great help with suggestions for tours and where to go.

Jan-Olof & Carina, Omea Sweden, Jan 2017.

Wonderful place, wonderful hosts and a delicious breakfasts. Helping advice for tours and things to do.  Highly recommended.

Gary & Rebeca, Auckland NZ & London UK, January 2017

Great nights sleep, and great breakfast, and great hosts. Wanted to specificly in a nice B&B, and have a good central location.


Walaa & Tracey, Whangarei Northland New Zealand, January 2017.

Peaceful and relaxing and clean accommodation.  Friendly with lots of useful advice. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.

Adam & Nicole, Hong Kong, January 2017.

What a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing place to end our 3 magical weeks in New Zealand.  Thank you for your advice and hospitality and friendly conversation. We can't wait to come back to this beautiful country again soon.

Vladimir & Elena, Skopje Macedonia, Jan 2017

Beautiful place, gorgeous and happy hosts with awesome energy.  Stay cool like that!

Rene & Luisa, Netherlands and Columbia, January 2017.

Great bed, beautiful place, lovely dog.

Ed & Millie, Cumbria UK, January 2017.

Great place to stay, lovely rooms, helpful hosts and brilliant breakfasts. Nice, clean and welcoming.

Chris & Aimee, Wellington New Zealand, January 2017.

Wonderful location and a comfy bed.