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.

Bela, Duisburg Germany, November 2017,

Thanks for all your help.  You were perfect hosts and I enjoyed my stay a lot.

Tony & Sam, Worcs UK & Sydney Australia, November 2017.

Truly the best B&B I have been to. The garden is amazing. Superb welcome and advice. Perfection.

Maryna & Rachel, Auckland NZ, November 2017.

Hosts were lovely and welcoming.  The breakfast was something we looked forward for!!!  Friendly, welcoming, open. Rocco was the cutest.

Management Note:-  Following departure we received this e-mail:-   Rachel and myself would like to thank you again for your amazing hospitality. It went above and beyond our expectations and the amount of effort you put in for you guests to be comfortable is fantastic. The best part of staying at your lovely B&B is the breakfast - it's to die for and we will come and visit again for the croissants alone.

Thank you for opening your home to us for the weekend, we hope to see you again soon in the future.

Yoshiro & Keiko, Saitama Japan, November 2017.

This coming here is 3 times.  Our aim of this trip is seeing again with wonderful Chris & Geoff. You so friendly and kind.  It was hygineric and perfect in all.

Management note:- These lovely people have been our guests on 3 occasions now and we really looked forward to their arrival, it was wonderful to see them again.  Their English skills are limited but vastly beat our ability with the Japaneese language.  However we were able to amply converse and make each other understood.  We have copied up their guest book entry exactly as written and am sure the reader can understand the gist of what is written.  Please also see the item on our 'News from 88' page regarding the lovely origami items Keiko made for us.  Absolutly charming.

Rhys & Janai, Auckland NZ, November 2017.

We have already told lots of our friends how awesome our stay has been.  Love being woken up by the birds & we loved the reviews.  Thank you for having us.  We loved how much you knew about Kerikeri and how helpful you were.  Thank you for being so inclusive and inviting us to sit at your table at the street party.  We hope to come back for the street party next year.

Max & Gabby, Auckland NZ, November 2017.

Lovely place and fantastic breakfasts.  Hosts have been very amazing and friendly and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Rocco is a real pleasure to have around - very well behaved, quiet and impeccably kept.  Loved the surrounds.

Rick & Diane, California USA, November 2018.

Thank you Geoff & Chris for your warm hospitality, great food and wonderful information on all things and places in Northland.  Rocco is an added bonus.

Ralph & Gerlinde,  Germany, November 2017

Geoff’s organisation fur unsere ausfluge war perfekt. Chris’ fruchtsalat/frühstück ebenso tausend Dank für alles. Wir kommen wieder.

Management note:-  To the best of our ability (and thank you Mr Google) we beleive this review reads:-  Geoff's organization for our trip was perfect.  Chris' fruit salad / breakfast as well a thousand thanks for everything. We will be back.

Carl & Heidi, Rotorua NZ, November 2017.

Lovely hosts, great garden.  Rocco is a nice dog.

Levi & Cherie, Auckland NZ, November 2017.

Great place to stay, lovely hosts, beautiful room.  Love you Rocco!!!

Management Note:-  Rocco is our dog.  For may years we withheld having a dog thinking that guests may prefer not to have a dog around.  How wrong we were.  Rocco is cool, calm and collected.  He is very obediant and loves to play.  Beyond none guests have loved him, enjoy his antics and playing with him.  He has been taught that crossed hands infront of his face means 'stop/no more' and he takes this instruction from everyone.  Therefore you get as much interaction with him as you want.  So many of our guests have their own pets at home, are missing them and Rocco bridges the gap.  The biggest problem with Rocco is we have to be careful guests don't hide him in their cars as they leave.  Many have threatened to kidnap him.


Ben & Bree, Whangarei NZ, October 2017

Very friendly and helpful hosts and awesome dog, Rocco.  Superb breakfast, lovely room and grounds.  Very relaxing, lovely outlook.


Ray & Sherwin, Whangarei NZ, October 2017.

Just what we hoped for.  A nice restful and quiet time.

Management Note: - This lovely couple where taking a break away from the retirement home where they lived.  Sherwin had quite severe mobility issues.  We are not set up for disability guests (whilst we are a single-story house it is built on stumps and therefore there are 3 steps up from whatever access point).   However, we were able to re-locate them from their booked accommodation into our Kentia Suite which is located in a separate building adjacent to the main Lodge and does not have the 3 steps problem. Then we constructed a temporary step enabling her to access that Suite through its slider garden door.  We do not advertise as being suitable for the disabled we were happy to go the extra mile to make Ray & Sherwin as comfortable as possible.

Luke & Annaliese, Auckland NZ, October 2017.

Wonderful hosts in a great location.  Perfect spot to have a stress free holiday.  Couldn't ask for more.

Richard & Lizzie, Auckland NZ, October 2017.

A great getaway.  Thank you for the lovely rooms, breakfasts and conversation.  Will miss staying here & Rocco.

James & Lucy, October 2017,  Auckland NZ.

Lovely stay, great location & beautiful gardens.  Best croissants ever!  Lovely dog.


Peter & Lynette, Auckland NZ, October 2017

Loved our stay at this top end accommodation and service.  The gardens, the house and especially the superb hosts.

Robert & Alexandra, Auckland NZ, October 2017.

Thoroughly enjoyed the location & hospitality of 88 Lodge & Geoff & Chris. They exceeded our expectations of a B&B.  Friendly, helpful & such a beautiful home and gardenIdeally located to explore the local area.


Dave & Cathryn, Auckland NZ, October 2017.

Had a lovely stay.  Nice hosts, venue and loved the garden especially.  Out of town, peaceful.

Roger & Joan, Wirral UK, October 2017.

Excellent website and very helpful on phone.

Anders & Rachel,  Auckland NZ, Sept 2017.

Thanks for a fabulous stay and all the wonderful tips.  Free tour to Hole in the Rock next time due to not seeing dolphins is great added value.

Michael & Daniela, Dusseldorf Germany, Sept 2017

Felt like home, great hospitality, excellent recommendations on sights, eats, etc.  Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

Craig & Kevin, NZ & USA, Sept 2017

All great, thank you.

Peter & Wendy, Napier New Zealand, September 2017.

Lovely stay - so well situated for all activities.  Biking, trips to the Cape, Russell etc.  Lovely atmosphere, private, beautiful gardens and amazing citrus.  Many thanks and will recommend.


Norman & Maureen, Melbourne Australia, September 2017

Lovely room/bathroom.  Very hospitable hosts with great tips for tours and dining.  Had a wonderful time.  Thank you.

Julie & Emma, Kumeu NZ, Aug 2017

Lovely place to stay, Would definitly come stay again.  Just lovely.

Adam & Tania, Warkworth NZ, August 2017.

Fabulous relaxing stay.  Beautiful grounds, enviroment.  Just lovely.

David, Auckland NZ, Aug 2017.

Wonderful stay.  Very friendly hosts & ably greeted by Rocco.  Great breakfasts.  Thanks

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.