John is a fabulous welcoming host, the accommodation is clean, and provides everything you could possibly need, the decor amazing - very eclectic. We would highly recommend the postmasters as part of any northland experience.
With an excellent host, a charming and comfortable home, and a wonderful location - what is there not to like! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights there, and have no hesitation recommending this lodge. The host John, is a wonderful person, charming, knowledgeable, and engaging, enriching the overall experience of this delightful little town of Rawene. We arrived at his home as fellow travellers of life, and left friends for life. You not only share his home, but his love for collecting beautiful things. The rooms and the furnishings take you back in time, and what a privilege to be allowed to enjoy it all fully. Thanks John, we will be back.
We two couples spent the weekend in this charming b&b. Very unique and comfortable, clean accommodation with lovely hosts, who served a lovely evening meal. Lots to look at in the house. Highly recommend a visit.
Lovely accommodation, absolutely fascinating with so many things to see in every room. John and Dorothy are wonderful hosts. Our room was delightful, had a very comfortable 4 poster bed with a separate large bathroom with shower and bath. We also had a balcony with a water view. Location is excellent, right in the centre of Rawene, close to the ferry and other interesting historic buildings. The evening meal was superb, the very best lamb we have eaten, cooked to perfection and the European breakfast was also enjoyable.
Rawene and Opononi are like Arrowtown of the North Island. Once upon a time ten of thousands habitants, now only couple of hundreds in each. Postmasters Lodgings is a lovely place to spend couple of nights to experience beautiful parts of the Kauri Cost.
Such a friendly reception from John and Dorothy, with welcome drinks this wonderful older building but lovely Accomodation and a very picturesque patio for evening drinks and breakfast. The view slightly obscured by a vigorous garden but such peace. Breakfast was excellent fresh coffee and continental style. Thank you John and Dorothy
I love staying here its like going home, from the genuine people running the place to the great food and calm naturalness to the rooms it just relaxes me - love just walking around the house, reading the books on the book shelves and looking at all the elegant wood carvings. it sits within the heart of Rawene and is so east to find. Need to visit it in the summer now.
Good location. Welcoming interesting hosts. Comfortable room. Meal options at Lodge and nearby. Shared time on the deck with our own drinks for"happy hour" . A few lurking mosquitoes but fly spray provided.
This is a small B&B with great views of the inlet and hills. The sunset from in front of the lodgings was fantastic. The local ferry crosses the inlet just along the street from the lodgings. Near by is an old Courthouse ( now the library), and jail. There is a shop for groceries near by, a hotel, take away, and chip shop. You will need to look no further for an evening meal than by booking with the owners ( Jon and Dorothy). You must book in advance as we are talking about good, home cooking. Dorothy phoned on the day to ask re. our choice of menu. We had a lovely chicken with plum/brandy sauce and dessert ( 2 courses for 2 at $40 per head). Jon has some excellent wines- I can recommend his pinot gris ( $35), one of the best I've had in our 5 trips to New Zealand. We were made very welcome, Jon and Dorothy are good hosts. We ate with them. There is a guest snug/sitting room, tea and coffee are free and a little kitchenette. The bedroom was en suite and furnished to a high standard. Cost per night was $130 for us as a couple using the bedroom with the four poster bed. There is a choice of breakfasts $20 each. We enjoyed a 'continental' breakfast with a full fruit platter, muesli , yoghurt, toast ( the marmalade was superb!), decent coffee and tea. We had seen the Kauri forest in the afternoon and found The Postmasters Lodgings ideally placed for a scenic stop overnight. Our hosts were able to help us plan the next day of activity ( Wairere Boulders) and Kerikeri.…
Gorgeous home laden with vintage artefacts and treasures, sumptuous rooms with divine hosts who are a delight to spend time with. This is a must stay and enjoy a glass with and if you have time spend the night and enjoy the views, splendour and food.