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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw there were vacancies and stopped to inquire around 9:30. Dreadfully rude fellow answered the door. Insulted my wife multiple times in a span of 2 minutes. Told her that she wouldn't be interested in paying the room rate. Recommended a campground up the street so we took our bitcoin fortune up there where the staff was SUPER nice.

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Thank Taddy M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Staying at The Postmasters Lodgings is like visiting a vaguely eccentric distant relative who has spent his life collecting fine wines, books and furniture. The BnB itself is a glorious house of comfortable beds, overstuffed sofas and a deck area that could be a set from a Merchant Ivory film if it wasn't for the breathtaking view over the Hokianga....

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1Thank RozSimpson
Berlin
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Rawene maybe somewhat off the usual tourist track and if at all it's probably seen as the ferry landing only. However the town is lovely with several historic buildings and a nice quiet place to stay a night. Postmasters Lodgings is just across the ferry in a beautiful large building and looks somewhat like a museum from the inside. John...

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Thank TouringCyclists
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great find. John and Dorothy were delightful hosts. The book collection and antiques make for interesting conversations. The bedroom was spacious and clean. The sitting room with TV and leather sofas was a great spot to sit, read and chat. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and we were given many delicious options. So relaxing with wine, dinner and the next...

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Thank SueSteve2016
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Quaint, curious and enchanting... Serendipitous discovery that was great fun... Sipping wine on the veranda with engaging hosts ... You can book a small meal in advance for supper. The fish and chip shop across the road closes at 18:30 and the pub isn't serving food at the mo. Take your own bottle of wine unless you like trying John's...

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Thank christa c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Getting to the lodgings is a bit of a mission, as there are steep steeps going up to the house. But once inside it's like stepping back in time. Delightful photos and furniture reminded me of my great grandparents house. John the genial host loves company, and is willing to chat. The room had a queen sized bed, plenty of...

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Thank Qhelenevo1
Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed just one night......funny wee town where strangers stand out..reminded us of some backwater where everyone's related. Room was cluttered....bed was hard and uncomfortable. ..cobwebs and dust in the room and outside were the stand out feature....certainly not the tidy place we saw on the brochure! Next time would catch the ferry and escape!!

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John P, Owner at The Postmasters Lodgings, responded to this review

A lot of people from all over the world visit or even live in Rawene so I'm not sure you can say it's a place where strangers stand out, unless you are indeed very strange! Strange strangers with the right attitude are very welcome up here. Yes the cleaning was an issue, we were short of hands. Sorry about that....

Tuggeranong, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I cannot recommend this highly enough. The room was luxurious and quaint. Artwork and decorations helped to make the space welcoming and relaxed. At all times I was made to feel welcome. The Postmistress' breakfast (full cooked) was yummy. A nice way to start the day.

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Thank Showley72
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This was a wonderful find. excellent accommodation,with real atmosphere. John and Dorothy are wonderful welcoming hosts and can promise you a warm welcome, good conversation and great food. We were absolutely delighted t find this and it was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand.

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Thank helenr62
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Postmasters Lodging and enjoyed the quirky charm, uniqueness and different experience. John and Dorothy are friendly and entertaining and John has a very good wine cellar and loves a chat. Rawene is very small but plenty to look at with the coming and goings of the ferry and short drive to the Hokianga harbour area.

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Address: 3 Parnell Street, Rawene 0473, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Rawene
Price Range: $91 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Double overlooking veranda & bay Don't if you like standard, tick-box anonymity Do for quirky, old world charm”
 of 5 bubbles 775christac, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We asked for the larger of the rooms at this guest house and it is recommended because it has a larger bathroom. Space is a bit tight in the bedroom which has a four poster bed and a fan which was very necessary as the weather was very warm and the room quite hot for sleeping. No fly screens so the fly spray was needed (and supplied).”
 of 5 bubbles MarianneandDavid, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“There are limited dining options in Rawene, and they close early, so let Dorothy & John know if you require a meal.”
 of 5 bubbles robn455, 21 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet as far as I could tell- perhaps too much into my ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.”
 of 5 bubbles 798paula, 28 Mar 2012 | Read review
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