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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2012

As in other reviews, hospitality shown from Bruce and Jacqui was excellent. Bruce provided us with a possible ittineray for our stay which took us to some very nice locations. Dinner and breakfast both excelelnt with good homemade breads and home grown produce. Felt as if we had known them for years, felt perfecty at home. Both joined us for...

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Bruce M, Owner at Houhora Lodge & Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review John, we also enjoyed having both of you stay, you were 5 star guests. Great photo's too, its fun seeing our area through guests eyes. Thanks for choosing us as a place to stay.

Bellingen, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2012

This was a highlight of our NZ trip. We booked in on the strength of other Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The room was spacious, light and airy, immaculate and comfortable. The house is beautiful and Bruce made us so welcome we really felt like part of the family. (Jackie was away.) He cooked us delicious meals and took us...

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Bruce M, Owner at Houhora Lodge & Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

One of the joys of running a small Lodge is meeting guests from around the world. They arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Thanks for the kind comments guys, and your patience with my dinner times, I really enjoyed our discussions and helping you enjoy our special place in paradise. Cheers, Bruce

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2012

On business or a family retreat in Northland; this is the place to stay. Conveniently located, it is a perfect base to explore the delights of the Far North. I've stayed here on numerous occasions and have enjoyed everyone of them. Whether it is the view of the evening sunset from the dining table or the morning calm as I...

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Bruce M, Owner at Houhora Lodge & Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments Jimmy, you are becoming part of the family and we enjoy catching up on each visit. Cheers, Bruce & Jacqui

Tokyo
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Much better location as the starting point to trip around very north of Northland than central part of Kaitaia. Bruce and Jackie were perfect, warm heart and friendly hosts. Especially their cooked meal was so nice. I enjoyed their fresh vegetables, eggs, homemade honey macadamia nuts paste and chilli saurce. Large living room, dining, garden, kitchen and bedroom. They prepare...

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Bruce M, Owner at Houhora Lodge & Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Sue, we really enjoyed having you stay and being able to assist you in your trip to the Far North of New Zealand. We look forward to you coming back in the near future with your cousin Cheers Bruce

San Diego Area
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Bruce & Jacqui Malcolm were the perfect hosts, treating us practically like family. Great accommodations, outstanding meals, and advice that you cannot obtain except from local people. We had only two days and many things to see on our list, so Jacqui's "travel agent" recommendations were right on. I know we saved a lot of unnecessary driving and were able...

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Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Bruce and Jacqui (and Max) are the BEST hosts! Every detail was covered for our stay. The room was airy and spacious, and the meals were fabulous. Our stay could not have been better. A special highlight was the day trip arranged by Bruce and Jacqui for us with a local Maori couple, Reuben and Beulah, and their beautiful family...

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London UK
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Bruce and Jacqui are excellent hosts and make one very much part of the family!Even Max ,the dog was special!Jacqui is a great cook and magics up a grape pie ,made from their own grapes....yummy!Bruce is the breakfast whiz and the fresh orange juice is made from their own oranges!Great perk was being able to do some clothes washing. We...

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Sydney
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Recently stayed at Houhora on a magical trip to Cape Reinga in the Far North of NZ. It is perfectly placed for a base to explore all the wonders of the area, but more importantly the owners are just the sort of people you want running a place like this - helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well travelled....and, most importantly, good cooks!...

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed for 3 nights with Bruce & Jacqui, who made us very welcome. A wonderful place to stay when visiting Cape Reinga - Bruce & Jacqui can give you lots of tips of things to do on the drive to & from the Cape. Jacqui took us out for a drive on 90 mile beach - unfortunately we didn't...

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Versailles, France
Reviewed 21 September 2011

Excellent accommodation in an amazing setting in the far north of New Zealand between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. Bruce and Jacky make you feel totally at home in their beautiful bed and breakfast. Wonderful breakfasts and dinners are made using only home produce. In the morning Jacky took us on a tour to explore 90 mile beach and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have fled our largest city with Max our Hunterway cross dog to live on the shores of Houhora Harbour in the Far North of Northland, and look forward to sharing this special part of New Zealand with you. Come and enjoy remote coastal walks, shell collecting, Cape Reinga, 90 Mile Beach and other attractions, We can arrange 4x4 trips, quad bike tours, sport or game fishing and provide relaxed and quality accommodation on the return from your days excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Houhora Lodge & Bed & Breakfast

Address: 3994 Far North Road, Houhora RD4, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Houhora
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room with king size bed very comfy with a nice terrace”
 of 5 bubbles YvonneC919, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“I had the upstairs room which was simple but good with a private bathroom down the hall. I believe the downstairs rooms have ensuites and may have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles Glass_SunshineCoast, 16 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Go there and see for yourself, you won't regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles Peterb44, 12 Dec 2012 | Read review
“We had one of the down stairs rooms with windows either side so got a lovely cool draft coming in!”
 of 5 bubbles 479ElizabethW479, 10 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Only 3 rooms, so you can't go wrong....”
 of 5 bubbles HulaKiwi, 29 Nov 2011 | Read review
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