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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We would like to endorse all the great reviews for this beautiful B&B. From a warm, genuine welcome accompanied by a cup of tea and a chat, to the beautifully restored house of which owner Doug is rightfully proud everything here made you instantly feel at home. Use of the internet, grab a beer from the fridge and great local... More 

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Co.Meath, Ireland
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36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We had a delightful stay for two nights at the Lodge. The proprietor, Doug, was extremely hospitable, considerate and helpful. The lodge is a wonderful period residence which has been furnished with great care by Doug. We had the "full run" of the house and swimming pool area. Our bedroom (en suite) was beautifully furnished and all accessories needed were... More 

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Thank daoshaug
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Our final night in NZ was spent at Kauri House Lodge with its marvellous host, Doug. A home full of antiques and period furniture, my husband and I really appreciated Doug’s warm hospitality and the sense of being one of the family. Our room was very comfortable and well appointed, even down to lead crystal glasses on the vanity. Highly... More 

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Thank LynnH2230
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Don't think of this as an overnight B & B, think of it as an experience that you won't forget. Doug's "magical mystery tour" of both Kauri House and the farm/native bush he tends just outside. Dargaville will stay with you for a long time and I guarantee you will be telling your friends about it long after you have... More 

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Keith for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it was lovely to meet you both hope to see you both again soon in the near future, regards Doug More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Stayed one night at Kauri House Lodge, a faithfully maintained Edwardian kauri villa. Everything perfectly matched right down to the silver butter knife with the breakfast bacon and eggs. Owner Doug's knowledge of New Zealand period furniture, bush conservation and farming was an unexpected bonus. Highly recommended.

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KauriHouseLodge, Owner at Kauri House Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments it was great to meet you both, hope to see you again soon More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

My wife and I visited Doug Blaxall at the Kauri House Lodge in early March 2012, and the time spent there was a highpoint in a very nice New Zealand vacation. Our primary interest in this area was the ancient Kauri trees in Waipoua Kauri Forest, but there was much more to see. Dargaville is, in general, a great place... More 

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SW US
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Amazing hospitality, wonderful accommodation, just a fantastic place. We only had one night here, but this was a very memorable stop. Our host, Doug, is a treasure trove of knowledge about practically all things New Zealand. One of the highlights was taking a walk through his private kauri forest reserve, and seeing a real forest "in action". The Lodge itself... More 

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5 Thank magienoire
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

This lodge is wonderfully unique. It has so many wonderful artifacts, interesting antiques...AND a delightful owner! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Doug is an excellent host, and it was fasinating to talk with him. The rooms were clean, comfortable and charming. Staying here, and meeting Doug, was one of the highlights of our 6 week New Zealand trip!

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London
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This was one of the more memorable stops of our holiday, not because of the accommodation, which was comfortable and pleasant (in a wonderful 1910 house with floors, panelled walls and ceilings made out of kauri wood), filled with antiques and carriage clocks; but because of the personality of the owner. He has lived in New Zealand for ever, but... More 

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Thank Matthew L
Tunbridge Wells
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2011

We only stayed here for 2 nights during our tour of N.Z. but wish it had been longer. Our host Doug is an amazing person - no frills - not posh - but so genuine and welcoming and the house is amazing. We left feeling as if we'd known him forever and really hope to re-visit again. If you want... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Original features of this 1880's style villa include the detailed veranda balustrading, stained glass, pressed ceilings, sash windows and native Kauri panelling. Completed in 1910 by a leading bushman as a spacious family residence, Kauri House Lodge offers a unique experience in a stately home with antiques. A must on the way to the Kauri Forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri House Lodge

Address: 60 Bowen Street, Dargaville 0340, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Dargaville
Price Range: $191 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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