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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TIPI N BOBS is the best place to stay and dine on great barrier island..Marge and Pete care about your stay and want you to experience the best the barrier has to offer.. The rooms are extremely clean and lovely with wonderful views right beside the ocean.

Thank coralgb
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was exactly what we wanted before our hike. Very friendly owners who stayed open past closing long enough for us to get there and have breakfast. They have a cute dog too. Would love to have tried dinner there but we ran out of time. Next time!

1 Thank Melissahill10
Auckland, New Zealand
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108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We had such great expectations going to stay on the Barrier but were extremely disappointed and let down by the accommodation offered at this waterfront lodge. Well, it's not really a 'Lodge' in the true sense, more like a motel. We were travelling with a group but unfortunately the studio room we were allocated was unacceptable. In fact I can't... More 

Thank Flicks
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We have stayed at Tipi and Bobs twice now. Great Barrier Island is a great get away from Auckland. Tipi and Bobs Wterfront Lodge is a a good spot with amenities onsite and a short walk to the pub and cafe. The menu is seasonal, the food tasty and fresh. The breakfast is good. Nothing is too much trouble, the... More 

1 Thank Debra R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

If you are looking for an unspoilt island (it reminded me of Jurassic park), good old fashioned kiwi hospitality and a location to die for, you must put this place on your bucket list. Pete and Margery are very welcoming, Margery will look after flights (or you can travel by ferry) and transfers - so you can leave those arrangements... More 

1 Thank lianewil
Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed on great barrier for a long holiday weekend to complete some hiking. We booked into Tipi and Bobs for our last night on the island. I booked into a small studio room as it was the cheapest option at $135 per night. It was very small with, no view, no shampoo or conditioner, no fridge or tea and... More 

1 Thank K8tbee
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food from the restaurant was really good and plenty off it - huge portions and the chef was happy to provide meals that weren't on the menu. The accommodation is basic but all you need for a relaxing break with great views from the deck. If I ever go back to Great Barrier... More 

2 Thank Stu C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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149 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We were booked there with a group and were pleasantly surprised. well maintained, spotlessly clean with good food and a bar with great atmosphere. The outside drinking/dining are is excellent in the summer, great views all round. Excellent hosts that have the "can do' attitude.

2 Thank FloydianNZL
Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Peter and Margery are superb hosts and the food is excellent. The location of the hotel must be one of the best spots on Great Barrier Island. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them both and we enjoyed every single minute of our stay with them. The room was not really equipped for cooking meals as such in... More 

2 Thank lindaoliver
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This was our first experience with New Zealand “lodges” and on the whole, the positives outnumbered the negatives. The view was to die for (on the top floor facing the water) and the unit was clean and comfortable. The cooking utensils provided were rudimentary at best – no coffee maker and the toaster which fit over a gas burner was... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tipi & Bob's Waterfront Lodge is situated on the waterfront of Tryphena Harbour at the southern end of Great Barrier Island with stunning sea views across the Gulf to the Coromandel. Best Location, Best Service. Sit and watch the dolphins play... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge

Address: Puriri Bay Road | Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Price Range: $117 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“unit one has the best views and unit five for honeymooners”
 of 5 bubbles coralgb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at front of property only have a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Flicks, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Suite 5 - but there were a couple of other rooms at the front of the hotel which would've had good views”
 of 5 bubbles lianewil, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the small studio, for such a beautiful island you got no views and could hear the generator in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles K8tbee, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Unit 5 has stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles FloydianNZL, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
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