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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 warm bedding, as the night was quite cool.
An ensuite off the bedroom
A small kitchenette was at our disposable, with microwave electric jug, toaster in facr basic needs are well met.

Stayed: December 2015
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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!!

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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John P, Owner at The Postmasters Lodgings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

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. All sorted now.

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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.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
Thank Showley72
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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.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank helenr62
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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.

Room Tip: 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).
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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