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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...

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...

Thank Qhelenevo1
Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 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!!

Thank myscreenname822
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.

Thank Showley72
Reviewed 31 March 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.

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.

Thank MarianneandDavid
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Postmasters Lodgings in order to attend a wedding nearby. The place was the most beautiful house I have ever seen! It was decorated Art Nouveau style. The walls and the velvet curtains were teal blue colour. Our bedroom had a four-poster bed, and full of beautiful wooden furniture. The house was full of...

1Thank MJnz2015
Ventura, California
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I arrived late in the day with only 30 minutes notice. Dorothy and John made us feel like old friends come for a visit. We enjoyed a lovely meal, wine and lively conversation before retiring to our charming room. The Postmasters is a sweet place to stay.

Thank Juliacita
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

If you looking for something completely different from mundane hotels and guesthouses then The Postmasters Lodgings is for you. From the moment you cross the threshold you will be captivated by this old property which has a strong Edwardian theme, great individual rooms, ours featured a four poster bed, and views from the terrace across the estuary. Your genial host...

Thank philcam45
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Great location, right near the ferry. John is a good host. Very comfortable bed and interesting place to stay. Fantastic trip to the totally unspoilt Mitimiti beach and amazing trip to Wairere boulders. Both are must do activities.

2Thank Sue M

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Additional Information about The Postmasters Lodgings

Address: 3 Parnell Street, Rawene 0473, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Rawene
Price Range: ₹ 4,324 - ₹ 4,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“We stayed in the front room with the Peacocks! Awesome.”
jacquit_13, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Double overlooking veranda & bay Don't if you like standard, tick-box anonymity Do for quirky, old world charm”
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).”
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.”
robn455, 21 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet as far as I could tell- perhaps too much into my ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.”
798paula, 28 Mar 2012 | Read review
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