WRITTEN BELOW ARE TAKEN STRAIGHT FROM OUR GUEST FEEDBACK FORMS
& GUEST BOOK- WE WILL ENTER THE MAJORITY OF COMMENTS (NO
MATTER HOW GREAT THEY ARE) AND WILL ENTER A RESPONSE IF NEEDED
(in brackets).ALL CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK IS MUCH APPRECIATED
AND IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION & USED TO IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE
WE OFFER. IF YOU'VE STAYED WITH US AND WOULD LIKE TO ADD A COMMENT
PLEASE DROP US AN EMAIL. CHEERS!!
Awesome! Great atmosphere, great
people and awesome surf lessons! Had a very enjoyable stay 09
Thanks so much for an incredible
stay. Our whole family were very impressed with the hospitality
and good karma we experienced at Karioi Lodge (thanks Erin for
remembering our little talk and passing on secrets of the island).
Bless up, Nick, Ras, Mor, Ole 09
You are still the best hostel
I've stayed in! So chilled and relaxed.. Ulrika Sweden 09
Little paradise here, really
enjoyed it. Thanks a lot! Vive Karioi Lodge and Le
Surf! Audrey Lepine 09
This place is so cool, its the
bomb! Love the flying fox. Cool to relax and chill out. Very
flexbile with dates, timetable, surfing etc.. thanks for all
Alex was a great instructor..
This place rocks! The surf was awesome Thanks heaps. Chris
Madison, Wisconsin 09
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AWESOME SURF INSTRUCTORS
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This is my second time here
- I came back because the gourmet chef is world class and didn't
disappoint!! Very cool place - thanks! Kit & Phil, March
We anticipated having a super
fun time surfing. Not only was the surf and beach better than
we expected but the accommodations were excellent and the food
Iwould recommend this place
for the gourmet food alone! Odeh & Mike, March 07
.....so far my favourite place
in NZ! How awesome it is, would have loved to stay longer! Gesh,
Everything ends badly, otherwise
it wouldn't end.. such a shame to leave this place...Esther,
Awesome! What a great place
one of the best backpacker places. The surf lessons were great.
Love this place! Hilary Smales Canada, April 07
We really appreciated the room,
linen, quiet sleep. All staff were really lovely and helpful...Great
surf lessons, really attentive instructors. Thanks alot. April
Great Service, Surf Instruction was excellent - all 4 of us
standing up on 1st lesson. Dean was "Sweet As". Rooms
could use curtains. More mugs for tea and coffee needed... all
in all great feeling and good vibe. Thankz. April 07(fair
call on both counts, we're actually nearly there in finishing
the new curtains for all the rooms and have stocked up the bottom
kitchen with more mugs but heaps in top kitchen already- thanks)
Hey Charlie & all the staff...
Thank you so much we had such a wicked time even though the
surf wasn't at its best we loved chilling at this place.. We
were so lucky to find this place were definitely going to come
back, Thanks Heaps & keep it up. Tash & Betty, April
Karioi is like paradise mixed
with Neverland. It breaks my heart to leave. The best food,
the best people and the best hostel anywhere on both islands.
Thanks guys. Mike, April 07 (cheers
for that rave on the lodge Mike-, awesome having you too - will
get round to reading your book soon now Winter is upon us!)Hey
guys, well its been a complete blast, I cannot wait to get back,
Im going to try and do OZ, Indo and Canada but will be backafter.
You'll all be missed, lots of love and thanks to everyone. Chops,
To my family at Karioi, It's
hard for me to write you how much I already miss this place
- or should I say paradise and all of you. You guys are the
reason why my plan to travel in NZ didn't really work out...
I made the right decision to stay here for my whole 7 months.
Thanks so much for the great moments.., I'll be back soon....
May 07 Svenya (See you soon Svenya
Best hostel ever!! Travelling
since August & never felt this comfortable.... Thanks! June
One of the best hostels in NZ
and I've seen a lot. Harry & Kristen, June 07
We had a great stay thanks!
Fantastic meals. The only suggestions I could make was brighter
lighting in the common room... thanks for everything, congratulations
this is a remarkable place to stay. June 07
EXPLORE THE BUSH
YOGA ON THE POINT
SURFING WITH WAIKATO
Thank you soooo much for the
awesome three days here in Karioi Lodge. We have really appreciated
-sauna - fireplace - the best chef in NZ - Good beds,linen,
pillows and best sleep in 3 months - Sept 06
Raglan is good, but its the
people you meet here that makes you want to stay for a lifetime
Simeon, Aug 06
Most people say you appreciate
places and times more once you left. Don't know how I could
appreciate my time in Raglan more than I already do! Thank you
Janine Aug 06
Fun, Fun, Fun (memories @ Raglan)..
so many cool people, beautiful sites, river dances, naked flying
flx, crazy Irish men, funny people, farts, fluffy hair, sleeping
bags, stacey, bush walks, muddy shoes, pool games, late nights,
Charlie, villa maria wine, beach, surfing, kissing, drizzle,
sunshine, clouds, happy days, four square raglan, idol, cold
milo, pub meals, good company, french guys, whanau family -
Karioi Raglan Labour Weekend 06 Anna, Oct 06
The facilities are GREAT, the
location DEVINE the location defies words, One of a kind but
its the people, yes the people that make this place so hard
to leave.. make sure you keep up the good work cause people,
I will be back! Pat Lanigan Stokes Valley - Wellington,
Man what an amazing palce, made
good friends and had good times. Its been short lived but most
worth while thing I have ever done. I'll definitely be back.
Hope all have grat trips and hopefully see you allagain for
a a piss up... have a good one Dan, Oct 06
Dear Karioi Crew... this place
is definitely one of the coolest hostels ive ever been to..
you guys rock and the rugby matches are awesome! Go Waikato
- 2006 champions! Sweet As.. Love April Lee, New
York, USA, Oct 06
I found a book here on the "Book
Swap" shelf its Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakarni
and its just beautiful. This following text is from it and it
sums up how I feel about Raglan and the Karioi Lodge..."As
I relax... & gaze around... a thought hits me: This is exactly
the place I've been looking for all my life. A little hideaway...somewhere.
I'd always thought of it as a secret, imaginary place and can
barely believe that it all actually exists. I close my eyes
take a depp breath, and the wonder of it all settles on me like
a gentle cloud". ThAnks to all for all your support while
my back's been healing.
Bonnie, Oct 06
Please let us know if you’ve
any further questions or booking enquiries. We're also home
of the Raglan Surf School holding daily surf lessons & offering
surf rental equipment, Surf Dames which runs womens surf retreats,
Sleeping Lady Lodgings which offers luxury holiday houses right
at Whale Bay & Raglan Boat Charters offering daily sunset
cruises & an exciting cruise venue on the Raglan Harbour
for group & function bookings. See you soon!!!
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