KARIOI LODGE FEEDBACK

THE COMMENTS 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 Phil 09

Alex was a great instructor.. This place rocks! The surf was awesome Thanks heaps. Chris Madison, Wisconsin 09

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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 07

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 was superlative.

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, March 07

Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end.. such a shame to leave this place...Esther, March 07

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 07

Great Location, 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 07

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, April 07

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 x

Best hostel ever!! Travelling since August & never felt this comfortable.... Thanks! June 07

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

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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, Oct 06

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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