Luxury & Style on the Hokianga

Everyone deserves a little bit of luxury...

Now you can enjoy the elegant appointments, spectacular sunsets over the Hokianga, fine wines and restaurant quality home cooked meals of Marriner's Boutique Guesthouses all year round.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or traveling New Zealand on vacation, Marriner's understated style and serene environs are a welcome and well deserved change from the ordinary.

Located  just 4 hours drive North of Auckland, or 60 minutes drive from the Bay of Islands Airport,

the town of RAWENE is situated on the beautiful Hokianga Harbour and is the perfect jumping off point for destination day trips throughout  the Northland region - including Cape Reinga, 90 Mile Beach and Doubtless Bay to the North; Waitangi and Russell to the East;

and Omapare, Opononi and the Waipoua Forest to the West...

"Robyn has made every effort to ensure that her guests are comfortable in her interesting and delightful accommodation. Beautifully presented and very well equipped, Mariners Boutique Guesthouses are located at the edge of town offering superb views. The four poster bed in the larger unit adds a romantic touch and the outdoor furniture gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the garden and wonderful views. Highly recommended."  

-  John (GB), March 2018

"Beautifully appointed room with much thought given to the decoration. Lovely views and, best of all, a gourmet meal supplied by Robyn, the host. Highlight of all our stays in New Zealand so far."

Chris (GB), March 2018

"Beautifully appointed. Fantastic location.Top notch. Robyn is a great host - friendly and informative. Accept her offers of food. You will not be disappointed."

Katriona  (NZ), April 2018

"A welcoming, helpful ,enthusiastic hostess; fresh, clean, comfy bed; parking and a good location in one of Northland's little towns with lots of history. A good spot to explore further into the far north."

Diane (NZ), May 2018

"The hostess with the mostest, Robyn, is a beautiful, intelligent and compelling maître d'hotel. She has a great eye for design which means the rooms are tasteful, inviting and still cosy. I wish I had had more time to spend there. The property is perfectly located to visit some beautiful, off the map places. I saw NOBODY the following day on my excursions. How cool is that? The hottub was a bonus as was having the honour of seeing around her house. I'd go back and stay just for Robyn, her cooking and the sunset. Yes, I liked it."

Jan (NZ), June 2018

"Emplacement idéal et calme. Equipement de haute qualité. Belle esthétique intérieure Très grande disponibilité de l hôtesse (peut être un peu envahissante)."

Luc (FR), December 2018




Guest accommodations at Marriner's Boutique Guesthouses consists of  The Lotus Guesthouse and The Viola Studio, with a maximum combined occupancy of up to 4 guests at any time. 


The LOTUS GUESTHOUSE is a gorgeous, fully appointed and self-contained accommodation for up to 2 guests. It has stunning sunset views from a private deck; a 4 poster queen size bed; an additional daybed; a TV with a DVD player, SKY and Chromecast; a large, ensuite bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub with an overhead shower; a small kitchen with a fridge, kettle, toaster, a stove top range (should you wish to cook), and a full dinner setting for up to 4.

The VIOLA STUDIO is a delightful, free-standing accommodation for up to 2 guests. It has a wrought iron, queen size bed; an en-suite bathroom with a double shower; and a wine cooler, electric kettle, toaster, and limited dinning for 2.


NZ residents can use the discount code LOCAL for a 20% discount off of a 2 night reservation in the Lotus Guesthouse between June and the end of September.


Use the discount code COMBINE for a 10% discount when you book both the Lotus Guesthouse and the Viola Studio together.


Use the discount code CORPORATE10 for a 10% discount when you make your corporate reservation.

""The [Lotus} was perfect, with plenty of room, gorgeous furnishings, privacy and an amazing outlook. I will definitely stay again.​"

Lisa (AU), December 2018

"Country location and super host. The [Viola] is beautifully furnished. There is also a laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Robyn is a delightful host" 

Biffo (GB), May 2018

​"The [Lotus] feels like a castle with its extremely well curated interior that leaves no detail to arbitrary choices. This includes the bathroom and kitchen with a barista style coffee making facility, as well as a fridge freezer combo. It offers lots of privacy while keeping the great fjord view open, and the artwork is befitting and follows a coherent scheme. It is very quiet but has Bluetooth sound, Chromecast TV, plus Sky. 3 course dinner served in the in-room dining area round off this perfect getaway in a picturesque, vintage harbour village."

Max, October 2017
















Tea & Coffee

Both the Lotus Guesthouse and The Viola Studio come with a selection of complimentary herbal & loose leaf teas & freshly ground coffee

Cooking In The Lotus

The Lotus Guesthouse has a well equipped, apartment style kitchen with dinner service for  up to 4.

Cooking your dinner in the Lotus Guesthouse kitchen may incur a cleaning fee of $20

In-Room Dining Service

"Our host Robyn spoiled us with her fabulous gourmet meals. It was the best accommodation and experience we had during our trip...."

Lisa (AU), December 2018

"Every little detail was thought of and the absolutely delicious food that Robyn prepares is wonderful- to be truly hosted is a rare thing these days - highly recommend"

Fiona (NZ), August 2018

"We had a dinner cooked by Robyn and it was fantastic, she is a dedicated chef and takes great pride in looking after her guests..." 

Biffo (GB), May 2018

Food service (especially dinner) options in Rawene are unfortunately VERY limited.

For an additional cost we also offer several healthy and exciting menu options for breakfast and dinner.

Please make your arrangements for breakfast or dinner at least 2 days prior to your arrival.

For breakfast guests may choose between -


(toasted muesli & yoghurt + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice)


(free range eggs any style + toasted bread & home-made preserves + seasonal fruit & fruit juice)


(the Simple Breakfast + free range eggs any style + bacon, mushrooms & grilled or sliced tomato)


(eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, or cheese)

Guests staying in the LOTUS GUESTHOUSE can choose between either 


Pasta with a choice of either a beef Bolognese or a vegetarian Puttanesca sauce, 

served with garlic-herb bread & a seasonal salad.



choice of  Starter or Soup + a Pasta/Rice dish or other Main Course + Dessert.

Guests staying in the VIOLA STUDIO are offered the SET DINNER only.

For guests going on the FOOTPRINTS TOUR we offer the SET DINNER served before the tour,

as well as an ANTIPASTO PLATE  upon return.

Whenever possible we source local and/or organic produce, as well as grass fed,

free range and/or organic eggs, chicken and meat.

Our fish comes from the Hawkes Bay and is processed and couriered to us on the day of the catch.

We can offer gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options to many dishes.

We also have an excellent selection of fine wines for sale to compliment your meal.

Please note that all food service is an additional charge and is subject to value added NZ Goods & ServicesTax.

Payment by credit card may also incur a 3.18% credit card processing surcharge.


Both accommodations share a courtyard with magnificent harbour views, a bocce/pétanque court & a swim spa
The Swim Spa

The swim spa is gorgeous both day & night, and for an extra charge we are happy to heat the pool for you!

Bath Robes

And for an additional charge we are also happy to offer you the use of our luxurious, 100% cotton bath robes.


Both accommodations offer queen size beds with 100% cotton sheets

& a choice of pillows

Spoil Yourself

Candles, incense, natural soaps & toiletries by Forest & Bird are complimentary

Showers & Baths

The Lotus Guesthouse has a shower & a clawfoot bathtub for 2.

The Viola Studio has 2 showers.

Free Wifi

Free, high-speed internet access is available in both guesthouses & the courtyard


Both Guesthouse come with a TV/  DVD player & Chromecast. The Lotus also comes with SKY.


Both guesthouses come with a small Bose stereo for your phone, computer or other Bluetooth enabled player


There is free, off-street parking for up to 3 cars


Your room is cleaned every other day & at check-out



Enjoy the Weather

Rawene & The Hokianga Harbour enjoy one of the best, if not the best, climates in the country.  

Take in the History

While small, the town is one of the oldest in New Zealand and has several interesting historical buildings


Marriner's Guesthouses are located about 10 minutes walk from the center of Rawene...

Buy Something

Rawene has excellent craft shops, a collectables store, and a gallery

Take a Picture

Enjoy picturesque views of the Hokianga Harbour from the Rawene fore shore 

Take a Walk

The Mangrove Walk offers an insight into local history while you get up-close & personal with these remarkable trees 

Have Brunch Anytime!

Enjoy breakfast or lunch literally on the water at The Boatshed Café  from 8:30am to 3:00pm - and it is licensed!

Or Take Something To Go...

Hokianga Takeaways are open from 10:30am - 7:00pm  Tue - Sun & have the best fish & chips on the harbour

Take the Ferry

The car ferry from Rawene to Kohukohu runs every hour on the half. The last boat to Rawene is  @ 8:00pm



2  Mariner St, Rawene 0443, New Zealand

Call: (+64) 09.405.7881