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Appledore Lodge

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A quick drive outside the picturesque town of Paihia. Ashley and Colleen are immediately welcoming and helpful. Our room (as do all I think) overlooked the river where we could sit on our deck and enjoy a glass of wine. Breakfast is continental but very filling and diversified. Our hosts were most helpful with planning day trips including finding a...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. Yes, at this time of the year, during peak season, many trips and tours are full, but we were so pleased to be able to arrange that flight for you to the top of New Zealand. It is a sight not to be missed! We will be very happy to welcome you back for...

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Location is situated 5 minutes by car outside Paihia. We stayed in Victoria room. From the terrace we could overlook the river. Best view you get when having delicious breakfast. Both hosts were very friendly and helpful. They also helped us to organize a boat trip in the bay of islands. Wifi connection was strong and stable. We really can...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and recommendation. We are very pleased that your time here was enjoyable and hope that the rest of your travels went well. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A wonderful location with exceptional service. Breakfasts were great and Colleen and Ashley fantastic hosts. Very clean room with large bathroom. Colleen was particuilarly helpful with information on tours etc and booked our boat trip to the Hole in the Rock for us. Couldn't fault anything and would certainly return!

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We love helping our guests make the most of their time here in the lovely Bay of Islands and it so easy for us make their lives run smoothly. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ashley and Colleen were great hosts, spent time letting us know points of interest, booking excursions etc, very helpful. The accommodation itself is just lovely, immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. The swimming pool was a great bonus after a long day, as for the location, just go there you won't be disappointed, a little way out of Pahia but...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us. Yes, the pool is much used by the guests! Thank you for your lovely review and we would be delighted to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had such a great stay here with our friendly hosts Ashley and Colleen! Our room had stunning views of the river, and breakfast was delicious! Location was also very good, close to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Bay of Islands. Wish we could have stayed longer...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us and that you started the day off with a good breakfast too! we do feel privileged to live right here - a few minutes' drive into Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds but far enough away to have the peace of the river and gardens too. Thank you for...

Berikon, Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a lovely time and got spoiled from Colleen and Ashley. They are a very friendly and helpful couple with lots of knowledge of the country. They helped us with our trips in the region and also booked a table for us in a restaurant at the harbor. We had a great breakfast in the hosts dining-room with view...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We so enjoyed your company and especially the help you gave us one morning! We try to provide as much as possible for our guests' comfort and are glad to hear that we succeeded in your case. My embroidered pictures are a great joy to me and although I can't see as well as...

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Our recent three night stay is a very fondly remembered highlight of our five week trip to New Zealand. Colleen and Ashley are wonderful, gracious hosts and gave us a very warm welcome upon arrival. The lodge is situated beautifully in a peaceful pastoral setting on the Waitangi River. Our guest room accommodation was immaculate and well appointed and from...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Thank you! It was such fun meeting you both and getting to know you just a little bit in the short time you stayed with us. So many guests enjoy visiting Waitangi, which I know was a favourite spot of yours and it really does do a good job of relating the history of New Zealand....

Chemnitz, Germany
Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was a very pleasant stay in family atmosphere and beautiful location. Our friendly and helpful hosts, Colleen ans Ashley, did everything to make our visit as comfortable as possible and gave us good informations about the area.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We always feel good if we can help our guests make the most of their short time with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and have taken wonderful memories back home with you. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Reviewed 18 December 2016

Very pretty spot overlooking the river. Our accommodation (cottage) was great with plenty of room. Our hosts Colleen and Ashley were very informative and helpful regarding the area. Beautiful B&B with great hosts.

Thank Sandra C
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this positive review. Yes, the cottage is such a lovely place to spend time relaxing and watching life on the river. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope the rest of your journey through new Zealand was as rewarding. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Perfect location to visit the Bay of Islands, gorgeous and relaxing view, lovely hosts, beautiful cottage and amazing breakfast! We loved every minute of our stay here and would certainly recommend it!

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us. The Cottage is certainly a special place to relax and enjoy that view! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rediscover tranquility and peace to the sound of the Waitangi River gently tumbling over miniature waterfalls and rapids, set in two acres of gently sloping pasture land and only 25 meters from the river bank, you will be spellbound by the views from your pillow and all of our accommodation with 1 kilometer of uninterrupted river frontage views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Appledore Lodge

Address: 624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €97 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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