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The Retreat

22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife found this very reasonably priced holiday apartments/chalet via trip advisor , a find ! A family run place for over 20 years recently refurbished we were not disappointed with a clean well furnished room, we had a studio room with large balcony with breathtaking view. Would well recommend to one and all...

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was our favourite place on the North Island. Straight up, it's not modern and it's not luxuriously appointed. But it is incredibly beautiful and nicely comfortable. The views from the balcony, bedroom and living area are breathtaking. The units are set amongst the birds and the trees, and are very quiet and very private. The units are spacious, and... More

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The hosts Marcel and Jo were really friendly and helpful. The apartment we had had a balcony overlooking the water. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. The sofa and chairs badly need updating as they were old and uncomfortable. The apartment was fairly well equipped except no iron or ironing board although they were provided on request. The... More

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and were upgraded as the studio rooms were being refurbished. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and the view was amazing. Marcel and Jo made us very welcome and gave us lots of great information about the surrounding area. Lovely quiet place to unwind.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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182 reviews 182 reviews
144 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times now and we love it. Great views in the evening and the morning, hosts are super friendly and very helpful. We cant understand why it doesnt rate higher on Trip Advisor See you next time

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora Cameron Thanks for the great Review and we look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Jan & kevin More

East Midlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If The Retreat is rated only 15th of the hotels in Paihia, either the first 14 are out of this world, or the reviewers are being over-generous, since The Retreat is simply superb. Set in maturely cultivated grounds, the apartments look out over the Bay of Islands with stunning views. The owners were very welcoming and able to provide loads... More

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora from Paihia Thanks for taking the time to review The Retreat We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us First comment we have had about not enough hot water it is a 180 litre Cylinder and the pressure seems to depend on the Councils pumps being on Look forward to seeing you in the future Regards... More

ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Retreat is located 2km from Paihia which is perfect if you want peace and quiet. The location is beautiful and all units have stunning views of the sea. Our one bedroom unit with balcony had a very well equipped kitchen as well as other extras such as hair dryer, toiletries, tea, coffee etc. The lovely fluffy towels and teatowels... More

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Kia ora from Paihia Thanks for taking the time to review The Retreat and we are happy that you all enjoyed your stay with us The Hot water cylinder is 180 litres and this is the 1st comment that there was not enough Hot water ,the pressure seems to be dependant on the Council's Pumps being on . Hope to... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Clean and tidy room. We stayed on the one bedroom unit. Friendly hosts that made our stay enjoyable. It's far from the central tourist hub, though it's only 5min drive. Definitely coming back again for a longer stay!

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora from Paihia Thanks for your review and we look forward to your visiting The Bay and The Retreat again Regards Jan & kevin More

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Retreat offered a wonderfully relaxing start to our New Zealand holiday, with spectacular views over the Bay of Islands. Just outside Paihia, it's very convenient for boat trips around the Bay, visiting the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the ferry across to Russell. Jan and Kevin are very friendly hosts, who are full of local knowledge, which enabled us to... More

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora David & Stella Happy 2014 Thanks for your review on The Retreat and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to make everything easy for our guests to relax and have as much info as possible to help have a great time in the Bay of Islands See you again Regards... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is one of the best motels my husband & I have stayed at. Jan and Kevin are the nicest people you could wish to or want to meet. Friendly, clean. If we are ever in Paihia again whether it is to stay or visit we will be sure to look Jan & Kevin up. The views are astounding. Thank... More

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia Sharon & Rick Thanks for your fantastic review ,we are glad you enjoyed our Retreat and everything that goes with it ..We do enjoy helping to make our guests feel at home regards Jan & kevin More

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Address: 22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Number of rooms: 9
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