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The Retreat

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22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Warrnambool, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great 2 bedroom apartment with fantastic views across the bay from the balcony and living room. Hosts were fantastic and gave us great tips and information on what to do and see in this region. Thanks Kev for the tip to see the big Kauri tree which we all hugged. A bit of a walk into town so may need... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend 2 great nights at the Retreat, with a stunning view on the bay. Here calm place, which we enjoyed a lot. The room we had was very confortable and quite big, and quite complete kitchen equipments. The hosts are very nice and can glandly help you. We had a very nice stay here. Great place near Paihia !

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Suzhou, China
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Not far from Paihia, but still calm. Excellent location with view over the bay. Spacious apartment although the furniture is a bit outdated. Good equipment in the kitchen. Grill and kids trampoline available. Good starting point for day trips in the bay

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 10 days and had a marvellous time. Very quiet, very relaxing, spectacular views and friendly service. As it wasn't busy, just in early December, Jo upgraded us from a Studio to a nice, quiet and spacious unit as we extended our stay from 3 to 10 nights. We enjoyed our stay very much

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Warragul, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This cottage had everything. Facilities are good, the view from living area and bedroom are breath taking, and the owners and staff are super friendly and helpful. They even put down a new road surface to our cottage while we waited (that's a long story !!!)

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The only thing I didn't like about this place was that we couldn't stay more than one night. The rooms were very quaint - slightly dated, which made them even more attractive, in my opinion. Some of these places can be a bit clinical but the Retreat was homely and just a beautiful, warm and calm place to be. Hosts... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have just spent 2 nights at the Retreat and it was wonderful. The moment we arrived Jan made us most welcome and she informed us that she had upgraded us from a studio to a one bedroom unit. If you are looking for a quiet, friendly place to stay with great views we really recommend it.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Retreat has an unexpected surprise for guests, the VIEWS from the deck! this is a million dollar view, ever changing, and so captivating, so quiet, and so private, surrounded by bush. The sunsets were a nice bonus...... take your binoculars too, they are a must. While you are here, don`t overload your stay with trips just enjoy the stillness... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Spacious one bedroom, very helpful owners. Good value for the money. Rooms can get quite warm during afternoon sun but fan is room helps a bit. Owners helped with tours and offered to drive us into town (about 6km). The Retreat is perched on an overlook of the bay and our room had a magnificent view. Unit was clean but... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A well placed cottage which is a part of a complex of approx 6 units. Just a 5 minutes or so drive outside of Paihia which was perfect for evening restaurants yet away from the noise and crowds of the town during the day. Our unit had a good supply of appliances and with a delightful balcony overlooking one of... More 

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