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The Retreat

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22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have just enjoyed a completely stress free five days at The Retreat enjoying amazing views (as advised by all other reviewers) and excellent service and local information from Jo and Marcel. Some great walks on the doorstep, we will certainly come back here. Plenty shops in Pahia, and larger supermarkets in KeriKeri, which is a town worth a visit.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We initially booked one night at The Retreat but ended up staying for four. It was lovely, the views were beautiful, the unit was clean, comfortable and well appointed and the young couple managing the place are so friendly and helpful. They obviously know the area well and gave us good advice on where to visit and local walks. We... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The owners were extremely nice and helpful. Huge DVD collection. Room was spacious with decent cooking facilities. Slightly older beds which one of us found less than comfortable. Main thing is the view of the bay which is lovely and 180 degrees from our room. Everything was clean and ship shape. The town is a 5 minute drive or a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Second stay in chalet No 9, spacious 2 bedrooms with deck from which to watch the tides change, little boats and yachts, ever changing skies and the stars at night. Such a contrast from the big city! Lovely hosts. Check out the Farmers Market for delicious fresh produce.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The place is indeed very nice, well located with nice view from the rooms. Comfortable spacious rooms overlooking the magnificent Bay of Islands with fully equipped kitchenette . Very quiet and secure place. The couple managing the property is very warm and helpful going out of the way to make your stay comfortable and provide useful advice for places to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed here unexpected and by accident but what a view from the balcony! Just a few quiet apartments are located on the hill side overlooking the sea at Pahia and Russel, what a view! The apartments do have everything incliding free Wi-Fi and the use of the washing maschine. Nice and friendly owner is there to help you or... More 

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Cork
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The hotel is a little bit outside of paihia on a hill. therefore you have a stunning view over the beach and a very quiet comfy place. it takes 5min to get to paihia. the owners were incredibly helpful and nice. we loved it!

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