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The Retreat

22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Cameron K Auckland, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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144 reviews 144 reviews
119 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
63 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

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 Central, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is our new fav family spot. The weather didn't play ball all weekend - thunderstorms and lightening one day, sunshine the next - but it really didn't matter at The Retreat. The rooms have everything you need for a short or longer stay...we were relaxed and comfortable, and the view kept us enchanted. It's just a walk down the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Writing this sitting at my desk in work, and wishing I was back at The Retreat. We chose this place because it promised a good view over the bay, and it totally delivered. Beautiful views over the bay that we could see from our bed. Best thing to wake up to in the morning. The motel style apartment itself was... More

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KevinSmith2013, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora from Paihia Thanks for your review ,we are so glad that you enjoyed The Retreat Come back again Regards Jan & kevin More

York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

A couple of kilometres south of Pahia The Retreat lies up a steep private driveway that leads to a collection of bungalows and motel rooms overlooking Pahia Harbour and Russell. Whatever the weather the views are magnificent from the balconies on the main small block of motel style apartments - whether it's a lovely sunset or a shower sweeping over... More

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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We left our Paihia accom to the last to book because of the cost and the choice in the area. Luckily we picked the best. Kevin is a great host, very laid back and helpful. The room wasn't new, but it was clean and spacious. The view is to die for. I was still feeling the effects of an early... More

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Additional Information about The Retreat

Also Known As:
The Retreat Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Address: 22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet,secluded natural bush setting set on a 10 acre Penninsula with panoramic uninterrupted seaviews,Northfacing,but only 3 minutes drive to Paihia Central.Bush walks,great Fishing,native bird life and access to the Coastal Walkway A perfect home away from Home ,Friendly Hospitality ,Relaxed Genuine Kiwi Owners ,on site. Prepare to be spoilt.A great place to base your Complete Northland Holiday ... more   less 
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