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Absolute Bliss Apartments

24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015
GuySmithNZ Wellington, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I spent two nights at Absolute Bliss for a conference at a nearby hotel. It was tremendous. Marilyn the host was fantastic. The room was extremely spacious, and shared a huge balcony with the next door room. The deck had views of Paihia across to Russel. Everything was tidy and clean. And the in room wifi was quick! I can't... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Guy,and thank you for your positive review of Absolute Bliss,from your stay for business last week.I loved meeting you and having you to stay and encourage you to come back with your family and book both apartments which are perfect for a family ,or friends travelling together. So pleased the Free wifi is quick ,and I appreciate the importance... More 

Mandurah, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed at Absolute Bliss for two nights and had a fantastic time. The drive is tricky but if you give it plenty of welly you arrive safe and sound to stay in the most beautiful apartment which has everything you could possible need including a very comfy bed, a great shower and a view right across the town onto... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Lesley,thank you so much for your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss.I did so enjoy meeting you both,and it has been a wonderful season since you visited.I really appreciate your time in writing a review as we all now do look and read reviews .I look forward to welcoming you back again any time in the future. kind regards Marilyn More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Although the steep driveway was a bit of a shock, it proved to be not as bad as it looked. Our apartment was on the middle floor, with a large (shared) terrace and a beautiful view of Paihia and the bay. The walk to the shops and harbour takes only couple of minutes. Marilyn is an excellent host. She gave... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Absolute Bliss.I really appreciate your words and did so enjoy meeting you both.Am glad the apartment met your expectations and as you say is only a short walk downtown to everything.The views are so worth the steep,drive climb.and the lift is a godsend every day.I look forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Absolute Bliss is conveniently located within walking distance to the harbour, shops, restaurants etc.. The apartment itself with balcony was beautiful and comfortable with all amenities. Most importantly the host was a lovely and helpful lady. The accommodation here beats any hotel. Will always go back!

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your recent review of Absolute Bliss.I am happy that I was able to make you feel welcomed,and that you enjoyed your stay and the great proximity to everything downtown. It is lovely being situated just a few minutes walk to everything,but sitting up high looking across the water to Russell and surrounded by bush and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Absolute Bliss apartments for six nights and couldn't have been happier. Perfect for a long stay as the apartment truly was a home away from home but better, with fluffy robes, a super comfortable bed, lots of room, sublime views from our deck and even chocolates on the pillows. Our charming hostess was wonderful... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Patrice Thank you for your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss and it was absolutely my pleasure to have you both to stay for 6 nights recently.I do appreciate your time in writing a review because other guests can than have a true reflection on a property.I look forward to when I can welcome you back again .Kind Regards Marilyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Booked the green room for one night as I was traveling with my boyfriend. I'm 20 so a lot of people can be a bit iffy about young couples but the owner welcomed us with open arms, such a lovely lady happy to help with anything. Cooked on the pretty much brand new BBQ. The room was super cost with... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your lovely review of Absolute Bliss.I am happy you felt welcomed here and that you had a great nights stay.The BBQ is wonderful for guests to use on the great balcony with sea views.Kind regards Marilyni More 

Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wanted a lovely quiet place for Christmas this year and after searching came up with Absolute Bliss. Should be called Absolutely Perfect, because from the moment we arrived that’s what it was. We stayed in the Gold apartment, and found it provided everything we were looking for. Also loved the outdoor deck, table and chairs (with large umbrella) and enjoyed... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Kaye and Pieter, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of Absolute Bliss. I am very happy you enjoyed your recent stay and that Gary and Bev looked after you whilst I was celebrating Christmas with my family and grandchildren. I was happy you were my first guests since upgrading all the furnishings in the... More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our hostess Marilyn welcomed us to Absolute-Bliss for our 4th visit. The gold apartment has been refurbished & looks very welcoming. The quietness of the apartment is so relaxing, the balcony is a nice place to sit & enjoy the tuis in the trees, while sipping a G & T. The apartments are of a decent size. Well equiped kichenette.... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Bev and Gary, It was my pleasure to host you and your family again on a repeat visit to Absolute Bliss Paihia. I welcome your constructive reviews and am pleased you can see the improvements that have been done with the upgrade in the Gold room . Continuous upgrading and understanding guests needs is a priority ,and I thank... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A pleasure to stay here. Marilyn was the perfect hostess. Very clean and spacious room (loft), luxurious linen and toiletries, close to everything, very quiet and peaceful. Marilyn knowledgeable on local attractions and arranged tours. highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really good sized apartment for 2. My boyfriend and I are pretty private people and we had exactly that - piece and quiet and left to our own devices. We had planned lots of walks around the islands and where amazed at its beauty. The apartment is close enough to get the amazing views, without all the noise of the... More 

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