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Absolute Bliss Apartments

24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Marty H Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic stay we had !! perfect - a lift up to our apartment which is just beautifully appointed and our Hostess Marilyn attentive to every need - fantastic views from the balcony also perfect for the end of the day drink or breakfast with the Tui's . Have no second thoughts with this property you, like us will... More

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

Wow Paihia Bliss ---thank you for your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss,I love your name and great that you enjoyed your stay with me in Paihia. It was my pleasure to host you both ,and ensure you had a great stay.am looking forward to that day when you can both return and we can catch up on all our travel... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Getting your car up the VERY, very steep drive is not for the feint-hearted, but once there, you are in for a warm welcome and excellent, comfortable, spacious accommodation. Good kitchenette allows self-catering. Drinks on balcony, with its stunning views, a must. We loved it here. We walked easily into town, got good exercise on foot to Waitangi. Emjoyed ferries... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying with Marilyn at Absolute Bliss four times over the past few years and each visit never fails to impress. The house is set high on a hill with lovely views down to Paihia and out to the Bay. The units are completely self-contained each with a large balcony and barbecue.... More

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

Dear David and April, A surprise and delight to view your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss Paihia,where I have been fortunate to have had the pleasure of wonderful guests who return often. Each time we meet has become a special visit and has wonderful meaning that I am able to welcome you again as returning guests. Reviews are very important... More

Cambridge, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in September. The property is just a short walk from the centre of town and great value for money. It is located high on a hillside so the views are spectacular. The rooms are tastefully decorated, very spacious and very well equipped. We really enjoyed the lovely big deck where you can sit and soak... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of Absolute Bliss where it was my pleasure to enjoy your company as wonderful guests. I appreciate your time in writing a positive review and look forward to being able to welcome you back one day. Kind regards Marilyn More

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at the Absolute bliss apartments for 3 nights in mid February. We had read all the good comments and seen the photos and we weren't disappointed. Marilyn the owner greeted us with warmth and was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The appartment itself was lovely and spacious with fabulous views to the bay down below. The... More

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

Hello and Thank you for your welcome review of Absolute-Bliss Apartments Paihia. I love being an excellent choice for accomodation in Paihia and appreciate you choosing to stay here. I had the pleasure of meeting you both and look forward to the day when we can meet again. Kind regards Marilyn More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were orginally going to stay in Russell but am so pleased we decided to stay in Paihia instead. Absoulte Bliss was were we spent our final few days in NZ . Out of all the apartments and boutique hotels we stayed we rate Absoulte Bliss as our number one choice. We received a really warm welcome from Marilyn who... More

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

Hello Miss Poppy from Marilyn at Absolute-Bliss.Thank you for reviewing my property and it was my pleasure to ensure you did enjoy your stay at Absolute-Bliss. I love meeting my guests from all around the world,and always try to ensure everybody enjoys their stay. I look forward to being able to welcome you back to Absolute-Bliss in the beautiful Bay... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed for three nights in this well equipped apartment which was well appointed with comfortable furnishings. We had a large balcony we sat outside to enjoy our breakfast, viewed the sunset while we enjoyed our "Happy Hour" followed by a BBQ. Absolute Bliss is a short walk to a number of restaurants and cafes and close by is The... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in Nov 2011 and on arrival immediately realised we had chosen well. The apartment was well equiped and immaculate with a beautiful view from the balcony. A short walk to the shops and harbour where we can recommend taking a dolphin trip and the nearby gloworm cave. Owner Marylin was a fantastic host for whom... More

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

Hello from Marilyn at Absolute-Bliss Paihia. Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated and does help many more potential guests reading reviews of properties. Absolute-Bliss was named by many previous guests comments and I love to give you excellent service and hep make your holiday wonderful. It is in a unique situation with wonderful bush and birds and... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We enjoyed three days in this comfortable apartment with great sea views, bush walks, easy walking distance to local shops, restaurants and Four Square store. We enjoyed the bus trip to Cape Reinga for the day and our Hostess Marilyn booked us on a fishing trip where we caught beautiful fish and enjoyed our fish cooked on the BBQ with... More

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New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Only a short walk to the main street, where there is plenty of restaurants and activities. Beautiful view from the balcony of the whole of the Bay. Peaceful, location. BQ to cook the fish you catch. These apartments are tastefully furbished. Defnitely will be back with the rest of our family

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Address: 24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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LUXURIOUS HOUSE, Self-contained, private, peaceful and luxurious 4 bedroom 4 bathroom architect designed accommodation located a few minutes walk to restaurants, cafes, beach, shops and the wharf in Paihia. The house has 3 levels and 2 huge surround balconies with magnificent water views and native bush. Water views from inside and outside, house north facing. 2 APARTMENTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE OR A BED AND BREAKFAST ROOM, WHICH HAS DAILY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED. ALL THESE HAVE KING BEDS AND EN-SUITE BATHROOMS. Each bedroom has a king bed, and there are 3 double sofa beds in 3 bedrooms and 1 single bed available. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and fridge, tea and coffee making, microwave and there are 3 BBQS. With plenty of outdoor dining on large balconies. WHOLE HOUSE MAY BE BOOKED 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS WITH A MINIMUM 5 NIGHTS. Main kitchen in house is modern with double oven and large ice maker fridge. Laundry is downstairs and there is 1 garage and plenty of safe off street parking. Wireless internet, multi channel TV in every bedroom and CD player, Air Conditioning. Lift for easy access or stairs. ... more   less 
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