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Appledore Lodge

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624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Ludwigshafen, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the lovely Appledore Lodge. The great hospitality together with the beautiful view on the little river in the back of the Lodge and the outstanding landscape of the Bay of Islands made this place to one of our favorites during our New Zealand travel. After four weeks New Zealand with countless impressions this place... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3-day stay at Appledore was the first of many on our recent tour around New Zealand - and what a great start! Colleen & Ashley are lovely people and wonderful hosts who made us very welcome from the outset. Appledore Lodge is a short drive away from the attractions to be found in Pahia and surrounding areas and a... More 

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Appledore Lodge for 3 days. It really was the best we experienced within 35 years of travelling! Not only from the accommodation that was more than excellent, also from the location, that reminded us on a Hollywood movie! The little river behind the house, still running in its natural riverbed, the twittering birds in the morning, there's... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We were so glad that you were here with us when you heard your sad news, because you could just sit and absorb the peaceful nature of Appledore Lodge and not feel that you had to rush out and be tourists. You have been much in our thoughts and we so appreciate your review. You were delightful guests and we... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Appledore Lodge for 3 nights with 4 visitors from Switzerland. We had a wonderful time there and Colleen and Ashley have exceeded our expectations in every way! Andrea Hudson, Tour Guide

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We absolutely loved meeting you and the 2 couples travelling through New Zealand. It was a real pleasure to see how much they enjoyed the snack platters and the setting of Appledore Lodge, right on the Waitangi River. The BBQ evening we did for everyone was great fun and we were delighted with the Lindt chocolates! We hope the rest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! My husband and I stayed here for Valentines Day and fell in love with it. First of all, Colleen and Ashley are the sweetest and most helpful hosts ever. They are so warm and really fun to talk to. They are also really helpful and give you tips of what to do in the area. Next, the lodge is... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

You were both such a delight to host and we are sorry it was for such a short stay. Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. We do love meeting people from all over the world and you were both so enthusiastic about life in general that it was infectious. Thanks for the app for looking at the... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of Appledore lodge is truly magnificent, set beside a river that flows across the property is stunning. The quality of the accommodation is extremely high beautiful rooms and bedrooms maintained to a very high standard. Ashley and Colleen could not have been more welcoming, and also helped us plan our three days so as to maximise our time... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed the stay so much and we would love to welcome your brother and his wife here next year. Perhaps you might even join them! We loved talking to you both about your fascinating travels to far flung places and are so pleased that your journey through New Zealand lived up to expectations. Kindest Regards, Colleen... More 

Altertheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Everything was just beautifull. We didn´t miss something. People spiol you. The view to the river, the dugs, the sunsets, you must experience this! We felt just at home. We liked the closeness to the parcific and the short ways to lovely places and views.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a real privilege to welcome you both back to Appledore Lodge on your second visit. Thank you for your kind words - we are so pleased that the weather was glorious and you could sit outside on the deck for breakfast, watching the river. The ducks are still around and get fed every morning and evening down on... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was our introduction to B and B in New Zealand, as we travelled here after arriving in Auckland. It was absolutely wonderful. Coleen and Ashley made us feel so welcome, and were incredibly helpful with advice and support for our time in the Bay of Islands. The accommodation was spotless and very well equipped, set in the most beautiful... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We loved meeting you both and helping you get the most out of your time up here in the Bay of Islands. The weather has been fantastic for sitting out on the deck enjoying breakfast and we are so glad you could experience that. We are sure the rest of your travels through this beautiful country have been amazing and... More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We spent our first three nights at Appledor Lodge and it was the highlight of our whole trip through the North of New Zealand. A magnificent place, with a beautiful and unforgettable view. A lovely garden, a great swimming pool, elegant and perfect equipped rooms/cottage in one of the most worth seeing parts of New Zealand. Colleen and Ashley are... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was indeed a pleasure to meet you both and we remember how much you enjoyed your trip up to Cape Reinga on the bus- it is a fabulous day out! We are sure you enjoyed the rest of your time on the North Island - there is so much to see and do everywhere. We wish your son all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent out first three nights at Appledore lodge and absolutely loved it. The setting is beautiful the hosts Colleen and Ashley were very friendly and welcoming. They arranged two trips for us, (brilliant trips). Breakfast was a joy, relaxed and easy looking out over the river with homemade products. We would and will stay here again on future visits... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What kind words- thank you! We will welcome you back any time. There are some improvements planned for Appledore Lodge during the winter so you will see some changes when you return - I am even planning to add a few things to the breakfasts next season so that may tempt you further. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

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