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Appledore Lodge

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624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Bochum, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our whole family felt absolutely comfortable and welcome at Appledore Lodge. It has been the very best B&B we had during our four week holiday in NZ. Our hosts Colleen and Ashley had been extremely friendly and they didn't miss out any opportunity to fulfil every wish we had and gave us very helpful information and support to book interesting... More 

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It was a delight to meet your family and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and in the Bay of Islands. You are quite right- there are many wonderful trips to do from here and we so enjoy booking these for our guests to ensure that they do exactly what they want to with their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colleen and Ashley are the most perfect hosts. They made us feel like family and are so friendly and full of wonderful local information which was very helpful to us. We stayed in the cottage which was really gorgeous, such a lovely space and of course.....oooooh! that view!! Breakfast was a delight with homemade jams and preserves all made by... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you loved your time here with us. Yes, the views are something else and the river scene changes every day. The gardens are maturing and there will be many more roses and annuals for next season! At the moment, the duck population has increased to over 45 and they all come for breakfast and supper... More 

Missillac, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Among all the very friendly B&B we have stopped in N.Z., Appledore Lodge remains surely the sweetest memory . All has been imagined here to give the greatest pleasure for guests : place , comfort , view and , above all that, a very kindly wellcome . I've found in Appledore Lodge in dream i have never got at home... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to meet you both and hear about your fascinating sailing life. Thank you for your kind words about Appledore Lodge - we strive to make our guests feel completely at home! Kind regards and happy sailing, Colleen and Ashley More 

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