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Appledore Lodge

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ton-denOuden Lisse, The Netherlands
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Lisse, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the last 4 days (26-29 November 2014) of our 3 months holiday (Australia and New Zealand) at the Apledore Lodge in the Riverside Cottage. A very luxurious and comfortable accommodation, astonishing panoramic views on Waitangi River and the green meadows, that could be viewed just from our seat on the veranda. The hosts Colleen and Ashley made our... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tony and Eleanor, What a delight it was to have you stay with us at Appledore Lodge. The tales of your travels were quite amazing and to end your stay " Down Under" in the Bay of Islands was a fabulous way to end your tour. We loved chatting to you both and you will be pleased to know... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a little later than anticipated to a very warm welcome from Colleen and Ashley, who proved to be absolutely charming hosts. After tea in their beautiful kitchen/diner overlooking the river we were shown to our studio which was even more beautiful in reality than the website had promised. Breakfast each morning was a wonderful happy occassion taken in... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the peacefulness of Appledore Lodge and the activities in the Bay of Islands. This morning, we saw two beautiful black swans on the river right in front of the Lodge! Breakfast can indeed be a convivial affair and we so enjoy chatting to our guests. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My partner and I both loved Appledore Lodge, it was a wonderful setting for our romantic weekend away. We got a very warm reception from Colleen and Ashley, and their suggestions about where to visit in the Bay of Islands were excellent. Overall it was a fantastic break and we would definitely recommend anyone staying here while visiting the area.... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time with us at Appledore Lodge. We so enjoy making our guests feel at home and helping them select the best activities for their time in the Bay of Islands. Return any time! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley. More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ashley and Coleen were wonderfully welcoming and very knowledgeable hosts. The accomodation was lovely however it was Collen and Ashley's warmth that made us extend our stay and frankly we would have stayed longer if we could. That the river ran alongside the property was a lovely bonus, and we made good use of the pool. Breakfast were delicious with... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nora, George and Justin, What a true delight it was to meet you all and have the pleasure of hosting you at Appledore Lodge for your last few days in NZ. Thank you for your kind review, your company and learning about your quite fascinating lives. We too feel that we made new friends and would love to visit... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This charming B&B is set in countryside to die for. My son and I stayed in a chalet style room with all the trappings you would want. Our attentive but unobtrusive hosts recommended a trip to Russel which proved perfect for us. If I could have wished for one improvement it would have been the wifi but that is a... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Geoff and Sam, What a delightfully eloquent review- thank you for your kind words. No wonder you are an author! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us and it is very gratifying when guests also enjoy the trips and tips we give for seeing the area. We have taken note of the " wrinkle"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For us this was the perfect start for the month we spent in NZ. We stayed for 2 nights in the Appledore Lodge and it was amazing. We had a very warm welcome from Colleen and Ashley and they were incredibly helpful, providing us with tips and impressions for all the activities in the area. The view from the room... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both, Geert and Kaat. Thank you for this lovely review. It is very satisfying when guests like you really enjoy the views from Appledore, and we love to send everyone off for the day with a home made breakfast that will keep them going until late afternoon! We wish you both well with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Wow,this was one of the best accomodations that we have visited in the last few years that we have travelled...i had a wonderful time here...great hospitality,great location and views,great room and it was a dream location for sure...a must visit..

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and share your enjoyment of the grounds and view at Appledore Lodge. The cycle track at Opua is a great outing and you certainly made the most of it. Congratulations on braving the swimming pool at the Lodge- it will get warmer as summer creeps on!Thank you for your kind words, your... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What an awesome weekend we have just had. This place rocks.The cottage by the river was perfect. So needed a break and this place ticked all the boxes. Lounge, kitchen, dining space, separate bedroom, bathroom and all excellent - our own little house. The river was full and ripped past the front window like a fairy tale - mesmerizing. If... More 

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Wasn't the river exciting to watch?! It really is hypnotic at times. We are glad to know that the weather did not dampen your enthusiasm here- the cottage is lovely just to relax in for a time. Today is sunny and calm, so come back any time!! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place was more thans excellent! We felt verry welcom. Breakfast was more than you can expect! Lovely , nice owners, very interested and caring. The vieuw was stunning! We will recommend this place to friends.

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paula and Philip, Thank you for your review. We so enjoyed meeting you both and learning about your lives- particularly your art. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast - we enjoy making sure our guests start off each day with a substantial meal! Sorry your trip back was not pleasant and hope that all future travel is much calmer. Kind... More 

Samut Prakan, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We arrived there late evening with heavy rain. The place is lovely. Stunning view to the river. The water level in the river is very high, the tide is very strong . The room is very clean and comfortable. The owners are nice and very helpful. We got useful advices from Colleen & Ashley how to spend a quality time... More 

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to learn about your travels. We are delighted that you received the phone charger before heading back home. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

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Address: 624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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