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Appledore Lodge

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624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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england
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149 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ashley and Colleen are such good hosts, offering a beautiful location with superb quality rooms and views across the river that add even further to a brilliant experience! We can certainly recommend the extras that are available at a small extra cost, including the wine selection available in the room, the BBQ's for an evening meal and the laundry service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for only one night , but i wish if we could have stayed there for long.. Never knew that I will like that place sooo much. Wonderful host , who actually helped us to plan out itinerary for next day too. Excellent view from room , very near to market place and very homely breakfast. Thanks Colleen... More 

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Thank Navleen S
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We do enjoy helping guests plan their days so that they make the most of their time here in the Bay of Islands. We are glad our tips were helpful and we look forward to seeing you again for longer next time! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley. More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A peaceful and tranquil place to stay with beautiful surroundings. From our room, we looked out onto the river which was an amazing way to wake up. Our hosts Colleen & Ashley were friendly & helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. It was good having the communal dining room to meet other guests from different countries. Breakfast was tasty.... More 

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Thank Caz H
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. Breakfast is certainly a lively affair at times with guests from all over the world exchanging travel stories! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us and we hope the rest of your time in New Zealand has been a great experience. Kind Regards, Colleen and Ashley. More 

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

During our journey through New Zealand this was the best place to stay all over. The host are very helpful and interested to show you the best spots around Paihia . The breakfast is great and last but not least the place itsself. We highly reccomend this place for a longer stay.

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Thank amelie l
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Yes, many guests wish they could stay longer here with us as it is a good place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The pool is being used almost constantly at the moment because the weather is so warm. We are so glad that you enjoyed your... More 

London, UK
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

As part of a 7 week trip to Australia and New Zealand we spent two nights at Appledore. The most friendly welcome. Colleen and Ashley were so helpful and put us at ease immediately. We stayed in the cottage. Amazing river views. Superb facilities. They organised a trip for us and gave us lots of tips. Possibly the best of... More 

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Thank Oysterman55
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words. We loved meeting you both and are very pleased that your stay here was memorable. Yes, the cottage is just lovely and most guests wish they could stay longer when they see it. It gives us great satisfaction to help our guests make the most of their short time in our beautiful area. Wishing... More 

Mannheim, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

After a very warm welcome Ashley showed us the wonderful lodge and garden near the river. Our room was very nice and cosy - lovely decorated and equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed a wonderful sunset on our sundeck with a delicious fish plater made by Colleen and Ashley. Thanks for the great hospitality and lots of handy tips... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. There have been many more beautiful sunsets since you were here. It is now very warm at the Lodge and most guests enjoy a swim in the pool after their sightseeing! We hope the rest of your trip through New Zealand was a... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

After a long journey we were friendly welcomed by Colleen and Ashley. They showed us our really beautiful lodge in their nice garden with an excellent view on the river. The room was perfect down to the smallest details. But most impressive was the great hospitality shown by our hosts. Assistance where required, distance where desired. That's the way we... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this wonderful review and your kind comments about your delight at staying with us. We are so fortunate that our grounds are quite large and the guests can be private in their suites with the view of the river and garden all around them. It is very satisfying to know that you felt at home... More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It's a nice place to stay with à great view over the river and all the birds. Beside that the warm welcome and all the helpful suggestions for activities and trips we valued very much. For us iT was the best way to start our journey through New Zealand.

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Thank Gam V
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this lovely review. It makes us feel extremely happy knowing that the start of your journey through New Zealand went so well here with us. We hope your travels through this beautiful country were as exciting as you wanted them to be. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

Niederösterreich
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Very hospitable welcome and service. Bedroom, kitchen and bathroom are commodious and comfortable. The hosts gave us helpful hints for restaurants, but also offered a cold plater or barbecue in their lodge. The hosts too gave us very useful recommendations to spend unforgettable days in the area. Although spending a day just only in the lodge on the riverside or... More 

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Thank Karl217
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are very pleased that we were able to help you enjoy your time to the very fullest here in the Bay of Islands. Many guests are grateful for the opportunity of having one of our platters served to them in their suite because, after a long, long flight from the other... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Owners and operators Ashley and Colleen do not take short cuts with their hospitality or the amenities on offer. The ambience was relaxed, welcoming and unfortunately after a number of days, our travels moved us to a new destination - we did so reluctantly. We enjoyed the sites, scenery and history which is evident in the region. The bed and... More 

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Thank MorganBentleyAston
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What an amazing review- thank you so much. It was a pleasure to have you both here and we sincerely hope to see you again. We also hope that the peaceful time you spent here gave you some respite from the madness of Auckland! With kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

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