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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 #7 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Samut Prakan, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We began our 5 1/2 week journey through NZ starting in Appledorelodge . We arrived mid afternoon and were treated to a refreshing tea with some home baking . Some wonderful advice was offered and we opted to take it. We did one day trip by bus to Cape Reinga via the beach and a cruise into the Bay. We... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandy and Mary Lou, Thank you for your kind words. We thought of you on your cruise and are so glad you enjoyed it and seeing New Zealand. Happy travels through Canada in your caravan this summer! You sure do get around- fabulous.Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stunning view to the river, the owners are lovely and helpful! This is the place to stay in Pahia. Excellent starting point for excursions, very quiet and peaceful place. We had a perfect stay, will stay longer the next time.

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Martina and Lars, Thank you for your lovely review, and we do hope to welcome you back again for a longer stay- lots to do!! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A wonderful welcome by the hosts, great accommodation, terrific fresh breakfasts and fantastically comfortable beds in an idyllic setting overlooking and just 5 steps away from the Waitangi River. Couldn't have been better! Thanks for a great weekend Colleen and Ash. Martin & Denise.

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You were such fun to have around and we are always delighted when guests have a great time here. We feel quite special that you chose Appledore Lodge for your special celebrations- come back any time! More

New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is our second visit to Appledore Lodge and we are already planning our next visit. Colleen & Ashley are wonderful hosts & justly proud of their beautiful property nestled on the banks of the river. The lodge is perfectly situated for easy access to everything that Northland offers. Each time we visit we find some new experience to surprise... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It is always a delight to welcome back previous guests- thank you for your positive comments and we are very pleased that you enjoy visiting us here on the river! We hope to see you back again soon - the weather in April and May is even better than in summer- just glorious! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

Sare, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A big thank you to our hosts for making our stay so lovely and memorable.All the information was duly taken in and ideas of places followed with great success. What a welcoming place in a beautiful part of New Zealand! We would recommend to any of our friends wishing to go "down" under. From the 2 sisters... ...Encore une fois... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us, Sylvie and Katherine. Your enthusiasm and joy in seeing everything and doing the trips was delightful to witness. Good luck with getting your photo albums put together! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

Egham
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78 hotel reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

What a truly fabulous place. The location is superb, right on the river, with ducks in the garden, birds singing and sheep in the hills. It is situated 6km out of the town of Paihia and there are lots of restaurants to eat in there in the evenings, plus it's easy to park. The décor is absolutely beautiful and all... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heather and Phil, what fun it was having you both to stay with us at Appledore Lodge. Thank you for your lovely review. We so enjoyed getting to know you a little and are following your progress through NZ with great interest. Apart from the recent cyclone, the weather is as warm and pleasant as when you were here... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A spectacular lodge with gracious hosts who are very knowledgeable of the region. Great views and a cute cottage with comfortable amenities. Wonderful location with a short drive to Paihia! A great place to rest and relax while travelling through New Zealand or a weekend getaway from the city. Swimming Pool and Barbecue available for guest use. Would gladly return... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It truly was a joy to meet you, Benny. Your exuberance for life was infectious and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful time at Appledore Lodge. Come back any time!! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

Langenwang, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

First of all: THANK YOU, Colleen and Ashley, for the wonderful stay and your help; you are great hosts!! Our holidays couldn't start better: an amazing location, a lovely room and a delicious breakfast. We would love to return and spend more time at this beautiful place!! Best wishes for 2014, Heinz & Marianne

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heinz and Marianne, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to enjoy your company. Thank you for your kind words and we sincerely hope that you will return one day as we so enjoyed chatting to you both. We hope the car tyre lasted for the rest of your trip! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed here in November last year. As our first ever night in New Zealand we couldn't have been more welcomed. A fantastic setting, with a very peaceful view over the river, beautiful to sit out on the balcony and enjoy a glass of wine. A good selection of food for breakfast, all wonderfully cooked and displayed, tastes even better!... More

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nomad047, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments Jan. It was a delight to meet you and the family and we are so pleased that the peace of Appledore Lodge suited your wishes. The summer weather has been glorious for weeks now and we are enjoying the splendour of the gardens and balmy evenings - does that make you wish to return?... 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*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Rediscover tranquility and peace to the sound of the Waitangi River gently tumbling over miniature waterfalls and rapids, set in two acres of gently sloping pasture land and only 25 meters from the river bank, you will be spellbound by the views from your pillow and all of our accommodation with 1 kilometer of uninterrupted river frontage views. ... more   less 
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