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Bay View Apartment

57 Wellington Street | Bay of Islands, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have stayed many times at this B&B. Pip and Oliver are great hosts. The view and location are great. I can't say enough. It is a short walk into the historic whaling village and first capital of New Zealand. Easy bus access and just off the main road north and south. You won't be sorry.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed over New Years 2012. Absolutely amazing views. Accommodation was fantastic - exactly what we were looking for. All amenities were available and the place felt like home. Pip and Oliver made the stay even more enjoyable with their friendly hospitality. Location superb, a nice walk up to the lookout or down to the town centre and beach. Highly... More 

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pippalongstockings, Owner at Bay View Apartment, responded to this review

It was a delight to have your family spend a week with us at 'A Place in the Sun' last summer. Russell is the place you keep in your heart and remember the sunshine when it is winter on the other side of the world. You were perfect guests and we look forward to seeing you back in Russell in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Our host provided a great welcome and was very attentive. She provided the most delicious breakfasts with fresh fruit/and or her own preserved fruit. The room provided was small and a bit cramped, but was enough space for a couple of nights. The location and the views from the accommodation were wonderful. Our host also helped by booking a boat... More 

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pipylongstockings, Owner at Bay View Apartment, responded to this review

Yes, we love the great view of the bay too. When we can't be out there at least we can see others having fun. More hanging space?...we'll work on it. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

'A Place in the Sun', which is a little paradise is set on a hillside overlooking Russell Harbour and only a short walk down a steep hill to the friendly town of Russell. The owners, Pip and Oliver are really welcoming and make sure their guests have an enjoyable stay. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and has fabulous views of... More 

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pipylongstockings, Owner at Bay View Apartment, responded to this review

Your description of A Place in the Sun as a 'little paradise' is perfect. We enjoyed your company. Come back soon. Pip More 

Auckland New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2007

A Place in the Sun, is Self Catering, or Bed and Breakfast accomodation. Both units are very well equipped and have a large communal area. The property is located on the hill overlooking Russell, and the Bay between Russell and Pahia. Our expectations were exceeded not only by the amazing view from the large garden, but also by the very... More 

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pipylongstockings, Owner at Bay View Apartment, responded to this review

Thamks Damian. And great to have you visit us again on your special day in 'Romantic Rusell'. More 

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