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7 Alcemene Ln | Baylys Beach, Dargaville, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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125 hotel reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baylys Beach is a small rural, coastal settlement which is about 10 minutes drive from Dargaville. The lodge is located at the outer edge of the village about 5 - 10 minutes walk downhill to the local restaurant “Funky Fish” and from there another 5 to 10 minutes down to the beach. You could drive down in a few minutes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had decided to add a few days touring onto our New Zealand holiday. We arrived in Baylys Beach having not booked any accommodation and stumbled upon Sunset View Lodge. The rooms are furnished to a high standard, were very comfortable and we had a beautiful view across the pool to the sunset. Our stay at Sunset View will always... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed here on a Friday and Saturday in March. I have to agree with many of the other reviews: friendly welcome, spacious room, stunning sunsets. Breakfast was OK, nothing special, but did include my favourite - fresh fruit and yoghurt. We didn’t see anyone else at breakfast as I think we were the only guests. Pam was away on... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I am a South African, originally from Cape Town, now living on the beautiful west coast of England. I arrived in Christchurch a week ago touring New Zealand South and North Island and saw many beautiful places en-route, however as soon as I arrived at Sunset View Lodge, I felt so much at home, I didn't want to leave. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lovely well appointed room. Room was large with easy access to the pool. The only down side to the room was the tiny TV. Nice big en-suite. 1030 checkout was appreciated. Good parking. Close to a good restaurant. If we are ever back in Dargaville we will defiantly stay here again.

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TasmanBaylysBeach, Owner at Sunset View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely response :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I stay at Sunset Loadge a few times a year when up their. Took me a while to get around to it, but definitly the best place to stay in Dargaville. Pam and Neil are great hosts and nothing is a problem. Breakfast is just what you want to set you up for the day and the room is first... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

At the end of a long day, we ended up in Dargaville. Neil met us and settled us in. He was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The view of the sea was stunning. The room was cozy and clean and warm. We loved it. In fact, so comfortable, we never left for dinner. We have travelled a lot, all... More

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33 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This lodge is beautifully sited in countryside as you arrive into Baylys Beach. Our room was immaculately clean and had a balcony with a lovely view of the sunset over the sea. We were a bit further from the sea than I expected but the setting was impressive. We had take aways from Sharkys and their beef burger is definitely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Have just got back from a trip to NZ with my mum and spent one night at Baylys Beach. I was suprised to read some of the negative reviews as it was not our experience. We were met by the friendly owner who settled us in. The room was lovely and clean, and the rural setting was pretty. It was... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I think we would have enjoyed our stay here a lot more if we hadn't been caught in what the locals call a "weather bomb". Wow - it rained, and the wind blew!! So - needless to say, we didn't do much exploring in the area, and can say very little about Baylys Beach as a destination, unfortunately. But I... More

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TasmanBaylysBeach, Owner at Sunset View Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Sue for your review, It sure was a rough night with the "weather bomb" that engulfed most of New Zealand that weekend, however you were safe on cosy in the well constructed lodge!!!! I am a friendly critter whether it is a single person or 13 guests (max the lodge can cater for) that need hosting . Our typical... More

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Address: 7 Alcemene Ln | Baylys Beach, Dargaville, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Dargaville
Also Known As:
Sunset View Lodge Dargaville, North Island, New Zealand

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Sunset View Lodge has been built to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, with a high level of safety, with the installation of state of the art fire detection and alarm systems. We offer casual "Beachy" surroundings, so you can relax in your own area or spend the evening in the specially built Guest Lounge and Home Theatre, talking with your hosts over a Glass of Wine or ale. We will be able to assist you with learning about the history of the area, or having us suggest some activities to do the next day.The top floor Suites have large sliding glass doors opening out onto a glass surrounding deck, with one suite having a totally private deck and balcony with lovely rural and sea views, and also one suite on the ground floor has its own private deck and sea views. All units have Plasma TVs, plus fridge, with a minibar of Local Wine and Beers, microwave, coffee and tea making facilities along with modern en-suite making these the ONLY luxury type available in this area. All our top floor suites open out to magnificent sea views, listen to the sweet sounds of the waves rolling in onto the pristine beach, as you sit on your deck reading a good book.Or have a relaxing swim in our heated swimming pool with a turbo jet (closed in the winter). You have the option, subject to availability, of 3 suites on the 2nd floor or 3 suites on the 1st floor. The top floor units have a grander view of the Tasman Sea and wave action while the lower level still has great views. ... more   less 
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