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“Amazing and relaxing place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island View Lodge, Bream Bay

Island View Lodge, Bream Bay
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Island View Lodge, Bream Bay
34 / 27 Doctors Hill Road, Ruakaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Ruakaka B&B and Inns
Berkshire, UK
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“Amazing and relaxing place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stopped here on our way to Whangarei to see friends (and arrived very late) and it was superb... we didn't have a chance to go into the pool or spa (which looked very inviting) but the rooms were great and all we could have wanted. Plus the view is absolutely incredible.

Joyce and Vince are extremely friendly and helpful- and there are some great beaches nearby which we went down briefly to see- and want to go back to.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Island View Lodge on our way from Thames to the Bay of Islands. The location is easy to find and has a great view of Bream Bay from atop a hillside. We were greeted by Joyce (owner) upon arrival and given a quick tour of the common areas (which includes and indoor pool and hot tub, along with a pool table and flat screen TV inside). We had our own room upstairs with a beautiful large window view of Bream Bay, and a personal bathroom within our room. Joyce also provided us with a bottle of white wine in celebration of our honeymoon, very sweet of her!

Breakfast was served around 8:30am (you can let her know when you want breakfast the night before) which included fruits, toast, jams, yogurt, cereals, eggs, bacon, and potatoes. It was a delicious spread that was more then expected. We sat at their dinning table over looking Bream Bay and chatted with Joyce's brother and his family while Vince was finishing up his horse training on the beach. It was great to have a nice sit down meal with a warm group of individuals on our way to the Bay of Islands.

I highly recommend staying at this B&B while traveling on the north island.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay with Joyce and Vince. They are so relaxed and easy to get on with, yet very welcoming and helpful. Our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We had full laundry facilities as well as a kitchen which we didn't use, but I was able to catch up on the laundry which was super. The pool is an added bonus as is the wonderful view from this top class house on a hilltop. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 34 / 27 Doctors Hill Road, Ruakaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Ruakaka
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ruakaka

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