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“Quiet, sunny bush setting in the heart of Paihia” 5 of 5 stars
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Absolute Bliss Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Quiet, sunny bush setting in the heart of Paihia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed for three nights in this well equipped apartment which was well appointed with comfortable furnishings.
We had a large balcony we sat outside to enjoy our breakfast, viewed the sunset while we enjoyed our "Happy Hour" followed by a BBQ.
Absolute Bliss is a short walk to a number of restaurants and cafes and close by is The Four Suare Store where you can purchase food items, beer and wine.
Our Hostess Marilyn was most informative regarding all the Tourist destinations in the area and nothing was too much of a bother to her to ensure we had a memorable stay.
We will return.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northumberland.England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in Nov 2011 and on arrival immediately realised we had chosen well. The apartment was well equiped and immaculate with a beautiful view from the balcony.
A short walk to the shops and harbour where we can recommend taking a dolphin trip and the nearby gloworm cave.
Owner Marylin was a fantastic host for whom nothing was too much trouble.
We highly recommend Absolute Bliss and we will very definately stay again on our next visit.
Sue and Bob Lonsdale. Northumberland UK

Room Tip: Great views and access from all rooms
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Hello from Marilyn at Absolute-Bliss Paihia.
Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated and does help many more potential guests reading reviews of properties.
Absolute-Bliss was named by many previous guests comments and I love to give you excellent service and hep make your holiday wonderful.
It is in a unique situation with wonderful bush and birds and Bay of Islands views.
I look forward to welcoming you another day soon.
Kind regards
Marilyn
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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We enjoyed three days in this comfortable apartment with great sea views, bush walks, easy walking distance to local shops, restaurants and Four Square store.
We enjoyed the bus trip to Cape Reinga for the day and our Hostess Marilyn booked us on a fishing trip where we caught beautiful fish and enjoyed our fish cooked on the BBQ with her on our return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Only a short walk to the main street, where there is plenty of restaurants and activities.
Beautiful view from the balcony of the whole of the Bay. Peaceful, location. BQ to cook the fish you catch. These apartments are tastefully furbished.
Defnitely will be back with the rest of our family

Room Tip: Ask for the apt overlooking the Paihia Bay
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dingle, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

We stayed 7 nights in this lovely spacious apartment. Great comfortable bed. Good views from large shared balcony with own BBQ. Very close to everything and Marilyn is a very friendly helpful host.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toongabbie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

This was by far the best accommodation of our whole trip. It sits up the hill at the end of the main street down into town and the harbour/bay. The view from the balcony is breathtaking - straight out over the town of Paihia to the beautiful Bay of Islands. There are 2 rooms available for rent at an extremely fair price - NZ$100 a night. The rooms are spacious, with everything you need and you can walk down to the harbour easily.

If in Paihia again, we will definitely be booking here.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

We were delighted to be staying in such a comfortable apartment for our wedding anniversary.
We enjoyed having a BBQ on the deck where we grilled fresh fish from the fishing trip our Host booked us on.
The peacful tranquilty on the deck in the morning while we had our breakfast enjoying the sounds of the tuis and wood pigeons in the nearby trees was amazing.
Our Host Marilyn was most accomodating and we enjoyed getting together for a "Happy Hour" and BBQ
Close by to local restaurants and cafes and easy walking to the beach.
We will return.

Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Absolute Bliss Apartments

Address: 24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Absolute Bliss Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LUXURIOUS HOUSE, Self-contained, private, peaceful and luxurious 4 bedroom 4 bathroom architect designed accommodation located a few minutes walk to restaurants, cafes, beach, shops and the wharf in Paihia. The house has 3 levels and 2 huge surround balconies with magnificent water views and native bush. Water views from inside and outside, house north facing. 2 APARTMENTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE OR A BED AND BREAKFAST ROOM, WHICH HAS DAILY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED. ALL THESE HAVE KING BEDS AND EN-SUITE BATHROOMS. Each bedroom has a king bed, and there are 2 double sofa beds in 2 bedrooms and 1 single bed available. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and fridge, tea and coffee making, microwave and there are 2 BBQS. With plenty of outdoor dining on large balconies. WHOLE HOUSE MAY BE BOOKED 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS WITH A MINIMUM 7 NIGHTS. Main kitchen in house is modern with double oven and large ice maker fridge. Laundry is downstairs and there is 1 garage and plenty of safe off street parking. Free Wireless internet, multi channel TV in most bedrooms and CD player, Air Conditioning. Lift for easy access or stairs. Bookings for whole house must be made via email direct with owner,but apartments and Bed &Breakfast room May be booked instantly online. ... more   less 
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