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Absolute Bliss Apartments
24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #18 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 hotel reviews
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“"5 star a real gem "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were orginally going to stay in Russell but am so pleased we decided to stay in Paihia instead. Absoulte Bliss was were we spent our final few days in NZ . Out of all the apartments and boutique hotels we stayed we rate Absoulte Bliss as our number one choice. We received a really warm welcome from Marilyn who showed us to our luxurious apartment with magnificent views of the bay. We can still picture ourselves having breakfast and enjoying a sundowner on our patio just taking in the scene and listening to the birds singing in the bush. It was so peaceful despite being only a few minutes walk to the waterfront. Absoulte Bliss has off road private parking and a private lift to the apartment so no need to have to worry about carrying heavy luggage from the car. Staying in Paihia then look no further as Absoulte Bliss has it all.

  • Stayed October 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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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Hello Miss Poppy from Marilyn at Absolute-Bliss.Thank you for reviewing my property and it was my pleasure to ensure you did enjoy your stay at Absolute-Bliss.
I love meeting my guests from all around the world,and always try to ensure everybody enjoys their stay.
I look forward to being able to welcome you back to Absolute-Bliss in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Auckland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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 Central, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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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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New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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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

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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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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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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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Also Known As:
Absolute Bliss Apartments Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 3 double sofa beds in 3 bedrooms and 1 single bed available. Every bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and fridge, tea and coffee making, microwave and there are 3 BBQS. With plenty of outdoor dining on large balconies. WHOLE HOUSE MAY BE BOOKED 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS WITH A MINIMUM 5 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. Wireless internet, multi channel TV in every bedroom and CD player, Air Conditioning. Lift for easy access or stairs. ... more   less 
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