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Review of Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd

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Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   52 Puketona Road ( Black Bridge Road), Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Waiora)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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“Fantastic apartment accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bay Of Islands apartments for 3 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment. I wasn't sure what to expect, as it had great reviews, but seemed to cheap to be so good. We were so pleasantly surprised. The apartment was wonderful. It is two levels, with 3 single beds in the room beneath the main room, which had the kitchen, dining, king size bed, and the bathroom. The bathroom was very spacious and modern. The dining area was great, and we loved the window seats where we could sit and watch the rain come down (ah, NZ weather!) the kitchen was reasonably well equipped, although missing a couple of key items (potato masher and peeler....) Free wifi, with a really good connection. Good location, opposite a Countdown. It is a few km's from the main part of Paihia, but I think that is one of the reasons why the price was so good. We didn't get a full service each day, which was fine with us. They did come and empty the rubbish though. Full suite of sky channels. Fantastic balcony space with a BBQ. Great for pre dinner nibbles and drinks if the weather is good.

Absolutely 100% recommended. Reckon it would be crazy busy in Summer!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your fabulous review.

We'll go and inventory check the apartments - there certainly should be a potato masher and peeler, they must've been 'moved' and we haven't spotted they were missing.

Our rates are like airline seats, they go up and down according to demand - and as you travelled in our quieter season we offer what we hope are attractive rates. We hope to welcome you back
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We three sisters needed nice, central accommodation in Paihia. After having this property recommended, we booked an apartment for two nights. Two beds upstairs and three downstairs -
perfect. The apartment was delightful, deck off the lounge area with a barbeque, TV with SKY including movie channels. Very roomy and tastefully furnished, huge bathroom, with bath and shower, full facilities heatpump downstairs and very effective heater upstairs. The tropical gardens (from our deck) were well maintained, beautiful and private. Our hosts were unobtrusive, friendly and available.

Thank you very much Gary and Lesley, your standards are very high and we loved staying with you.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Thank you very much for your great review - it was great meeting you. We're very pleased you 3 sisters had such a great re-union; and enjoyed the Apartment so much.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped here with my family in two campervans for a couple of days. First up..lovely people, very helpful and friendly! Great location as you can walk to town or the Treaty Grounds. Nice size pitches and top loos and showers although limited in quantity. Would visit again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Hi Peter, thanks for the great review - glad you enjoyed the facilities. Our powerful gas showers have a 5 minute limit and are a great size - so we find that our guests are very happy with them, but don't linger too long. Over the next summer peak season we are going to hire in some extra facilities to ensure folk dont have to wait too long. Hope to see you again soon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent one night here last week in our campervan. Great site amongst the olive trees. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Nice to get a discount being a NZMCA member. Nice roomy site that was near to amenities. Free wifi which was great. Showers are huge and spotlessly clean. I think they are the biggest showers I have seen in a camp. Very close to supermarket (across the road almost). Only about 15 mins walk to Treat Grounds and a little furtner to the main shopping area of Paihia. Great beach only a few mins walk away. Road could be a little noisey/busy at times as it is the road through to Kerikeri, but not a problem. Nice to have water available right outside the motorhome, which many camps do not have. A great camp and great hosts.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you very much for a great review - we appreciate you taking the time; and also of course that you enjoyed the amenities and ambiance of the site. I hope we will see you again - we will continue to make improvements as time goes along.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed in the camp site among the olive groves in our campervan in April 2014. The site is lovely and the amenities were immaculately clean and well presented throughout our visit. The site has free wifi which worked perfectly and it was so nice to not be faffing about buying vouchers or setting up accounts with service providers to get Internet access like many of the other campsites. The site is in an ideal location a short walk from the main centre (most of the other sites we saw around Paihia were a long way out and would require us to yake the campervan into the centre each time wewanyed to go!) & the site also has a small supermarket a short walk away which was very convenient.The most notable thing though was the lovely couple who run this site. They were on hand whenever we needed them, helpful and chatty. They were willing to help with any excursion bookings but were not pushy with this like some of the other sites (especially some of the big name sites). This was also one of the most reasonably priced sites we stayed at. We would certainly recommend and hope to one day come back. Thank you!!! :)

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you Hazel for your superb review of our site, we certainly are very pleased you enjoyed it so much. We are trying to offer all the things we have wanted on our own travels and offer them to our guests, and will keep improving the site and apartments as we go along
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent site! It's a gem set amidst tranquil olive groves. It is located 3 mins walk from Countdown and the Coffee shed (great coffee) by the Caltex garage. 5 mins walk to the beach and takeaway and an easy 10 min approx walk to Paihia and foot ferry to Russell. We walked to the Treaty grounds in about 15 mins.

There is an amazing children's playground next door with climbing and trapeze type equipment and giant slide. Not connected to the site.

We looked at the apartments and they are very well furnished and beautifully kept.

There is UNLIMITED free internet! The toilets, shower and laundry facilities are well kept. There is a covered BBQ area with 3/4 BBQs .

We had the most restful holiday aided by a most helpful campsite team. The sites are bordered by olives which gives you a feeling of your own space. Well worth a visit!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
It was great tp meet you and your wife Patrick, as well as Jasper the dog! Thank you for your great review here; we very much appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wow what a lovely spot away from it all with heaps for children to do. The cabins were spotless and well laid out. Can't fault it. There was a lovely park, flying fox and great little playgound for children. Very impressive.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gary L, Owner at Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your great review. We are lucky to have Action World next door - they provide great entertainment for children of all Ages. Great to learn circus trapeze skills.
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Address: 52 Puketona Road ( Black Bridge Road), Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Waiora)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park Ltd 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Far from the pace of the city, Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments sit on a gentle hillside in Paihia with views over the beautiful Bay of Islands.PAIHIA LUXURY HOLIDAY APARTMENTSJust minutes from Paihia’s main beach, and a gentle walk away from the town and wharf, we offer a warm hospitality and a tranquil atmosphere. It’s the simple, stylish touches that make Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments different. Polished wooden flooring, stainless steel kitchen facilities, and a modern sense of style combine to make us the perfect place to return to after a day out in the Bay of Islands sightseeing, or sunbathing on the beach. We offer a lovely Spa Pool set in the bush to iron out any remaining stress wrinkles. ... more   less 
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