We stayed for a week at Sunseeker Cottages. We were glad to be in the quiet location of Haruru Falls just 5 minutes from Paihia.
If you have a car it's easy travelling distance to Russell (on the ferry), Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Kerikeri. There are plenty of places to eat in Paihia. We tried the RSA and had a great meal at a reasonable price.
The cottages are clean and well equipped with everything you need for self-catering - full size oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and BBQ on the deck. There is also a laundry with a fair priced honesty system for washing and drying. The only negatives for us were the mattress was only OK and we would have liked air-conditioning on the first two warmer nights. Would be quite hot in summer.
Jill, the host, was super helpful with ideas for things to do in the area. Thanks Jill for the tip about the fresh oysters on the road to Russell ($12 for a dozen and delicious!) and also the Pizza Barn in Waipu (just off the main highway half-way between Paihia and Auckland) - great pizzas and what an interesting building (used to be the post office) with all the memorabilia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 separate private self-contained cottages. Ideal for a longer stays. Two bedroom, queen in one bedroom, and two singles in smaller second bedroom. Sleeps 2 - 4 and 1 child on couch. Additional d=fee for extra persons over 2. Full kitchens, incl Fridge/Freezer, and full oven. 32" LCD TV, CD, DVD (no Sky) Large private outdoor deck with rural veiws. Outdoor table and chairs and BBQ. Great for families. Children’s playground. No daily maid service. Private and set well back from road. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunseeker Cottages Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands