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“Relax in luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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River Retreat
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   838 Puketona Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly RiverRun Retreat)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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“Relax in luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Hi, just got back from a fantastic weekend in the BOI, great weather for labour weekend every day (for a change) and good cos' we were touring on motorbikes. Just wanted to put a word in for the accommodation that we stayed at which was River Run Retreat, absolutely great. They do have website but I can tell you that we (2 couples) loved the place it really is a bit of luxury and the hosts are really nice and friendly, couldn't do enough to help us. It's not in central Paihia, but not too far out, maybe 7 - 10 minutes, so tranquil too. We woke in the morning to the sounds of birds and the sheep from across the river, magic!!. If you're looking for a special spot to stay you won't go wrong with this place. The main house is seperate from the guest accommodation, but you go through a covered walkway to the house for breakfast, just in case the weather isn't great. Plenty of parking too

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 838 Puketona Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly RiverRun Retreat)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #16 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — River Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magical riverside setting, private and tranquil. ... more   less 
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