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“A truly lovely place to stay, with a great host” 5 of 5 stars
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Longhouse Bed and Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3 Kaipatiki Rise | Haruru, Paihia 0204, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
Bournemouth
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“A truly lovely place to stay, with a great host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights, 1st January to 3rd. The house is just a delight, and the setting is beautiful. John was so helpful and kind. He is a great cook, too. We had an evening meal that was delicious. He is so friendly and he relaxes one straight away. We can not recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Having visited Bournemouth last year in June it was lovely having people to stay who were from there. 2013 is moving on quickly but it was so nice to have you here for the new year period. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal as it is always a pleasure cooking for guests whilst they are here. We hope the rest of your visit to New Zealand was a pleasureable one.
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  • Location
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great location as a base to explore Paihia, Waitangi and the Bay of Islands, excellent, spotless accommodation in a scenic location, and extremely helpful hosts,who even gave us lifts when our car broke down! Great home made breakfasts, too.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review,It is always a great treat for us to catch up with our guest's who have lived in the same cities that we have in the UK. it is all part of our service to help with any problems that may come along, hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
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Anger, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The iSite in Paihia offered this place and we really enjoyed our stay with Mike and John. They were wonderful hosts, very kind and always helpful. Our room in this almost brand-new home was very clean, we even had our own veranda. The breakfast was excellent. Go there, you'll never regret ! Thanks, Mike and John !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for your review, and we were so glad that the I-Site booked you in to stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your own veranda area where you were able to chill out after your days outings. Hope the rest of your trip went well in NZ, and it was great to talk with people who were in the same line of business as Mike.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We rolled into a bustling Paihia without a place to stay and Longhouse was one of the offerings at iSite. Great choice! Mike and John were excellent, welcoming hosts with a big, comfortable king bed and a quiet balcony to watch the stars. They had good recommendations for things to do, offered good company if we wanted it, and we did enoy a glass of wine with them at night and an amazing home cooked high street restaurant quality breakfast in the morning on great English china. As we pulled out after breakfast, both hosts were there to wave us on our way. A most delightful stay - highly recommended.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hi Guys .... Thanks for your comments. It was great having you here and just a shame you could not stay longer. We hope that the rest of your time in New Zealand is enjoyable and we hope that you will make it back again soon. Hope all your plans go well for Oregon .. Once again it was a pleasure looking after you and safe travels ... Mike and John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Excellent B&B with terrific hosts John & Mike. Superb room (King), wonderful and spotless facilities run by a couple who are ever willing to ensure a memorable stay. Food was outstanding (both the breakfasts and BBQ) and our visit to the area became more of a stay with good friends. Our one regret, both for the B&B and Bay of Islands, was that we didn't have the opportunity to stay longer. WIll definitely stay here again when we visit next and thoroughly recommend it to others!

Room Tip: For space the King room cannot be beaten, although the Queen room is also very spacious.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thanks for your review. We try to make our guests stay at Longhouse like a home away from home. So pleased you liked the king room. We look forward to your return to NZ and especially to the Bay Of Islands.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Longhouse B and B, warm welcome, the room was spacious and clean, The location is great - nesteled in the bush,only few minutes by car from Paihia. Great homemade breakfast! I will come again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ..... Thank you for the comments and we both look forward to welcoming you back to Longhouse in the future ... John and Mike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Longhouse is a beautiful and clean B&B in Paihia. John and Mike are very friendly hosts and John's breakfast is amazing, especially his homemade muesli.
You will find all amanities, you need and can relax on a sunny deck outside.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3 Kaipatiki Rise | Haruru, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Longhouse Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful spot in the Bay of Islands, Longhouse is an idyllic place to stay to relax and unwind. We are just 3 km from bustling Paihia for all of the Bay of Islands activities. Two minutes to the amazing Haruru Falls and only ten minutes to Kerikeri. We have three rooms available to our guests. The King room with en-suite, King Size bed (can be made into a twin) is situated at one end of the house for privacy that has its own balcony and entrance. The Queen Room with En-Suite is situated at the opposite end of the house with own entrance and balcony adjoining to the main deck area. The Princess Room is a smaller room and is a shared bathroom with one other room and this has direct access on to the main deck. Delicious Full English or Continental Breakfasts are included in all of the room prices. Dinner is also available by prior arrangement. A two minute drive to Paihia to enjoy your Island Boat Trips, Russell, Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the local Golf Course or just to relax on the local beach. There are plenty of other activities available to you that the Bay Of Islands has to offer. You can explore further by driving to the Top Of New Zealand to Cape Reinga and discover the beautiful beaches en route either on your way up or on your return. With all this on your doorstep come and join us at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast. You won’t regret it. Your hosts John and Mike will look forward to welcoming guests to Longhouse Bed and Breakfast. ... more   less 
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