Longhouse Bed and Breakfast is situated outside Paihia, a little off the road to Haruru Falls. It is a perfectly secluded and tranquil place to get away from the tourism bustle on the coast and yet be within reach of all the activities.
Travelling on my own and after a lot of driving and spending every night in a different place, I had been searching for a comfortable yet affordable room to relax, unwind and rest a few days. Longhouse turned out to be the perfect choice.
I stayed in the Queen Room for $109 per night and what I got was:
- a very spacious room
- comfortable bed
- free WIFI
- functional kitchenette
- beautiful bathroom (including the fluffiest bathrobe I've ever worn)
- my own little balcony that was part of the larger deck
- delicious breakfast
The road was not too far away, so I could hear the traffic, but it wasn't too bad and died down at nights. Plus, the crickets were louder. Longhouse is within easy walking distance from Haruru Falls and there is a beautiful forest walk from there to Waitangi Treaty Ground.
Without any doubt the best about Longhouse, though, are John and Mike, the hosts. They are just incredibly lovely and made me feel so welcome. I wanted to go on a sailing trip? Mike drove me down to Paihia harbour. I did not want to go out for dinner on my own? They invited me to share theirs (and John is an awesome cook). I needed to do some washing? They did it.
Thank you so much, guys! :)