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“Beyond exceptional” 5 of 5 stars
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Crisdon Castle
18 Goffe Drive, Paihia 0252, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beyond exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

The photos tell the story. The property exceeded our expectations, as did the management, they know what people want! We will absolutely be returning here, you will not find better value for money. Views are 5star, service is 5star, rooms are 5star....

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fabulous place to stay in Pahia, we could not fault it. we stayed in the Kings retreat and what a treat!! The views from both balconies were just amazing, fabulous bed even more fabulous bathroom with double bath for two with amazing views from the window across the bay..heaven!!!
Chris and Donna were brilliant hosts we were made to feel so welcome, the breakfast was by far the best we had in New Zealand...super cook, Donna, also super interior designer her attention to detail was fantastic
Please go and stay at this most wonderful place we didn't want to leave but it was a wonderful way to spend our last three days in New Zealand
Having stayed in many hotels and B&b's we would rate this one, as gold star, 5 star!!!
Thank you Chris and Donna for making our stay such a memorable one even down to my lovely chocolate brownie Birthday cake.
we would recommend to all our friends

Room Tip: All rooms were good
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Washington, DC suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The 5 is a qualified rating. First, the location, the accomodation, the view, the hosts and the breakfast were 5+. The qualification comes because breakfast is an additional cost option, and that limits the opportunity to visit with other travelers, which is a major plus for us when we stay at B&Bs. The other problem is the wifi did not reach our room and we had to go to the main area to get a signal.
With that said, you will not find a more beautiful view to wake up to on your NZ travels. The apartment we stayed in was spacious, well laid out, and with two bedrooms could easily accomodate two couples.
When we have the chance to return to Pahia, we will book with Chris and Donna again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The hosts were very helpful and outlook from accomodation was lovely. Kings Nook room was ok, bit dusty, otherwise clean. Thought it was a B&b which usually means breakfast included which was our oversight. Overall not great value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Crisdon Castle is amazing. We stayed here for 2 nights in the Knights Nook. Great place, great location, just a couple of minutes drive out of Paihia. These where our final 2 nights in New Zealand after 4 weeks of traveling from south to north. Absolutely great!
Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everybody.
As Cris mentioned at breakfast, an other morning in paradise!

Room Tip: The pool make's the view great. Looks great and definitely adds something to the place. The thin...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. You never tire from the ever changing spectacular views. Chris and Donna are great hosts, creating a relaxed haven for one to pass the time away and rejuvenate the soul. From the colourful sunrises to the wistful moon rises, the panoramic views allow one to capture every part of the the beauty, adding to the memorable stay. Our only complaint is that our stay was not long enough. Something I plan to remedy on our next visit. A very special thanks to Chris and Donna for making our 20th Wedding anniversary even more special. Mike & Dawn

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Not enough stars to rate this property. We had to make some changes due to a death in the family and Chris and Donna accommodated us completely. We got to stay in the amazing Royal Suite which was a fantastic place to relax after a stressful few days. We then enjoyed the knights nook. Both rooms are thoughtfully decorated and have great sized and comfortable beds.
We highly recommend the eggs Benedict - best breakfast in Paihia - as quoted by my chef partner! Chris and Donna were warm and helpful and we look forward to our next trip back to the Bay of Islands and Crisdon Castle.

Room Tip: Royal Suite for extra luxury!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Goffe Drive, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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