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Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   69 School Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Great views, great breakfasts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was our first B&B experience in New Zealand and gosh did it give the others a lot to live up to! The property is about a 10min walk from the beachfront but after a lovely meal in the evening you will want the walk! The main benefit of the walk is that the B&B has stunning views and is so peaceful. Sitting by the pool with a beer after a day of sailing was just perfect.

Phil and Wendy were lovely hosts with good restaurant recommendations and amazing breakfasts - the cakes Wendy cooked were especially yummy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thanks so much for your lovely review - so pleased we could start your holiday off in NZ on a good footing - just hope the rest of NZ has continued to delight. We have a wonderful country and it is with great pleasure we welcome visitors to our home. Thanks for the kind compliments on the friands - they are such a huge hit I will keep them coming!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had a great stay at Decks of Pahia where Wendy and Phil were so friendly and helpful we didn't want to leave! The house overlooks Paihia bay and the house/ rooms are very comfortable with a nice swimming pool for a quick dip after climbing the view point walk which worked wonders for the tired limbs. Am dreaming now of the views of the beach and home cooked brekkies... we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review - really appreciated. We too hope you can visit us again - we see it is a little cold where you are right now - we are having a beautiful spell of weather since Christmas - we got all that rain out of the way at it has been very nice since then. All the best for 2013. Until next time ....
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Only managed to stay here for one night but wished we could have stayed for more. Wendy and Phil were great hosts and had given us excellent advice on options for us considering our brief stay. The room was very comfortable and superbly appointed. We didn't take advantage of the pool but it looked very inviting, particularly with the view from the decks.

Breakfast was also very tasty with a good selection of various items.

We also spent one night in their Taupo Bay beach house. Couldn't find a separate listing for this on TA but I can highly recommend this also. Simply a perfect location, right on the beach in almost complete isolation. Go here with some wines, steaks and some cheese along with a good book and you're all set. Add this on to your trip if you can.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wendy H, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you for your kind review about both Decks and our Taupo Bay property. So glad you enjoyed your time in both Paihia and Taupo Bay, and just sorry you couldn't spend more time with us here at Decks. Hopefully next time ..... We are also pleased you could discover the magic of our little hideaway at Taupo Bay - we love getting up there as often as we can in between seasons.
Hope we see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Very well run, small B&B, with a view over Pahia to the Bay. Phil and Wendy are great hosts and their B&B is modern, quite, and very comfortable. Phil's breakfasts are great. Walking distance to the ferry and several good restaurants (though the view means that there is a steep hill to climb - but a bottle of NZ wine with dinner seems adequately compensate for the climb). We hope to visit again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Lovely review - thank you so much. It is always fabulous for us when guests stay longer, as it gives us more of a chance to get to know you and it was totally our pleasure that we were able to do that. We would love it if you came back - even if only for a coffee :) We really do hope to see you again. Merry Christmas from Phil and I.
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had a wonderful couple of days here. Wendy was so helpful and friendly and we very much enjoyed her company as well as her beautiful home. Our room was so comfortable with a lovely bed and shower. The weather was not brilliant and we had to postpone our boat trip until our day of departure. Wendy was kind enough to give us a lift down to the harbour and back up to the house at the end of our trip. Nothing was too much trouble for her.

Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Wendy H, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you very much for the lovely review. It was super to have you both stay with me and I really enjoyed meeting you. Just sorry you couldn't meet Phil - hopefully next time. He had a great time at the wedding, and it all seemed to go really well. I hope the rest of your holiday is fabulous and the weather is kind to you. We are having a bit of a damp day today but apparently it is only short lived..... We do hope to see you both again in the future. Safe travels.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked here for a night away with my mum as an early birthday treat and boy was it the perfect treat! Hosts were very friendly and made us feel so comfortable, room was well equipped very clean and comfortable! Our room had a view of the bush and also a view of the cruise ships that were in the bay. The breakfast selection was amazing, from home made bread, eggs, cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit salad. Would definitely recommend staying here, I know I will be visiting again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
It was totally out pleasure and we really enjoyed meeting you both. We look forward to seeing you again next time - it is always great having guests back for return visits and with you being so close we hope it will not be too long before you come again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Traveling alone on business, it was nice to stay here as Phil and Wendy are very friendly and hospitable. Lovely clean modern room, great bed, excellent linen, nice bathroom. Even my own deck outside the ranch slider. 10 minutes walk to get a takeaway curry for dinner (the curry house above the Four Square is good). Lighting in the bathroom is not great for applying makeup but that small detail won't stop me from rebooking. You won't go wrong here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thanks so much for the feedback - we will look into improving the light in the bathroom - we really appreciate receiving tips on areas where we can improve. Look forward to your next visit already Wendy & Phil
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Address: 69 School Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in central Paihia above the main village with great views, your friendly hosts Philip and Wendy Hopkinson have spent 2 decades in hospitality. A superior standard of accommodation in poolside rooms surrounded by peaceful private gardens abundant with birdlife. They are keen to share their extensive knowledge of the Northland region and New Zealand. Guest rooms stylishly furnished, heated and air conditioned, en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and very comfortable interiors. Complimentary wireless internet. Separate guest lounge adjacent to all rooms to relax in, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon poolside on the deck outside your room. ... more   less 
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