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“Stunning view, very hospitable hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Appledore Lodge
624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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“Stunning view, very hospitable hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Extremely beautiful view! Homemade breakfast for the morning after already placed in fridge, which was quite handy! Friendly hosts, who had a lot of information about the things to do, and helped us make the reservation.

  • Stayed December 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 Service
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Diepenbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a very warm welcome from Janet and Jim from the Appledore lodge. They arranged a booking for a tour to the hole in the rock and points us some good restaurants en free parking places in the town of Pahia, all wrote on a map. The room had a spectacular view and a very nice and comfortable bed. The breakfast was very good.
Thank you, Janet and Jim for your hospitality and we recommend this B&B to all our friends in Belgium

  • Stayed December 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

A nice room with the view on the river. So one expect to have a quiet room. But unfortunately the B&B is located close to the road so one a little nuisance of the traffic noise. No WiFi. When we arrived the hosts were very pushy in selling us a boot trip to the hole in the rock. It felt uncomfortable. But on the other hand the boot trip was very good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Steph and Carl were the perfect hosts for a perfect B&B and surrounding. We spend two days in november 2012 and really enjoyed our stay. The view across the river is just beautiful. The beach of Paihia is just a 5 Minute car ride away. And much thanks to Carl and Steph for all your tipps and hints - especially 'her majesty pleasure'! To say it short: We would come back right now! Greetings Katja and Patrick

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Appledore is set on the banks of the Waitangi river about 7km from Paihia.
The setting of the house is idillyc but as there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance you have to drive to eat - it took us about ten minutes to drive to Pahia where there are plenty of options. Stephanie and Carl were very helpful giving us suggestions for places to eat as well as trips.
One downside was the breakfast which, having been prepared the previous afternoon / evening, was left in our fridge for the next morning...so some of the items were a little past their best.
Compared to other similar B&B's we felt it was a little overpriced.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Wow we were so lucky to find Appledore. Everything was absolutely wonderful - Stephanie and Carl, our hosts, could not have been more friendly and helpful and the accommodation and setting were outstanding. Photos on web do not deceive. All this peace within 5 minutes drive of Paihia. The best start to our 6 week tour that we coudl have hoped for. Wished we lived closer, we would be regular visitors.

Roger and Barbara Baldwin
Thorpe Bay, England

Room Tip: We loved the Riverside Suite - it was on the corner of the accommodation and looked both ways up and...
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  • Stayed February 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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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We travelled round New Zealand while visiting our son and had the most fabulous time here, Janet and Jim made us so welcome and the lodge was lovely.
It is a place that you an chill out by the pool or the lovely river or go sightseeing and other various activities.
Janets homemade breakfast delights are lovely her yogurt is to die for.
We had the best time there and would certainly go back if we are there again .
Thankyou to you both
Rod Chez n Liam

Room Tip: Not a bad room there so peaceful
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Also Known As:
Appledore Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Address: 624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover tranquility and peace to the sound of the Waitangi River gently tumbling over miniature waterfalls and rapids, set in two acres of gently sloping pasture land and only 25 meters from the river bank, you will be spellbound by the views from your pillow and all of our accommodation with 1 kilometer of uninterrupted river frontage views. ... more   less 
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