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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   138 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #19 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
Hastings, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Superb views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Although our initial experience of an extremely narrow driveway and a reception at the wrong end of the complex, the rest of our stay was excellent. The view was worth every cent we paid. Looking out to the bay was the highlight of our stay. If there was a downside it was storage. We stayed for 5 nights and literally lived out of our suitcases. There were no dressers for our stuff. But that's minor. Everything else was great.

Room Tip: In the heart of Paihia. Great value and well appointed.
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Fred M,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay with us. I completely understand your comments regarding storage options available in your suite, and this is something which is at the top of our list as we move forward with refurbishments later this year. We are very happy that the view was worth your while, and that most aspects of your stay went according to plan.

We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Paihia.

Kind regards,
Lucy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Silverthorne, Colorado
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the nicest hotels we stayed at in NZ for the prices we were paying. Spacious room with a separate bedroom (with a t.v.) and a large bathroom. They seem to go the extra mile to make their guest feel welcome. The room had a nice kitchenette and the grocery store is not far away. The hotel is just across the street from the water, so if you're an early riser you can catch a good sunrise! Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed June 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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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Hi Veggiescramble,

Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the suite and thought it was good value and spacious. It is also nice to hear that you perceived the effort we put into making our guests feel at home.

Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Main Beach, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I met in Paihia over twenty years ago and flew to NZ to celebrate our anniversary. From Lucie at check-in greeting us with a welcoming smile, gourmet chocolates in our room and a lovely 'no worries' attitude (even though we arrived late) to the clean, freshly decorated suite to the fantastic, quiet location across from the beach, yet close enough to town to visit some of the great places to eat. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat- thank you for a memorable and very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed March 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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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Leisa S,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay with us. We are most pleased that you found both the staff and your suite to be welcoming. It was lovely to hear the story of why you had chosen to return to Paihia, and it was great to be able to contribute to a memorable return to the Bay of Islands.

Wishing you both all the best. We hope to welcome you back should you return to New Zealand in the future.

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Geelong, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We enjoyed the accommodation at the Sea Spray Suites as we had chosen to book a room on the upper floor facing the sea - being able to gaze out over that view was divine. The room itself was clean and spacious and well fitted out in terms of self catering. The washing machine didn't work but alternative arrangements could be provided via reception. The bathroom was small but functional and the bedroom could be walled off with sliding doors so was pretty quiet at night. The suites are a little out of centre of town but only a 5-10 min flat walk away - good exercise and a chance to walk off the holiday excess!

Room Tip: Upper floor facing the sea a must. Great view. On the road so had potential for noise but not very b...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Billy0063,

Thank you for placing feedback on your stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the view and the suite! Apologies for the washing machine - we currently have a replacement on it's way.

We hope to see you again should you return to Paihia.

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have stayed here 4 years in a row and have always been delighted by the service we received, the friendliness of the staff, how clean and well looked after the accommodation is.
We have been lucky enough to stay at the front apartments with a fabulous view and a cooling sea breeze, as well the upper apartments which benefit from more light and less coming and going than the lower ones.
Clean, well fitted and excellent value we would highly recommend them. A 10 minute walk to Paihia but as it is along the coast the scenery is worth enjoying.

Room Tip: Book in advance in peak times and look for an upper floor or front apartment with Sea and Beach view...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Ihammie,

Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your most recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your fourth stay with us, and that you have found our suites to be up to par each time. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the team.

Perhaps we will see you again next year!

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Initially we were a little disappointed that we were not located closer to the centre but it is a 15 minute walk away, the apartment and the views certainly make up for that.
Beautiful suite with sea views has everything you need for a comfortable stay,would recommend

Room Tip: Sea views are a must
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear Jacsbak,

Thank you for letting us know how you found your stay with us. We are glad that the suite and view made up for being a bit further up the road than you expected. Luckily we have a really nice quiet spot here, which some find valuable in comparison to the bustle of the town centre.

Again, thank you for taking the time to place your feedback with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Malaysia
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We arrived late and had the keys rightaway from the reception as I called to inform earlier .The rooms were spacious and had what we expected. Kitchen was very well equipped and everything was pretty new and working well. Location was excellent not far from main street, anyway I don't like too crowded places. As the suites faced the sea, the sunrise was a great morning wakeup call. I would highly recommend anyone to stay there esp. the units on the higher floors.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucy S, Front Office Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear ChanML,

Thank you for letting us know how you found your recent stay with us. We are very glad to hear that you found our suites spacious, and that they met your expectations. It is always great to hear back when our valued guests have appreciated they're time with us.

We hope to see you again next time you are in Northland.

Kind regards,
Lucy
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Address: 138 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Paihia
#2 Spa Hotel in Paihia
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#14 Family Hotel in Paihia
#14 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Sea Spray Suites Heritage Boutique Collection, Bay of Islands Perfectly located to enjoy the famous Te Ti Beach mid-way between Paihia's charming township and historic Waitangi. Sea Spray Suites, Paihia - Heritage Boutique Collection, Bay of Islands ... You're somewhere special when you relax in our self-contained suites. Choose between sun drenched sea view balconies or private courtyards while enjoying the luxury of Heritage. All suites have full kitchens with all the comforts of home. Conveniently located mid-way between Paihia town centre and historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds overlooking Te Ti Bay. ... more   less 
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