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The Retreat

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt that six nights at The Retreat really lived up to it's name. When we walked into Unit 8 the view was breathtaking. The bed in separate bedroom was very comfortable and it was a warm unit to sleep in at night - well built by the owner Kevin in the 1990's. Daily servicing of our unit was excellent... More 

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Accommodation really spacious with all the modcoms. Accommodation choices perfect for families or couples wanting so quiet time. Million dollar views and greeted in the morning by Tui birds in the trees. Township close by. The owners were a highlight. They were so friendly and just made your stay Thank you.

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Newcastle, NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a three day family (grandparents, parents and toddlers) holiday at The Retreat. Jo and Marcel are very friendly and helpful. The units have amazing water views from the balconies. They are simply furnished with all you need including kitchen utensils and spotlessly clean. I'd love to return some day.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The three of us recently stayed here for 3 nights, and throughly enjoyed Marcel & Jo's hospitality! We found The Retreat a lovely place to stay while we were in Paihia for our 1st time. We had absolutely amazing views from our windows & balcony, nice, quiet & peaceful. We were very spoilt by Marcel driving us into Paihia at... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The friendly, welcoming owners made The Retreat a pleasure to stay. The location is quiet and all rooms provide spectacular views fro the bedroom and balcony. The interior décor of our room was rather old, but extremely clean, comfortable and well presented. The amenities left nothing to be desired, right down to air freshener and insect spray! We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

It was our last week in New Zealand, and we felt like splurging on a room with a view. Was it worth it? Not in the least. Screens on the windows would have made for more relaxing evenings, as we encountered numerous mozzies and a variety of unusual looking and large insects and spiders as soon as the sun set.... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Just outside Paihia on a hill. Reached through a narrow entrance up a steep slope. Opens up into a huge garden with BBQ and patio chairs. We were in the double cabin with fantastic views of the bay from the large balcony. The double bedroom also overlooks the bay . The other bedroom is at the back by the front... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Stayed in The Retreat 10 years ago, and then again recently. On both occasions the owners were fantastic. Very friendly, very helpful. The units have superb sea views, and decking to sit out and enjoy it from. Units are well equipped and clean. The motel is about 2km south of Paihia, high up on a ridge, and therefore very quiet.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We loved this place. We had a family two-bed apartment with a sea view...and what a stunning view, through the surrounding natural bush to the bay below. The apartment was spacious and clean and the owners,Jan and Kevin welcoming and very helpful with local information. We would come back here again and highly recommend it.

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Regensburg, Germany
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We have been to Paihia a couple of times. This time we had the perfect accommodation. Very quiet, great view over the bay, absolutely charming. Room was very clean and comfy. View from the private deck perfect. Very good value for the pric ewe paid.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A quiet,secluded natural bush setting set on a 10 acre Penninsula with panoramic uninterrupted seaviews,Northfacing,but only 3 minutes drive to Paihia Central.Bush walks,great Fishing,native bird life and access to the Coastal Walkway A perfect home away from Home ,Friendly Hospitality ,Relaxed Genuine Kiwi Owners ,on site. Prepare to be spoilt.A great place to base your Complete Northland Holiday ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat

Address: 22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $65 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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