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Australia
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolute Bliss is about 600m up the road from the centre of Paihia. A short walk with the last 50m being extremely steep. However it's worth it as the outlook is lovely and the accommodation excellent with a great host: Marilyn (and her offsider Esmae). I didn't have a car so Marilyn happily arranged transport to/from bus on arrival/departure. Marilyn... More 

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Thank SusieQ22Australia
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Susie, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Absolute Bliss.it was our pleasure to host you for 5 days and know you appreciated that it was such a short walk downtown to Paihia when you did not have a car.After living here for many years I do appreciate the beauty of being elevated and those stunning... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely ABSOLUTE BLISS. View was spectacular. Convenient walking distance to shops and other amenities. Room was very clean. Very quiet location. Suitable for people who like the peace & quietness. Tranquil surroundings

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Thank Floyd W
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Floyd Thanks you for posting a wonderful review of your stay at Absolute Bliss. It does have spectacular views and is wonderful being such a short walk downtown to everything ,and the position being off the main road and surrounded bu bush and native birds is a relaxing retreat for many.. I look forward to when I can welcome... More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for couple of nights and just loved the room and environment. Dont be afraid of the steep driveway, you will love the views. Wanted to stay here longer but was already booked. Friendly and helpful owner. Will come back again.

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Thank Jasmeet S
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Jasmeet,thank you for your review of your stay with me at Absolute Bliss. It was my pleasure to host you both and I do look forward to welcoming you back very soon.you do indeed get fantastic views from being elevated. Kind regards Marilyn More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Comfortable, roomy, neat and clean. Well appointed kitchen. Excellent views of Paihia and the sea from both apartments. . Lots of bird life. Quiet at night. Steep drive but level parking. Owner on site and provides excellent service. Ideal place for a few days quiet relaxation with the option of more vigorous actives nearby.

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Thank MarcoP2011
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Marco, It was my pleasure to host you both in July,and I do appreciate you writing a review on Absolute Bliss.We all read and need guest reviews to help us in business and you as guests.The native bird song now it is spring is amazing,and I am pleased you realise being elevated gives those magnificent views and serenity,after your... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We enjoyed four wonderful days at Absolute Bliss, Marilyn was the Host who was great hospitable and had a amazing local knowledge and booked on us on many tours If we had not had this information we would not have known about these trips., This is a wonderful location and we cannot wait to return soon Walking distance to many... More 

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Thank rosemaryc438
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary, Thank you for another great review on your recent stay at Absolute Bliss. I loved having you and Murray return ,and enjoyed sharing a wine on the deck in the Beautiful sunshine .Absolute Bliss does have amazing views and is in a wonderful situation surrounded by native bush and birds singing. Am thrilled your tours were so good... More 

Rockingham, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed June 10, 2016

I love this place and would highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting a wonderful place to stay in the Bay of Islands. Don't be scared off by the steep driveway - the views are well worth it. The host is amazing and just makes you feel right at home. I have stayed here several times and just never... More 

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Thank DERYS_1981
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Derys,,thank you for writing a review on your stay here again at Absolute Bliss . It always gives me great pleasure in having guests return ,and I am happy that you still had a wonderful time .The views are even better now since having some trees trimmed. Am really looking forward to next hear when I can meet up... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Truly wonderful accommodation - modern, spacious with amazing views - and only a 5 minute walk to the waterfront, pier, restaurants etc. Only wished we had more time to chill on the balcony which overlooked the bay..next time....

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Thank Monty2230
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Monty,thank you for your surprise and wonderful review of your recent stay at Absolute.Bliss. I am delighted you had a wonderful stay and happy to have met your expectations. I loved meeting you both and look forward to when you can return. Kind regards Marilyn More 

United States
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Just got back from our 2-night stay at Absolute Bliss. Location is perfect as it's just a short 8 minute walk to town centre but secluded enough to be away from the main crowd. It's got a beautiful deck overlooking Paihia town. But what made the great difference is the lovely host, Marilyn! She made sure everything is well taken... More 

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Thank WarySalesman
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear J &J Thank you for your unexpected comments on Absolute Bliss. It was my delight and pleasure to welcome you as guests and leave as friends. I loved hosting you and getting to know you over breakfast whist staying upstairs with me in my bed and Breakfast Room. The first morning you left very early on your Cape Reinga... More 

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2016

We stayed for a week in the Absolute Bliss apartments to use as a base for exploring Northland. The apartments are really lovely and have both been recently decorated so they're nicer than the photos online. Marilyn is always on hand for advice or recommendations and she really takes care of her guests. You have all the facilities you need... More 

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MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Dear John and Yuzhno, Thank you for your review of Absolute Bliss after your recent week long stay with me. I really do appreciate your comments,and love the surprise of a review that you have taken the time to write and I will update the photos soon,after refurbishing. Am glad you were able to enjoy the great weather,beautiful surroundings and... More 

Yorkshire, England
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Having spent a number of weeks exploring the North Island we wanted a few days of relaxation before the long journey home. We we so lucky to have found Absolute Bliss. We had the bed and breakfast accommodation which was spacious (and has a very comfy bed). Marilyn was great for lovely chats and a good cup of tea! The... More 

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1 Thank Yorshiretravelbug
MARILYN K, Owner at Absolute Bliss Apartments, responded to this review

Hello my Yorkshire Friends, Thank you for your wonderful surprise review of your stay with me at Absolute Bliss. It was my pleasure to meet and host you and I am happy you had a wonderful stay and I know how much you enjoyed the deck with its fabulous views across to Russell,and a bonus choosing the Bed and Breakfast... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two Apartments on one level of this multi level home,set up high to get the wonderful views.and One Bed and Breakfast Room located upstairs in owners home. in Central Paihia,located a few minutes walk to restaurants, cafes, beach, shops and the wharf in Paihia.Easy access with a central Lift,or easy stairs The house has 3 levels and 2 huge surround balconies with magnificent Sea views across to Russell, and surrounded by native bush. Water views from inside and outside, house north facing. Every Room has a King bed,and Ensuite Bathroom and there is 1 single bed available.All rooms have an option of Breakfast,but is Complimentary in the Bed and Breakfast Room.Plenty of Safe off street parking at top of drive up Free Wifi,and Laundry available for Guests.All Rooms have access to Bbq,s,and outdoor living on surround Balconies to enjoy the stunning Sea views. Air-Condtioning/Heat Pump,Complimentary Tea and Coffee,and Bathroom amenities,Bathrobes,,Multi channel Tv,and Apartments have well equipped Kitchenettes. Tour desk and assistance available by experienced hostess. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Absolute Bliss Apartments

Address: 24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $94 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Absolute Bliss Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“All rooms have views and access via a lift”
 of 5 bubbles SusieQ22Australia, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Both apartments ideal. We stayed in the Platinum Apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles MarcoP2011, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles rosemaryc438, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have Fantastic Views overlooking Paihia and the bay!”
  • Welcome drink with the owner - view in the background!
 of 5 bubbles DERYS_1981, Jun 10, 2016 | Read review
“Platinum has the better views but only marginally...”
 of 5 bubbles Monty2230, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
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