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Absolute Bliss Apartments

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24 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Was lucky enough to spend 5 blissfull days/nights at "absolute bliss" Paihia, for the second time....our kids thought we were mad going back as there are so many wonderful places to stay on the bay of islands however we loved it last year so went back. We werent dissapointed As soon as we arrived we knew why we had decided... More 

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

Hi Russell and Janice, Thank you as repeat guests for a wonderful unexpected review of Absolute Bliss,where I do so appreciate your kind words and actual real description of your experience again. I always aim to please and exceed guests expectation ,but you have exceeded mine ,to write a review of your recent experience. May you enjoy the rest of... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

These apartments live up to their name. Wonderfully appointed, with balcony which has excellent views of the bay of islands. Marilyn our host has thought of everything will visit again. Highly recommended. Dave and Dawn Barrett.

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

Hi David and. Dawn,thank you for your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss,which I do appreciate you taking the time to do whilst you are still on vacation . Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas together. Really look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future . kind regards Marilyn More 

Sydney
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A very relaxing stay. Very quiet, close to all amenities, driveway a bit daunting when we first saw it as it appeared very steep but quite OK once we had driven in. Definitely would come back again. Marilyn our host was very helpful and informative.

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

Hi Granite, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review on your stay at Absolute Bliss.. It was my pleasure to have met and helped to make your stay enjoyable,and I look forward to your return .I now have lots of. Sets of Golf clubs for my guests to use . Kind regards Marilyn More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Stayed here for a week and wish it could off been longer. Great apartments and views to die for. Marilyn is the nicest host I've ever had on my travels and I don't normally leave a review but felt I had to after this stay. Will be back for more wines on the balcony Marilyn.

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

Hi Scott,thank you so much for the wonderful review of your stay at Absolute Bliss Paihia recently. I am so glad you both had a wonderful time ,and it was my pleasure to be able to provide you with service and loved sharing a wine on the balcony looking across the water to Russell. It was picture perfect as it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Our Host Marilyn was lovely and welcoming and was more than happy to recommend things to do around Paihia. Not only were the rooms well appointed and the bed comfy but the view from the balcony was beautiful. Only a very short walk down to town. Highly recommended

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

Hi Mark Thank you so much for your wonderful review which I really appreciate you taking the time to do . It was my pleasure to host you both ,and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with me at Absolute Bliss Paihia. Hope the rest of your NZ trip was wonderful and. I do look forward go welcoming you... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed here during the recent Jazz Festival and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The apartment is spacious, clean, quiet, and the kitchen has ample room and equipment to cook simple meals. The bed was comfortable. And the view was spectacular. The apartment has a panoramic view of the Bay of Islands. It is also conveniently located in the... More 

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

Thank you Ryan for your lovely response it was my pleasure to have you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Paihia at Absolute Bliss. I acknowledge your concern regarding the steep driveway, unfortunately to reach elevated heights to enjoy such beautiful views it is necessary to climb steep terrain, the driveway was engineered to make... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for the business traveler. Quiet, comfortable, and warm. The room is spacious, very clean, and has an air conditioner/heat pump. Fabulous views! Great continental breakfast and well-equipped little kitchen if you want to cook for yourself. Plunger coffee.

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

Hi Jayne, Thank you for your review of Absolute Bliss as a business traveller ,it was my pleasure to host you and I look forward to welcoming you regularly. Kind regards Matilyn More 

Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped here with my partner Owen last year back in May 2014 for 3 months, to end our year travel in New Zealand. Marilyn is a great host and even let us show up a day early a little unexpected. The apartment we stayed in was modern, large and had everything we could need or ask for, a good selection... More 

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

Hi Bex and Owen,thank you for taking the time to write a review of your long term stay at Absolute Bliss.it was my pleasure to ensure you had a great stay and help you in any way possible to enjoy the wonderful activities around the beautiful Bay of. Islands. I look forward to welcoming you both back in 2017 when... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I spent two nights at Absolute Bliss for a conference at a nearby hotel. It was tremendous. Marilyn the host was fantastic. The room was extremely spacious, and shared a huge balcony with the next door room. The deck had views of Paihia across to Russel. Everything was tidy and clean. And the in room wifi was quick! I can't... More 

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

Hello Guy,and thank you for your positive review of Absolute Bliss,from your stay for business last week.I loved meeting you and having you to stay and encourage you to come back with your family and book both apartments which are perfect for a family ,or friends travelling together. So pleased the Free wifi is quick ,and I appreciate the importance... More 

Mandurah, Australia
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed at Absolute Bliss for two nights and had a fantastic time. The drive is tricky but if you give it plenty of welly you arrive safe and sound to stay in the most beautiful apartment which has everything you could possible need including a very comfy bed, a great shower and a view right across the town onto... More 

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

Hi Lesley,thank you so much for your wonderful review of Absolute Bliss.I did so enjoy meeting you both,and it has been a wonderful season since you visited.I really appreciate your time in writing a review as we all now do look and read reviews .I look forward to welcoming you back again any time in the future. kind regards Marilyn More 

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