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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bizarre and late notice request to stay was made so easy by the lovely host. Only popped in for a brief one-nighter but wish it could have been longer as the rooms were absolutely gorgeous - stayed in the Waterfall Suite and the sounds, cute living area, enormous bath and comfy bedroom area. Would recommend this place to anyone, and... More 

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Michael It was a pleasure to have you stay and we thank you for your lovely comments. Hopefully we will see you back again in the near future ( perhaps when the weather is a little bit warmer). More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Moulin Rouge Suite which was lovely with the beautiful artwork from Kate Watson and beautiful views over the bay. The apartment had good heating and everything you needed. The negative for us was the noise from the penthouse above. The floor is not sound proof at all and we were woken up at 5am on a... More 

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Ronel We wish to thank you for your comments and take on board your negatives. We do tell the people in the Penthouse that there are people down below but there is only a limit to what you can say to them. As for the cobwebs, well we do de cobweb weekly but the pesky little things always comes... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful property. Just loved it, every part of it. Simply a luxurious stay. Would certainly go back for a longer stay. Friendly and helping hosts. Prompt reply for any query. Date change was done in a single call without any hassle and email confirmation without asking. Over all 5 star ranking for this luxurious, very well maintained and clean property.

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments . We are always happy to welcome back previous guests with a great deal too! Perfect for Weekend Getaways or longer. Safe Travels! More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely stay at this accommodation despite wild and stormy weather. All the amenities required plus more. Were lucky enough to be upgraded due to quiet booking time. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi, A pity I could not have turned on the Sunshine for you, We would love to have you back and perhaps the weather will be kinder. Cheers . More 

Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Courtesy of a Grabone deal we stayed in the Pacifica Suite for two nights. It was very spacious and comfortable with all amenities on hand. Wine and a few beers were included in the deal which was much appreciated. The highlights were: a large spa bath and shower, really good heating, a small but lovely view from the deck down... More 

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Thank Linda S
31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Linda Thank you for your lovely comments although I was surprised that there was no coffee for the plunger or nespresso machine, as it is always there, one in a jar on the bench and the other in the caddy with the teas. Still nice to here you had a lovely time in Paihia and welcome you back. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

On arrival a cheery young chap named Tye checked us in. It is family owned and operated and he is the son. The very pleasant family live just a couple of minutes away and know when you arrive from a the CCTV. You can pick up a phone outside the office and it calls them anyway. We started in room... More 

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and outstanding comments Yes, We are a small family run accommodation so we really appreciate the time and effort you took to recommend other travelers of our establishment. We are happy that our apartments meet your expectations and that you decided to spend your holiday here at Sanctuary Palms also thank you for adding your... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Love Sanctuary Palms <3 Relaxing, clean,quiet, beautiful sea view, amazing bathroom with a bath that I always wanted, close to Paihia centre and nature all around. Only bad thing was that we couldn't stay longer, we will definitely come back, Thank you for a wonderful weekend

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Dear Tash, next time we hope you will stay longer! It was a pleasure to host you both and you are welcome here anytime More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Thank you so much to Ty who was an incredible host. The apartment far exceeded our expectations and we felt like Royalty. Location was perfect with an awesome view of the Bay and a short walk into the town. Thank You

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Dear Brett, its great to hear from you & I will pass on your great comments to Tye. We are thrilled that our Penthouse exceeded expectations & Hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

You want quality in Paihia then book the Penthouse at Sanctuar Palms. We didn't want to leave the apartment because it is sooooo nice!!! Beautifully appointed, spacious and wonderful views. What more do you want??

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Thank tcuskely
31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your outstanding review. We hope to welcome you back to Sanctuary Palms for a return visit! More 

Pukekohe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The penthouse is by far the best apartment iv ever stayed in. Absolutely beautiful & the view is just incredible. Best stay in paihia to date!! So private with a lovely spa bath & everything we needed was in the suite. A bottle of wine & chocolates waiting for us was an extra bonus. A great way to celebrate our... More 

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Thank CourtneyMcGrath
31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hello Courtney Thankyou for your kind comments about our 2 bedroom Penthouse, we are always happy to welcome back previous guests with a great deal too! Remember we are only 3 hours drive away from Auckland!, Perfect for Weekend Getaways. Safe Travels! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Sanctuary Palms

Address: 31 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $316 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sanctuary Palms 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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