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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect location to visit the Bay of Islands, gorgeous and relaxing view, lovely hosts, beautiful cottage and amazing breakfast! We loved every minute of our stay here and would certainly recommend it!

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Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful stay in Appledore Lodge, we loved the hospitality, the very nice and spacious room and the wonderful breakfast in the morning. Colleen gave us very good tips for activities in Paihia and surrounding. Arie v H

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

I am so glad that the tips were useful and helped you enjoy your time to the fullest here in the Bay. We loved chatting to you and hope your trip home went smoothly. Thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Woudenberg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is situated on a beautiful place, overlooking the river. Beautiful garden, large room and bathroom, very clean. A place where you find rest and peace. The hosts Colleen and Ashley are very helpfull and kind and the breakfast is great. We loved our stay here.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a peaceful stay here with us.Things are getting busy now but you are quite right, the river is peaceful all the time! Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Colleen and Ashley

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Beautiful cottage overlooking the Waitangi River. Warm welcome from delightful hosts, Ashley and Colleen who gave very helpful suggestions. Such a comfortable, relaxing place with lovely views. We loved it here and would love to come back. Judith and Dave

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We would love to welcome you both back again! Hope the rest of your trip went well and that you enjoyed time in the Chateau at last. Yes, the cottage is such a lovely place and always restful after a day of sightseeing. Thank you for your review- we really appreciate it. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We loved loved loved staying here. It is the most beautiful property that we've had the good fortune to stay at. The views were absolutely stunning from the cottage: overlooking a river and green rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep in the distance. This property can be a destination in and of itself. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous: many flowers...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so very delighted with this review. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to put your thoughts and experiences at Appledore Lodge on Tripadvisor. It is greatly appreciated. We hope you all managed to negotiate the roads safely and that the rest of your travels were most enjoyable. Come back any time! kindest regards, Colleen...

Heywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Set on the riverside this small B&B was a 10 minute drive from Paihia where there are the amenities. The room was large and clean with a small kitchen area and large shower. The hosts were excellent, making booking for restaurant and boat trips and advising on the local area, besides serving up an excellent breakfast.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive review. We do appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you and get you on your way for your tour through New Zealand. We hope that you enjoyed every area you visited in this beautiful country and that you might well be back again one day. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very welcoming and comfortable B&B just outside of Pahia, which is a great jumping off point for visiting the Bay of Islands and Northland. B&B owners Ashley and Coleen are extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to help you have a great stay. The views from the breakfast room and the riverside bedrooms is stunning, right alongside the...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you very much. It was a delight to meet you and see you enjoying the trip out in the Bay and the various wineries in our region. Yes, the breakfast is continental with home made muffins, home made yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, local cheese, salami, boiled eggs, a selection of cereals and breads, Twinings teas...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed May 4, 2016

How fabulous was all that. Thanks for a great stay. We stayed in a different room to last time which although smaller was equally as fabulous. Wake up in the morning, open the curtains and you have the river at the foot of your bed. Loved the flash bathroom. Thanks again and will work out a weekend off soon so...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was lovely to see you again and we are delighted that you enjoyed a relaxing time with us. The new bathroom is a great improvement! Come back any time. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed April 12, 2016

We have spent only 2 days with Collen and Ashley, and enjoyed their hospitality. The room was awesome, the breakfast room is charmong, the garden, the river, the cows on the other side of the river, the "immigrant ducks" were all ingredients of a perfect stay. We would like to return!

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We so enjoyed your company and would also like you to return! The wine information was fascinating. Yes, the pastoral views are just delightful and we never tire of them. The ducks come for breakfast every morning and have been joined by a few seagulls and a heron:) As the weather gets cooler, the leaves on the trees are starting...

Holstebro, Denmark
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We enjoyed our visit very much because of the very nice room with its wonderful view over the river. Colleen and Ashley are very helpfull and familiar so we got many good advice for planning our visits in the area. Thank you for that.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. The setting of Appledore Lodge is really beautiful- as one guest said, " It is like living in a painting", and how right she was. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rediscover tranquility and peace to the sound of the Waitangi River gently tumbling over miniature waterfalls and rapids, set in two acres of gently sloping pasture land and only 25 meters from the river bank, you will be spellbound by the views from your pillow and all of our accommodation with 1 kilometer of uninterrupted river frontage views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Appledore Lodge

Address: 624 Puketona Road | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $137 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Book a river view room - you won't regret it!”
 of 5 bubbles Teccle1982, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ha just check in and they will look after you.”
 of 5 bubbles crxus, May 4, 2016 | Read review
“I think each of the rooms are just perfect”
 of 5 bubbles WineaMore, Apr 12, 2016 | Read review
“We loved the cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles 2ndtimecharm, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“great view, clean en spacy bathroom”
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