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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are a UK couple travelling around Australia/New Zealand for 6 weeks and without reservation can say this BnB out of all the places we stayed during this trip (inc hotels,motels,lodges,4/5stars ) was at the top of the list.We booked it through a UK Travel Agent ...linked with "Inspired by Australia". Thats the background stuff. Appledore fully lives up to...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights & Ashley & Colleen couldn't have been better hosts. Everything was catered for, the room was excellent and everything was catered for. Both hosts went out of their way to get us organised with trips so that we didn't miss out on anything, and the views from the terrace were beautiful if only we...

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room and terrace area with lovely views of the river. Breakfast with a similar view, watching a gull and pukeko compete for scraps of bread. Thanks Colleen and Ashley for a pleasant stay (and the loan of your bird book). P & T

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and such a joy to have Paul play that lovely musical piece for us on the piano after breakfast. Thank you. We have recently had torrential rains here so the river is well up and the seagull is nowhere in sight! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay here for 3 nights and Ashley & Colleen were great hosts. Large room with a wooden terrace looking out over the river which was nice spot to sit out and relax after a busy day. Excellent continent breakfast selection provided. Highly recommended and book early.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Yes, you are quite right about booking early because accommodation does fill up fast as the Bay of Islands is such a popular tourist spot with gorgeous beaches and varied activities. We are taking bookings for next season already! We are very happy to know that your stay with us was so enjoyable. Kind...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick drive outside the picturesque town of Paihia. Ashley and Colleen are immediately welcoming and helpful. Our room (as do all I think) overlooked the river where we could sit on our deck and enjoy a glass of wine. Breakfast is continental but very filling and diversified. Our hosts were most helpful with planning day trips including finding a...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. Yes, at this time of the year, during peak season, many trips and tours are full, but we were so pleased to be able to arrange that flight for you to the top of New Zealand. It is a sight not to be missed! We will be very happy to welcome you back for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is situated 5 minutes by car outside Paihia. We stayed in Victoria room. From the terrace we could overlook the river. Best view you get when having delicious breakfast. Both hosts were very friendly and helpful. They also helped us to organize a boat trip in the bay of islands. Wifi connection was strong and stable. We really can...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and recommendation. We are very pleased that your time here was enjoyable and hope that the rest of your travels went well. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed February 10, 2017

A wonderful location with exceptional service. Breakfasts were great and Colleen and Ashley fantastic hosts. Very clean room with large bathroom. Colleen was particuilarly helpful with information on tours etc and booked our boat trip to the Hole in the Rock for us. Couldn't fault anything and would certainly return!

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We love helping our guests make the most of their time here in the lovely Bay of Islands and it so easy for us make their lives run smoothly. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Ashley and Colleen were great hosts, spent time letting us know points of interest, booking excursions etc, very helpful. The accommodation itself is just lovely, immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. The swimming pool was a great bonus after a long day, as for the location, just go there you won't be disappointed, a little way out of Pahia but...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us. Yes, the pool is much used by the guests! Thank you for your lovely review and we would be delighted to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We had such a great stay here with our friendly hosts Ashley and Colleen! Our room had stunning views of the river, and breakfast was delicious! Location was also very good, close to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Bay of Islands. Wish we could have stayed longer...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us and that you started the day off with a good breakfast too! we do feel privileged to live right here - a few minutes' drive into Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds but far enough away to have the peace of the river and gardens too. Thank you for...

Berikon, Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had a lovely time and got spoiled from Colleen and Ashley. They are a very friendly and helpful couple with lots of knowledge of the country. They helped us with our trips in the region and also booked a table for us in a restaurant at the harbor. We had a great breakfast in the hosts dining-room with view...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We so enjoyed your company and especially the help you gave us one morning! We try to provide as much as possible for our guests' comfort and are glad to hear that we succeeded in your case. My embroidered pictures are a great joy to me and although I can't see as well as...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $111 - $190 (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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