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Appledore Lodge

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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1 Thank Marie B
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... More 

Heywood, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Ian H
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. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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1 Thank Teccle1982
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... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank crxus
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 More 

Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

Holstebro, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank karinogjes
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 More 

durham, nc
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Appledore Lodge is in a lovely pastoral setting, and we were lucky to have the cottage room that overlooked the river. Our suite was beautiful and roomy, and quiet and comfortable at night. Our only complaint is that we wish more of the windows had had screens, so that we could have enjoyed more of the breeze without letting in... More 

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive words- much appreciated! You are quite right- there is a lot to see and do in the area and a week would be a good length of time to spend here:) It has been a very hot summer which the guests have enjoyed, and so have the bugs!! Thank you for pointing out the screen... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Auf diesem Wege ein recht herzliches Dankeschön, wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und waren dankbar für viele Infos, leckeres Essen und überaus freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Thank you very much for everything. Actually for us it was a privilege to stay at your wonderful home with you. Your hospitality and warmth and kindness was outrages, we enjoyed it so... More 

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1 Thank annette353
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words. It is always a pleasure to help our guests who are so happy and so delighted with New Zealand and its beauty. It is very satisfying when we know everyone feels very pleased with their stay here in the Bay with us. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley More 

Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Colleen and Ashley are very helpful with advice on things to do and helping arranging and making reservations. The rooms are well kept and the location by the river is really great and tranquille, while still being close to Paihia. Delicious breakfast. Will recommend to anyone. Would love to return there one day myself - just a shame NZ is... More 

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2 Thank Kaare F
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

You are quite right- New Zealand is really at the other end of the world from Denmark, but it is worth the long journey! We are so pleased that you managed to fit in a visit up north to us during your stay in the country. Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope to... More 

Hannover, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

For us,this was the best accomodation in NZ. Fantastic rooms with a great view. Ashley and Colleen do everything to make your stay unforgettable. The delicious breakfast, super tipps for things to do in the area, the BBQ and so on. I would recommend this Bed&breakfast to all my friends.

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Thank Christine A
sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful review- thank you so much. We loved meeting you all and were so sorry for you with your broken ankle! What a thing to happen on holiday. We are just so pleased that you continued your travels up to visit us because it was a real pleasure to help you, even in the wheelchair:) We were relieved... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • 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: $93 - $188 (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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