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Pawhaoa Bay Lodge

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Set in the most tranquil bay, Pawhaoa Lodge is a joy to visit. The scenery all around it is beautiful and there are many excellent hikes to take. Bill and Claire are excellent hosts and good cooks. Their rooms and cottages are spacious and very well equipped.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Claire and Bill are amazing hosts and Pawhaoa Bay Lodge is a Jewel in New Zealand crown. From beautifully catered meals in the Lodge if you don't wish to cook to collecting clams on the beech and catching snapper in the bay for the BBQ at your Villa, Claire and Bill ensure your stay is perfect for you. On arrival... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Our stay at Pawhaoa Lodge, a tranquil haven about 45 mins from the small town of Russell, was so relaxing. Our large ensuite room was very comfortable and clean. Small touches such as fragrant gardenias on the bedside table, a bowl of fresh fruit, and biscuits to accompany our tea and coffee were much appreciated. The view was like a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We stayed at Pawhaoa Bay Lodge over Christmas/new year 15/16. All guests were away from family and friends but Claire and Bill made this experience everyone's home away from home. We were met with a glass of bubbles and treated to a 4 course Christmas feast. It is secluded but meets all criteria for total relaxation, except for the walks,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Pawhaoa Lodge just a few weeks ago and find the overall experience quite nice but I will give an honest review. The location of the place is quite remote and definitely not near any shops or amenities but this is certainly part of the charm and not at all off putting. It is probably... More 

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ClaireNewZealand, Owner at Pawhaoa Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest critique of the Villa you stayed in. We are sorry that it did not meet your expectations. However we are mystified as to several of your comments. The Villa had been closed over Winter and only opened up early on your insistence on staying with us. The day before your arrival the Villa was thoroughly... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at Pawhaoa Bay at the beginning of January 2015 and would thoroughly recommend this peaceful, tranquil lodge situated on the edge of the bay. Two very attractive villas have been built in the grounds of the lodge, very simple, tasteful decor and fully equipped if guests wish to cook inside or barbecue. Guest rooms within the lodge are... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited New Zealand in Feb 2015 on our honeymoon and chose to stay at the Pawhaoa Bay Lodge in the Bay of Islands region for four nights. This lodge is tucked away in a serene setting on Bland Bay and yet, is just a short drive away from the quaint town of Russell. We stayed at one of the... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We are fussy travellers, but Pawhaoa Bay Lodge ticked every box! The thought and design that Bill and Claire put into building the lodge is inspirational and we couldn't think of anything that this wonderful property lacked! Bill and Claire have travelled extensively; they've brought back the best ideas from around the world and put them into practice in their... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed with Claire and Bill in January. What a fabulous place.The setting is stunning. Sitting outside with a glass of wine with Bill and Clair watching the sun go down.... What more could you ask. Everything you need is there in the beautiful villa. Claire is a wonderful cook, we had a gourmet breakfast every morning and stayed for... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed an absolutely fantastic 2 night stay at Pawhaoa with Bill and Claire. From start to finish, we loved every single moment. We felt very well looked after throughout, and Bill and Claire were great at offering tips and advice on the local area. And the food - Wow! We had a fabulous meal the first night - everything... More 

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Additional Information about Pawhaoa Bay Lodge

Address: 946 Whangaruru North Road, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands
Price Range: $261 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pawhaoa Bay Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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