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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Glennis and Yogi are knowledgeable, charming and generous hosts, finely tuned to their guests' every comfort. Glennis is a brilliant cook, we had dinner there on two nights out of the three we were there and both were sophisticated, fresh, local and delicious. Our room was beautifully appointed, very comfortable bed, top quality linens, and we loved the heated floors... More 

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Patalavacca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We have just had three amazing nights at The Sanctuary. Glennis and Yogi were perfect hosts and looked after us very well with lots of advice on places to go and wonderful food in beautiful surroundings. The views from all rooms are wonderful. We ate in Paihia the first night and Yogi arranged for us to be picked up and... More 

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Essex England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Locatin views and the people running this very small complex. Can only say that we travelled Australia and New Zealand North and South and this was our last stop and what a stop it was. Great shame we were only there for 2 nights. Much cheaper deal if you book through Trip Advisor

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Thank GrumpyGrandad1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely, relaxing, boutique B&B nestled in forest above a beautiful bay close to Opua, Russell and Paihia. Yogi and Glennis are terrific hosts offering great suggestions, breakfast and a wonderful dinner on request. The modern rooms are comfortable with great decks for viewing the bay. There is a small pool to take a cool dip... There is... More 

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our first trip to the Bay of Islands. What a stunning location! We were rewarded with first class accommodation and very welcoming hosts. The room was very well appointed with stunning views over the bay. The food was excellent this is perhaps an understatement. It is New Zealand hospitality at its best, thank you.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Yet another stunning location, great hosts, great conversation with wonderful prepared food. Rooms are excellent nice and roomy, free wine and beer in the rooms plus at dinner... just an amazing place, highly recommended stay.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Uniquely designed projecting from a cliff side, a lot of thought has gone into the finer points of creature comforts that often get missed in other establishments. Great views, thoroughly enjoyed the single table guest dining. The food and wines were excellent. A really nice boutique lodge

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to New Zealand. After disembarking our ship having completed a 2 week cruise, we picked up a hire car & headed for the Bay of Islands. On arrival, our hosts Glennis & Yogi greeted us with a very warm welcome & showed us around their beautiful hotel. Our room provided every comfort & the views... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

After 4 days of "hard" travel from the UK/Singapore/Auckland, we arrived at the Sanctuary and immediately felt welcomed in this calm and peaceful place. 4 lodges are situated high up on a hill amongst almost sub tropical vegetation with their views across to the sea being stunning. Glennis and Yogi are generous and caring hosts and you felt that you... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The best feature is the hosting. They make you feel a welcomed member of the family. The room is perfectly adequate, the lounge area is fine. Breakfast was moe than adequate. Must have a car as there is nowhere near to walk. Nearest shops and restaurants are about 5km away, but none looked remarkable. We could have coped with longer... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Address: State Highway 11, Opua 0241, New Zealand (Formerly Bay of Islands Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Opua
Price Range: $178 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands Opua, New Zealand
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