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Baystay B&B
Ranked #9 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 23, 2009

Baystay was the best stay of our trip -- better than the 4 and 5 star hotels in Sydney and Auckland! Niek and Rob went out of their way to make us feel at home, including giving us rides into town, restaurant recs, glasses of wine, etc. Their home is peaceful and lovely, and the room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. I want to go back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Taniabania
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Reviewed March 18, 2009

We stayed at Baystay for four nights and it was delightful. We stayed in the Riverview room, the views are exactly as depicted on the wesite, the bed is extremely comfy, the room is well appointed with ensuite, fridge,seating and a computer with free internet access. The hosts Niek and Rob are both true gentlemen, treating you like guests in their lovely home. You can help yourself to brewed coffee or tea at any time. Each morning breakfast was a treat. We enjoyed a most sumptious meal on our last night for the princely sum of NZ $40.00 per head. We feasted on terrine, macadamia crusted fish with baked vegetables, home made sorbet with Lemon Z and the most sublime tiramisu. Baystay is a most enjoyable place to stay in a most beautiful part of NZ. We hope to return one day. Thank you ,once again Niek and Rob.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chesterella
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Reviewed March 8, 2009

This 'find' is a gem in the Bay of Islands. The hosts Niek and Rob have brought their European flair to this property and are true Bed and Breakfast hosts of impecable standards - not in-your-face but "there' when needed. Lovely meals - couldnt see the point in going to a local restaurant when a home cooked meal can be taken with the hosts - great conversation, uninteruppted views from the wide balcony, and then a relaxing hot tub under that stars.
The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with all mod cons; the ensuite bathrooms roomy with luxurious towels and essences; and the location offers idyllic quietness for a great night's sleep after a busy day sightseeing in the region of the Bay of Islands.
I cannot recommend the Baystay highly enough having travell the world and been a B&B proprietor myself.
Warwick Hill

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank paste101
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

Nick and Rob are very kind and the room is clean. It only lacks a closet for clothes but the breakfast is excellent and LEMON Z gorgeous !!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank guilhot
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Reviewed November 25, 2008

We stayed at Baystay for two nights in November and it was the best placed we stayed at for the whole of our two months trip. The room was modern, with internet, fridge etc in the room and with a great view outside to the surrounding area.

The breakfast was excellent and the hosts were incredible helpful. We decided to do a skydive here as well and the hosts kindly dropped us up there and took some photos of us.

The place also has a spa pool on the decking where you can relax in an evening which is an added bonus. Its also in a wonderful position, you can get to all the tourist places very quickly yet you have the added bonus of coming back to a beautiful and relaxing B&B.

If you come to the Bay of Islands, which is must, then I would recommend staying here!

Thanks for everything. Kate

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2008

Baystay is a contemporary B&B run by hosts Rob and Niek, situated 10 minutes drive from Kerikeri Town in one direction and around 3 minutes drive from Pahia in the other. Pahia is a small beach resort in the sub-tropical Northlands region of North Island of New Zealand, around 3 hours drive north of Auckland.

The B&B is a contemporary build, offering immaculate, clean and modern accommodation set in a beautiful setting offering views of the lush green hills running down to the river leading to Haruru Falls, a short distance away. Guests are made very welcome by Rob and Niek, both friendly, warm and hospitable in their approach. The B&B offers up to date facilities such as wireless internet connection, jacuzzi on the deck, in room TV, new en suite shower and bathroom facilities. Breakfast each morning consists of freshly baked bread and croissants, fresh brew coffee and a hot breakfast if you so desire.

Baystay is very well located to use as a base to visit the surrounding areas. On the other side of the bay to Pahia is Russell, formerly known as Okiato, the original Capital of New Zealand. Russell is a quaint town with white-washed weather board buildings, similar in feel to New England in USA having the country's oldest surviving church. Other areas worth a visit are Cape Reinga, the most northerly point of New Zealand leading to Ninety Mile Beach (actually 55 miles in length) running South West.

My short stay here was very enjoyable and by way of proof of it's popularity, one other guest staying in the River View Room opted to stay a further 2 weeks.

Stayed: January 2008
1  Thank pauldaniels919
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
Thank Jennifer K
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Additional Information about Baystay B&B

Address: 93A Yorke Road, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range: $79 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baystay B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free WIFI, All rooms are air-conditioned. Baystay B&B is situated overlooking the Waitangi River, just out of Paihia where you will find a variety of restaurants and shops, or you can relax at the beach. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, the spa pool or just the views from the deck. We can give tips on how to explore Northland or give help on booking your day trips. Relax, No Worries! ... more   less 
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