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Tarlton's Lodge
Ranked #5 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hong-Kong
2 reviews
“Amazing Lodge, Friendly Welcome.”
Reviewed May 7, 2009

We spent 1 day with our family ... It should have been more, considering the amazing accomodation, the friendly welcome and the delicious breakfast!
It's definitely the best place to enjoy some hours in family or with friends looking at the bay (by sunny weather if you have chance ...), from the pleasant jacuzzi until the swimming pool is ready!. French Family.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2009

The accommodation was exactly as it looked on the website with wonderful views over the bay. We stayed in the Nest - it was spotless and had everything we needed. Mike was an excellent host and cooked a delicious full breakfast - whatever we wanted. We preferred to be out of the town for the total quiet. Great stay - couldn't recommend it highly enough. For those "travelling" it was good to have laundry facilities as well.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

We stayed in Hobsons suite. The whole experience was about quality. From bathroom design, bedroom furnishings to breakfasts overlooking the bay, we loved it.
The last few minutes walk / drive is quite steep, but it's well worth it to arrive at such a lovely location.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Suffolk
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

The most awe inspiring thing when you arrive at Tarltons Lodge is the fantastic view over the islands. Accommodation, food, and the every available and helpful host made this a superb last 5 days to our holiday in new Zealand. Walking down to breakfast and watching 40 or so dolphins playing in the bay is something special. The only minor negetive is that you need to either have or car or be really fit to walk the short but very steep walk up from the coast. Don't miss out on a great place to stay because of this, cabs are cheap. We relly enjoyed everything about it and the web views are genuine, take my word for it.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed February 18, 2009

We can't speak highly enough of our stay at Tarltons Lodge over New Years 2009. We stayed in The Nest where we had gorgeous views over the islands. Everything about our room was lovely from the beautifully designed interior to the tranquility of our balcony. The outdoor spa was also a great bonus! It became a home away from home for our three day stay in Paihia and Alan and Mike were extremely welcoming, even throwing a New Years Eve party on their balcony where we welcomed in the year with a view of fireworks over the stunning islands. We thought Tarltons Lodge was also incredible value with delicious breakfasts on top of everything else. We will always treasure our stay!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2009

We stayed in Hobson's suite and it was even more amazing than we thought possible. It really is perfect in every way. The icing on the cake was breakfast. Do not even consider skipping a cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Woking
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Reviewed February 3, 2009

We stayed in "The Nest", the studio unit and it was fantastic! The view was amazing. We paid a little more than we had for other nights but it was well worth it. The unit was stylishly decorated and one whole wall was glass which looked out over the bay.

Alan cooked us a wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2009
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Property: Tarlton's Lodge
Address: 11 Sullivans Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tarlton's Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paihia’s most spectacular sea & island views await your discovery at Tarlton’s Lodge. All our luxury B&B rooms have their own entrances, decks, spa pools & parking space. Each room is designed & furnished to the highest standard with leather armchairs you can really relax in & enjoy the fabulous views. Every morning(weather permitting) I will cook you a wonderful breakfast & serve it to you on your own deck. Each day I service your room & replenish your fridge with fresh milk. After you return from an adventurous day relax in your own spa pool looking out over the Bay of Islands. I have lots of local knowledge about the area & the tours as well. Tarlton’s Lodge is situated just an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the centre of Paihia, close to the amenities & tours but away from the hustle & bustle.**Please note we do not take children** ... more   less 
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