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Marlin House Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This delightful B&B is an excellent choice. Guests have separate entrance to their rooms, which are spotlessly clean and very comfortably furnished. Rooms have a balcony, where you can sit and look at the stunning views. Guests eat breakfasts outside,if weather permits, and have an opportunity to meet other guests at the shared dining table. Breakfasts are plentiful and delicious. The fruit plates are
particularly good. Lynda and Roger were very obliging hosts, who helped us to make the most of our 2 night stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed at the Marlin in February for 2 nights - Roger & Lynda were great hosts helping us to make the most of our time in Paihai, great breakfast to start the day , excellent location , lovely room and view from the deck, it couldn't have been better

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days. The place has a gorgeous view of the water, they are up on a hill. The rooms are a little outdated and could use some updates. They are really big with a big living room and eat in area.
Linda and Roger are extremely nice and friendly and very helpful with all the tourists places and restaurants.
Their breakfasts are just delicious! And they even did a big breakfast for us one morning we had to eat at 6:30 am!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

When I checked this B&B out on TA, I was amazed that it had 100% of the reviews at 'excellent'. After having stayed there, I now know why. We were in the Gold Room which has its own private balcony and huge picture windows across the front. The view as the sun rises in the morning is stunning ... and you can watch it in bed! The hotel location is away from the busy shore area and is wonderfully quiet. Breakfast is great and beautifully presented and is served on a deck with even more stunning views. Lynda and Roger are excellent hosts ... helpful but not intrusive. I can only add my excellent rating to the rest.

Room Tip: There are only three rooms ... All three were occupied and all the guests seemed very happy. We would request the Gold room if we visit again.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris F
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a beautiful B&B and such wonderful hosts. We stayed in the green room for 5 nights in February,2013. I worried if the steps might be too much but they weren't. We really only needed to bring our suitcases up 4 steps from the parking spot. It was a bit of hike up from the bottom of the hill but we are in our 60s and not in the best of shape. The breakfasts were very tasty. We needed an early wake up one morning and had a knock at our door and breakfast left in our room the night before. Lynda was very accommodating when we needed some clothes washed and the laudramat was closed. She even folded them for us. Roger had expressed some concern about how dirty our windows were for our drive back to Auckland. Next morning he had not only washed the windows but the whole van. Talk about going above and beyond. I would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to all my friends.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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