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Marlin House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Linda and Roger were perfect hosts! We enjoyed 2 wonderful days at their dream house incl. a lot of laughters and chats. Breakfast was awesome. And dinner home cooked by Roger was heaven on the plates :) Thanks for sharing your dream house with us!
Rgds Elisabeth & Stephan from Hamburg/Germany

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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new jersey
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had the pleasure recently of staying with Roger and Lynda at their incredibly lovely home. Our two nights' stay, which were the last two days of our 37 day adventure were totally relaxing. Lynda even came looking for us in the car when she knew we were caught out in the rain! How thoughtful! They were able to give us first hand information on how to spend our last hours in NZ.
The super king sized bed in the Green Room was the most comfortable we have ever slept in even in our own home. The room was equipped with tea, cookies, a fridge, complete with milk for the tea! The complete breakfasts were most appealing both visually and delicious, and when warm, was served on the outside deck, overlooking the bay. They even delayed our breakfast time since we are not early morning people, so we were able to sleep in. We were ok with the walk, as they are not far up the hill. and the town is just 5 minutes or so from their house. We even got to see the wonderful Haruru Falls !!! Our last picture in NZ!
This was a great choice for us, and we are happy we stayed with them. THANK YOU BOTH!

Room Tip: The green room was perfect for us, and the bed is SUPER COMFORTABLE!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great place to stay in Pahia - park the car and then forget it, as you can walk everywhere in Pahia from Marlin house, and also trot down to the ferry to go across and see Russell. And it's just a 3 min drive from Waitangi. The owners, Lynda and Roger were extremely welcoming, and full of great ideas for things to do. All the room are beautifully decorated, and absolutely huge. The ensuite was small-ish but fine for a couple for a few days. The gold room has a bath, the other two only have showers, so that might be important when choosing a room. Everything was spotless, and the room was equipped with useful things you might need (fridge, tea, plates, wine glasses........) Great views from the deck outside each room. Breakfast was served on the upstairs deck with more fabulous views over the bay. Great choice of food for breakfast, cold cuts, cereal, fruit platter, and cooked items - we definitely didn't starve!! Very enjoyable stay, we hope to return. One thing to bear in mind - if you are disabled/have walking difficulties, this may not be the place for you as there are steps throughout.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Lynda & Roger were wonderful to stay with during our family holiday around the North Island recently. We had 3 rooms. Each were very comfortable with their own sitting room areas, lovely home touches in the bathroom and kitchen amenities. Just right for us all to have our own privacy, but large enough to join together for a glass of wine!
In addition to the cooked breakfast daily, Roger (a chef by trade) kindly cooked us a dinner one night which was delightful.
Being situated up a slope, the views of the Bay of Islands was a delight to wake up to.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were greeted by host Roger and Lynda and they made us feel welcome and at home. The room was beautiful and so was the bedroom. Breakfast by "Chef" Roger was excellent, fresh croissants and fruit every morning as well as eggs prepared the way you wished. The laundryservice was very good at a reasonable price. We loved oud stay here!

Room Tip: The blue room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a well positioned and well run bnb. Our room had a separate lounge with several windows and a lovely view. It was spotlessly clean and had everything you could need including a very comfortable bed. It is an easy walk to the sea front and restaurants.

Breakfast, weather permitting, is served outside to take advantage of the view and consisted of fruit, cereal, bread and a meat platter. A little strange to those from the UK who are used to being offered a cooked breakfast but very enjoyable.

The hosts are very professional and are very willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedfordshire England
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Spent 5 nights here in March and couldn't have wanted for more of anything. The accommodation is superb, the food fantastic and Lynda and Roger the perfect hosts. The location is great too just above Paihia with great views and blissful peace and quiet. If Marlin is only ranked 5th the first 4 must be sensational.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views and are very well-appointed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marlin House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marlin House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlin House is a comfortable colonial-style home set in a subtropical garden with ample off-street parking. Substantial decks provide stunning views of the Bay of Islands. An easy four minute walk to the beach, wharf, cafes, restaurants and central Paihia. Marlin House offers three generous sized suites, each with a private entrance, a sitting and dining area, en suite, fridge, microwave and TV. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided. With Roger's restaurant/chef experience we look forward to treating you to a special breakfast which will ensure a great start to the day's many activities this region has to offer. Tailored excursions or activities can be organized. Lunch hampers and evening meals are available by arrangement. ... more   less 
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